Vanessa Goosen is an Author, Former Miss SA Semi-Finalist, an Entrepreneur, a Counsellor, has appeared on numerous national and international Radio and TV Talk Shows and actively runs various Community Empowerment Projects. She too is a very enterprising Motivational and Inspirational Speaker who has left a significant mark on the thousands she has engaged with on a Corporate, Social, Individual or Spiritual level at events.
Vanessa has been hosted on TV & Radio Talk Shows which include Club 700, Carte Blanche, Against All Odds, I am A Woman, Botswana TV, Wat Mense Sê, Verander Dinge; Newzroom Afrika, ENCA, Radio 2000 FM, Tygerberg, Good Hope, Bay FM, Kingfisher FM, East Coast Radio, Power FM, Jacaranda, Chai FM and Kaya FM; Engaging around her journey of being innocently arrested, sentenced to death and serving a sentence of more than sixteen years in a Thai Prison.
She has been featured in various magazines both Locally and Internationally; which include amongst others Oprah, You, Drum, Huisgenoot, Sarie, Rooi Rose, Vroue Keur and Women Of Faith. Her story featured in countries to the likes of Sweden, Hungary and the UK; She received A Global Award from England for her Story.
Her book Drug Muled: Sixteen Years In A Thai Prison has sold thousands of copies, hitting Number One after a few weeks of release, as per the Nielson Rating and has received world-wide excellent ratings.