Bio for Vanessa Allison Reed, MS, CAGS, HHC, CLE, LMT, RMT, PW

Vanessa Allison Reed (also known as V. Allison Reed and previously Allison Phaneuf) is committed to the education and self-improvement of others, and brings considerable energy and enthusiasm to every endeavor.  She has spent the past fifteen years involved in education, corporate training and consulting, career development, and health and wellness coaching. Believing in the power of cooperative learning, Vanessa incorporates the use of experiential learning and dialogue education techniques into her seminars and trainings as tools for increasing knowledge and retention of information by way of a fun and interactive environment.

With graduate degrees in both Organizational Development and Counseling Psychology, Allison has previously been an adjunct instructor and guest lecturer of psychology at many New England Colleges and Universities where she has taught an array of classes including Workplace Psychology, Theories of Personality, Group Dynamics, Cognition, and Developmental Psychology; additionally she taught Business and Ethics for The Massage School in Easthampton, MA.  Vanessa is qualified in the use of the DiSC and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and has successfully used these tools for seminars in diversity, understanding personality, and career development.  Her current workshop list includes such topics as Stress Management and Personal Workplace Productivity; Communication, Leadership, and Experiential-based Teambuilding; Business and Resume Writing; and other custom programs including challenge course and sailing adventures.

Vanessa holds certifications as a Holistic Health Coach and Lifestyle Educator, is a licensed massage therapist and a certified Reiki Master, and has taught both Tai Chi and Fitness Kickboxing.  She has served on the board of directors for both the Connecticut Challenge Course Professionals (now the CT Experiential Education Association) and the Connecticut Chapter of ASTD (American Society for Training and Development).

Please contact Vanessa you are interested in personal life or career coaching, or to learn more about any of her seminars!