Consulting / Coaching

“I wanted to shoot you a quick thank you for Monday’s session. I found the information you shared to be very helpful, encouraging, practical and eye opening. I look forward to putting it into practice… Thank you for what you do… You are definitely filling a much needed gap in children’s (and parent’s/adults) sexual education and the whole communication dynamic around the sensitive topic. I also love to see how passionate you are about it too.”

 – consulting client

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“I had the profoundly healing experience just by sharing with such a loving, nurturing woman. The space I went to in myself was very raw and vulnerable, and I felt that Vanessa was able to go there with me bringing tenderness, love and acceptance. I was able to surrender completely and trust that I was held and supported in a way I had never experienced before.”

 – consulting client

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“Vanessa worked a miracle in my family. With her guidance, I was able to see and create a whole new vision for my relationship with my daughter that included communication skills and age-appropriate books… Vanessa was also able to expand and enrich that vision with her expertise in other cultures and rituals. These elements were powerful and touched my soul – this was what my original vision was missing, and what I ultimately needed the most.

… Since then, my daughter has come to me to talk about issues I know she had been keeping inside. She says things like, “my friend shared that she has never had a girl talk like we do with her mom.”  I know that because Vanessa came alongside her and saw her wholeness, she was able to see me in a new light – she finally believed in how hard I was trying to connect with her.

The value of my meetings with Vanessa Osage cannot be overstated. She changed everything.”

 – joint consulting & mentoring clients

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“You are a fantastic teacher – you inspire confidence.”

  – consulting client

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“You are a guide. Even though you are younger, I look to you for how to live my life. The grace with which you live and the way you prioritize what is most important in your loving relationships… has me naturally looking to you for support.”

– consulting client

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“You are like an answered prayer. The work you do is so important and amazing.”

– coaching client

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“There’s something about your humanness that makes me feel safer here than I would with a counselor.”

– coaching client

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Mentoring

 

“I just wanted to say thank you so much for the work you’ve done with her. I know it’s only been a short time and only once a week, but it has really made a difference. I could tell each time as I dropped her off how upset or angry she was, but always when I picked her up her entire aura had changed to being one much more open, positive and friendly…”

– parent of mentoring client

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Sexuality Education

“Thank you so much for coming to our school. I have loved the time we have had together… I appreciate your acceptance of each of us, and your support. You have helped me feel more comfortable with who I am, and being okay when that shifts…”

– middle school student

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“My son has had sex ed for a couple of years now… and he told me this was the best experience, because it addressed the emotional side too.”

– Mother of 6th grade boy

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“I was introduced to Vanessa and Rooted Emerging in eighth grade, through an ongoing class at my middle school. I am now in my first year of college and seeking volunteer/internship positions. I still carry with me so much of what Rooted Emerging taught me and would love to give back.”

– former Sexuality Education student

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“That was the best Parent Sex Ed Night we’ve had in all the 17 years of my running the school!”

– Kim Feerer, Founder/Director of Cedar Tree Montessori

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Professional Trainings

“Just wanting to thank you again for yesterday. This seminar was well worth the time and money. So much good discussion and resource-sharing and stretching my brain — such a safe and welcoming “container” you created. You’re a great model for qualities of open-mindedness, curiosity, and warmth. I’m both a parent and a mental health professional, and the content of the seminar challenged me in both those realms in positive ways. I hope you continue to find ways to offer this conversation and that you get more and more attendance, and I’m so glad you’re in the community!”

– Seminar participant

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“What’s clear to me is you have a gift for doing this work. What you’ve created here is just gorgeous.”

– Seminar participant

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“She’s passionate, she’s informed, she connects!”

– lecture participant