Vanessa Judelman, President
Hi, I am Vanessa Judelman. I’ve been a leadership facilitator and coach for over 20 years. I’ve authored a book about leadership and I’ve been a leader myself.
Over the years, I have trained and coached thousands of people to transition from “doers” to leaders.
I’ve learned that leadership can be really challenging.
It is common for leaders to have a lot of responsibilities, conflicting priorities and challenging “people” related issues.
I have also learned over the years that leaders are “made” not born.
Sure, there are some individuals who find leadership to be intuitive. But to be honest, most people do not.
Plus…so many leaders get promoted into leadership positions without any formal training or development.
So, this is where I come in.
I work with leaders to give them the tools and strategies they need to feel confident, be more self-aware, team focused and strategic!
How did I become a passionate leadership trainer and coach?
Well, early in my career, I worked at a global consulting company developing leaders all over the world. It was in this company that my deep passion for leadership development was first born.
I was able to see first-hand that a better leader equals happier teams and better results.
I have also worked “in the trenches” as a leader building teams and learning to get results through other people. These leadership positions gave me the hands-on experience which formed the foundation of all of my programs. Everything that I teach, I have practiced myself as a leader.
This is why my clients always tell me that my programs are so practical!
So, while leadership can be challenging…it doesn’t have to be!!!
Leadership can be the most rewarding experience ever!
To quote Maya Angelou, “When you know better you do better.” It is as simple as that.
Since founding Mosaic People Development in 2011, I have been fortunate enough to work with thousands of amazing people.
Watching them emerge into talented leaders has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
I am grateful to have a business that I love, working with intelligent, caring people every day.
P.S. Over the past 20 years I have learned that there is an art and science to leadership development. I have created a proven formula to develop results-oriented leaders who feel empowered and confident to do their job. My clients are getting promoted, leading global organizations, increasing their revenue and exceeding their goals!
Let’s talk about how you, or the leaders in your organization, can become confident, self-aware, team-focussed and strategic today!
Some of our Clients
We have had the pleasure of partnering with many outstanding clients over the years.
What Clients Are Saying
Krisinda Westman, Director, Human Resources, Vision Critical
“One of Vanessa’s strengths is that she has a common sense, practical approach to leadership. She provides advice and coaching that gives people everyday use of the skills that they need to be successful in their organization. ”
Jodi Liberman, Chief Human Resource Officer at Capreit
“What I love about working with Vanessa is that she takes leadership and she makes it practical, she makes it digestible and she makes it human.”
Denise Roberts, Senior Learning and Development Partner at Star Media Group
“Vanessa is a wealth of knowledge and experience. She provides tools and advice that result in you and your team feeling accomplished. But what sets her apart, is her personality and approach – she is extremely personable, she is intuitive, and she is a good listener. Vanessa can help develop your leadership skills by providing you with practical tools and developing your emotional and social intelligence.“
Sudharshan Sathiyamoorthy, Vice President, Richter
“Having worked with Vanessa over the past year, I have found her counsel and support to be transformative. She has a pragmatic approach that works to bring solid perspective and tools that can help evolve me as a leader.
Our organization found the Leadership training very hands on. The tools that are brought to bear and the exercises that we did as a team helped to build a great new approach and team dynamic. Consistent language and approaches has aligned our Leadership approach across the team.”
Stephen Hayward, President, Project X Ltd.
“Vanessa’s program Mastering Leadership is not just training – it’s a mindset. The course is full of tools and techniques every leader needs in order to manage happy, productive, and successful teams. I went into the course having some practical knowledge from years of instinctive leadership but Mastering Leadership helped me identify my areas of weakness, fixed mindset, and gave me the tools to grow.
Vanessa is one of the most self-aware, authentic, and charismatic people I’ve met. She’s one of those people that builds rapport in a matter of minutes simply by being confident and genuine. Anyone who works with Vanessa will find themselves with an invaluable set of skills, and also an invaluable friend.“
Lisa Schnare. Director or Sales Development, Influitive
“Vanessa is an excellent leadership coach and facilitator. Her unique ability to help her clients see through “what is” empowers them to act upon “what could be,” creating impactful and lasting business benefit. Her lessons and techniques unite cross-functional leaders and teams and are practical and universally applicable.
Vanessa’s real super power is her ability to teach others to see and achieve better outcomes, both personally and professionally, through emotionally intelligent critical thinking and effective communication.”
Erin Avery, Senior Vice President Global Marketing Vision Critical
“The Mastering Leadership Program has taught me how to manage by method. I now have the tools to manage change and my team dynamics. I have a much clearer sense of my priorities and feel so much more confident as a leader. “
Leslie Yip. Manager, Product Development, Star Media
“This program was one of the most informative and productive programs that I have attended. The experience I have gained has been integral in helping with change management, conflict management and listening skills in my current role.”
Aaron Keefe, Controller, The Canadian Press
“It was a pleasure to attend The Mastering Leadership Program. Vanessa is an incredibly engaging speaker and makes each topic interesting and relevant to our day to day tasks.”
Shari Pinkus, Senior Legal Counsel, Vision Critical
“Vanessa is a skilled facilitator and teacher, and a strong choice for us.”
Mark Organ, CEO, Influitive
In the Media
Close Up Radio
The Globe and Mail
HR Professionals Magazine
CKNW Morning News
Interview on BlogTalkRadio
Interview with Donna Messer
Insights at Work Podcast: How to Retain and Engage Your Leaders with Vanessa Judelman (or search for your favorite podcast platform for Insights at Work, Episode 25)
Practical Strategies for Leaders
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