Mentor, Speaker and Co-Author of ‘Woman Power: Strategies for Female Leaders’.
She is the creator and facilitator of the powerful life-changing up-levelling programmes Vital Vision™ Blueprint; the Woman Power Dream Team™ and Destination Me™ Intensive, providing practical guidance, support and resources for women entrepreneurs to significantly boost self-confidence and know-how while increasing sales, profits, clients and success.
Journeying through a life of overcoming challenges, her leadership roles include many ‘female firsts’ where she has been a trailblazer, opening the door for other women, as President, Chairwoman, Director and Board Member of a variety of business and organisation. She believes that ’Everything is Possible™’ but first you must clearly know exactly what you want.
Valerie has started, bought, merged, grown and sold 10 of her own businesses and co-founded others. President, Chairwoman, Non-Exec Director and Board Member of a wide variety of organisations in the Private, Public and Voluntary sectors, her decision making has influenced Vision, direction, strategies and management of capital and assets worth c£200 million at any one time, and agreed funding on projects valued over £1 million.
In 2006 Valerie was appointed by the UK Government to the UK Women’s Enterprise Taskforce charged with increasing opportunities for women’s enterprise. Their legacy includes £50 million Aspire Fund, with priority to invest in growth oriented women’s enterprises.
Recognition for her work includes a being introduced to HRH Prince Charles with a commendation from The Prince’s Youth Business Trust for supporting young people to achieve their potential through enterprise plus a hat-trick of three separate invitations to Royal Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace for her services to:- Regional Development; Young Enterprise and Women’s Enterprise.