Capitalize Your Humanity ®


Executive & Leadership Coach

about People; regarding Behavioral Authenticity;
for Performance

Vanessa Tennyson is the Founder & CEO of Capitalize Your Humanity, a business providing Executive & Leadership Coaching. She is a Carlson School of Management and Columbia University educated professional. She is skilled in the art of leadership & executive coaching and diversity engagement, with creative thinking and innovative solutions.


Vanessa is a Certified Professional Executive and Organization Coach (3CP), as accredited by Teachers College, Columbia University, and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), as accredited by the International Coach Federation. She is currently working with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council on her EMCC Global Individual Accreditation (EIA).


As a transgender woman, Vanessa has spent the last 40 years in myriad roles within the public, private and non-profit business communities. She has had the rare experience and gained expanded perspective, operating in both male and female roles being an employee, manager, director, senior executive, and owner.


Recently, Jen Dobossy described Vanessa:

“Vanessa, you offer the world a valuable gift in your coaching. You are playing a significant role in helping others reveal their light, align to their inner compass and embrace the courage to share it with the world (and/or with those who matter most). I am so very thankful of you and your coaching.”     November 5, 2019


Representative Client Companies

Coaching Affiliations

Associate, Institute of Coaching, at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, affiliate


cap.i.tal.ize (/’kapədl,īz/)

“make the most of”



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