Vanessa Burgess

Expert Level Coach


Charlotte, North Carolina

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  • Psychological tactics for motivation and discipline

  • Shredding/fat loss

  • Muscle building

  • Beginners to veganism

  • Time management

  • Motivation and mindset

  • Member of The Sculpted Vegan community since January 2019

  • The Sculpted Vegan coach since May 2020


  • Bachelor’s in Criminal Psychology

  • 10+ years teaching experience


Vanessa joined the Sculpted Vegan family in January 2019, after having 3 babies in under 2 years, and floundering in despair over her body image.

Balancing motherhood with her own health and fitness goals was one of the biggest challenges she has overcome, and because of this, she has an ultra-soft spot for other mothers in a similar place.

She has since worked extensively with Kim throughout her own personal  journey. When Vanessa first began, Kim closely mentored her in battling the internal fears over eating enough calories so that she could transform her body from skinny-fat to lean, strong, and muscular. 

She was used to the typical dieting pattern of starving-then-bingeing that so many women fall victim to when trying to lose body fat and gain beautiful, muscular curves. She fought through difficult panic episodes, mental stress, and sheer anxiety during her 18-month Sculpt & Shred journey as she worked tirelessly to improve her body image.

Through years of direct support and mentoring by Kim, Vanessa has learned the ins and outs of the science behind physique change. She has quickly become an expert in vegan nutrition, shredding, and muscle gain.

Having spent 4 years in the U.S. Army, Vanessa has learned to face fears, worries, and doubt with a disciplined, blunt, and sensitive approach. She believes that everyone deserves honesty in their quest towards success, and focuses intently on helping others (especially moms) create realistic, achievable goals.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Psychology and firmly believes mindset plays a massive role in our ability to be successful in anything we do. 

“It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela

Vanessa resides in quaint North Carolina with her husband, 3 young children, and a super lazy bulldog. 


“Vanessa is incredible, I picked her for her no nonsense approach with empathy and understanding… I wasn’t wrong, she saw me, got me, so much so I immediately bought the monthly subscription.. I was dubious initially at the price, what can you do in an hour.. she’s AMAZING. Thank you Vanessa ?”

“Vanessa was kind, funny, knowledgeable and very helpful. She gave me the direction I needed to feel confident and put my mind at ease with the route I wanted to take. Vanessa was very thorough and simple with her explanations to make my journey easy and enjoyable. I would highly recommend Vanessa to anyone.”