Vanessa Hall - 'The Trust Lady'
Award winning author, advisor, speaker and teacher on all things trust
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'The world is in a crisis, and it is a crisis of trust.
The problem is, however that we simply don't know what trust really is, how it is built, how it breaks down, and in whose hands we can truly place our trust. This is what we need to understand: Leaders need to develop strategies to build trust, organisations need "Chief Trust Officers", parents need to be instilling trust in their children, marriages need to be built on trust, churches need to restore the trust they have lost, schools need to be teaching trust building techniques, women need to step up and help restore the balance of trust in the world, and we all need to trust God to live His purpose. The time for trust is NOW' - Vanessa Hall
Vanessa is fast becoming know as one of the world's leading thinkers and teachers on trust. Her simple but profound model for trust is shifting the way people think about trust and its significance in all aspects of life.
She founded and leads the world’s only International Movement of Trust. Her business experience has seen Vanessa move from a career in risk management and compliance in a beleaguered financial services industry, to a respected adviser improving what she calls ‘the 3 Rs of trust – Results, Retention and Relationships’, through strategies to build and restore trust in organisations, homes and communities.
Her personal experiences left Vanessa doubting if there was anyone in the world she could trust. It was a combination of her business and personal experiences, coupled with an epiphany brought about by her son, that ignited an unstoppable passion and a clear, God given mission that has seen Vanessa dedicate her life to teaching, advising, coaching, speaking and writing to raise a new awareness to the power and fragile nature of trust through her uniquely simple but powerful model of trust. Now as she completes her theological studies, Vanessa has put a new twist on what it truly means to trust, writing 'the ultimate truth about trust' for Christians around the world.
She has presented to and advised government, political, business and NGO leaders, pastors, principals, teachers, parents and individuals, she chairs the CMA Standards Panel which is launching a new set of standards to enhance trust in Christian Charities in Australia, is Chair of the Risk, Compliance and Trust Committee for Fusion Australia where she also serves on the Board, and is Deputy Chair of the Board for FEBC Australia.
Vanessa lives in Sydney with her husband, Peter, and soon to be joined again by her son, Lachlan in Sydney.
Testimonials for Vanessa's work:
'Vanessa, there is no other ministry that is more important than teaching people how and who to trust. Hebrews 11:6 says 'And without faith, it is impossible to please God.' You are teaching people how to truly have faith and trust in God, and how to love one another. What could be more important than that? Your ministry has been such a blessing and we will stand with you and pray for you as you take this message around the world for there is no-one who does not need to hear what you have to say.' Pastor John, Rwanda
‘It was like a light was turned on in a darkened room’ Rob, South Africa
‘We saw significant improvement in our bottom line, our staff retention and the co-operation between teams as a result of the trust building programs’ Alison, HR Manager, Australia
‘I have been to psychologists and counsellors over the past 35 years but it was only when I started this journey with you that I discovered what was really stopping me from reaching my true potential’ Eva, Australia
'Sister Vanessa. You cannot believe how much you have blessed us. The transformation was evident in the pastors' eyes and many shared with me that they were going back to their families and churches first of all to apologise for all the unfulfilled promises they had made. I tell you, the ministry of trust after yesterday will restore many relationships and I will beleive will help us manage our lives better. I tell you, none of us who have sat under your teaching have remained the same.' Pastor Dennis, Rwanda
‘This has been one of the most profound and important seminars I have ever attended. It touches on the foundations of who we are, how we relate to others, how we manage our business and how we serve God. Thank you, Vanessa.’ Gordon, England
‘Brilliant, memorable metaphors’ Karen, Australia
‘I’ve really been touched by your session. I knew trust is very important but never had anyone emphasise it by teaching it as a topic. I never knew how much of a difference it could make. Thank you.’Dhiraj, Nepal
‘Loved your story telling. Great message that is so needed in corporate Australia today, and in life.’ Cheryl, Australia
‘You stepped into your power as a teacher and had our trust completely’ Tom, Australia