Vanessa is Lead Investigator at Science of People. She is the multi-time bestselling author of “Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People” and "Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication." Captivate has been translated into 16 different languages, and more than 50 million people have watched her on YouTube.
She regularly speaks to innovative companies including Google, Intel, Facebook, Comcast, Miller-Coors, Microsoft, and Penguin Random-House. She has been a spokesperson for Dove, American Express, Clean and Clear, and Symantec.
Vanessa shares tangible skills—including her insights on how people work—to improve interpersonal communication and leadership. She has developed a science-based framework for understanding different personalities to improve our EQ and to help us communicate with colleagues, clients, and customers. Her TEDx London Talk on the science of charisma has been seen over 2,000,000 times.
Vanessa works with entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and trillion-dollar companies; and has been featured on CNN, BBC, CBS, Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur magazine, USA Today, the Today Show, and many more.
Millions visit her website, Science of People, every month for her methods which turn “soft skills” into actionable, masterable frameworks that can be applied in daily life. Hundreds of thousands of students have taken her communication courses on LinkedIn Learning, Udemy and CreativeLive. She is the creator of People School, an advanced online communication skills training for high-achieving professionals.
Vanessa is renowned for teaching science-backed people skills to audiences around the world, including SXSW, MIT, and CES, to name a few. Her groundbreaking and engaging workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.
She is also a keynote speaker in Austin, Texas and has spoken at SXSW as well as for local Austin groups.