Testimonials

Testimonials

Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it in yourself.


Nadia Di Tullio Steele
Nadia Di Tullio Steele

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.

Nadia Di Tullio Steele
Nadia Di Tullio Steele

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’."

Karen Mellers - A Fresh Idea
Karen Mellers - A Fresh Idea

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.

Samantha Watts - Samantha Watts Wedding Planning
Samantha Watts - Samantha Watts Wedding Planning

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.

Rob Lambeth - RJL Events
Rob Lambeth - RJL Events

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.

Rob Lambeth - RJL Events
Rob Lambeth - RJL Events

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.

Monique Fryer – Yoga Instructor
Monique Fryer – Yoga Instructor

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.

Heather Stanford -  Stanford Gould
Heather Stanford - Stanford Gould

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
Heather Stanford - Stanford Gould

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!

I’ve just completed my two complimentary sessions of coaching with Val, the prize for winning (with massive over excitement on my part) a challenge on the group’s Facebook page to stream LIVE what goals I wanted help to achieve. They have been so helpful in clarifying and setting me to action on things that had been twirling and whirling around in my head for a while. Chatting to Val about the goals I had set, what the challenges to achieving them were, and some very practical steps to take to get there, was hugely useful – a proper kick up the proverbial - to actually apply one’s mind and do things – to a plan and to a deadline – with someone to whom you have to be accountable for your actions or inactions.

Generally I’m not one for prevarication. Once I can see what needs to be done I tend to crack on (undoubtedly a woman who GSD) but my problem was in seeing the strategic wood for the trees. We looked at my business and its offering - What to do? How to do it? Who to do it with? Those were the challenges – once Val helped me see the tasks and the objectives - the rest was pretty easy.
If you are thinking about a project or a goal for your business and maybe it needs more shape, more structure, more thinking and certainly more doing, I recommend a session or two with Val. Her clarity and practical application are second to none. Her knowledge of the industries she has been part of – corporate worlds, the third sector and entrepreneur circles - is hugely rich and she is a generous sharer.
I thoroughly recommend her services for coaching small businesses and entrepreneurs and hope you all have as much successful output and activity as I did. Thank you Val – this isn’t the end, just the beginning…

Alison Fleming - Cariad Personal Ceremonies
Alison Fleming - Cariad Personal Ceremonies

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
Alison Fleming - Cariad Personal Ceremonies

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?”

Val was so easy to talk to, and I felt at ease straight away and could talk about anything without feeling stupid ... I have faced a lot of different problems and hampered by health issues and Val was always flexible in changing times, understanding and helpful... her experience in all fields - her corporate background and of course her industry experience is outstanding. I could notice the difference in the way I dealt with problems so soon after only a couple of sessions.

If you are as passionate about your business as I am, keen to move it in the right direction but really don't know how to - book with Val you wont regret it one bit. Even if you try for a power hour session first......you'll be hooked!!

Val should really be prescribed to be taken on a regular basis. A very lovely friend. Thanks Val!”