Vanessa Sandarusi

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Vanessa is a professional Coach who specializes in Executive Leadership Coaching, Business Coaching, and Career Coaching. She serves as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients and has a practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  

Vanessa's main focus as a coach and consultant is working with executives, leaders, healthcare professionals, women leaders, and business owners.  As a coach, she has worked with senior executives, directors, managers, supervisors, emerging leaders, business owners, and health care professionals (e.g. physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech pathologists, and athletic trainers).

Vanessa has an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy  where she has developed skills and knowledge of  group dynamics, motivation to achieve goals, neuroscience, and behavioral management.  She also has a dual Masters degree in Business Administration and Health Services Administration that helped her develop a strong business acumen, leadership skills, change management skills, effective communication skills, and aligning stakeholders around an organizational mission, vision and goals. Vanessa values continuous learning and has achieved her Fellowship with the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).  As a coach, she has had extensive training from Coach University, the World’s first Coach Training School,  since 1995.  Her coach training also includes Landmark Worldwide, iNLP Center, World Business  & Executives Coach Summit, and the Institute of Coaching  at McLean Hospital with Harvard Medical School.

Vanessa is a collaborative, pragmatic, solution-focused Coach. Through this approach, she provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address their challenges. Vanessa also integrates coaching techniques and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalized program tailored to you or your organization. With compassion and understanding,  she works with you to help build on your strengths and attain the growth you and/or your organization is committed to achieving.

As a healthcare professional and business executive herself, Vanessa has experienced the chaos and confusion.  The extensive regulations in healthcare and other industries can be daunting on top of the expectations required of you as a professional or leader.

As your coach, Vanessa will partner with you to create a pathway from chaos and confusion to confidence and clarity.  Fill out the form below and request a free consultation to discover how Vanessa can effectively partner with you to achieve your goals.


Certifications, Additional Training & Awards

  • Licensed Occupational Therapist
  • Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Medical Rehabilitation Management Certification
  • HeartMath Clinical Certification for Stress, Anxiety  and Emotional Management
  • Fellow, Institute of Coaching, Mclean Hospital of the Harvard Medical School

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • International Coach Federation
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Association of Strategic Planning
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Women for Economic Leadership Development
  • Ellevate Network
  • Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development

Volunteer Work

  • First Tee - Pittsburgh
  • American Medical Rehabilitation Professional Association
  • Pro Bono Coaching for select clients - schedule a Free Consultation to see if you qualify

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