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Awareness: The Key to Inspired Action

Discover what's holding you back from taking motivated, purposeful and effective action.

I will provide you with strategies and tools to take inspired action.

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Change is inevitable in life and at work.
Growth is optional.

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So let me help you empower yourself when...

Change is Desired. There is a sense of being stuck or stagnant and you know something has to change so you can flourish.

Change Happens. You want to manage it and take the opportunity to grow and develop.

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The pessimist complains about it; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
​The same wind blows on us all; the winds of disaster, opportunity and change.
​Therefore, it is not the blowing of the wind, but the setting of the sails that will determine our direction in life.

- Jim Rohn


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Tools and Strategies for 

Personality patterns and worldviews have helped you get where you are today. There are two obstacles that hold you back: the skills and knowledge you haven't developed yet and the limiting patterns and beliefs that cause you to resist change.  

I bring 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, parent, wife and trained Enneagram and personal development coach to help you unlock greater self-awareness so you can operate skilfully from your strengths and overcome your weaknesses. 

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Tools and Strategies for

What is your relationship with money? How well have you used it to further your dreams? 

Discovering how you relate to money, will show you where you have put your focus on.

Changing your money patterns will help you reach those goals that are truly important to you and to those closest to you. 


Money is a metaphor for our relationship with all areas of our life, so changing your relationship with money will automatically improve everything else. My Money Program is designed to help you achieve just that.

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Tools and Strategies for 

Great teams thrive on trust. Trust is often created during adversity.

What if we could anticipate this process and support the team to learn how to resolve potential conflicts with ease, become aware of the team's habitual patterns and create a shared journey of discovery and improvement? 

I bring 25 years of corporate and small business management and training experience to help leaders and teams accelerate growth.



ChangeCoaching uses the Enneagram as a tool because it works. It has proven over and over again to be an effective shortcut to unveiling those beliefs, defences and blind spots that get us stuck and frustrated and show us what truly motivates us.

It is a powerful tool that helps us break out of automatic patterns, habits and increase self-awareness, understanding and growth.

The Enneagram is a model referring to nine different styles, each of which represents a worldview of the way people think, feel and act in relation to the world, others and themselves. 

I have been using the Enneagram with great success. It works because it doesn't try to change people into something they are not, rather it helps people rewrite the software of their minds and bring out the best of who they are

The secret to change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

- Socrates 


Hi, I'm Vanessa Sommaro


Growing up I was obsessed with psychology and the human mind. When I encountered coaching I was hooked. It was Jim Rohn's philosophy that really resonated with me and this below quote of his made everything clear to me.


This is what I see coaching to be about: 

"Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom".

Today, I use my training, my love of people and my experiences, to guide you through change with ease (not struggle - its opposite).


I am an ICF Certified Coach and Trainer with over 1,000 hours of coaching experience, founder of ChangeCoach and an Enneagram Accredited Specialist.

I am your partner in change.

Romana Pickova

UX Researcher at Google Maps

"Vanessa took me on a journey to look at myself from a different angle and helped me grow professionally and personally. She's absolutely excellent in navigating one's growth and I wouldn't be where I am and who I am today, without her coaching."

Chiara Meta

Asset Engineer for Water Plants

"Serious and focused business woman, Vanessa is a dynamic and resourceful professional who understands in depth the needs of her clients and inspire them with the most positive and enthusiastic approach.Highly recommended - guaranteed results."

Tiffany Harter

Investment Officer at CaIPERS

“Vanessa is amazing! I recently took an Enneagram assessment and working with Vanessa really brought the report to life for me. Her coaching gave me new ways to understand the results so that I can bring those insights to bear in my day-to-day and at my growth edge.”

Get in touch for a discovery call

The purpose of this call is to see how I can help and if I can't I will give you some resources to move forward and if needed recommend another professional. 


I look forward to having that conversation with you. I congratulate you for taking the time to see how you can grow and be the best version of yourself for everyone around you. 

It takes a lot of courage to open up and ask for support.


By the way did you know that new research finds coaching to be on par with therapy? See the article here on Psychology Today

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