Behavioral researcher and bestselling author Vanessa Van Edwards helps business professionals conquer their goals by mastering the secret language of human behavior. She works with top brands, government entities, nonprofits and companies to increase their effectiveness by improving their communication.
Vanessa’s framework for leveraging people skills into power tools have been featured in the biggest media outlets, covered by the most authoritative business publications, popularized in her national bestselling books Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, which has been translated into 16 languages, and Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication. Her leadership on becoming more authentic, confident, and memorable has galvanized a following of more than 50 million people on YouTube alone, with millions more visiting her website each month.
How did Vanessa hone her people prowess? As a recovering awkward person, Vanessa was driven to uncover the riddles behind what makes people tick. Is there a formula for charisma, she wondered? Are there blueprints for different personalities? Is high EQ an innate talent…or a skill that can be developed? Vanessa’s mission is to crack the scientific code behind how people function.
And crack the code she did indeed. Vanessa unlocks the science of communication and makes the discoveries immediately applicable to everyday workplace and personal situations. She pinpointed the scientific qualities behind what makes people likable and the proven strategies to feel more confident. She identified the scientific steps to building team engagement, the clues to lie detection at work, and the tricks for nailing negotiations.
Vanessa’s research maps the mysteries of relationships, leadership, entrepreneurship, and many other interpersonal building blocks of a prosperous career. Vanessa is dedicated to sharing her lab’s cutting-edge research so that anyone can become a successful people professional.
Onstage, Vanessa electrifies audiences around the world with her data-driven wit, delivering practical, science-backed wisdom with irresistible charm. From timeless topics, like the science behind leadership, to timely topics, like building a remote work culture, Vanessa shines a light on the hidden human dynamics that individuals and teams can address when they understand.
Vanessa is a magnetic leader who will transfix your audience, leaving them with powerful lessons around a united theme: you can accelerate your career when you understand the laws of human behavior.