Vanessa is a cultural heritage leader and facilitator who has worked across a wide range of museums, trusts, funding bodies and government agencies, supporting teams through all kinds of change. Since 2019 she has been leading a Culture Change programme within The National Lottery Heritage Fund, helping co-create and embed a values based culture. The programme has pivoted activities around supporting staff engagement and wellbeing whist the Fund switched to remote working and emergency and resilience funding as a result of the pandemic. Vanessa enjoys using crafts and creative methods in her facilitation activities and has learnt a lot this past year on how to continue these through remote methods.
Vanessa is also a practicing yoga guide who provides both in person and online classes directly as well as commissioning other holistic practitioners to support employee wellbeing.
She holds an MA in Historic Environment Conservation, an AMA with the Museums Association and is a certified Lego Serious Play facilitator.