Earlier this week I was teaching our ACCELERATE Program members about the importance of providing great value. A key lesson that is seldom taught in entrepreneurship programs is this: in order to provide great value to your clients, you need to first fully value yourself, your unique gifts and the experience you bring to the table.

Do you find yourself constantly checking what your peers or competitors are up to on Facebook? Do you read their website copy and think they’ve got it all worked out? Do you dread bumping into them at networking events because they always seem so perky, so well put together and glowing (if not gloating) that

One of the biggest mistakes I see entrepreneurs making is spending far too much time behind their computer screen. It seems we’re always posting on our blogs, improving our social media presence, tweeting, posting, tweaking our website – ad infinitum. As soon as we master one new cool tool, we’re told there is this even

This is where I leave you…

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 by

Since Valentine’s Day is over, I now want you to seriously consider leaving somebody. It’s that person in your life who is no longer helping you grow. It’s the person who’s trying to keep you playing small rather than honoring your talents and dreams. It’s the person holding you back from sharing your special gifts

Who is on your A Team?

Friday, 06 February 2015 by

It’s crucial to be surrounded by the right people on your success journey. At THE BIG BOLD EVENT, I took our attendees through a powerful exercise to identify the people that detract from their success. These might be naysayers, the doubters, complainers, or people who simply don’t have a “growth mindset”. You’ll want to consider

How to maintain commitment

Thursday, 08 January 2015 by

One question that I’m frequently asked is, “Vanessa, how do I maintain my level of commitment to my business goals?” The reality is your commitment will wane over time and it can get seriously challenged when you experience the inevitable setbacks and disappointments that every business owner faces along the way. The key is in