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  • “I had the pleasure of having Vanessa speak at two events that I organized – one for the large internet company I work for, the other for our Stanford Graduate School of Business 5th year reunion.  Vanessa’s talks were incredibly well thought out, with valuable content. As a speaker in a business setting she is effective at addressing the sometimes ‘fuzzy’ area of personal growth while maintaining credibility through her professionalism and by referencing her past experiences.  Vanessa is an engaging speaker with a keen ability to tailor her approach to her audience, wherever they may be on their personal and professional journey.”

    Jen Clarke
    Jen Clarkelarge internet company
  • Over the last 10 years at Google, myself and my team have attended hundreds of hours of corporate trainings. When I saw what Vanessa did differently, and heard about her other Fortune 500 clients that have had tremendous success, I knew I had to hire her to bring something unique. Vanessa and I worked hand in hand to create a customized 6 week plan for my team, based on their specific needs and personalities. Each week had a theme, actionable follow up, and was full of energy and enthusiasm to start using the tools Vanessa taught immediately. I have never gotten such positive feedback from Googlers before. I will hire Vanessa again hands down.

    Katie Rottier
    Katie RottierFormer Head of Industry, Retail, Google/YouTube
Vanessa Loder is a renowned speaker on Women and Power, Mindfulness and Entrepreneurship, as well as a women’s leadership expert. Her Tedx talk “How To Lean In Without Burning Out” has over 100,000 views.

Past Engagements:

  • AirBnB
  • Bain & Co
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • BrightRoll
  • Castlight Health
  • CDA (Convenience Distributors Association)
  • Charles Schwab
  • Cisco
  • Dreamforce
  • Emerging Women Live
  • Flextronics
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • ITG
  • Junior League of San Francisco
  • LinkedIn
  • Mattel
  • Net Impact
  • PA Conference for Women
  • PwC
  • Salesforce
  • SFMAMA (SF Mother Attorney Mentoring Association)
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • StubHub!
  • Tedx
  • The North Face
  • Uber
  • Watermark Conference for Women
  • WomanCon
  • Women in Private Equity
  • YouTube


  • Vanessa’s Tedx Talk “How To Lean In Without Burning Out” has over 100,000 views

  • Vanessa is the author of “How To Prevent Burnout – 13 Signs You’re On The Edge,” a Forbes article that was promoted by Arianna Huffington

  • Vanessa is the co-creator and co-teacher of the global Mindfulness Based Achievement, (New MBA) leadership program for women, a revolutionary curriculum designed to teach women how to be successful without burning out.

  • Vanessa earned her MBA from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree in Economics from Columbia University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude. She is certified as a coach through The Hendricks Institute. Vanessa is also certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) through NLP Marin.

  • Vanessa is a regular weekly contributor for Forbes

Vanessa’s work has also been featured in Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Glamour, Mind, Body, Green, and numerous other publications.

Some of the topics Vanessa addresses include:

  • Achieve Success with Ease: Why Mindfulness Matters
    Despite significant gains in productivity, a recent Time magazine article states that people are currently working harder than ever before. With current technology and the ability to constantly be “plugged in”, many people are experiencing even greater stress and anxiety as they struggle to succeed in a world that never shuts off. Through her poignant stories and by sharing cutting edge research, Loder presents a powerful argument for why we should be investing in mindfulness. She gives practical tools and outlines a clear path for succeeding in this fast past world while maintaining inner calm and balance.
  • Five Year Vision: The Art & Science Behind Getting What You Want
    This session teaches the audience how to get clear and get going. Most Olympic athletes harness the power of visualization and yet many corporate athletes are completely unaware of this incredible tool. In this interactive session, Vanessa leverages her business background to introduce the 5 Year Vision, a custom tool that Loder designed specifically for those in the business world. There is no doubt that everyone has goals and dreams. However, many people experience a deep sense of frustration or impatience rather than success when it comes to fulfilling their goals. Few (if any) speakers are able to lay out the neuroscience, hypnosis, psychology, and reality of visioning like Vanessa Loder.
  • As a Stanford Graduate School of Business alum who is also trained in neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis, Vanessa knows all too well about the devastating effects of ignoring our subconscious dreams. However, she also knows exactly how to bring those visions to the forefront of both our conscious and subconscious mind in order to create health, happiness, and lasting success. Loder combines irrefutable science with unforgettable stories in a whirlwind tour that leaves her audience entertained, educated and yes – with their own 5 Year Vision!
  • Women and Power
    Recent research shows that while women are now outpacing men in educational attainment in North America, there remains a persistent gender gap with women lagging behind men in earnings. Women’s roles in leadership positions in most sectors of business and government have not improved in the last twenty years. Many women, and men, are talking about the importance of “leaning in” and making choices that are both personally and professionally rewarding. And yet, women are simultaneously experiencing a backlash of exhaustion, overwhelm and additional stress and anxiety as they take on more responsibility inside and outside the home. With astonishing clarity and prescience, Vanessa discusses the ever-shifting roles of men and women in society and, more importantly, what women can do to claim their power without killing themselves in the process. Vanessa has a new solution for women who want to lean in without burning out – it’s called Success with Ease. Loder teaches the core tenets of this radical new approach with grace and humor, leaving her audience inspired and empowered.
  • Why Phi Beta Kappa Isn’t Enough (For college audiences)
    In this heartfelt, practical talk, Vanessa Loder shares her own personal journey of graduating at the top of her class from an Ivy League school, going on to work on Wall Street and eventually become a very successful private equity investor before realizing she was chasing the wrong dream. Many paths diverge in the woods upon graduating from college, and Vanessa provides an incredibly fresh and unique perspective on how to evaluate these choices as one enters the “real” world to ensure not only financial success, but true happiness as well. Money, love and work do not have to be mutually exclusive and Vanessa shares her secret for creating success with ease…and it isn’t what you would think!
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