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Vanessa Van Edwards

Vanessa Van Edwards

Guest Writer
Vanessa Van Edwards is a national best selling author and lead investigator at her human behavior research lab, ScienceofPeople.com. Her book, Captivate: Use Science to Succeed with People, was chosen by Apple as one of the most anticipated books of 2017, and she leads soft skills trainings for Fortune 500 companies including Google, Dove, Facebook, Intel, MillerCoors and American Express.

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