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Counterfear LLC

Vanessa R. Burnett, Founder

Vanessa Burnett is a consultant and life coach, specializing in making change, countering fear, and building resilience.  Vanessa was trained in life coaching through the Martha Beck Institute in 2013, when she founded the “Counterfear” idea and launched Counterfear LLC.  Vanessa now lives in central Iowa and coaches online and in person.  She travels to help people find vision, get connected, build community, and make change.


Vanessa is an experienced program manager and analyst with over 15 years of professional experience in emergency management and homeland security.  Much of this work has included coaching, collaboration, and project facilitation with working groups, leaders, contractors, and colleagues to build national and regional level policy, procedures, systems, and operational approaches.  Her experience includes wildland fire management, fire intelligence, fire danger and predictive services, incident and disaster information sharing, incident management, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), resilience, infrastructure protection, public-private partnerships for incident management and infrastructure restoration, geographic information systems (GIS), aviation operations for incidents, security, threat response, risk management, cybersecurity, continuity of operations programs (COOP), and a variety of disasters.


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