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Welcome to People School

Our students come from companies large and small in more than 50 countries.

12 Advanced Skills. 12 Powerful Secrets.

Here’s what you’ll learn in People School:

Skill 1: The Charisma Formula

Never get lost in a room full of people and know how to leave people asking about you (and remembering you) long after you’ve left.

Skill 2: Prime Your Performance

Get the results you want from your interactions — every time — without being inauthentic, manipulative, or slimy.

Skill 3: Become Engaging

Send signals that you can be both capable and friendly and keep people interested and energized in conversation.


Start interesting conversations, keep them going, and pitch your ideas in a way that leaves people curious and excited.


Rapidly build trust and mutual rapport for lasting and meaningful relationships.


Be taken seriously, interrupted less, and command authority and respect.


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Skill 8: Decode People

Speed-read people’s intentions and interests so you can eliminate confusion, remove doubts, and connect more deeply with anyone.

Skill 9: Capitalize On Your Conversations and Relationships

Move beyond small talk to create powerful connections and never run out of things to say.

Skill 10: Assert Yourself

Develop social assertiveness and get what you need and want out of interactions.

Skill 11: Increase Your Influence

Lead with authority and authenticity and get your ideas adopted.

Skill 12: Strengthen Connections

Become indispensable at work and thrive on your team.

Course Overview

How many of these statements sound like you?

  • You have great ideas, but have trouble getting them adopted. (And the typical elevator pitch makes your skin crawl!)
  • You know you’re incredibly talented, but dread asking for a raise, raising your rates or negotiating for what you know you deserve.
  • You have trouble saying no — to events that drain you, to social obligations and to toxic people.
  • You are often under-appreciated for your hard work because you don’t always know how to showcase your strengths.
  • You want a strong network with high quality contacts without having to go to a networking event every single night of the week (or be a smarmy salesman).
  • You want to have influence without being inauthentic.
  • You’ve already achieved a certain degree of success, but you know you can do much more. Now you’re ready for the next level, but aren’t sure what steps to take next. (This doesn’t mean you aren’t busy! In fact, your to do list is jam packed, but your 5 year plan is worryingly ambiguous.)

If these statements sound like you, I want to help.

Here’s the problem: Most of us have not been given all the tools we need to succeed. We learned technical skills and job skills in school, but were barely given any training in people skills. No matter how talented you are, you cannot succeed if you can’t interview effectively, negotiate your worth, or be indispensable on a team.

I want you to be recognized for your talents. I want to get your ideas heard. I want you to be paid what you deserve. To do this, I have created the ultimate people skills training. People School will teach you all the soft skills you were never taught in school.

My goal is to give you the missing tools you can use for the rest of your life to help you achieve your mission, up your impact and share your ideas with the world.

How it works…

1. Join the Waitlist

We limit enrollment. Join our waitlist and be notified about be the first to hear about the next available opening.

2. Enroll

When you’re ready, enroll in People School to get instant access to all the modules, bonuses and People Lab, our private Science of People community.

3. Start Learning

Once you’re enrolled, watch each of the 12 video modules at your own pace, from wherever you want. You never lose access, and can watch as many times as you need!

The 12 Video Skills

Each video skill is packed with fascinating research, real life case studies, and exercises. At the end of each Skill Vanessa walks you through 3 challenges to activate your new knowledge.

The Workbook

Get 150+ pages of customized worksheets and templates as an instantly downloadable PDF to follow along with lessons. We’ll also ship a custom printed workbook to you so you can follow along in real life.

Group Coaching

There is one assignment for each skill you learn. During the course, students will submit a total of 12 assignments to their Science of People coach to review during optional live office hours calls.

THe Network

Students get 12 months of unlimited access to our private members network, People Lab. Students ask questions, practice skills they learn, chat with others, and most importantly, begin building their network with like-minded students.

People School is completely virtual

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People School is for you

Adventurous Introverts

Learn how to be heard without being loud. We want you to be in control of your social interactions and communicate with your unique brand of confidence.


Do you want more from your relationships and your work? We want to help you optimize your natural social strengths without having to be inauthentic.

Goal-Oriented Extroverts

If you love people then you have the opportunity to truly master your communication. We want to help you tie your career goals to your natural people skills.

Be an Office MVP

Achieve higher interpersonal intelligence in all aspects of your professional life.

Earn Social Success

 Lead powerfully in meetings and motivate your colleagues and clients.

Master Communicator

Have more successful conversations and pitch your ideas effectively.

What students say about People School

Join students from more than 50 countries in the People School alumni network.

GOT THE JOB!!! $30k more per year, less hours, more vacation, better bonuses and less BS. Thank you.

For the first time in years, I got a review at work that said I’m exceeding expectations!

I have taken other courses, like Tony Robbins, and yes I felt empowered, however, without a blueprint. This course gave so many practical use in everyday life and at professional level. My goal in taking this course was to land a better environment and better pay job which I did.. so HUGE thank you to you and your team.

You have freed me from the bondage of ‘introvert’. I wish I had learned this a long time ago. But I have hope now. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Several people came up to me and said they were impressed with how engaging and confident I seemed. That would have never happened before.

All of my arguments are resolving much faster now.

I’ve been able to close all 5 of my offers this week. I would have never imagined a 100% close rate!

I can see in people’s eyes when I speak to them now, that they’re actually listening. They aren’t just waiting to talk.

I’m seriously high on dopamine after nailing my first keynote speech at a business women’s luncheon. And I attribute much of the success to my learnings already on this course.

I have finally been accepted to my program of choice at school. During that process, I did try to prime every email I sent out, and used a lot more hand gestures during my interviews. Knowing that I have a good plan, vs. wondering if I should do this or that, certainly had a big impact on my confidence. And I think confidence makes all the difference.

People are actually saying “Yes” to my ideas, and when I invite them to go do things with me on the weekends and after work.

Not only do I know what to do now, I actually *like* doing the things that People School has taught me!

What People School Students Say

Get Ready for People School

Has anyone ever forgotten your name? Are you interrupted in meetings? How much have weak connections cost you? How many opportunities have you missed due to awkward interactions? How many times have people listened to you but never truly heard your message?

It’s time to level up your people skills. Join our waitlist and be the first to know when our next class opens up.

Our science-backed framework will show you the people skills essential to your career success.