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 eight years, I’ve been coaching women to help 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, a good book, and a cup of tea.
Working with my Tarot and Oracle cards.
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 pretty great in a lot of ways.
You know you have so much to be grateful for, but still you find yourself wondering, ” what is my purpose?” and feeling like something is missing.
The daily grind of constantly rushing and putting out fires sometimes leaves you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious, and it’s hard to focus on your purpose or goals when you’re just trying to get through the day.
You thought for sure by the time you reached age forty, fifty, or beyond, you’d finally feel confident and like you’ve “got it together,” and you’d be living your dream life.
I understand, because I’ve been there.
I remember one New Year’s Day, around the time I turned forty, my BFF Sarah asked me what my new year goals were. My answer was, “My goal is to change everything about my life.”
That was a little dramatic (we still laugh about it), but there were areas of my life that were truly a mess.
It seemed ridiculous to me that by “this age” I didn’t have it all together (as if there’s some magic age where we just have all the answers and everything falls into place).
That day was a turning point for me.
I was beginning to see the writing on the wall . . . if I kept doing things the way I’d been doing them, nothing was ever going to change for me. I would continue to stay stuck in patterns and mindsets that were holding me back from the vision I had for my life.
From there, I set out on a journey of personal and spiritual development that has completely transformed my life.
I obsessively read books and blogs, listened to podcasts, took courses and programs, and worked with coaches.
As a result of this work, I stopped settling for men who weren’t a good match for me, met and married my awesome husband, left a high-paying but miserable career, reconnected with my spirituality, and started my own business doing work that lights me up.
But what’s more important is the skills I’ve built and the woman I’ve become along the way. That has been, and continues to be, the real magic of this journey.
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 without getting bogged down by them. I’m learning to enjoy the journey along the way, instead of waiting for “one day when . . . ” to enjoy my life.
This is what inspired me to become a coach, and 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.
To get started, check out the free content on my blog, sign up for my Sunday Soul Care newsletter for weekly guidance and inspiration, or learn more about coaching with me.