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Vanessa is an engaging & inspiring speaker.

Vanessa brings experience, real-life stories and practical tools to her presentations and leaves audiences feeling uplifted and ready to take action. Vanessa's passion for pharmacy and genuine care for people is felt by all who listen to her speak.




Building and retaining great pharmacy teams  

Best Audience: Pharmacy teams, Pharmacy leaders, Health care teams 

Format: Keynote, Virtual Conference, Team Workshop


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the global trends for team engagement and effectiveness with a particular focus on healthcare teams

  2. Gain clarity on what are the basic habits of highly engaged teams  

  3. Discover the biggest mistakes we make as well-meaning leaders that can negatively impact our teams

  4. Learn how to craft conversations that can influence your team and build effectiveness, in the flow of a busy workday

  5. Breakdown the 3 steps to engaging your team in a meaningful way that gets results   

  6. Determine the opportunities for improving team effectiveness and how it can influence business performance 

Conference Lecture

"I'm thinking you and your organisation want a speaker who engages wholeheartedly with your audience and one who delivers practical, memorable and effective insight and learning for them. 


Importantly I believe you'll want Vanessa as your speaker, as one who inspires new action and behavioural change.


I still remember the first time I experienced Vanessa speaking at a conference on the Gold Coast. I was one of a few hundred people in the audience (and I've also seen Vanessa leading and inspiring smaller groups) and we were all connected to her desire to lead us through a program of significant change and were then ready to take the next steps. 


Practical insights from wholehearted thinking that inspires positive action. 


That's what you'll experience with Vanessa as a speaker and leader for your audience".


- Nick Hughes 


The Culture Plan 

Best Audience: Pharmacy Leaders, Health care Leaders  

Format: Keynote, Virtual Conference, Team Workshop


Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the simple technique to help you from moving to being stretched thin as a manager to working more effectively with your team

  2. Understand how to design your own 'Team Plan on a Page' unlock time in your busy day to lead your team effectively and deliver optimal health care for your patients, at the same time

  3. Hear what I learnt from over 1000 hours of coaching and why having a coach myself helped me in some surprising ways  

  4. Discover how building your effectiveness as a manager can improve business performance metrics, customer experiences and patient outcomes

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Speak with Confidence

  • Are you new to public speaking and would like 1:1 support to feel more confident with your messaging, content, and presentation skills? 

  • Are you an experienced speaker who wants to bring more of your authentic self to your presentations?

  • Are you organising a conference and want to create alignment across your speakers so your messages land and you inspire action from your audience?

​I would love to support you to feel more calm and confident when you're presenting.  My speaker coaching packages include:

  • Individual 1:1 support package inclusions:

    • Sessions 1 and 2 - Design your slides and clarify your messages

    • Sessions 3 and 4 - Presentation Skills and Tips

    • Sessions 5 and 6 - Deliver with Confidence  

    • Investment - $4000

  • Corporate Group Package inclusions:

    • Plan the Agenda ​

    • Support each speaker in developing content slides and messaging

    • Provide presentation skills workshops and coaching 

    • Co-ordinate and complete full practice run-throughs 

    • Investment - packages are priced on requirements 


Our Clients Say

Before starting Speaker Coaching with Vanessa, we had all our thoughts and concepts together however we needed the extra guidance, common connector and further teasing for ideas and creativity.   


As a result of working with Vanessa we were able to gather all the presenters thoughts and create a common thread and tone that was in line with each presenters comfort however still achieving the overall theme and message in their own unique curated style.


The overall feedback from our delegates that had attended many other DDS conferences referenced the cohesion, connection and professionalism in our speakers presentations and delivery. Personally I felt that having the support and guidance from Vanessa assisted in grouping of thoughts and keeping the message succinct and she provided alignment back to the brief. Whilst I have a level of comfort presenting, having that support and extra guidance provided the extra builds that elevated my delivery and provided a better delegate experience- feedback received confirmed this. 


Vanessa’s Speaker Coaching has helped me to feel more confident with approaching my presentation leveraging my personal style whilst also becoming comfortable delivering a message that may not be common to how I deliver and we as a team have benefited by having individuals finding their personal style and increasing their confidence and ability to present to larger groups.


I would recommend Vanessa as a Speaker Coach to anyone who wants to increase their connection with the crowd whilst delivering a strong and cohesive message. What I found most useful is that Vanessa does not try to guide you down one common path but rather tailors her approach to suit your presentation and comfort style.  I would recommend Vanessa to anyone looking for support and structure and will be seeking her services more often.

Hugo Ortiz, Head of Discount Drug Stores Oct 2023

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Vanessa is a highly engaging and inspiring speaker. 

In 2023 - Vanessa presented at APP2023 on the Gold Coast, The Medici Women's Leadership Retreat, The Pharmacy Careers Summit, The Sigma Healthcare Pharmacist Summit and was a recent panelist on the AJP Webinar for Building Resilient Workplace Cultures.  


Previously Vanessa has also presented at the Annual Amcal and Guardian National Retail Conferences in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and the Virtual conference in 2020.  Vanessa also presented at the Virtual Pharmacy Assistant Annual Conference (PAAC) 2020, The Sigma Healthcare Supplier Forum and The Discount Drug Stores Leadership Program.


Vanessa presented at the PSA PAC conference in 2010, the PSA Primary Health Weekends in 2011 and the Annual Blackmores Institute Conference in 2014 in the areas of communication, consumer-centred behaviour change and motivational interviewing.  

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