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We want to help you change lives.

As a Body Language Trainer you can have a career that fulfills you, makes a positive impact on the world around you and brings you financial freedom.

Here’s how:

For the past 8 years, Vanessa and the Science of People team have designed, developed, built and produced a body language coaching and speaking program. The results have been incredible.

Our trainings have reached over 300,000 students, we have sold over a million dollars in courses and our groundbreaking work has been featured on the Huffington Post, NPR and a host of other media outlets. Check out Vanessa power posing with Amy Cuddy at SXSW Interactive below.

Why has this work been so powerful? 

We use science-based training methods to help people achieve their goals. Our coaching uses a blend of science and self-help to make our work both informative and transformative.

There’s only one problem. We cannot meet demand. We turn down inquiries from around the world for coaching and speaking because we simply don’t have enough trainers. So, for the first time we are opening our Body Language Training program to the public.

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Considering a New Career Track?

Do you love what you do? Are you able to support your family and needs with the income you make? Do you want a change? Body Language might be for you.

Our body language trainers work with individuals or groups helping them improve their presence, increase their confidence and achieve their goals using body language.

On a day to day basis you coach one-on-one or give lectures and presentations to organizations and companies using our our nonverbal science methods. This science is incredibly adaptable and you can choose to apply it to many areas. For example, you could be helping business people with their elevator pitch, job-seekers with their interviewing methods or teens with their confidence.

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Why Be a Body Language Trainer?

  • Impact: There is nothing better than waking up and knowing you are making a difference. We might be a little biased, but we believe that working as a body language coach and speaker is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding careers out there because you are helping people achieve their goals. You have the power to inspire and inform people to take control of their lives and achieve their goals–that is a life and career worth living.
  • Flexibility: As a trainer you design your own hours. You choose the kind of work you want to do and the kinds of clients you want to work with. You can even work virtually or in person. You are also welcome to work as a body language trainer part-time or full-time and use it as an add-on to an existing career or as a completely new career track.
  • Proven Model: This is a proven business model. In the training we will give you the tools and steps you need to run a successful, high earning business. This means how to reach new clients, how to get speaking gigs and even strategies on your website and social media. You get to run your own business, but you are not on your own running your own business. You have a team and proven model behind you.
  • Earning-Potential: Being a body language trainer is one of the few careers that allows you to help people and earn a solid income to support your family. Beginning trainers start at $50 per hour and can go up to $250 per hour coaching. As a speaker you can earn anywhere from $500 to $3,500 per speaking event as you grow your business.

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We love our trainers! More on our Trainer Love here

Most importantly, there are people who need and want help with body language, but there are not enough people to support them. This is a career where your skills will be needed and appreciated in a positive, impactful way.

We already have amazing trainers who have graduated the program:

Special Note: Corporate Trainers

Want to use your body language certification inside your company? Want to be an Intrapreneur? Wonderful! We have had a number of trainers who had their company sponsor their membership. We love when you use the training to provide internal workshops for your company. Let us know if you want to pitch your company to sponsor you and we can send resources to help.

Why NOT Be a Body Language Trainer?

This program is not for everyone. Being a body language trainer is a very unique career path and we are looking specifically for individuals who:

  • Motivated Contributors: We want big dreamers and big doers. We want you to LOVE what you do and be excited to get up in the morning. We will give you everything you need to be successful, but you have to be ready to implement and take action.
  • Active in the Community: As a trainer, you will be a part of the Science of People family. We want to get to know you on our Twitter and Facebook. The more active you are in our community, the more we want you to join us in a bigger way.
  • Appreciate the Financial Investment: This program is based on Vanessa’s 8 years of research and over $875,000 of development. We charge a tuition, just like any other certification, college or degree program. We hope to get qualified students who understand what the program is worth. Remember: Our goal is for you to begin earning back your tuition the moment you graduate from the program and start seeing clients. We are also happy to offer a payment plan for those who need it.

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Body Language Training Details:

Please sign-up to the application waitlist below to get the full curriculum overview. But here are some basics:


The certification will be completely virtual through a private membership platform. Every week you will get videos, templates, workbook challenges and be able to attend optional virtual office hours with Vanessa on video chat. We wanted to make sure that the program is available to people around the world. We get speaking requests from many other countries. Ideally, we would love a trainer in each major area.


