Inspiring Change, Creating Wellness

Health &Wellness Coach and Weight Management Consultant


Capacity2Change supports women to building positive wellbeing, good health & lifestyle behaviors. Programs are tailored to best meet the needs of each client whether you are looking for weight loss as a goal or reinventing your self after relationship breakdown, empty nesting, retirement or other life changing experiences.

My name is Vanessa and I am a  Health & Wellness Coach and Weight Management Consultant. I have University qualifications in Health Science & Women's Health along with a Cert IV in Weight Management from Australian College of Weight Management and  Level 1 &2 Wellness Coaching  from Wellness Coaching Australia .

My 42 year career spans across community health and clinical services in the area of health promotion,  healthy weight, obesity prevention and  most recently in Wellbeing & Resilience to build skills in resilience.

If you are needing support to keep you on track with lifestyle changes or encouragement to create a healthier, happier more resilient you, then contact me, I would love to be your Coach.

We can work together to create the best version of you! Lets start today.

One day or day decide!

Character Strengths

Everyone has their strengths. Research has shown that there are 24 character strengths we draw from. Some we use more than others and these are called signature strengths. 

Our top five strengths are those we use most so are said to be our signature strengths.  Signature strengths will often change to some degree depending on our experiences and values at various times ofd our lives. 

See the link to VIA (Values in Action) and give the Free survey a go!

My top 5 signature strengths:

  • Love
  • Humor 
  • Prudence
  • Creativity
  • Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

Understanding our strengths can help us learn about ourselves.

Go to and to learn about your character strengths.

Vanessa Gaston-Gardner

Lead Consultant & Coach


Weight Management, Health & Wellness Coaching

BHealthSc (Edith Cowan)

GDip Women;s Hlth (Edith Cowan)

Cert IV Weight Management (ACWM)

Wellness Coaching Levels 1 & 2 (WCA)

Practicing at Project 18 the wellbeing collective

6 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015 



  • Health & Wellness
  • Weight Management
  • Lifestyle Change
  • Resilience 


  • 1:1 
  • Small group coaching


  • A variety of workshops are offered and can be tailored to client need

Coaching programs are 8 to 12 weeks in duration and cost between $440-$660

All programs & workshops can be tailored to budgets. 

Concession is available for card holders.

Payment plans also available to 8 and 12 week programs with a 25% deposit and weekly payments

For more information contact [email protected]

What does a Wellness Coach do?

  • 'A Wellness Coach can help close the gap between knowing what you need to do and making it happen

  • A Wellness Coach supports you to overcome resistance to change through a step by step structured approach

  • A Wellness Coach will support you in working out what you want, why you want it and whats stopping you!

Through this supportive relationship a Wellness Coach can empower you through facilitation, it is not through prescription!

You can feel in control & more confident as you experience change which can be ultimately lifelong.

Small changes often 

bring the biggest results


     Turn I Can't into I Can'

A workshop for women going through a life changing event.

Sometimes something happens in life and we are sent a curve ball.

Often changes, big or small, can leave us searching for clarity and asking what next? We can find ourselves looking for ways to quieten our inner critic or needing a way to find "ME" again.

This workshop is an opportunity to get together with others, explore the barriers, share the energy and desire that leads to reinvention. ! It's about connecting with our inner selves and believing we CAN do anything!

When: Friday June 25th 2021

Time: 10:00 am -1:00 pm

Where: Project 18, 6 Lipson St Port Adelaide 5015

COST: $10 (pay on the day)

Register at [email protected]

Numbers are limited. Registration essential.

See you there


'If you don't like something change it, if you can't change it, change the way you think about it'

Mary Engelbreit