About our Founder & CEO


Vanessa Giannos MASHRM,MCIPD

Vanessa Giannos is one of Australia’s leading HR/OD experts, a Human Behavioural Expert and International Master Coach & Trainer. Having developed a wealth of HR & development experience from her local and global Executive HR roles over the last 25 years.

As a founding Executive in the inception and start up of gizmo, Australia’s leading home computer support provider.

Vanessa has held senior HR positions in a breadth of industries and size of companies, including Telecommunications, Technology and Retail organisations within Australia and the U.K.

With phenomenal passion, strong business acumen and strategic skills, Vanessa takes a pragmatic approach with executive teams and has delivered tremendous results around building high performance cultures, strong employee engagement, increased profitability and, performance, communication, service excellence, leadership capability, knowledge management and team building.

As well as being an International Master Coach, Vanessa has a strong demonstrable record in HR, Executive, Business & Professional Coaching and Training & Development.

Qualifications and Specialisations

Vanessa holds a Masters in HR/OD, is a senior member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (UK), Member of Change Management Institue (CMP certification) holds three formal coaching qualifications and is a qualified DiSC & MBTI qualified facilitator.

Specialist skills include:

  • Strategic Human Resources
  • Organisational Development & Design
  • Organisational Change Management
  • Business Improvement
  • Performance & People Management
  • Talent Management
  • Employee & Customer Engagement
  • M&A, Business Planning
  • Strategic & Operational Planning
  • Leadership & Soft Skill Development
  • As well as Executive, Business and Professional Coaching.

Vanessa is the CEO of The HR Experts (International) and Director of several businesses.  She also played an active role as Steering Committee member on FITT and led their Mentoring and Skill development program.

Her thesis on HR strategy and knowledge management was ground breaking and has been used by a number of researchers to further develop the field of both HR strategy and the role of HR in managing one of the most important aspects of any business – knowledge.

Vanessa Giannos
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