This program will be geared towards individuals who want to do body language part-time OR full-time–whether you are a professional who wants to add body language training into your career or you want to be a full time body language speaker and teacher.

Length + Timing:

The program is 12 weeks long starting Summer 2017. But you do NOT need to complete the training in 12 weeks. You have as long as you need to complete the program. We work off of your pace and support you for your schedule and learning needs. 12 weeks is merely the fastest you could complete the program as we release modules each week.


Be sure you are signed-up to our Trainer List so we can send you all dates and updates for the next Trainer class starting in Summer 2017:

Applications Open: July 17th – July 24th 2017

Program Start Date: July 25th 2017


Applications will open on July 17th 2017. Stay tuned for more details and be sure to sign-up below to be the first to know when we launch.

*The first classes filled up all available slots within the first few hours of the application being open! This time, we are trying to make it more fair for those people who want to spend a little more time on their application. For this class we will keep applications open for the full week to give everyone a chance.


This is the sixth official Body Language Trainer class. Each class has been about 25 trainers and we LOVE this! We will still be keeping the classes small because we want to give each of you incredible one-on-one support. This means that once you are in the program you will get feedback, learning help and lessons customized to you and your business.

  • We will be giving priority to applicants who are active in on our social media 

Train the Trainer:

We want to show you how we teach. There is a methodology behind Vanessa’s viral teaching methods. During Part II of the Body Language training program we will dive into the best teaching methods, public speaking strategies and the psychology of top-notch teaching.


We already have trainers booking events and seeing clients! If you put in the work, you will get results. In the program you will be hearing about and getting help from current trainers who are using their certification right now to build their business and earn income. Here is a video testimonial from a few of our trainers:

  • Here’s a testimonial from one of our amazing trainers, Leo Cardenas who has already begun using his Body Language Certification for paid speaking and trainings:

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Leo Cardenas

  • One of our certified Body Language trainers Carla Gradin has already been on the news talking about her body language business–only 2 weeks after finishing her certification. We are so so so proud of her!
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Body Language Trainer, Carla Gradin has shared her tips on Television!

  • Check out Michiel Andreae, one of our Certified Body Language trainers in the Netherlands speaking and teaching body language!

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  • Khyati Gupta is one of our trainers in India and she has this to say about the Body Language Training program:

“How do I start! Vanessa has been such a positive influence on my life. With her, I have learnt so much! When I started thinking about body language certifications, I had various options. The one thing which was unique about Vanessa was her authentic style of communication and her generosity in sharing her knowledge. I immediately formed a very strong connection with her. It has been more than a year now and she always has something new to offer. It has been wonderful knowing you personally and professionally and I hope and pray that our association together continues forever. Thank you so much for everything.” -Khyati Gupta

  • And here is a picture of her with her body language students:

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  • And leading a presentation at Panasonic:

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  • Check out Todd Fonseca, one of our Certified Trainers, presenting to students at the University of Minnesota and Marquette University:

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  • This is Pete Rogers, one of our Certified Trainers from Trainer Class 2 leading a body language workshop in Shanghai.

Pete Rogers

  • This is Audrey Kwan, one of our amazing trainers from Class 2. Here she is teaching a body language workshop:

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  • Here is Jeff Baird, Trainer from Class 1, in action!

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  • Kelly Blackwell, Trainer from Class 1, presented on Body Language for Networking at Callaway Winery:

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  • From Trainer Class 2, Kristin Bock, gave a talk at a technical college in Appleton, Wisconsin to caregivers on the Power of Body Language:

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  • Here’s Josefine Burman from Trainer Class 5 power posing with her workshop attendees!



Working as a trainer can have tremendous benefits both for you and the people you work with. Here are some of the benefits of the body language training:

  • Add body language to your resume. Nonverbal communication is an asset in the workplace. No matter what your current career, taking the body language certification is an asset to your resume and skill set.
  • Earn financial freedom. Body Language coaching and speaking can be done as a part-time supplement to existing income or a be a lucrative full-time career. Whether you are a stay-at-home parent or a corporate consultant working in body language, you will be able to set-up a successful business.
  • Have a career you love. Coaching and speaking is exhilarating. There is really no other way to describe it. When you are working with people and giving them real tools to help them succeed, you feel inspired and are inspiring. The projects and clients that come across your desk are always changing, exciting and challenging and you get to choose who you want to work with and how you want to work.

