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Vanessa Wiebel
ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), CTI Certified Professional Coach (CPC),
RST Master (Registered Shiatsu Therapist & EU PT), BSc of 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 & courage while going through professional and personal transitions, serving in USA/Canada & EU Markets.

She gained leadership and management skills as an immigrant & 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 form severe accident. She is a strong advocate for sustainable success, coaching clients on countering burn-out and building resilience.

Vanessa offers coaching on "social & 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 & 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 Minerva 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 & 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

 Her expertise and key interests focus around these 5 themes:
black Transition Optimization: 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 & be innovative to reach goals
black Cross-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).
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 leaders & professionals in Not-for-Profit (NfP) Refugee Management Roles

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

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, and painting keeps her grounded, fit plus walking-the-talk in balancing her work & life – role-modelling harmony & effectiveness to her clients.

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