About Vanessa

I help people be themselves and shine, in life and at work.


There are three ‘bad guys’ who stop people shining. They are: doubt; pressure; and perception. They cause confusion and burnout, erode confidence and undermine success.


If you can beat the bad guys, then you can live a fulfilled life - and the world can benefit from the very best version of you. You can overcome the kind of frustration that has you spin your wheels, reacting to what you don’t want instead of committing to what you do want.


I know. I’ve been there. It has taken me ten years to stand fully behind Fuel Brilliance as a concept and business. During this time, I never stopped learning and pushing ahead. I was always looking to know more, be more and do more. But in truth I was avoiding showing up fully for the one thing I really wanted. I played safe. I let that core belief that I didn’t have everything I need run me unconsciously.


That was until life happened and made me look at everything differently. I had to practice all the skills and tools I’d learnt to stay in my well-being and begin again. I had to up-level my mindset and commit to being visible. And that required confidence at a time when I least had it.  


I had to really take on those three bad guys and change the story I was telling myself about myself. Why? Because it really was last chance saloon.


I believe that confidence is not found, but created and once you create it, you can navigate uncertainty, trust your own wisdom, and become self-reliant and achieve everything your heart desires.  


I care deeply about working with people to unlock the power that is already within them – and daring them to be bold, brave and empowered to achieve success on their own terms.


  • Emotional Freedom Technique & Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner (EFTMRA) Dec 2019

  • Organisation Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSC) Certification, May 2019

  • Human Synergistics Certification of Accreditation, Jan 2019

  • Kilmann Diagnostics Advanced Training in Conflict Management, Nov 2018

  • Mental Health First Aider Training, MHFA, Oct 2018

  • Organisation Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) Training Series, Jun 2018

  • Breathwork Practitioner, April 2017

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga RYT 200 Hours, Jan 2017

  • Licensed Heartmath Coach, Feb 2016

  • Shamanic Practitioner, May 2015

  • Professional Certified Coach, Aug 2013

  • Associate Certified Coach ICF, Dec 2012

  • Realise 2 Accreditation Practitioner Programme, Mar 2012

  • Co-active Leadership Programme, Feb 2011

  • Certified Professional Co-active Coach, May 2009

  • NLP Business Practitioner Programme, Sep 2007

  • EQI Accreditation Programme, May 2007

  • Advanced Coaching Supervision, May 2007

  • Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring OSCM Oxford Brookes University, Nov 2004

  • MSc Organisational Behaviour Birkbeck University, Nov 1999

  • MA Managing Human Resources Kingston University, Nov 1994

  • HND Hotel, Catering & Institutional Management, Jul 1989