Sunday, 20 March 2011


Vanessa (or Ness) has an amazing story to share, which she does with humour, charisma, honesty and candidness.

She has been lecturing, teaching and mentoring people since she can remember but professionally since 1992. She can do this on a wide range of topics but has a particular focus on her passion, the horse industry.

When asked, Vanessa shares her life story with boundless energy, drive and passion, which she injects into her audience as she unveils the highs and lows of her own colourful journey:

Born in Cyprus; raised in England; bullied at school because she was different; fiercely defending her chosen career path; global travel to pursue a dream; a marriage breakdown; a partner with depression; turmoils with gold mining companies showering her roof with rocks (Erin Brockovitch equivalent!); achieving Olympic success with the son (Irish Jester) of her homebred stallion (Black Beauty style) and developing her property, Gold Fields with The Bush Courtyard and the Gold Fields Stadium (a real Field of Dreams tenfold) throughout floods, droughts and locusts.

Her career spans across years of nursing; breeding racehorses; riding competitively at State and international level; teaching; publishing; event management; developing the internationally renowned Equine Sports Breeding (ESB) program; and sales in a global corporate arena.

She draws from her vast experiences to give real life examples and demonstrates a great insight and depth of knowledge in her subjects. One of her main strengths is her style of communication and a real gift for being able to explain a complex subject with clarity and simplicity.

In her corporate life she is best known as The Ness Factor. In horse circles she is developing her character as Mrs Ed.

Her presentations are highly recommended. They are engaging, entertaining and educational.