Dario Di-Felice, Proprietor
The investment made with Vanessa has more than been recovered, not just financially, but also by way of my self-development. She has helped me immensely giving me the confidence to step outside of my usual modus operandi.
My business dealings have improved, fee-related work has been more profitable and I am no longer afraid to say NO. Previous traits of over-servicing and under-charging have been negated and I am managing my clients and team better too.
Her book, talks, seminars & videos are extremely thought-provoking and motivating. If you are keen to make your business and staff successful (or even more successful!), get in touch with Vanessa. She is a pleasure to deal with, always willing to help, and makes me laugh too. Highly recommended.
Anne-Marie Gates, Partner
Vanessa worked with Princecroft Willis as an external trainer/coach over a number of years across the board right up to Partner level. She was always professional, warm and highly regarded by all those who worked with her.
Sarah England, Partner
Vanessa is great at making sure you perform at your highest level and charge what you're worth. I would thoroughly recommend her services to all professionals.
Denise Bull, Partner
“As the Vice Chair of the Southampton Property Association, I invited Vanessa to speak at this year's AGM on the subject of How to Charge What You're Worth and Get It! It is a subject close to my heart. She was engaging, insightful and hit the nail on the head! The feedback was extremely positive. Thoroughly recommended!”
Paul O’Connell, Tax Partner
I invited Vanessa to speak at one of our internal tax conferences the attendees of which were partners and staff of all grades in our recently merged firm. Vanessa delivered a thought-provoking, inspiring and motivational talk about understanding our value in the firm. The highly interactive nature of her presentation and her style was just what we needed to help integrate the staff across 3 offices and was very well received. Definitely the highlight of the day!
David M Green IIT (Dip) AICB, VAT Consultant
Inspirational and Inspiring
True Worth is a GREAT book which will change anyone’s understanding of the value of their own time and re-rate this accordingly. Vanessa inspires readers to recognise their own worth and effectively communicate this to clients in a persuasive way, focused on the end result, which is to increase their turnover and provide added value to their clients. Don’t waste any more of your time, read this NOW.
Cheryl Burgess, Proprietor
I’m feeling in control and very positive about my business now with the balance I was so desperate to achieve when I met Vanessa. I couldn’t have achieved this transformation without Vanessa's help and guidance! I’m so glad I made the investment in working with her. Not only has it helped me with this journey; it will continue to be of value long term.
Lauren Matthews, Managing Director
Having met Vanessa Ugatti on a few occasions, I was interested in attending one of her seminar talks recently. After listening to Vanessa's sound advice, I cannot recommend her highly enough. She is inspiring, confident and enthusiastic about her work, which is refreshing and contagious! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending others to enquire about Vanessa's services.
Elaine Hutchinson, Director
If you want to charge clients what you are really worth, free up time to do the things that are important to you and more importantly, value yourself, your time and your professionalism - ask Vanessa to come and speak at an event. She's perceptive, on point and leaves you empowered to make change.
Roan Fair, Digital Marketing Executive at Intergage
Vanessa’s True Worth training is excellent, offering immediate benefits with regard to sales and pricing. And it’s not just sales and other customer-facing staff who can benefit. Her far-reaching coaching covers teamwork, leadership, motivation and goal-setting for all staff.
Vanessa is an engaging and thought-provoking speaker who delivers memorable and compelling messages with power and clarity. Recommended!
Paul Tansey, Managing Director
Vanessa came to Intergage and spoke to our team about their value and self worth. It was time well invested. The Intergagers were engaged throughout and enthused afterwards - many rating the investment of time as 10/10.
Craig Eldridge, Front End Developer
I recently attended a presentation by Vanessa on understanding your value in the workplace; it was an eye opener. Most of us probably fall into the trap of underestimating our value which negatively impacts on motivation, performance and well-being. Through interactive sessions and coaching, Vanessa helps you see your true worth and empowers you to feel so much more positive about yourself. If you’d like to achieve your true value, contact Vanessa straight away. You won’t regret it."
Rob van Eyken, Proprietor
Vanessa is a fantastic and engaging speaker and on a personal level she has had a hugely positive impact on my work-life balance and my future as a professional accountant.
Malcolm Archibald, Director
Vanessa is an extremely engaging speaker who knows how to inspire her audience to take new action and be able to charge what they’re worth. I highly recommend her as a keynote speaker for business audiences of all professions.
Suzii Fido, Proprietor
I recently witnessed a presentation by Vanessa at a local Networking group and have to say I thought it was brilliant. There are many business owners out there that are not aware of their true value and the tips and advice she gave would help them immensely. I would recommend her as a public speaker to help SMEs to reach their full potential.
Fiona Farley, Proprietor
Just a quick word to the uninformed regards Vanessa. I have heard her speak now several times at various different events and each time she leaves me inspired. I really don't say that lightly! She is a total inspiration to all who hear her!! She asks very interesting questions of you, your business, your value and how to get to where you want to go. She speaks in plain English, no techno or psycho babble and she talks from the heart. It is always a thoroughly worthwhile, enjoyable and educational time listening to Vanessa.
Karin Karian, Voice Coach
True Worth is a genuinely life-changing book. Highly recommended if you’re unsure of your own value to your clients and/or how to practically go about raising your fees with confidence in alignment with that worth in the world of commerce.
Vanessa is just like her book – focused, relevant, challenging, and she has an uncanny way of looking you straight in the eye and knowing just what your issue is! I sense she is also deeply caring about her clients, expansive, spiritual and passionate about her work.
A genuine, no-nonsense, intelligent and educative author who will make a measurable difference to your business and inspire you to grow your confidence and discover your true worth. Highly recommended.
