That’s the kind of world I want to live in.
Hi, I’m Vanessa Velez – 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 also worked with women 1-on-1 in person + online, I’ve hosted group workshops + events, I’ve taught live online classes, and I’ve created my own products + programs – from free offerings to my own signature 6-week programs.
Today, I get to help conscious women entrepreneurs create the clarity + confidence to stand out as the unique leaders they’re meant to be. By working with them 1-on-1, and providing the tools + training they need along their journey.
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.
“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
G E T S T A R T E D
Together, in this 90-minute session, we’ll lay out the steps to help birth your next project into reality AND create a customized plan to help you get there – with more focus + less burnout, more clarity + less doubt.
In this private 3-hour workshop, we work together to structure the content + flow for your first, or next paid offering. Using our 7 E’s to Creating Exceptional Offerings, we’ll help take you from idea to implementation.
There are currently no spaces available for our Resistance to Results experience. If you’d like to be considered for a future round, please email hello (at) clarityiscrucial (dot) com, so you can be added to our waiting list.
O N T H E B L O G
Imagine planning a launch for two months + then having a mandatory evacuation issued in your area on the same damn day... Haha, very funny universe. People wonder how I stay so positive when shit is hitting the fan. The answer might surprise you. It's because I've learned to anticipate everything that can go wrong, every challenge that might pop up along the way + plan for it. Meaning, even for this whole evacuation (for Hurricane Irma), I sat down + plotted all the shit I thought could go wrong as we drove out of Florida. And I visualized how I would handle it. [...]
What's the scariest thing you've done in the past week to help move your business forward? For me, it was co-hosting a live video event with three other soulpreneurs + giving a short 10-minute talk about my work. The second scariest thing I've done in the past week? Watch that 'live' video + gently critique my performance, so that I can keep getting better. It's no secret that public speaking can bring up a lot of fears. I felt them all. Putting yourself out there is part of the deal as an entrepreneur. That fact doesn't make it any less scary. So below, I'm [...]
Imagine making your first $1,000 as an entrepreneur...without a website, without a social media following, without all the cool things you think you need to have first... That's how I got my start years ago. So how did I do it? I'll tell you in a bit. First, let's break down the 7 main areas of your business... Blog/Vlog Email Events Offerings Partners Social Media Website Your big-picture goal is to have all of these pieces up + running. Easier said than done, I know. It can take a couple of years to get all of this streamlined + in place, so don't get [...]
Don’t let the smile fool you. The soreness I feel in my legs in this photo is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. If you’re like me, you’re always growing + evolving in some way. My latest physical challenge here? Barefoot beach sprints. The sand at my feet, the sun on my back, the ocean view while I run at full speed. Have you ever run on sand? It’s a lot tougher than running on concrete. I’m halfway through my last set. I can see my mark, I just have to keep moving. But then, that voice pops into my head… Just quit, she [...]
Smart habits don’t just happen...because if they did, everyone would have them. The thing is, if you really want to change your life, then you have to change what you do daily. That’s why habits are so important, because they shape your life. From eating well, working out regularly, being consistently productive in my business, to a daily mindfulness practice that I’ve stuck to for over three and a half years – I’ve cracked the code to making smart habits stick. And I’m sharing the goods with you. Because having smart habits – habits that feed your productivity, your focus + your soul – [...]
No one prepares you for what's going to happen to you socially when you become an entrepreneur. I'm not going to do that to you...I'm here to give it to you real. None of the business programs or trainings that I've taken + invested in over the years have ever addressed those social challenges, like... those feelings of isolation of friends not getting it of family not supporting it and how your growth on this path will change your inner circle [You can read more about that here: Stepping Up Your Game? Who You Want in Your Inner Circle (+ Who You Don't)] or [...]
Overcoming that fear of rejection when you're putting your work out into the world... It's one of the biggest challenges I see women facing when it comes to showing up more fully + serving their tribe. There's nothing wrong with you if you feel that fear, but there are things you can do to flip it + make it work for you. Here are 3 creative ways to help you overcome that fear of rejection... Take small, creative risks. Taking small, safer risks can help you build the resilience + confidence to take those bigger risks down the road. Do this for five days [...]
Do you ever feel like you’re not pretty enough, smart enough, or healed enough? Do you ever secretly think that you don’t deserve the things you really want in your life? Does it feel like I just crawled in your head + read your mind? That’s because I kind of did, but in a totally non-creepy way. What I’ve really done is worked with enough heart-centered, soul-driven, high-achieving women to know that this is an issue across the board. You are not alone. And, hello, recovering perfectionist here! I know what it’s like to criticize, nitpick + obsess over every single detail of your [...]
It's no secret that the people you surround yourself with have a direct effect on your life + how well you live it. And sometimes your inner circle needs to decrease in size, so that it can increase in value. Reflecting on my past, I've seen this very thing happen whenever I'm in the middle of leveling up - whether it's in my business or in my personal life. As much as it may hurt, some people do not want to see you change. It brings up all kinds of shit in themselves - jealousy, envy, criticism, judgement, regret. But most of all, what [...]
Congratulations, you’ve made the brave decision to become an entrepreneur + do it with soul… Now what? Where do you start? What do you focus on? What matters most? Here are 6 things you need to know first… You need a strategic plan, so that you know where to focus your time + energy to help grow your business + your profits faster. I can help. You need to know who you are + how you move through the world. I highly recommend taking a personality test, so that you can build your business in a way that plays up your strengths + keeps [...]
We're at a tipping point... More + more women are going into business for themselves. And many, like me, spent years working in male-dominated fields + patriarchal structures. I believe it's the woman who can learn to balance both these energies - masculine + feminine, who will ultimately succeed in making the impact + income she truly desires to make. Why? Because patriarchal models of business are outdated. Especially in a world that's gravitating towards more + more connection on a global scale. These old ways of doing business are focused... on the individual, rather than whole on hierarchy, rather than collaboration and can [...]