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Vanessa Wiebel
ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), CTI Certified Professional Coach (CPC),
RST Master (Registered Shiatsu Therapist and EU PT), BSc in Geography Urban Town Planning

Vanessa Wiebel joined Synergy Global  in 2016 as our Team Leader - Canada, building on a successful career as a Business Lifestyle Coach specialising in how to maintain confidence and courage while going through professional and personal transitions, serving in USA/Canada and EU Markets.

She gained leadership and management skills as an immigrant and business pioneer; founder of one of the first interdisciplinary Health Clinics in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1996. She recently co-authored in a National Bestseller "Stand Apart" contributing the aspect of "Courage is Key" while recovering from severe accident. She is a strong advocate for sustainable success, coaching clients on countering burn-out and building resilience.

Vanessa offers coaching on “social and environmental positive change making”  – most of her clients are entrepreneurial leaders of SMEs. She has developed a unique and effective coaching methodology that includes a win/win/win perspective, countering reactivity through Heart-Mind-Body integration to gain authentic, enjoyable and sustainable success. She helps facilitate a greater ability to break destructive habits by merging her coaching and health expertise. Two examples of the programs facilitated are the  researching into the development of Foundation Helping Women Work; and Coach Give Back – both through the ICF Vancouver and Vancouver Island Chapters.

Her approach is encouraging, pragmatic and compassionate - incorporating directness combined with open-mindedness and a non-judgmental attitude allowing her to be a steadfast, cheering-on advocate during challenging client transitions.
She brings a visionary ability, while tying in realism and practicality when action steps are defined. Through her seemingly light-hearted playfulness and out-of-the-box creative style, greater understanding is reached, the invisible is revealed, whilst assisting clients to identify underlying hurdles - thereby allowing solutions to become more tangible and achievable.

 Her expertise and key interests focus around these 5 themes:
black Transition Optimisation: Vision-Goal Clarity with Heart-Mind-Body Integration (1:1 and small teams)
black Turning personal/professional challenges into the best possible opportunities
black Matching vocation and constitution; Clarifying the complex to simple; Encouraging tenacious courageous leadership
black Effectiveness: self-awareness to lead with integrity in paradoxical environments and be innovative to reach goals
black Cross-cultural communication and engagement for better performance and sustainable success - creating win/win/win

Vanessa continues to contribute to the coaching profession as a volunteer for the ICF (Vancouver Chapter, BC).
As the Secretary (1998-2000) and Ex-President of the Shiatsu Therapy Association (2002-04), she was responsible for having Shiatsu covered under extended medical plans. She is currently enjoying her volunteer work with the local ICF Non-Profit Leadership Coaching Program for leaders and professionals in Not-for-Profit (NfP) Refugee Management Roles.

Her previous 20 year vocation as a Health Practitioner and Founder of an interdisciplinary Health Centre in Vancouver – let her develop and utilise a keen sense for positive based practices, functional aesthetics of handling processes to improve communication and optimise relationships.

Vanessa is a life-long learner: she was born in Hamburg to a British Mother and German Father during the cold war and now holds Canadian citizenship. She is fluent in both English and German – using several dialects thanks to her family that is now spread worldwide. Being part of a local running group in multi-cultural Vancouver, and painting keeps her grounded, fit plus walking-the-talk in balancing her work and life – role-modelling harmony and effectiveness to her clients.

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