A registered nurse for over 30 years, Valerie specialized in the long term care and public health sectors and spent the past 25 years in various management roles.
She has a well-developed, participative style of leadership and coaching that focuses on team building, accessible communication, and timely results.
Her passion for coaching emerged through the evolution of her own leadership skills and a strong desire to assist others achieve sustainable growth and success in their careers and lives.
Valerie is a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) through Royal Roads University, an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation, a Licensed Trainer at Coaching Out of the Box, and a Certified LEADS Coach for the Canadian Healthcare Leader's Association.
Most recently she completed a Grief Support program through the Creative Grief Studio and anticipates achieving certification by mid-2017.
She holds management certificates in Nursing and Continuing Care and is also a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Nursing Administration award from the College of Nurses of British Columbia.