Vanessa has partnered with numerous brands to showcase key brand messaging on Social Media, Film, Print, Expeditions and for the Community.

Brand Ambassador on Expeditions:

Omega (2022 & 2020) – Blue Origin’s first flight with two women (NS-22) and Challenger Deep’s first dive with two women.

UN Women (2022 & 2017)– Proving women have no ceilings on Blue Origin’s NS-22 and showing women can rise to the challenge on K2.

iMediSync (2022) – Using iSyncWave’s 19 channel dry EEG/HRV headset, Vanessa was able to measure her brain activity from astronaut village before and after she boarded NS-22 to space to capture the Overview Effect. The iSync platform consists of wearable EEG recordings, a cloud-based AI analysis, and EEG-guided digital therapeutics including NIR photobiomodulation.

Brand Ambassador in Digital Content:

Aviva Decision School (2021) – Whatever we must decide, it helps to have strategies in place to help us focus on the right things.

Brand Ambassador in a Commercial Film:

Charles Schwab (2016) – Why This Road #OwnYourTomorrow Challenging yourself and always asking questions helps ensure you are on the right path.

Brand Ambassador in Print:

Diageo (Jane Walker 2020) – Be First, Keep Walking A celebration of selected firsts that challenged the establishment, inspired us, and propelled us forward towards a more equitable future.

First Republic Bank (2018) – How the bank provides creative options and solutions to the challenges that come with living abroad, working internationally, and traveling extensively.

Brand Ambassador for the Community:

Arc’Teryx – Community Ambassador (2017-2022)Arc’Teryx Soho has taken its ethos in innovation and high performance to partner locally with Vanessa O’Brien and US Nepal Climbers Association to inspire its local community to go outdoors.  A number of events have been held and community teams succeeded in legislating for the New York Assembly to recognize May 29th as Mt. Everest Day.