Master Your People Skills

Advanced online training to level up your charisma, pitch your ideas, and take command of your presence.

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

12 Advanced Skills. 12 Powerful Secrets.

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.

Skill 1: Be More Charismatic

Be the most memorable person in the room and make sure no one ever forgets your name.

Skill 2: Be More Memorable

Make an amazing authentic, powerful first impression.

Skill 3: Be More Engaging

Design your professional presence and master your poise.

Skill 4: Capture Others' Attention

Powerfully pitch your ideas to generate excitement.

Skill 5: Earn Trust Faster

Quickly build rapport and lasting relationships.

Skill 6: Be More Powerful

Negotiate with confidence and speak so people listen.

Skill 7: Be More Likable

Use the likability blueprint to be more socially successful.

Skill 8: Decode People

Speed read people and their emotions so you know what they’re thinking.

Skill 9: Master Conversation

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

Skill 10: Increase Your Influence

Lead with both authority and authenticity and get your ideas adopted.

Skill 11: Assert Yourself

Build a powerful network and develop social assertiveness.

Skill 12: Connect With others

Be indispensable at work and thrive on your team.

What People School Students Say

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

How it Works

1. Join the Waitlist

We limit enrollment to four classes per year. Our next class opens in the fall. To make sure you get notified, join our waitlist and be the first to hear when our next class opens.

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

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.

Meet our students

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

"All I have to say is WOW! Seriously, this is by far the best online course I’ve seen (and I have done so many).  It is so well done, super setup, entertaining, high quality video, educational… it has blown me away (I kid you not! And I am not easily impressed).  I keep thinking about who could benefit… and you know what, I really think that EVERYONE should take this!!"

Alexandre F.

"Ladies, today's live session was overwhelming for me in a tremendously liberating way. You've ACED it - drop Mic!. As Learners we simply get to listen and take advantage of the tips, resources, years of research and team of professionals committed to the goal of People School."

Claudia W.

"Honestly, its super fun learning all these new skills, actually for the last live session my 11 yr old sat with me for 2 hrs straight watching a long with me, she was transfixed and was asking questions all the way through."

Andrew T.

"Am 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."

Nicky M.

I have to confess that as a professional who uses interpersonal skills in my day to day work to motivate and lead people, I had very high expectations about the program and these were all exceeded...excellent work."

Jacobo P.

"I just want to thank you and your team for everything!! This has been an emotional journey for me. I see who I truly am and your work helped me see it!"

Shivali B.

"The material is mind-blowingly awesome and what you’re doing is so great."

Dahlia B.

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. This is expected to be Fall 2018.