Vanesa Valentine

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Vanesa Valentine

Getting alongside people and inspiring them to gain new skills, is what Vanesa excels at. She brings a large tool kit containing her own life experiences and a diverse range of qualifications. The combination of these things is the foundation of her business. She has created vibrant, energetic programmes that engage even the most resistant of learners.

Her training work in the community/health sector grew out of her background as a nurse and her continued work with addiction and mental health. Nursing nurtured her ability to engage with a wide variety of people, balancing their emotional and practical health needs. It also helped her understand hierarchical / institutional work structures.

Vanesa then studied Human Resources & Training at AKL University. She also became qualified to run the NZQA certificate in First Line Management and mark as an NZQA assessor. She developed the corporate/manufacturing side of her business by proving her ability to transcend many levels of an organization, she excels in creating non-threatening potent learning for First Line Managers and factory staff.

Her training modules are inspirational, intuitive and tailored to her audience not standardised imports lacking in relevance. She is also committed to her own continued learning ensuring that what she delivers remains cutting edge.

Vanesa’s energy is infectious and enviably she loves her work. Her excitement at seeing people become more than they ever thought they could be, is genuine. As her testimonials reveal she has created lasting results for some of New Zealand’s leading organisations and businesses.

She loves to retreat to her home that she shares with her partner Andrew beside the estuary. It is here that she confronts the same daily choices the rest of us face - go to the gym or watch the sun set!


  • Certificate in Human Resources - Training and Development (University of Auckland)
  • Certificate in First Line Management (NZQA)
  • Vanesa is an accredited NZQA Training Assessor
  • Diploma in Drama (University of Auckland)
  • Advanced trainee in Psychodrama
  • Advanced Diploma in Nursing