Vanessa Wiebel, Team Leader – Canada

ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), CTI Certified Professional Coach (CPC), RST Master (Registered Shiatsu Therapist and EU PT), BSc in Geography Urban Town Planning, Certified Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ)™ Coach

Vanessa Wiebel joined Synergy Global  in 2016 as our Team Leader – Canada, building on asuccessful career as a Business Lifestyle Coach specialising in how to maintain confidence & courage while going through transitions.

She gained leadership & management skills as an immigrant & business pioneer; founder of one of the first interdisciplinary Health Clinics in Vancouver, BC (1996).
She published two books Stand Apart & Courage is Key after recovering from a car accident – remaining a strong advocate for sustainable success – coaching clients on resilience & countering burn-out.

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

Her approach is encouraging, pragmatic & compassionate – incorporating directness combined with open-mindedness & 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 & practicality when action steps are defined.
Through her seemingly light-hearted playfulness & 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 & achievable.

 Her expertise & key interests focus around these 5 themes:
blackEffectiveness Consulting: Business Optimisation & Goal Clarity: Heart-Mind-Body Integration (1:1 & small teams)
blackChange Facilitation: Workshops to develop High Performing Teams (HPTs), making the complexto simple
blackExecutive Coaching: Encouraging courageous leadership with integrity in paradoxical environments (a VUCA World)
blackCross-cultural Communication: Engagement for better performance & sustainable success – creating win/win/win

Vanessa continues to contribute to the coaching profession as a volunteer for the ICF Vancouver Chapter, BC, Canada. As the Secretary (1998-2000) & 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 those in Not-for-Profit (NfP) Refugee Management Roles.

She worked for 20yrs as a Health & Wellbeing (H&W) Practitioner & was the Founder of an interdisciplinary Health Centre in Vancouver – utilising her sense for functional aesthetics to improve communication & optimise relationships. More recently, Vanessa has been working with a local Healthcare Provider to support staff during the Covid-19 crisis.

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

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