Welcome to my page!
My name is Vanessa and I am a Certified Life Coach with additional qualifications in Community Services. I am currently completing a Bachelor of Humanitarian and Development Studies. I am also a travel addict, a mother of two, an introvert, a friend to all cats and a dedicated bookworm.
During my younger years I struggled with issues such as low self-esteem, a lack of confidence and uncertainty about the future. I would like to say I have overcome these things, but the truth is, while I have come a long way, I still have a long way to go! While many of the issues I faced as a child are still relevant today, young people also have a whole new set of challenges to navigate.
I really started to notice the increased pressure on girls to look and act a certain way and the struggles that are faced both in real life and online with things such as cyber bullying. In addition, there is also so much pressure on our girls to excel at everything and have their whole life mapped out at a very young age. This is often unrealistic and creates unnecessary anxiety and worry.
I wanted to do something to help empower young girls. After completing instructor training through Girl Power and my Life Coaching Certification I started Girls Empowered. Through workshops, online courses, and individual coaching I want to encourage young girls to embrace who they are, celebrate what makes them unique and empower them to feel confident in themselves.
In addition to paid workshops, I will be running free workshops whenever I can to enable all girls, regardless of their financial situation to participate. My long term goal is to help women and girls across the globe, especially those who are vulnerable to trafficking. This is an area I would like to research and study at a higher level if I have the opportunity to do so.
Finally, I want to clarify that as a coach and mentor I am not qualified to work as a therapist, offer mental health advice, or provide counselling services so if this is the type of service you are seeking I encourage you to see your GP for advice, assessment and a referral to someone who specializes in this area.
I look forward to meeting you all and working with the amazing young girls in your life!
Currently completing Bachelor Humanitarian and Development Studies (Human Rights, Peace and Development)
Certificate IV, Community Services (Welfare)
Diploma in Life Coaching
Certified Professional Life Coach
Goal Success Coach Certificate
Life Purpose Coach Certificate
Girl Power Instructor Trained
Accredited TESOL/TEFL Certificate