Big Brad Burton Baby, UK’s #1 Business Motivational Speaker
A unique, confident and first-class presenter.
Chris Pleasants, Property Executive
Thank you Vanessa for a very motivating and informative talk on how to value our services - a subject often ignored by lawyers – myself included. Your insight has certainly focused my mind on presenting my true worth in future. You were the highlight of our annual Away Day.
Julian Alahakoon, Partner
Vanessa is an extremely engaging speaker who knows how to explain important concepts which can truly help individuals and businesses. She recently conducted a valuable workshop/talk with all the lawyers in my firm and her ideas and guidance were very well-received. I feel her discussions with us will have real tangible benefits going forward.
Martyn Brown, Proprietor
I attended a talk delivered by Vanessa and have to say, I was very impressed. It was very clear and concise and with that magic ingredient of a touch of humour which was genuinely entertaining. Her presentation skills keep the audience engaged from start to finish while the subject matter becomes fascinating as we are taken deeper into Vanessa’s teachings. Even the ‘hot off the press’ questions asked after the presentation were answered with authority and accuracy.
A great experience and where I would highly recommend booking Vanessa Ugatti for a presentation you will be glad to have held … informative, exciting and you come away actually having learned some very valuable lessons.
Sarah Wheadon, Partner
Working with Vanessa has been a fascinating, enjoyable and worthwhile journey. As a result, I now understand the value of what I do, so I'm able to put a price on my services more effectively. I'm excited and motivated. If you really want to value your business and charge what you're worth, then speak to Vanessa.
Karin Ridgers, Business Owner
Before working with Vanessa, I was over-servicing, under-charging and even taking on work for free which meant I was run ragged and not earning what I was worth.
Working with Vanessa is changing all that; she has a knack of hitting the nail on the head and gets right to the heart of the problem with ease. She is enabling me to manage my clients so that I create great value for them and at the same time generate more appropriate revenue for my business.
Emma Sainsbury, Business Development Manager
I was fortunate enough to engage Vanessa as a speaker at one of my United Law seminars earlier this year. I found her to be an engaging and personable speaker – and what she said made a lot of sense. Her book – True Worth – is a must read.
Roger Salvetti, Director
If there was only one action you took in the immediate future to grow your business, it has to be to read True Worth - a work of genius - and ring Vanessa!
Working with Vanessa has been a very useful experience for me – I’ve never done anything like this before. After just 3 months’ coaching, my conservative estimate of increased fees for a 12-month period is £10,000. I’ve learnt a great deal and long term it will be a huge benefit in my professional life. I highly recommend Vanessa.
Vanessa's book, True Worth, is a thought-provoking must read for anyone charging out (by time) for their services. Anyone can get in a rut, often without realising it, Breaking a bad habit can be difficult to do especially if confidence is low thus weakening your negotiating position. Start to see the wood from the trees by reading this book, Vanessa really knows her stuff.....
Vanessa has coached me not only to see but also to believe in my own true worth and the value I provide to my clients. Consequently, I am now able to consistently charge what I’m worth and only work with my ideal clients. Result: increased revenue, more quality time to spend with my family and an increased level of well-being. Vanessa is an amazing coach; she has quite literally helped me transform my life.
Vanessa helped me understand and realise my true worth in the marketplace. I am now far more confident about asking for money and with the increase in my rates I anticipate an additional income of £27,000 in the next 12 months. I highly recommend Vanessa.
I engaged Vanessa to help me to create a charging structure within my business that truly reflects the value that I give to my clients. As a result I have a fair and robust charging structure which has seen my income increase over a short space of time, and which is continuing to grow. Importantly Vanessa is exceptional at holding up the mirror and making me personally accountable for my actions.
I have seen Vanessa speak on numerous occasions and always found her talks to be relevant, engaging and interesting. If you are looking for a speaker who can deliver with clarity, confidence and relevance, I can highly recommend Vanessa.
Having worked with Vanessa, I am now charging what I’m worth doing work that I want to do. I feel more positive, less stressed and know that I can handle whatever happens in the business. I run the business; it no longer runs me. Vanessa is encouraging, very positive, optimistic, won’t take no for an answer, dogged when she needs to be and focused. She is also very client-centred and doesn’t allow the client to wallow, she keeps them looking forward with their eyes on the goal and how they will reach it. I highly recommend her.
I have recently heard Vanessa speak on self motivation and specifically how professionals tend to undervalue themselves and thus undercharge their clients. I’ve seen this happening many times in my career and don’t doubt that many of us could do with a Vanessa lesson on self-esteem. Not only did she make sense but listening to her was also a pleasure.
Before I met Vanessa, my confidence was a little dented, I was having difficulty attracting the right business and giving away far too much of my time for no return. After just 3-months’ coaching, I am now back on track. My confidence has soared, I understand my value and am now charging what I’m worth. 2014 is set to be a fantastic year for me and the return on investment will be considerable. Vanessa is worth every penny and more.
I have just read Vanessa’s book True Worth and I must say it has been a real inspiration. If you have problems with what you charge your clients for your time or services or if you sometimes find it difficult to justify your fees to clients then read this book.
Robert Briggs DTS, MITS, MCMI
Working with Vanessa resulted in higher levels of performance, increased satisfaction, personal growth and significant company development.
In the year we worked together, I increased my consultancy by more than 50% and brought in additional sales of about £46,000.
I can attribute at least £20,000 of extra turnover to the work that Vanessa has done with me.
Philip Radestock DIP PFS Cert CII (MP)
I have increased sales by a massive £45,000 as a direct result of the work we’ve done together.