I’m Valerie and I am passionate about helping people discover what they are passionate about, and to create a life from that place.
I spent a long time feeling unhappy and stuck, and unable to understand why. I spent years in therapy and relationship counseling. This helped me to understand why I was struggling, but I still felt stuck as to how to move forward and break free of what was holding me back. I was looking for the answers outside of myself, and it wasn’t until I hired a coach that I started to realize that all my answers were inside of me. As I began to connect with myself and learned to trust my heart, I began to change my life to line up with my truth.
In the process, I fell in love with coaching! One of my biggest passions is to help others find their authentic selves, the person they were created to be. Fulfillment is a radical act – it takes great courage to take responsibility for our own lives and to make choices from that place of authenticity, but I promise you, it’s the most exciting and rewarding way to live!
Some Life Experience and Work History Stuff…
I have been through a lot of transition in my life. Married at 20, divorced at 45. Three kids, one miscarriage. I’ve moved 19 times. I’m in a new relationship. I’ve had a lot of different jobs and careers too….I was a fitness instructor, I owned an interior design business, I’ve been a freelance writer. I wrote a weekly fashion and style column in the local newspaper, and I’ve written a novel. My ex- husband and I still own a commercial real estate business together. All of this has led me to where I am today, and contributed to who I am today. I am trained as a Coach through the Coaches Training Institute, the largest and most respected training program in the world. I work with a lot of women in transition. I also work with corporations to deepen connections, build relationships and strengthen teams. I am also a coach with the Pro Bono Coaching Program, where I volunteer my time to coach employees of the United Nations who are often on the front lines, have had to leave families behind, and are facing many obstacles and challenges. I also lead workshops for eBay, focusing on team building and deepening connections.
I live in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia. My three amazing children are launching into their own lives, and I really love who they are becoming! I have an incredible partner and together we love to travel, drink good wine and pursue growth as individuals and a couple.