Vanessa Whitehead


Vanessa Whitehead has operated as an Executive and Entrepreneur in various local and International Organisations. Her experience spans over 25 years in Leadership, Human Resources, People Development, Operations and Consulting. She holds a BComm (Hons) degree in Industrial Psychology and Business Management. She is an internationally certified Meta Coach and Psychometrist.

Vanessa started her career in Human Resources and Training at Robertson’s (Pty) Ltd and has subsequently worked with other leading organisations including inter alia: – Barloworld Equipment (CAT), UTi (now DSV), Cadbury-Schweppes, RTT(Pty)Ltd, HL Halls and Sons and Nedcor.

As part of Executive teams, she has worked with Leaders and Individuals to transform company’s structures, systems, culture, style and bottom line.

In 2012 Vanessa re-started a boutique Human Capital Consulting Firm – Altitude-SA. In 2016 she partnered with other like-minded individuals to form No Ordinary Corporation and subsequently merged the two companies. Vanessa currently serves as Managing Director for No Ordinary Corporation (Pty) Ltd, a B-BBEE level 2, all woman owned Consulting and Transformation company.

Her passion ensures that people and organisations understand their purpose and unleash their potential to achieve superior performance. She works with organisations from the inside-out helping transform corporates, entrepreneurs and individuals alike.

Interesting fact:   Vanessa LOVES to learn. Anything that involves researching, reading & studying. As a child her family called her “Bennie Bookworm” and as an adult, her husband calls her “Mrs Google”. Given more time & money, she would happily be a full-time student and definitely plans to still be studying even when she is a Grandmother one day.