“Build your business with the end in mind.” – Vanessa Long
No matter where you are in your business, you have two choices:
- You can continue to drown in the day-to-day details and grind, knowing that so much more is possible but never seeing it happen, or
- You can get up and out of the day-to-day and work strategically on your business to create the future that you’ve dreamed about.
The only time to build the life and business of your dreams is now and Vanessa is passionate about working with entrepreneurs to see it happen sooner rather than later.
One of the first Canadian NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) Trainers, Vanessa applies the most powerful communication tools and her Engineering and Ecology ‘systems’ brain to take a unique look at you and your business.
Starting with you, the Owner, Vanessa digs down and brings out the very best that you have to give. Getting you clear on your Mission (through her proprietary Discovering Your Passionate Purpose™ process) and the Value that your company brings to the marketplace will re-ignite your fires to do something amazing in, and for, the world.
An advocate for those with no voice for most of her adult life, Vanessa has been involved with environmental and social justice causes since University. She was a member of the York Region Children Aid’s Society and in 2011 and 2015 she ran in the federal elections as the Green Party Candidate in Newmarket-Aurora. She is a supporter of Amnesty International and the Council of Canadians and is an active supporter of her church’s poverty-reduction programs.
A strong believer in the power of business owner’s coming together to support each other, Vanessa was a long-time member of both the Business Women’s Networking Association (BWNA) and PRO. Since moving to Moncton in 2017 to live in her home by the sea, she has joined the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) network and is creating a referral network in her new home.
Vanessa specializes in working with closely-held businesses up to $15 million, guiding the Owner into systems that take operations and staff out of ‘chaos management’ mode and into smooth and predictable processes that allow the Owner to take vacation (real vacation!) and envision a work-life balance that they didn’t believe was possible. Fast.
Vanessa’s Certifications and Education
(Because some people need to know ALL the details.)
1996 – Bachelor of Applied Science – Chemical Engineering – Queen’s University
1996 – Bachelor of Science – Biology
1997 – Reflexology Certification
2001 – American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Certified Personal Trainer.
2001 – Certification on Resist-A-Ball Education (C.O.R.E.).
2001 – Canadian Physical Activity, Fitness, and Lifestyle Appraisal (CPAFLA)
– Certified Fitness Consultant (CFC).
2002 – WaterArt Fundamentals.
2002 – Canadian Fitness Professionals (CANFITPRO)
– Certified Nutrition and Wellness Specialist.
2002 – Body Training Systems – BodyFlow instructor.
2004 – Licensed Level I Excelerator Lifestyle Coach
2007 – Yoga Exercise Specialist, East to West Yoga
2007 – Sound Healing with Tom Kenyon
2009 – Sacred Archetypes Consultant, CMED
2011 – American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (ABNLP)
– Board Approved NLP Trainer and Master Coach
– Board Approved Training Institute for NLP
2011 – Time Line Therapy® Association
– Board Approved Time Line Therapy® Master Practitioner
2011 – American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH)
– Board Approved Clinical Hypnotherapy Master Practitioner and Trainer
– Board Approved Master Hypnotist
– Board Approved Training Institute for Hypnotherapy
2012 – Speak to Sell Bootcamp with Lisa Sasevich
2012 – Magnetize Your Audience with Callan Rush
2013 – Platinum Program Secrets with Elizabeth Purvis
2013 – The Secret Energy of Money with Kendall Summerhawk
2013 – Reiki Level 1 with Karen Armstrong of Inside-Out
2014 – Income 180 Inner Circle with Nancy Roberts and Chris Kenney
2014 – DISC Behavioural Profile Training with Nancy Roberts
2014 – The Glory School with Patricia King
2014 – Gottman Couples Therapy Level 1
2014 – Reiki Level 2 with Karen Armstrong of Inside-Out
2014 – Irresistible Online Messenger with Vrinda Normand
2015 – Live & Luxurious with Gina DeVee
2015 – Time Line Therapy® Association
– Board Approved Trainer of Time Line Therapy® Techniques
2015 – American Board of NLP Coaching Division
– Board Approved Trainer NLP Coaching
2016 – Goddess Business School® with Elizabeth Purvis
2017 – Sacred Money Archetypes with Kendall SummerHawk
2017 – International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
– Introduction to Business Brokerage
2017 – Business Enterprise Institute (BEI)
– Exit Planning Fundamentals: Boot Camp for Advisors
2018 – Success Principles Trainer with Jack Canfield