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Imagine a world where heart-centered, soul-driven women are leading…in business + in life

That’s the kind of world I want to live in.

Hi, I’m Vanessa Velez, the Bronx kid turned corporate maven turned conscious entrepreneur + the Founder of Clarity is Crucial.

Before taking the entrepreneurial leap, I led a lucrative career as a leader, trainer + professional problem-solver at a Fortune 500…

A path that would be forever altered the day I resigned + dove all in to my purpose.

Since then, I’ve worked with women 1-on-1 in person + online, hosted group workshops + events, taught live online classes, and created my own products + programs – from free offerings to my own signature 6-week experience.

All with one aim…to help high-vibe, high-achieving women unleash their brilliance + become the unique leaders they’re truly meant to be.

Why it matters…

When you give a brilliant woman the personal attention, support + feedback to overcome her biggest challenges, she becomes unstoppable.

And that means more conscious women out there – sharing their gifts, making an income + making an impact.

Are you one of them?

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“Vanessa has the tools to turn doubt into worthiness allowing you to move confidently in the direction of your dreams.”

“My biggest fear was committing to work with you. To say to myself I have a dream and I think it’s possible and I need a coach.

Working with you showed me the many blocks standing in my way, but also that I wasn’t as far off as I imagined. You were my compass and my check point.

If you’re truly ready to move forward with a project Vanessa needs to be your first team pick, otherwise you’ll get lost.”

Angela Blair – Virginia, USA


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3 Ways to Boost Your Focus + Get More Done in Less Time

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How Women + Money Change the World

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Are You Ready for More?

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