Buddhist-Quaker Dharma teacher.
Welcome! I’m Valerie.
I transformed my mid-life identity crisis into my calling—and you can, too!
Now I transform and empower diverse leaders and teams—including Black women and women of color—in fostering trustworthy, authentic, compassionate, and connected workspaces.
Supporting you with: decades of training, clarity, understanding, integrity, and service grounded in mindfulness, spiritual awakening, social equity, pilgrimage and leadership development.
HOPE LEANS FORWARD
My newest book! A unique synthesis of Buddhist and Quaker wisdom and mindfulness, centering real-life BIPOC experiences of transformation that inspire and challenge.
I wrote this book during a time of profound personal grief and loss as a way to heal and transform, to move toward bravery, to stretch in the direction of goodness, kindness, forgiveness, patience, and vulnerability.
I was inspired by everyday acts of bravery and stories of diverse voices to get me through, and I share this and more with you.
Foster a safe, brave, dynamic, and creative work environment that nurtures personal and professional integrity grounded in mindfulness and leadership development.
Unlock your full range of capabilities, creativity, and resources to achieve your personal and professional goals.
Travel that renews a sense of life meaning and purpose and supports you in answering the question:
“As a leadership coach, a teacher and a facilitator Valerie’s presence creates a grounded sense of purpose and calm. She simultaneously embodies both executive leadership and spirituality, a combination of attributes that deeply inspire confidence and also create expansive space for growth.”Courtney Peterson, PCC
Chief HR Officer, Chief Diversity Officer, Leadership Coach