Join us for networking, breakfast and learn how to navigate change with Vanessa Williams.

It is with great pleasure to announce our keynote speaker for this year’s Economic Conference and Networking Breakfast to be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Farmington Marriott.  Vanessa Williams is the Founder and CEO of Leading Edge Consulting, a global executive coaching firm with offices in CT and FL. Vanessa is an  Executive Leadership Developer. Corporate Team Builder. Thinking Partner. Professional Certified Coach (PCC)


Join us for networking, breakfast and learn how to navigate change.  Vanessa’s presentation: “Change is the ultimate driver of our ability to compete in the new economy, boardroom and community in the 21st century”. Proceeds from this event will help transform students from classroom to career.  We invite you to purchase your tickets, sponsorships or make a donation to support the students and programs at Tunxis Community College.


Vanessa has an International background and vast experience in Executive Coaching, Women and Diversity Leadership Coaching, Leadership Advancement, Operations Leadership, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Strategic Business Planning, Management and Financial Reporting, and Change Management. Vanessa uses a holistic approach with her clients from identifying success roadblocks and creating metric driven action plans and goal setting. She also works with executives, business owners and c-suites to identify strategic goals and to build and engage high performing collaborative teams. In her corporate career, Vanessa was a Managing Director for Horton International, a retained global boutique executive search firm headquartered in West Hartford, CT. She also held senior level and C-suite positions leading high-powered executive global teams for Sun Life, Prudential, Mass Mutual, Aetna, and UConn Health. Vanessa holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Virginia State University, and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. Leading Edge Consulting, LLC holds national certifications as a Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), and Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). She sits on the Board of Trustees for Easter Seals, The New England Air Museum, and Amistad Center for Arts and Culture. She also sits on the Advisory Board for Reginald F. Lewis College Business Alumni at Virginia State University.


Her strategic business partner is John Madigan, CEO of Executive Talent Services of Farmington, CT.  Executive Talent Services provides executive coaching, talent management consulting, outplacement services for companies, executive search and Career Concierge® services for individual executives and emerging leaders.