WHAT IS HELM?
Firstly I can tell you what it is not …
It is not your standard mentoring.
Essentially I am an Educator sharing as much experience and knowledge as you’re willing to absorb. I am your biggest cheerleader. Think of me as your sounding board because we all know when you’re at the Helm, trying to steer yourself in the right direction, it can be a very lonely place.
I don’t pretend to know it all or that I am doing it perfectly myself, in fact there are many moments throughout my journey that make me cringe. I do however promise that if I know the answer I will not only tell you but I will teach you, and if I don’t know the answer I will find someone who does.
So what can I do for you? Here it is in an easy to understand list format …
I can help you create boundaries and the systems to support them.
I can help you manage your time better.
I can help alleviate decision fatigue, overwhelm and imposter syndrome.
I can educate you in growing your own business or side hustle.
I can help you get clear on the bigger picture.
And I can find experts in the areas you want to improve.
I believe that I can help women feel a whole new level of support.
WHO AM I?
I’m Vanessa, mum of three little ladies, Frances who is 8, Violet (aka Winnie) who is 6 and Florence who is almost 3. I’ve been married to my real life super hero Kris for 10 years.
I grew up in Charleville in Western Queensland, started my hairdressing career in Brisbane in the early 2000’s, and settled in Toowoomba, QLD in 2010 where I started my business journey with Profile Hair Design and yes I am actually that old, 39 turning 40 this year, which I'm really excited about.
Over the last 13 years I have grown my business from 2 to 11 employees and every number in between. I have endeavoured to flip the ‘industry standard’ of hairdressing employment and leadership on its head. I have strived to create as much work/life balance for my employees as possible. As well as expanding education for these ladies beyond the confines of Hairdressing and into the world of boundaries, self care, personal finance and so much more.
I have created Helm because I believe that I can help women find a whole new level of support, and I want to share my knowledge to help empower you.
"Vanessa was a valuable and inspiring contribution to The Belle Evolutions November 2021 event in Toowoomba.
Her willingness to share her story with authenticity and raw honesty made her an outstanding speaker on the night. However, it was her effort in providing real and specific tools that provided outstanding value and the amount of time she took to connect with so many women in business that resonated with her message, that made her a true highlight of the evening.
Vanessa covered everything from her journey to Entrepreneurship and building her businesses to demonstrating the practical tools and that have helped her achieve so much while juggling motherhood and keeping her mindset strong.
Her contribution was original and inspiring. She spoke with a confidence and engaging authenticity that had the entire room hanging on every word and impacted for the better. She is a true asset to any audience. "
– Jessica Ndenda
Founder of The Belle Evolution