Valerie works with individuals at Board level, Directors and High Potentials. Her qualifications and experience as a CEO in healthcare, a non-executive director and as an Ashridge Accredited Executive Coach and leadership tutor, enable her to relate to clients in terms of both their business and psychological needs.
She has worked with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office designing all their Senior Leadership Programmes as well as coaching the Board and Senior Ambassadors. For the NHS, she worked as a partner in a consortium redesigning and delivering the Graduate Management Scheme. Vodafone invited Valerie to design a global programme to develop the political engagement capability of their CEOs worldwide and to coach at Executive level.
Valerie enjoys working with creative tutoring methodologies which engage individuals and lead to genuine change. She regularly transfers learning from the arts and sports, for example the England cricket and rugby teams. She has also run coaching masterclasses for Wales RFU. Valerie has four years’ research experience around the representation and development of women at Board Level. As Chief Executive of NHS Overseas Enterprises, she worked globally with aid agencies, charities, the FCO and The British Council in developing health services overseas.