Vanessa joined the Be Challenged team in July 2016 as the first full-time QLD Event Manager. The Be Challenged QLD office was just starting to get some traction and Vanessa brought with her extensive event and hospitality experience, exceptional customer service and a long list of happy clients. Studying a diploma in Event Management with Bond University as well as 3 ½ years hands-on event experience at the renowned Gold Coast Icons- Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and Skypoint, Vanessa had just what Be Challenged needed to take it’s QLD operations to the next level.
Vanessa is passionate about running consistent and quality team events, inspiring trust and confidence from the initial handover to event completion and ensuring that every event is stress free and easy for the client. Vanessa knows the impact a workplace culture has on a team’s effectiveness as well as the staff’s personal growth and development and is dedicated to having a positive and lasting influence through every event she directs. Some of Vanessa’s team building highlights (so far) are a 400 pax “It‘s a Knockout and Colour Run” for Michael Hill, a 900 pax “Orchestrate” for Yum Restaurants (yikes) and running the first Be Challenged Flat Out Afloat on Fraser Island. In the future Vanessa hopes to help Be Challenged continue to grow and has her eye on setting up the operations team in Perth- watch this space
Vanessa, as you would expect coming from QLD, loves the beach and outdoor activities. She is a keen scuba diver and enjoys the odd hike up a mountain, luckily, she can do both in the Gold Coast!