Hi there, I’m Valerie.
I am a nationally-certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Life Coach, with a Master’s degree in social work and a background in counseling.
For over 10 years, I’ve been coaching women to improve their emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical well-being, and live more mindful and purpose-driven lives.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed and like you’ve lost your way, stuck and unsure of your purpose, you’ve come to the right place.
when I’m not working, you’ll find me . . .
Birding or finding some other way to spend time in nature.
Cuddled up with my cats and a good book.
Enjoying a good cup of tea
Eating and traveling the world with my husband — two of our favorite past-times!
If you’re like most of the women I work with, your life is probably pretty darn good in a lot of ways.
Like most of my coaching clients, you’ve likely completed one or more degrees, advanced in your career, raised a family (or made the conscious decision not to), and created a comfortable life for yourself.
You know you have so much to be grateful for, but still you find yourself wondering . . . ” what is my purpose” and “is this all there is?”
The daily grind of constantly rushing and putting out fires sometimes leaves you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious, with little energy left to focus on your purpose or goals.
Like you, I’ve found myself at times feeling exhausted and run-down, thinking I should be doing better or should have accomplished more by my forties, and wondering things like . . . why is life so hard, who am I, where do I go from here, and what am I meant to do with my life?
At one particularly challenging point in my life, I discovered the principle that, in order to change our lives, we first have to take 100% responsibility for our current circumstances.
Ouch . . . that seemed kind of harsh, and I had a lot of resistance to it at first..
But when I finally embraced this principle, everything in my life started to shift.
It set me on a path of personal and spiritual development that has completely transformed my life.
I’ve gone from being a stressed-out (and broke) counselor in nonprofits, to a successful but utterly miserable pharmaceutical sales rep, to a wellness and life coach doing work I love that is aligned with my purpose, values, and passions.
I’ve also overcome relationship failures, financial struggles, and a lot of self-doubt and limiting beliefs..
I’ve been able to continuously grow and evolve to the next best version of myself, consciously creating a life that is aligned with my values and purpose.
I still have challenges like anyone else, and there are some areas that I struggle with more than others.
But the difference is now I have the tools to work through the challenges that come up without getting bogged down by them, and I’m able to bounce back much more quickly.
This is what I can help you with.
If you’re ready to bring more calm, purpose, and balance to your life, then I would love to be your guide on this next phase of your journey.
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