Personal transformation coach for creatives who want more
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Do you feel stuck where you are? Do you wish you had the confidence to do, be and go after more? Do you have ideas that you can never quite bring to life? You know you’re capable. You have more to give. But somehow you just can’t get out of your own head.
This is where I meet you.
I’m Val, ICF accredited coach and personal identity expert. I’m here to help you figure out who you REALLY are, what you REALLY want. Then I help you to build confidence and create a plan to go and get it. Because you deserve more.
More connection. More fulfilment. More smiles. And more success as you choose to live and work in a way that’s true to you.
Just like you, it wasn’t long ago I experienced this frustration too.
On my second maternity leave, I knew I was at crossroads and that I needed change. I’d loved my job, but it wasn’t enough anymore. I was scared to try something new. But somehow the fear of staying the same became greater than the fear of change.
I hired a coach to help me figure out my direction and hold my hand as I built confidence to put myself out there. For me, that was quitting my permanent role (of 14 years!) and starting my own business. And that was just the beginning. Since then, I’ve also retrained as a coach and rediscovered my purpose of supporting people to find confidence and clarity in theirs.
But this isn’t about me, it’s about you.
How would it feel to wake up feeling confident in who you are and what you’re doing everyday?
What would a more joyful and fulfilling expression of life and work look like for you?
Do you want to find out?
If you’re done with feeling stuck and want to explore what your next chapter looks like, I’d love to invite you to have a chat.
On a 30-minute virtual call, we’ll explore:
- What’s keeping you stuck
- Where you want to focus first
- What the right next step is for you.
Whether you decide to work with me or not, you’ll leave the call feeling clearer about what to do next.
What do you have to lose?
Training, qualifications & experience
Creative strategist turned coach, I play in the space where purpose, personal development and life story design collide.
Having spent 15+ years of my career in brand and marketing, I created stories and identities for 100s of purposeful brands and businesses working with start-ups to 8-figure brands.
But my own journey led me to work with individuals to help them recreate their own story and identity, tuning in to help people find and live their purpose from the inside out.
As well as supporting individuals to own their story, I also lead personal profiling projects for purposeful leaders and executives to support their corporate positioning as a consultant.
I am an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, story-skills trained and scheduled TEDx speaker on The Art of Owning Your Story.
Outside of work, you’ll find me playing hard with my two kids, hunting down good coffee, or dancing to any beat available.
UK International Coach Federation (ICF)
The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.
Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.
Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Purpose and identity coaching
From £125.00 to £250.00
Free initial online session
My coaching packages range from six weeks to six months. As a minimum, they include:
- Pre-coaching questionnaire to help me get to know you and your situation
- Coaching sessions (run as 60-minute sessions unless otherwise agreed)
- Unlimited email access to me one month following coaching
- Post-coaching questionnaire with optional check in call following completion of sessions.
Costs: From £750 for six-week package
Coaching session are held virtually or can be face-to-face if you are local to Northampton. Some clients like to take their sessions outside – so walking and talking is an option too.
Here's what clients say about working with me...
“I'm happier than ever!! I now have zero anxiety and walk around with a smile on my face. Thank you for all the help in making me think straight.”
Anonymous, Creative producer and business owner
“Val is an incredible coach. I gained so much clarity after one session it was like the wall that I felt between me and my goal had finally come down. I felt what it was like to be in total alignment for with my vision for the first time. If you’re looking for someone who really cares, and tunes into your journey, helping you figure stuff out with kindness and expertise, Val might be your dream coach.”
Clara Wasserstein, Parenting coach, speaker, writer
“I connected with Val after I started in a new role and I was feeling slightly out of my depth. I had just got married and changed jobs within the same organisation and I felt like I had a lot going on and my confidence was dipping. Val was an amazing coach to work with – she put me at ease instantly and I felt safe to share. I am not always easy to coach, I am very action driven and sometimes I want someone to tell me what to do. Whilst Val didn’t, she understood my concerns and as a result adapted my sessions to exactly what was needed.
“In the six months we worked together, at times she just listened and gave me the space I needed to download; other times we worked on something specific with an outcome and action. In the last two months, I was diagnosed with ADHD and she gave me a safe space to sort the feelings and emotions I was going through.
“For someone who six months ago was lacking confidence, I now know what I am great at, where I should spend my time and therefore where I can show up confidently. Val helped a huge amount to get me to this place. Thanks so much for your support Val, I would recommend you to anyone who needs some extra hand holding and confidence building!”
Tania Martin, People and Operations Lead | UKI Neuro-Diverse CoE | Client Technology & Innovation