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As the founder/CEO of Executive Speaking, Anett has been coaching leaders and emerging leaders for the past 40 years. She has coached CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, small business entrepreneurs, and every level in between. She has worked across nearly every industry in the business world, including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology, Food and Beverage, and Retail. Anett also has tremendous global experience, coaching leaders whose first language is Chinese, French, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, Portuguese, and many more.

In addition to coaching, Anett has published over 100 articles in Fast Company and The Business Journals. Anett has had her perspectives on speaking published in Fortune, Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Investor’s Business Daily, The Los Angeles Times, The Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Inc, Chief Learning Officer, and The Montreal Gazette. She has also had two academic studies published: Communication Essentials for Female Executives to Develop Leadership Presence in Business Horizons, the journal of the Kelley School of Business — as well as It’s More Than Just Talk: Patterns of CEO Impromptu Communication in Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.

Before coaching, Anett earned a B.Ed from McGill University, an MFA in Directing Theatre from the University of Minnesota, and was a theatre critic for The Minnesota Daily and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Vanessa Wasche

Communications Coach

As a Communications Coach for Leadership Speaking Bootcamp, Vanessa capitalizes on her performance background to bring business leaders to the next level. Vanessa will teach you how to own the room and communicate your message with power, clarity, and confidence.

Vanessa holds a Master’s degree from New York University’s prestigious graduate acting program and a BFA from University of Minnesota / Guthrie Theatre. Some of Vanessa’s tv credits include: a recurring role on CBS’s THE GOOD WIFE, PERSON OF INTEREST, IN AN INSTANT and appears opposite Hugh Grant in the movie THE REWRITE.

Whether it be in front of a live audience of thousands of people, or from take to take in front of the camera, Vanessa joined Executive Speaking because she leverages her skills to help clients be in the moment. She’s very clear that authenticity is the key to effective communication – being not only yourself, but your best self.

Hannah Holden

Communications Coach

As a Communications Coach for Leadership Speaking Bootcamp, Hannah leverages her background as an Intelligence Marine to train business leaders to think on their feet, speak with greater influence, and develop their own unique brand of Leadership Presence.

During her three combat tours, Hannah consistently developed and communicated high stakes intelligence to guide senior leadership in critical decision-making. She was among the first women at 5th Marines Infantry Regiment and a member of the first Female Engagement Team with Marine Special Operations.

She pushes leaders to go beyond their technical knowledge to be strategic and position their ideas at the right level for maximum impact.

Hannah holds an MBA with an emphasis in Global Social Sustainable Enterprise from Colorado State University and a BA from DePaul University in Peace and Conflict Studies with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She joined Executive Speaking because she enjoys teaching clients skills that prepare them to command any room and deliver powerful messages.

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