Vanessa Emerson

Recognized as a business strategist and influencer, Vanessa Emerson, FDSI mentors  professionals in business development and strategy, marketing, and event management.  She is the founder of:  Dental Speaker Institute, Dental Speakers Bureau, and The Dental Speaker. 

Vanessa’s annual conferences attract speakers and consultants who gather to learn, network and support each other in growing their businesses and the dental meetings industry. 

Honored by Dental Products Report as one of the Top 25 Women in Dentistry (2017) and thrice selected for the Denobi Award Shortlist (2021, 2022, 2023) for her outstanding contributions in the dental industry, Vanessa is known as the ‘go to’ resource that helps meeting planners create stronger meetings, speakers acquire more bookings, consultants attract and retain clients and all to meet their business goals. 

She is proud to have earned Fellowship with Dental Speaker Institute, a rigorous curriculum in the area of presentation skills, content development and the business of speaking.  She is frequently booked by  organizations who would like to encourage their members to explore and expand their roles as speakers and consultants. 

An avid student of self-development over four decades, Vanessa is honored to be a Certified Chopra Health™ Instructor.  Dr. Deepak Chopra was an early and constant influence in her personal and spiritual journey. 

The Healthy Speaker Initiative  is based in the powerful lifestyle practices of Ayurveda (the scientifically proven holistic health system taught by Dr. Chopra for 30+ years.)   Vanessa guides her community with strategies for retaining health and vitality while realizing their full potential as speaking and consulting entrepreneurs. 


Innovator Insights

Embrace and take ownership Unexpected Opportunities: Vanessa’s journey into dentistry highlights the importance of being open to unexpected opportunities. Sometimes, the path to success may not be what we initially envision. Embrace new experiences and be willing to explore different avenues that come your way.

Seek Mentorship: Mentors play a crucial role in personal and professional growth. Vanessa acknowledges the impact of mentors in her journey and expresses gratitude for the guidance she received. Seek out mentors who can provide valuable insights, advice, and support as you navigate your own path.

Emphasize Networking and Referrals: Vanessa recognizes the power of networking and referrals in business growth. Building relationships and connecting with others in your industry can lead to new opportunities and collaborations. Prioritize networking efforts and seek ways to provide value to others, which can lead to positive referrals and mutually beneficial relationships.

Embrace Coaching and Teaching: Vanessa’s initial reluctance to coach and teach others shifted into a passion for helping others succeed. Be open to sharing your knowledge and expertise with others. Embracing coaching and teaching roles can not only benefit others but also contribute to your own growth and fulfillment.

Find Fulfillment in Making a Positive Impact: Vanessa’s focus on improving her business and providing valuable education and networking opportunities reflects the importance of finding fulfillment in making a positive impact. Strive to make a difference in your industry or community, and prioritize the value you can create for others. Align your work with your passion for helping others, and the fulfillment will follow.



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