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 Minnesota, Harvard and Columbia Universities 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, as accredited by Teachers College, Columbia University, one of the most rigorous executive coaching programs in the nation, and an Associate Certified Coach, as accredited by the International Coach Federation.


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


Simply put, Vanessa is all about people:

“I have an innate and genuine passion in assisting people. I am a dedicated practitioner of Servant Leadership, and as such, I reaffirm that people come with different needs, talents and aspirations – gifts to be celebrated, manifested through side-by-side leadership.”



cap.i.tal.ize (/’kapədl,īz/)

“make the most of”



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