"Don't look back, and don't step back. Each time you make a decision, move forward. Change without the interference of timidity and hesitancy. And so our lives pivot and turn toward new phases, and it is right that we take advantage of them. We mark our progress not by the distance covered but by the lines and angles that are formed."
-Adapted from 365 Tao, Daily Meditations by Deng Ming-Dao
Vanita Bellen engages individuals and teams in thought provoking processes that help unpack their thinking and create powerful insights that reveal new possibilities. Using an analytical and intuitive approach she supports clients in tapping into their authentic talents and guides them with a diverse toolkit derived from neuroscience, psychometrics, and proven leadership practices to craft customized and creative solutions.
Vanita grooms emerging and seasoned leaders to reach heightened levels of individual and organizational success by skillfully blending self-examination and capability enhancement. She specializes in coaching physicians to increase their influence and impact, enhance emotional intelligence and learn the business of healthcare so they can expertly lead their teams and transform health care delivery.
Formerly a healthcare executive in human resources and organizational development Vanita understands the intricacies of complex and highly regulated organizations. She has a proven track record of transforming cultures within challenging environments, re-engineering systems to improve effectiveness, and designing and implementing shared leadership models.
In 2013, Vanita transitioned to a career as a coach and leadership consultant, receiving her training from the internationally recognized ontological coaching school, the Newfield Network. She holds a professional coaching designation (PCC) with the International Coach Federation and is a certified mediator. A lifelong learner, she has augmented her coaching skills with studies in the areas of neuro-leadership and positive psychology. She is currently pursuing a coaching certification focused specifically on physicians through the Physician Coaching Institute. As of 2017, Vanita was selected to be a member of Forbes Coaches Council.
Vanita is an administrator for the Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI)and Change Style Indicator, is certified in the Center for Creative Leadership’s 360-degree tools and the Accelerated Implementation Methodology (AIM) process for leading change. A thought leader in her field, she is a published author, an engaging speaker and workshop facilitator.
Vanita holds Bachelors degrees in Science and in Business Administration from the University of Manitoba in Canada and a Masters in Health Sciences from the University of Toronto. When she is not coaching people and teams to success, she teaches at the post-graduate level at the University of Denver. As a volunteer, she serves on the board of the non-profit organization, Earthlinks, dedicated to ending homelessness.
Currently getting a certification through the Physician Coaching Institute.