“Vanessa, thank you so much for coming through on your promise to turn me into a body language coach. I really look up to you and am honored to say I’ve been trained by the best ☺. ” –Michiel Andreae, Certified Body Language Trainer

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Check Out Our Behind the Scenes Action:

Articles to Get You Started:

7 Body Language Secrets from the Internets Greatest Experts: If you want to be a teacher and trainer, you should learn the body language of experts.

Nonverbal Hacks for Your Website: Do you have a website or social media profile? Make sure you use nonverbal to pump it up!

Body Language of Leaders: What do leaders show and do with their body?

Find a Body Language Trainer in City: See our current list of graduated and certified trainers.

About Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards is a published author and behavioral investigator. She is a Huffington Post columnist and her courses and research has been featured on CNN, Forbes, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal. As a published Penguin author, Vanessa regularly speaks and appears in the media to talk about her research. She is a sought after consultant and speaker.


  1. Denise Sisson

    What an amazing opportunity this would be, not only for myself but to help others be the best they can be. As a nurse communication and body language are important aspects of patient care. Imagine being able to communicate with anyone and everyone with confidence! If everyone took this course, imagine what a wonderful world this could be if we could all interact with each other the way we were intended to! Imagine the exciting opportunities! I would love to be a part of transforming people and their skills to be body language gurus!

  2. Audrey Kwan

    I’ve been waiting for this second round of applications to open! I hesitated in January because I had just finished my Master of Arts in Professional Communications and then launched a communications business that is now growing by word of mouth, and I still keep feeling the call to become a body language expert.

    Perhaps it feels like the art of reading people is innate in me and the science fascinates me, but mostly what lights me up is knowing that now there is a way to help empower others to not shy away from presenting, speaking, and sharing their big ideas. These ideas that may have been been swept under the rug or locked in the closet because it was never “what” they wanted to communicate that was the obstacle but “how” to communicate that was the barrier. Few things in life feel like game-changers, this is one of them. I would be honoured to be trained at the Science of People and to be mentored by Vanessa and her team. On the edge of excitement for June 16th.


  3. Marie-Laure Vonlanthen

    Hi Vanessa,
    I can’t wait this new Trainer Program to start. I just hope so much I’ll get the chance to forward your knowledge, use this science and bring out to Europe this wonderful studies and job you prepared for us.
    I may have some weaknesses, today, maybe not the best, yet, in sharing and using digital – online tools. But I know that you won’t find many other as motivated as me. Many other knowing so deeply that “this is the right” thing, future for me. You’ll be able to count on a fully committed. implicated (over motivated) and strongly confident in me.
    I know you’re looking for the right person, the right trainer so here I am, and I’m so happy to come on board and become part of the wondeful “science of people” history.
    Best regards.

    1. Danielle McRae

      We’re so excited too! Thank you so much for your interest!

      Danielle | Science of People Team

  4. Belinda Metlitzky Silbert

    Hi Vanessa
    I have loved doing all of your courses on Udemy. The insights have been invaluable in my work as both a coach and a Profiler. I hail from South Africa and I would love to bring the “good news” to South Africa by become a Body Language Trainer. Warm Regards, Belinda.:)

  5. keting

    Hi Venessa and the Team of Science of People,

    I was mind blown after taking your courses on Udemy and Creativelive! Love them and already recommended your courses to some of my hard-core geeky friends. Can’t wait for the trainer programer and learning a systematic way to inspire my community! Thanks -Keting

  6. Justine Ballard

    Hi Vanessa, I currently help people to put their best self forward. I have worked for many years in communication and having qualified as a coach I now help people to use their authentic communication style with impact and to be aware of how their body language is sending out messages that can take away from their authority and presence. I have read everything I could over the last 10 years and am self taught. Your course interests me because I want to develop my knowledge further and gain science-backed information and tools to give my work more substance and impact. It would be great to be able to teach this to others as well as coach. I have been so privileged to see people shine and grow just from increasing their awareness of how they present themselves and their message and making small but powerful changes to their body language. Best wishes, Justine

  7. Davide

    Hi Vanessa,
    i’m an Italian guy and i’ve discovered you on Udemy.
    In your method i can see innovation, passion, energy.
    I work in Information Technology deparment and i can see the lack of comunication skills in this world.
    I want to be a part of your program:

    – to bring comunication skills in my work.
    – to bring you and your energy in Italy.
    – to improve myself.
    – to become part “science of people” Family
    – because i’m following you in the last 6 month and i can’t wait this new Trainer Program to start 😀

    I can garantee you my energy, my passion and all my skills.

