Vannessa McCamley is an author, educator, coach and social commentator on human behaviour for leadership and peak performance for business. She is the Founder of Link Success, Leadership and performance experts, specialising in the Neuroscience practices to help individuals, teams and businesses grow and connect in meaningful ways whilst delivering measurable results in healthier ways.
Vannessa has earned a reputation for assisting organisations, teams, and individuals to achieve impressive results through behavioural change. She leverages the latest in Neuroscience for brain-based, evidence rich strategies to improve leadership of self and others. The outcomes of this for organisations is an increase in capabilities across performance, resilience, decision making, creative problem solving and productivity.
Highly credible and in demand voice of authority. Award-winning senior executive at multinationals including Microsoft and Trend Micro. At the top of her game when she realised that top performers (including herself) were burning out on a diet of overwhelm of information and doing more with less resources and budgets, companies are suffering as a result. There had to be another way to achieve successful outcomes and results!
The key is neuroscience. Vannessa earned Neuroscience of Leadership qualifications and is now bridging the gap between academia and the corporate world challenges. Understanding how to reach goals more effectively by equipping teams with brain friendly models and tools to enable them to operate at peak performance for sustainable levels whilst maintaining their health and well-being.
With a passion for helping people and businesses to overcome obstacles with the brain in mind to reach their strategic goals. Bringing over 20 years business and leadership experience collaborating extensively with individuals at all levels and spanning across several industries.
Leadership and Change Programs include being a key facilitator of the IAG Insurance Leading Change and one of 12 facilitators globally to roll out Microsoft Change Management & Coaching program to 15,000 Leaders. She is a trusted advisor with a reputation for being accountable and delivering results and is well known for her engaging delivery style
“Great experience working with Vannessa! In consecutive 3 days delivered 5 keynote sessions to 130 managers from different business groups with highly positive interaction and achieved great results for each session. Vannessa, You Rock!”– Cathy Xie, Learning and Development Program Manager, Microsoft
“Vannessa offers valuable insights into performance and brain-friendly ways to be fulfilled at work. Vannessa is very engaging and brings to her a sense of calm and wisdom, which makes change and growth, so much easier to adopt.”– Michelle Retief, Ultrasound Commercial Leader, GE HealthCare
“Vannessa conducted a team building program for our marketing team to help us understand what is involved to rewire our brains for success. Easy to digest model to help us connect effectively with others in the team whilst leveraging their strengths and capabilities. Vannessa’s approach is engaging, interactive, informative, consultative and fun, I would highly recommend leveraging Vannessa’s knowledge and approach for taking team performance to the next level.”– Colleen Baguley, Head of Enterprise Marketing, Adobe
“I can recommend Vannessa as a keynote speaker if you are looking to help improve the way your people think and behaviour. Many of the attendees referred to the material that she covered in subsequent workshops and meetings, commenting on how impactful it was and how they are looking forward to taking action. A particular value to us was the ability to understand our physical and neurological responses to work and how to manage and communicate effectively.”– Mike Brett, CIO, Hearing Australia
The thoughtfulness and content combined with a passion of belief made Vannessa’s presentation breathtaking. All companies large and small need her insights to survive this digital transformation era. Get onboard with Vannessa or get left behind.– Mark Travers, Connect and Collaborate Specialist at Ricoh Australia
‘I attended Vannessa’s session ‘Overcoming Digital Burnout with the Brain in Mind’ at MEA EVOLVE 2019 and it was fantastic. Vannessa is a clear, concise speaker, wonderfully engaging and passionate. Vannessa communicated the importance of the topic wonderfully and gave actionable advice and tips, which I’m very excited to follow.’– Andrew Crook, Marketing Professional
‘Vannessa’s presentation at our CompTIA Community Meeting on how to create sustainable change in the digital age, was insightful and engaging to our IT Channel audience. Participants rated her highly as she struck just the right balance of science, humour and pragmatic suggestions. Understanding how people think, regulate and adapt in times of change and uncertainty is beneficial to managing our busy lives more effectively. Having the neuroscience framework in which to apply key techniques was useful and practical. I would certainly recommend Vannessa as a keynote presenter.’– Moheb Moses Director, Channel Dynamics Director, CompTIA ANZ IT Channel Community
‘Vannessa’s keynote presentation on the topic of the Neuroscience of Leadership was clear, to the point and very insightful. She did a great job at keeping us engaged with great content, good examples and an amazing sense of humour whilst providing a deep understanding of why we act and react the way we do and the impacts of negative stress to our decision-making capabilities. Vannessa’s a great keynote speaker and her presentation is a great addition to any management and leadership event.’– Renato Covos, Project Manager, Kerfoot
‘Vannessa gave a thought-provoking presentation to our customers and partners on the topic of ‘The importance of mindset and adaptability’ to improve business results from a Neuroscience perspective’. All in the audience were engaged and interested. Vannessa was swamped by attendees after each of the events.– Ashley Wearne, General Manager ANZ at Sophos
‘Vannessa McCamley is an engaging and dynamic speaker and it was great to have her present on the neuroscience of leadership at the Institute of Managers and Leaders Masterclass: Accidental Leader to Intentional Leader. The material resonated well with our audience of technical specialists who were wanting to develop their leadership skills. Vannessa’s presentation was a perfect blend of insight and humour and I would highly recommend her and hope to work with her again in the future.’– Tamara Wright, CPD Manager at Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML)