I’ve made it my mission to help others confidently build their business while taking care of their most important asset – themselves!
Who Am I & How Can I Help?
I’m Val Mattinson, Creative Business Coach and Wellbeing Mentor.
With almost a decade of experience running a multi-award-winning wedding and event planning business, I now coach creative business owners who want to achieve their own unique version of success and enjoy a better blend of work, rest, and play.
During my career, I’ve come across countless entrepreneurs who’ve lost their passion and excitement for what they do while dedicating all their time and energy to their business. Many of them were physically and mentally exhausted, veering dangerously close to burnout. Almost all of them had forgotten why they got started in the first place.
As well as practical tools and proven strategies, I focus on wellbeing and gentle productivity, helping you find ways to thrive and enjoy all the perks of running your own business without losing yourself along the way.
Giving you a clear plan and the tools you need to take each step isn’t enough – I want you to have more fun and balance in your life as a result.
Your creative business should add to your overall sense of wellbeing, not impede it. Alongside the material rewards of success, you deserve greater happiness, freedom, and flexibility.
After all, wasn’t that the dream when you embarked on this wild entrepreneurial rollercoaster ride?!
Start Working Towards Your Dreams
My signature 4-month programme is completely bespoke and tailored to your needs. Support, guidance and mentoring to help you make progress.
Half Day Business Boost
Dedicate half a day to your business, set achievable goals, and create a clear plan. Ideal for both new and established business owners who are feeling lost, confused or overwhelmed.
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I first came into contact with Val when I was introduced at a networking event and it was obvious that Val was not only incredibly vibrant and enthusiastic, she has an encouraging nature and genuinely wants to help people succeed. It was a no brainer, that Val was the right person to help me grow my business and even more importantly build my business around the life I want to lead. I started with a day workshop and a few one-to-one power hour sessions, which were invaluable in helping me steer things in the right direction, and then I joined one of Val’s mastermind groups with other small like minded businesses and it has taken my business to new places I never thought possible. Val’s mentoring has given me the confidence and tools to pursue different avenues to grow the business, the contacts that have helped me get there and continual motivation, encouragement and guidance that is needed when you work alone. I cannot recommend Val and her coaching services enough, she has become not only a colleague but a life long friend. Thank you Val, you are a diamond!!
"Embarking on my business coaching sessions with the inspirational Val Mattinson has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. With her encouragement, guidance and knowledge she has given me the tools and confidence to steer my business in the right direction and totally transform my image. From time management to finding my ideal client she has been amazing since day 1. Her friendly, caring and approachable manner has made every coaching session a joy and I left every one motivated and determined to succeed. Thank you so much Val. A huge 5 star recommendation from me!"
When I decided to approach Val, my husband and I were in the ideas stage of a new business, we needed a practical steer on how to make the idea a reality. I’m really pleased to say the ‘idea’ is now a fully functioning business and we are seeing it grow on a monthly basis. It’s fair to say we wouldn’t have gotten to this point without Val’s support, knowledge and helpful strategies. While I still have a little further to travel on my journey to ‘the practical side’ I’m thrilled to say Val will be with me every step of the way, guiding me and my husband through the pit falls and peaks of owning your own business and being self employed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Val to anyone who needs this mentoring. She has insights and methods I’ve witnessed others use but didn’t feel were for me, but her kind and friendly approach has made these processes palatable and ‘do-able’.
Nadia Di Tullio Steele
Thanks Val for yesterday and everything! Your help and guidance in my business continues to be invaluable. I used to live to work and now I work to live! Surprisingly as soon as I created space for self care it was like magic - more business than I had ever hoped for - work life balance is back and so is my health. Looking forward to what’s coming next.
Karen Mellers - A Fresh Idea
I had a 1-2-1 coaching session with Val and she was amazing. I was stuck and unsure as to how to get my business launched. She guided me through the process and steps I need to take to ensure I get there. Val has a wealth of knowledge and great experience in the industry which instantly made me feel assured about booking her as my coach. I came out of the session feeling motivated, confident (which I certainly wasn’t before!) and eager to get planning the months ahead.
Samantha Watts - Samantha Watts Wedding Planning
I decided to take Val's coaching program as my business is still quite new and I felt that I had entered a room with so many doors to choose from but didn't know what door to open. I found that with Val's coaching programme the doors and many paths available to me quickly started to have number on them telling me what order to use them in. She listened to my problems worries and anxieties and was able to put things into perspective for me. Coaching with Val gives you a clearer understanding of what direction you need to take your business in. With Val's help I have been able to secure more work and my confidence level has improved dramatically. I am now more confident when it comes to talking about money and my fees. Overall I found the coaching has helped me be more successful and has proven to myself that I can do it.
Rob Lambeth - RJL Events
Working with Val has been extremely helpful and kept me motivated. She really listened to my concerns was empathetic and very skilfull in helping me find achievable solutions. I particularly love that Val is very supportive, encouraging and although most entrepreneurs struggle with similar issues she does not treat you with a 'one size fits all' answer. Plus, Val has a knack of making business coaching invigorating and exciting! I will definitely be back for a top up.
Monique Fryer – Yoga Instructor
When I signed into Val’s new social media group for entrepreneurs…. I did so with a little bit of trepidation, not sure whether it was right for me and whether I was right for it. My connection was Val – someone I’ve known professionally for over 25 years. But did I really appreciate what she now does in her coaching business and all the other fantastic networks that she also contributes to. To be fair, the answer to that is a big fat no. I had no clue. And a feel a little bad about that – as another lawyer who has tried to reinvent herself – I really should have paid some more attention – cos she’s really good!
Heather Stanford - Stanford Gould
I just wanted to share with you all, my personal experience of Val’s coaching. When I signed up I didn't really know what I wanted – or expected, I had never had private coaching before . I knew I was running around like a headless chicken trying to be all things to all...... The very first conversation I had with Val was all about creating more quality time... for me and my family... not 25hours a day on the business only..... such simple things were talked about and put into place.... I used to come away thinking “why on earth couldn't I think of that?”
Alison Fleming - Cariad Personal Ceremonies