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Vanessa Hope

The Spotlight Coach

https://www.vanessahope.com/

I am a Leadership Coach, Organizational Development Consultant, and Mompreneur in Washington, DC. I coach individuals to be more confident, influential, and successful in their work and lives.  I facilitate workshops for teams that empower them to be more collaborative, communicative, creative, and compassionate.

​I have 15 years of leadership experience at two of the nation’s premier art organizations, The Washington Ballet and The Shakespeare Theatre Company. My coaching practice and methodology was developed through my signature class, Acting for Business Professionals at The Shakespeare Theatre Company.  I shared acting techniques to create presence, command a room, engage an audience, and tell compelling stories. My class became so popular; I was featured in The Washington Post and on NPR. The next thing I knew, I had a thriving coaching practice.

I have a lifetime of experience in the spotlight as an actress and improv artist. I have performed in theatres across the country, on television in Los Angeles, and co-founded The Faction of Fools, an improvisation-based, devised theater company in Washington, DC.

My background in theater influences my unique coaching and facilitation methods. I hold an MFA in Acting from Purdue University, a BFA in Acting from UMBC, and a certificate from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

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