    Warm Regards

    1. Danielle McRae

      Hi Davide, we are so excited to hear about your interest in the Trainer program! Stay tuned for applications on January 11th!

      Danielle | Science of People Team

  8. Rob Williams

    Hi Vanessa,

    I have enrolled on 2 of your Udemy courses, 7 Scientifically Proven Steps and Body Language For Entrepreneurs, and now I have found my way to Science Of People! So why am I here?

    I believe that body language plays a major part in how we are perceived by others, and the impact our body language may have on others, and the way it may make them react to us, is an extremely important but seriously under-utilised skill.

    In the short period I have been visiting this site and following your courses, I have learnt so much but am really eager to study much more. The knowledge I am gaining, and further hope to gain, will benefit me personally in many ways as it will the people I meet in a professional basis.

    It goes without saying that since being here I have felt strongly as though I have found a community of like-minded people!


  9. Meda

    Hi Vanessa and the Science of People Team,

    I finished your Body Language for Entrepreneurs course on Udemy in December and I absolutely loved it! The moment I found out about this trainer training programme, I felt that this is something I really need to do.

    I reached a point in my life where I need to make a major carrier change and after browsing your website, reading your articles, watching your videos, I concluded that to become a body language trainer is something I know I would enjoy doing. This is the second time in my life when I am prepared to make a major change. First time, was when I decided to change countries and start a new life. I was born in a communist country under a communist regime. I wanted to do better for myself so I decided to leave everything behind and start from scratch again, in UK. I lived and worked in London now, as a management consultant, for the last 15 years. Recently, I decided that I need to do something different, that would bring me more satisfaction, that would allow me to use my creativity and to help other people on my journey. As you said on one of your web pages, life is short and we need to make the most of it. Helping others whilst doing something we love, is the best way to live our life.

    I am what you would call a geek, passionate about science, with 2 Masters degrees in engineering and political studies, I am an introvert and I struggle sometimes when around people as I never want to upset anyone with anything. I like to help people as much as I can and when I do, those who don’t know me look rather surprised – my body language is obviously not that good so I definitely need to learn more :). Hopefully, this is not a big No in your selection criteria 🙂

    I am very creative and I enjoy experimenting with new things. I have a lot of determination, I am passionate about the work you are doing and I am prepared to do whatever it takes to be in your team.

    It would be an honour to be selected by you to join your training course and be part of your team.

    Kindest regards,


  10. Meda

    Vanessa mentioned it when she informed us about this course. At the time I was in one of her courses on Udemy.

  11. Sophie

    Hello everybody,

    I was amazed by how much I learned about myself and about others while doing two courses of Vanessa’s at udemy. I study Biology (MSc programme) in Austria and I thought I knew quite a lot about behavioural patterns, hormones etc. I did, too, in theory. What Vanessa did was taking all the theoretical (and really amazing, sometimes freaky, sometimes scary) knowledge and building a guideline to improve your life, in general, just by changing your behaviour and way of interacting with people.

    I have the feeling that I am a bit late to apply for one of the places on her training. If I get one though, I would

    – put myself out there and become a full-time Body Langage trainer
    – include my knowledge of Biology and Evolution in all of the courses I’d give
    – see this not only as a way to financial independence while doing something you really love but as a mission to make peoples’ lives better
    – offer a special course for people who have been unemployed for too long, for free – to give back.

    Thanks, and if I’m too late, I guess there will be another trainer course coming up soon, right?


    (oh, yeah, and I could potentially teach in five languages, if that earns me any plus-points )

  12. Tarek

    Wow.. I asked about this training way back in September when I took the online course about body language. I am a business and personal coach and I love working with people in every aspect. I have even taken courses on personal energy work and hypnosis to help shift people’s emotions when the coaching hits a dead end.

    I have been busy with all of this that I did not notice that the course was open. I just went through the first pre training video and downloaded the application.

    I am definitely ready to work with this and to add it to my repertoire.

    I will be back on this forum soon..

    Can’t wait.

    1. Danielle McRae

      Hi Tarek, we’re looking forward to receiving your application!

      Danielle | Science of People Team

  13. Liam Hayes

    Very interesting and very cool! It looks like you guys have build a very efficient program that is helping out a lot of people. Cool stuff 🙂

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