The Leadership Accelerator


Execute at a higher level and: 

  • Become 60% more productive

  • 10X your EQ

  • Have more free time for the things you love

  • Cultivate an unwavering level of self-compassion


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Does this sound familiar?

  • You have high standards, but your inner stickler and perfectionism take up precious time and brain space

  • You have trouble saying no because you're afraid to disappoint others

  • You have what you need to be successful but still feel like an imposter

  • You know you're over committed but are afraid to commit to less

  • Your fear of failure leads to constant overworking

  • You know what you want to do but you're not consistently doing it

  • You get distracted and jump from task to task leaving projects incomplete

Wouldn't it be amazing if:

  • You had an unshakeable level of confidence, even in the spaces that made you feel insecure

  • You were resolved and measured in all stressful situations, instead of triggered and upset 

  • You finished every project you started with excellence

  • You trusted yourself to say no to requests that were not aligned with your wellbeing

  • You felt accomplished and energized at the end of every week

  • You had an unwavering level of self-compassion 
  • You could enjoy your downtime and be present with your loved ones, instead of being preoccupied with your to-do list

  • You had all the skills you needed to negotiate, manage and lead

Why aren't I there yet?

It's not your fault. It's how your brain has been socialized. 

I've been there. My clients have been there.


I know what it's like to work all hours of the day and night and still feel like you're never doing enough.

That's why I've taught leaders just like you how to access the parts of their brain that help them execute at a higher lever, so they become 60% more productive, increase their EQ and become more effective leaders.

And, instead of filling their free time with more work, they use their time for things they love.

Jessica S.

"I joined the Leadership Accelerator to advance my career, but I've been using the skills I've learned in all areas of my life, and my marriage has never been better. My husband and I are enjoying our time together and no longer bickering over small things."

Michelle M.

"After just 1 week of working with Vanessa, I realized I was leaving money on the table by not asking for a raise. Vanessa taught me the skills I needed to negotiate a raise. She helped me successfully negotiate a 3% raise AND flexible work hours."

What wont solve the problem?

Most people think they just need:

  • More time
  • To work harder or longer hours
  • To have a perfectly managed calendar 
This won't solve the problem. These attempts just leave you exhausted, overworked, and on the path to burnout. 


Trust me. I know.


About Dr. Vanessa Calderón

I was the ultimate hyper-achieving, ambitious leader.
I graduated with two professional degrees, including a Master's degree from Harvard (because an MD wasn't enough).
I did everything to optimize every second of my day. Within one year after my residency training, I was appointed Chief of my Department, and was offered my first executive role as Chief Medical Officer soon afterwards.
I was also a mom of two young kids, which meant I was up working before my kids would get up and back to work when I'd put them to sleep. I overworked consistently and with pride. Even though I'd say my family was my first priority, my calendar was over-booked with work commitments with little time for anything else. Though I was hustling, I wasn't achieving the results I wanted in all areas of my life.
I knew there had to be a different way.
Using the tools I teach in the Leadership Accelerator, I was able to tap into new parts of my brain that helped me improve my productivity and do more with less time.
I'm still ambitious and creating big things, but am doing so with ease and joy. And, I now have more free time and mental space to be present for the people I love.
More about me

Introducing the Leadership Accelerator

The program that has everything you need so you can start executing at a higher level in 90 days.

By doing so:

  • You increase your productivity by 60% and execute at a higher level
  • You 10X your emotional intelligence and become a more effective leader
  • You simplify and organize your calendar for good
  • You create more time for things that bring you joy
  • You create brain space to be present for the people you love
  • You cultivate more self-compassion
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What you'll learn

Module 1:


Master your mind


Your brain is your most valuable asset. This module teaches you how to unlock the parts of your brain that are proven to increase your effectiveness. You'll learn:

  • The science of brain mastery
  • How to rewire your brain and become a brain ninja
  • How to 10X your emotional intelligence
  • The power of self-command


Module 2:


Master your Emotions


Emotions are unavoidable and can either propel you forward or keep you stuck. This module teaches you how to access the emotions you need to propel you towards your goals. You'll learn:

  • How to deprogram the emotions that keep you stuck
  • How to create calm and clarity in stressful situations
  • How to access commitment and other helpful emotions on demand


Module 3:


Master Stress and Resilience


Stress is part of the human experience, from sitting in traffic to dealing with deadlines and managing difficult relationships. To thrive as a leader and a human you need resilience skills that stick. In this module, you'll learn:

  • Three easy-to-use resiliency skills
  • How to create a life of intention
  • How to turn off your work brain when you're at home
  • How to be fully present with the people you love
  • How to create a calendar that reflects your true priorities


Module 4:


Master Transformational Leadership


Effective leaders consistently rate higher on emotional intelligence scores.  Modules 1-3 give you the foundation to 10X your EQ. This module teaches you the skills to put that into practice. You'll learn:

  • How to inspire trust
  • How to speak to influence in any setting
  • How to negotiate to create a win-win


And more

The Program was created by and for busy high achieving professionals.

It was developed using adult learning theory, so you get the most out of the programand retain what you learn for the rest of your life.


Katherine R.

"After working with Vanessa, I redefined my definition of productivity. I'm now intentionally resting without guilt and getting more done at work."

Jenny C.

"After just my first session with Vanessa, I was able to clear up so much mind drama, that I got the best night of sleep in a very long time."


The modules are broken down into short, high-yield and accessible lengths. They're accessible to watch and rewatch around your busy schedule. 


You have access to a printable workbook. The workbook ensures you learn and retain the course material. 


The weekly coaching calls help deepen your understanding of the core concepts. Get coached and learn by watching others get coached.


You'll be a part of the best supportive professional development community out there. Imagine a group of people who care about your success just as much as you do. You'll have the opportunity to connect, network and raise each other up.

Why work with me?

I'm a master level coach, physician leader, and certified resiliency and compassion fatigue educator. My experience also includes:
  • 20 years of leadership experience
  • Over 10,000 hours of coaching experience  
  • Specialty training in neuroplasticity, positive intelligence and wellness
  • Advanced certifications in public speaking
  • Certified Resiliency and Compassion Fatigue educator
  • Being a mom, a wife, and an imperfect human

Next Cohort starts Fall 2022


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Terri N.

"Vanessa helped me understand where the anxiety around my difficult relationship with my mom was coming from. She taught me tools to deal with difficult emotions. We got together as a family, and for the first time in 10 years, I felt no anxiety. The same drama still exists, I just wasn't triggered by it."

Sam G.

"I had always known that self-compassion mattered but I didn't realize how much I needed it. Now I've been practicing it so much that everyone arounds me notices a difference. Both my husband and my mom mentioned how much happier I seem"


The next cohort starts Fall 2022.