Vanessa has been called "the sleeper" at multiple women's conferences... her playful, vulnerable approach to healing surprises and delights audiences. Using her training in meditation (avec "t") and mediation (sans "t") , she delivers practical and mindful techniques that reconcile relationships through goal setting, mutual understanding, productive conversation, love-forward relationship contracts... and the power of the moon. Intrigued? You should be! Expect her talks and workshops to be interactive, anecdotal, and inspiring. You can also expect to smile. She presents a range of topics including:
Conversations that Make a Difference *New*: A workshop that strengthens relationships by broaching topics that are typically ignored or avoided (full day / AV required)
Speak from the Heart: An interactive how-to on fighting fair, feeling connected, and releasing grudges (75 minutes / workshop format)
Unstuck: A hilarious how-to on using moon phases to break free from habitual behaviors and relationships (75-90 minutes / AV required)
"So awesome listening to you yesterday. Best session of the day award right here!!"
@thisorganicgirl, WELL Summit Boston attendee (Unstuck)
"We just wanted to thank you again for being such a wonderful addition to [MHA's] program. The audience LOVED the session—we are so grateful!"
AC - Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, MHA’s Annual Women’s Leaders in Healthcare Conference organizer (Creating Emotional Boundaries through Visualization)
"WOW! I was fortunate enough to be part of your session at the WELL Summit this weekend. You're probably hearing this from a lot of people, but it was my favorite session of the day. So authentic, candid, and informative! It resonated with me on a personal level having bouts of depression. It was good to hear your success story and help re-frame."
AT - WELL Summit Boston attendee (Unstuck)
"While we're all fighting over who gets the bigger piece of the pie, Vanessa's in her mediation room baking up a whole new pie."
Attorney and classmate - Cornell University ILR School (Industrial and Labor Relations)
"I wanted to take the time to THANK YOU for such an amazing presentation at the W.E.L.L. Summit. I have really started to get into the phases of the moon, and the information you provided was exactly what I needed to start putting practices in place during the different moon phases."
SG - WELL Summit Boston attendee (Unstuck)
"Seriously loved this. I made a school year resolution to be less reactive and frenetic and this is right in line with that. My house, and I, were getting too stressed and negative. Thank you. Your voice is so calming and you really put my mind at ease. Looking forward to beginning the practice."
PB - Weekly meditator (Metta Mom)
"Why didn't we learn this skill in grade school? Seriously."
Audience member - WELL Summit Brooklyn attendee (Speak from the Heart)
For a decade, Vanessa Linsey has been helping people get unstuck through mindfulness. A communications expert, meditation teacher, and trained mediator, she offers proven practices that help clients release themselves from toxic relationships, situations, and mindsets.
Vanessa earned her BA in Speech Communications with honors from Bridgewater State University and her certificate in Professional Mediation at Cornell University's ILR School. She has advanced training in negotiation and divorce mediation through MWI. Vanessa is honored to be a member of Cornell's mediator panel and MWI's Municipal and District Court Mediation Panel. She mediates divorce and family cases, small claims and civil cases, neighbor disputes, and harassment prevention orders.
She sees mediation not as a legal service, but as a wellness practice that transforms hurt into healing. She infuses her sessions with mindfulness-based techniques developed through years of training with institutions like University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness and Anodeah Judith’s Psychology of the Chakras.
Vanessa founded Chrysalis Meditation Center in 2015, became an Advanced Marconics Practitioner in 2018, published her first book, a best-selling prescriptive memoir entitled Metta Mom: A Mindful Guide to Managing Your Mood & Your Brood in 2019, and now works at a mediation firm in downtown Boston.
This mindful mother of way too many kids can be found at home in New England telling Alexa to play songs by Indigo Girls and begging her teenage children to hang out with her.