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For the Ladies Who Lead



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.



I’m Vanessa, mum of three little ladies, Frances who is 6, Violet (aka Winnie) who is 4 and Florence who is 1.  I’ve been married to my real life super hero Kris for 9 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, 38 to be exact. 


Over the last 11 years I have grown my business from 2 to 11 employees, and 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 and self care.  

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.

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