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Vanessa Loder

Expert in Women's Leadership, Mindfulness, and How to Lean In Without Burning Out

<em> Vanessa Loder is an entrepreneur, speaker and writer whose mission is to support women in redefining power and creating fulfilling lives aligned with their passions and values. Vanessa has been featured in Glamour, Fast Company, Forbes, Mind, Body, Green and the Huffington Post. Here is a <a href="http://www.vanessaloder.com/resources/values/" target="_hplink">free Values Assessment tool</a> to help you get clear on your values. You can read more at <a href="http://www.vanessaloder.com/blog/" target="_hplink">Vanessa's blog</a> or find her on twitter @vanessaloder.</em> In her previous life, Loder was a successful private equity investor who advised fast growing companies. She is a self described over-achiever whose unfulfilling experience of continual career climbing left her burned out, exhausted and eager to find another way. After spending close to a decade working in finance on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, Vanessa felt that she had climbed to the top of the ladder only to realize it was the wrong ladder. Her personal transformation, subsequent research and work have led to thousands of women creating success in an easier way. Vanessa received her MBA from Stanford University and her BA in Economics from Columbia University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude. Loder is certified as an Executive Coach by the Hendricks Institute and trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) by Carl Buchheit at NLP Marin. Vanessa currently lives in Northern CA with her husband and two children. <a href="http://www.createworkyoulove.co" target="_hplink">Learn more about Vanessa's upcoming 6 Month Career Program - Create Work You Love HERE</a> .