Vanessa Van Edwards

Communication expert, bestselling author, acclaimed speaker, and founder of Science of People.

About Vanessa

Vanessa is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People, translated into 17 languages, and Cues: Master the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication. More than 50 million people watch her engaging YouTube tutorials and TEDx Talk.

Vanessa shares tangible skills to improve interpersonal communication and leadership. Her science-backed framework helps anyone communicate with confidence.

Vanessa is renowned for teaching science-backed people skills to audiences worldwide, including SXSW, MIT, and Stanford. Her engaging workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in business and life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people.

Millions visit her website monthly for her methods that turn “soft skills” into actionable, masterable frameworks that can be applied daily. Hundreds of thousands of students have taken her popular communication courses on LinkedIn Learning and thousands have taken her advanced social skills course People School.

Vanessa helps entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and trillion-dollar companies and has been featured on CNN, BBC, CBS Mornings, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today, The Today Show, and many more.

She regularly speaks to innovative companies, including Google, Facebook, Comcast, Frito Lay, Microsoft, Amazon, Univision, and Travelers Insurance. She has keynoted on major stages, including Dave Ramsey’s Entreleadership Summit, Lewis Howes’ Summit of Greatness, and twice at the Global Leadership Summit.

Corporate Speaking

Vanessa regularly creates custom workshops and events for the world’s most innovative companies.







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Vanessa shares a new social tip each week, along with funny, awkward memes, inspiring communication strategies, and quotes to make your scrolling infinitely more inspiring.

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