As a new leader, Vanita’s coaching helped me develop my foundational leadership principles, organize my strategies and implement tactics that translated to overall team success in multiple areas. Beyond that, Vanita served as an effective thought partner, sounding board and mentor as I wrestled with early leadership challenges and her approach is not cookie cutter- she develops a personal, collaborative approach that resonated with my personal style and allowed me to fully develop as a leader while maintaining a feeling of authenticity and autonomy.
Dr. Chandra Hartman, MD Family Medicine
Vanita's guidance has been integral in my transition to a new career path. By asking questions that encouraged self-study, she helped me to gain insight into what is important to me personally and professionally. With her help, I was able to examine and establish clear goals for my career and understand areas that require further professional development. I will continue to rely on Vanita's wise counsel as I take on new challenges in the future, and continue in my path of professional growth.
Dr. Rachel Wright, MD Neonatologist
It has been a pleasure working with you, Vanita over the past year and a half. I have appreciated your ability to meet me where I am at. You calm the central nervous system and allow growth to take place without fear and shame. You have a warmth that comes with no ego and that allows me to direct where and how fast I want to go. Thank you, Vanita for creating a safe space for me to share myself in an authentic way and offer gentle and wise wisdom along the way. I could not have grown to this place that I currently am at without this care from you.
Tara Rynders, MA, RN
Vanita Bellen is the perfect coach for physician leaders. Our group of anesthesiologists recently hired her to develop a leadership conference for our site chiefs. Drawing on her extensive experience in healthcare management and organizational development, Vanita presented concepts in facilitating change as well as working effectively with hospital administrators. She was both insightful and flexible in developing the curriculum, and her teaching style was relaxed and articulate. She was equally comfortable discussing leadership theory and teaching practical tools. Overall, working with Vanita was very rewarding and enlightening, and we plan to utilize her for a series of leadership conferences in the future.
Dr. David R. Theil, MD US Anesthesia Partners
I was fortunate to be able to work with Vanita for executive coaching. I sought coaching because I wanted to improve my leadership skills as our facility grew from 10 people to close to 100 people in a very short period of time. Vanita started by having me do the Enneagram and it was more helpful than I ever could have imagined. She helped increase my confidence and gave me so many tools to deal with specific situations we discussed and I will forever be grateful for her wisdom and all that she taught me.
Ramona Weatherford, Regional Managing Director of Operations, Eating Recovery Center
I recently worked with Vanita as part of a leadership development engagement and found the experience extremely valuable. Vanita's ability to get me to think differently and stretch out of my comfort zone helped me to both understand and implement new communication strategies with my direct reports and the leaders who I report to in my organization. Her warm yet firm approach made me feel instantly comfortable which allowed me to really open up to the learning process. I highly recommend Vanita to anyone who is looking to challenge themselves to grow and evolve into a stronger leader and more effective communicator.
Larry Novissimo, Associate Vice President, Ambulatory Surgery