About You

Is running a creative business everything you thought it would? Does your life look like the one you imagined?

About You

You’re pursuing your dreams and doing something you love. You’re building a creative business you can be proud of. You know being your own boss could be the key to living a very different kind of life. A life of freedom and flexibility – a perfect blend of work, rest, and play.

But right now, running a creative business is hard.

  • You’re working all the time, but feel you have nothing to show for it.
  • You’re not seeing the results you want, and your work/life balance is completely out of whack.
  • You know what you need to do, but you’re struggling to get it done because you lack time and energy.
  • Your confidence is at an all-time low and you’ve completely lost your creative mojo.
  • You’re feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and burnt out.
  • You see success everywhere you look, but feel it’s permanently out of reach.

It doesn’t have to be this way. I can help.

My Approach

As a Creative Business Coach, I help others confidently build their business while also taking care of their most important asset – themselves!

In 2011, I left a demanding senior management position in corporate and legal affairs to pursue a new dream. I wanted to build a creative business that would give me the freedom and flexibility to enjoy the kind of life I craved, both for me and my family.

creative business coach and mentor

Starting with just a laptop, a mobile phone, and working from my kitchen table, I launched what would eventually become a multi-award-winning wedding and event planning business.

My journey as a business owner has been exciting. I get to travel to some amazing places and work with some amazing people. I truly love what I do.

But it hasn’t always been plain sailing. At times, running a creative business can be tiring, overwhelming, isolating, and relentless. If you don’t take care of yourself, you can end up burning out, replacing your usual passion and excitement with poor health, exhaustion, and fatigue.

I believe maintaining good physical and mental wellbeing is the key to success. When you prioritise these things, it’s easier to build your brand, forge new connections, and ultimately take your business from strength to strength.

I’m passionate about helping people define the life they want, so they can follow their dreams and build their business without losing themselves along the way.

As well as identifying where you want to be, I’ll give you the tools and strategies you need to get there, empowering you to work more effectively, reach the right people, and move your business forward.

More than anything, I want to show you that running a small business doesn’t mean your dreams and aspirations can’t be BIG! With my help and support, you’ll learn how to be brave and bold in your business, so you can achieve the success you deserve.

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! - Louise Hughes

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About me

Aside from work, family is my greatest passion. I’m a mum to two fabulous young adults, Jessamy and Ben, and I’m married to a wonderful Yorkshireman, Mike, who supports me in all my weird and wonderful ideas! There are lots of things we enjoy doing together but eating out and laughing out loud are among our favourites.

Integrity, loyalty, perseverance, and kindness are the values closest to my heart. I love getting outside in the fresh air and I try to make time for a good, long walk every day. I also enjoy yoga, reading, and listening to my favourite tunes – I need great music in my life at all times!

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