Ms Vanessa MacdonaldDirector of Lifestyle and Wellness

With a lifelong passion for health, wellbeing, and happiness Vanessa or “Ness” as she is known to the team brings a calming balance and serenity to the high energy of the other directors.  An experienced horse rider and cabin crew for Virgin Australia, means Vanessa’s organisational skills are second to none, and Elemental Strategy offers her a new and dynamic way to apply what she has learned over the years.

Ness will be organising the weekend Live-Inspire-Empower-Achieve group sessions, and will also be the main point of contact for ongoing customer support. Ness has also worked at QantasLink/Jetstar for over 5 years, All Seasons Hotels, and at the Saxton Speakers Bureau.  Dr Catherine Ball is now currently managed by Saxton for speaking arrangements, so there has been a loop closed there.  

Ness is great at engaging and talking with people, putting them in a relaxed setting and helping people open up and find their calm centre, so that they can engage as much as they can during sessions, meetings, and workshops.  Ness brings professional dancing and acting skills to the mix, providing some dynamic relief and positive energy to the intense weekend courses.

Qualifications and Courses:

Over 14 years in the airline industry (with Virgin for over 8 years)
Cert 3 from Institute of Fitness – 2012
Many yoga, fitness, wellness and other retreats and training
5 half marathons completed
Languages: Japanese


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