Vanessa Bennett Vanessa is the CEO of Next Evolution Performance – a global high performance coaching business focused on helping leaders, business owners, individuals and teams to maximize performance AND to decrease their overall effort to ensure that high performance and, therefore, profitability is sustainable. Vanessa has over 20 years of experience in the financial services and health and fitness professions. She was the Head of Financial Adviser Distribution for Dimensional Fund Advisors, managing a team of 11 people with assets under management growing from $1B to over $9B during her tenure of over 8 years. Prior to that she held senior sales roles with Macquarie Bank. Vanessa also qualified as a group fitness instructor whilst completing her undergraduate university studies and has always taught classes on top of her professional career. She has been with Fitness First for 16 years as a senior group fitness instructor and mentor. Vanessa is based in Sydney, Australia and services clients in all parts of the globe.