Who We Are

Our Mission

Connections 4 Success is dedicated to providing individualized solutions for our nation’s businesses, nonprofits, and the public sector to increase their profitability, performance, productivity, efficiency, as well as, accountability. Our agency becomes an integral partner bringing knowledge, creativity, energy, and passion to maximize your results!


Our Core Values

    Offering the highest quality services to produce positive results
    Centralizing our service focus and recommendations to meet our clientele’s needs and goals
    Providing solutions that optimize processes, advancements, and innovation
    Listening and communicating clearly to maximize customers’ trust and satisfaction
    Providing energy, passion, honesty, and expertise to drive results


Why Connections 4 Success?

Connections 4 Success provides a personable and energetic partnership. Our services are always centered on the needs of our clients, their advancement goals, skills training, and workforce development needs! We determine the best services to deliver quality solutions for your business by:

  • Listening
  • Asking Questions
  • Observing Current Processes

We also provide multiple business evaluation processes to determine your vital needs and solutions to ACCELERATE SUCCESSTM with:

  • Quantitative & Qualitative Evaluations
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Risk Assessments
  • Connections 4 Success's 4-step SORTA Evaluation Process

Meet Vanessa

President & Founder


Vanessa Dodds, CEO and President of Connections 4 Success, is a business strategy, professional development, and workplace culture expert with over fifteen years of experience and expertise across corporate and small businesses, trades, public sector, and nonprofit industries. She is an accomplished leader in the Greater Pittsburgh region with a proven track record of helping organizations grow. She serves as the President for the Rotary E-Club of District 7305 and is a National Small Business Leadership Council member.

Vanessa’s business acumen, experience, and capability to solve problems across multiple industries is what makes her methods and insights so valuable. She has had a diverse work experience spanning across the education, nonprofit, public, and for-profit sectors, including the formation of her own business consulting company, Connections 4 Success, in 2016. Vanessa’s company, Connections 4 Success, offers business consulting services to organizational leaders. She helps businesses tackle important issues like accountability, productivity, and workforce development.

Vanessa’s leadership as CEO, innovator, and owner of Connections 4 Success has most recently enabled her team to successfully implement business alignment, strategic growth objectives, fiscal and operational management, program development, and organizational training for numerous award-winning for profit and nonprofit organizations in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Her work has been imperative to these companies’ ability to create business growth, sustainability, skills development, and methods of successfully pipelining talent into their businesses. She has been actively shaping workforce solutions for the Greater Pittsburgh, Allegheny County region for over a decade.

We are ready to help grow and enhance your business today!

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Satisfied Clients

Ward HomeExcel Glass And GraniteBridger Financial GroupSooth the SoleChildren's House of OakmontCertified Remote Pilots Association of AmericaYWCAAlpha HouseCadneticsKA SoddersEncore Event DesignYouthplacesWilco ConstructionPixelab Studios