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Vallerie Skelly

Val has come from 20+ years of Sales Management with Ford and Lincoln in Western Canada. You will hear her say that “it was the individuals’ attaining their business and personal goals that gave me the most professional satisfaction.” Val left the automotive industry to attain Executive Coach education at the world-renowned Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. After three years of study, she now Coaches Leaders and their teams to become confident, authentic, influential communicators, trusting, collaborative and innovative to bring rewarding productivity into the workplace. A true Believer in life-long learning Val has continued working towards a MSc. In Organizational and Business Psychology.

Val’s Coaching draws on a range of theoretical and practical influences to produce an effective style that is wide-ranging and situationally specific to each Client and business. Her Coaching practice is built around the foundation of trust and collaboration, designed to co-create a productive relationship of both support and challenge. Backed by a strong believe that “there really is a high performer in all of us.”

Val is also a best-selling author, contributing to the book “Winning Mindset: Elite Strategies for Peak Performance”, where Val writes about the power of mindset to challenge perceived limits to realize endless possibilities. The approach is useful to challenge teams to allow for creativity in what was once a room of fixed individual mindsets.

A fun fact, Val was the lead organizer and player in the World record setting Ice hockey Game, “Longest game for Cystic Fibrosis”. Val instigated the event to honour a friend lost to the disease. The ten-day (242 hours), 24/7 game of 20 women on two teams was made into a documentary “Lace Bite” (available to watch on Amazon), and was shown at over twelve film festivals around the world. Winning best picture at the Vancouver VQFF film festival.

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