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Val's Bio


Just like most of us, Val has had her fair share of setbacks in life. In 2019, she lost the love of her life after being together 42 years. It wasn’t her first major loss, however, it was the most significant, and she knew if she didn’t get help to process how her life had changed in an instant, she’d never get back on her feet. You see, when she lost her mom and sister less than 10 years apart, she didn’t seek help. She followed the norm which was to take 3 days, get yourself together, and move on. 


Reflecting on these experiences, and the profound impact they had in unintended ways on her life, Val realizes the importance of grieving setbacks (non-death as well) and recognizing the stories we tell ourselves about moving forward. 


This realization fuels her passion to help others navigate through life’s setbacks and use them as stepping stones to transform their narratives and lives for a brighter future.


Throughout her journey, Val discovered the profound impact of storytelling. From serving as an editor at a travel magazine to her role as an Emmy Award-winning producer, she witnessed firsthand the transformative power of sharing authentic narratives. Despite her initial desire to work in front of the camera, Val's journey eventually led her behind the scenes, where she thrived as a producer and director, shaping countless stories that left a lasting impact on her community.


Driven by a passion for communication and personal development, Val embarked on a new chapter, leveraging her expertise to help others harness the power of changing their stories to transform their lives. In the process, she became a certified evidence-based coach and earned her master's degree in organization development, focusing on the individual, team, and organization in change.


Today, her 5 Rs Framework invites you to discover your authentic narrative, unlock new possibilities, and create meaningful connections that drive growth and change.

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The Power of Perspective Turning Setbacks into Stepping Stones

Hello, my friends,


Today, I want to delve into a subject that holds profound significance for many of us: the extraordinary ability to transform life’s setbacks into stepping stones toward a brighter future. It's more than mindset; it's about shifting your perspective and creating a new narrative.


The Tale of Transformation 


In life, we all encounter those unexpected curveballs that throw us off course. Whether it's a job loss, a personal setback, a shift in lifestyle, or missing out on that well-deserved promotion, these experiences can shake us to our core. 


But what if I told you that these very moments, often characterized as "losses," and how you characterize them have the potential to become the catalysts for your greatest victories?


Reimagining Your Narrative 


Let's steer away from the well-worn path of "mindset" and explore a different perspective. Instead of focusing solely on mindset, let's delve into the realm of "narrative." It's about the collection of stories we tell ourselves, the perspectives we choose, and the lens through which we view our life's journey.


The Fixed vs. Evolving Narrative 


Just as there are fixed and growth mindsets, there are fixed and evolving narratives. In a fixed narrative, we might perceive losses as dead ends, sources of despair, and something to escape. In an evolving narrative,  we give ourselves permission to embrace our challenges as invitations to adapt, learn, and redefine one's path.


Embracing the Power of Perspective


How do we transition from a fixed narrative to an evolving one, especially when facing loss? We can’t predict how things will turn out, but we can direct our focus. Priming the brain by noticing your position, looking ahead and capture what you’re experiencing in visuals. 


1. Rest and Acknowledge Your Emotions It's okay to feel a sense of loss and the accompanying emotions. Give yourself the space to process these feelings without judgment.


2. Renew and Refine Your Inner Compass Instead of seeing loss as a detour, consider it a recalibration of your inner compass. What new direction does this loss suggest? How can you use this as a time for renewal.


3. Reconcile with the loss  - the shift from what was, to what is to what is now possible based on where you are today, not where you thought you were going.


4. Reset Your Vision and Reconstruct Your Identity Loss can often challenge our sense of identity. Use this as an opportunity to reevaluate and redefine who you are and what truly matters to you on this side of loss.


5. Reemerge and Leverage Resilience Building an evolving narrative also entails cultivating resilience. Picture yourself as a resilient tree, swaying with the winds of change but remaining firmly rooted in your values.


6. Reimagine Your Empowered Story Reframe your narrative into one of empowerment. This is not just a story of loss but a story of renewal, adaptability, and growth.


7. Reengage in Life and live your new narrative 




It's not just about adopting a different mindset; it's about embracing a new narrative that propels you forward. Losses, whether big or small, are not endpoints but invitations to reimagine your story. They are the raw materials from which you can craft the stepping stones to your future.


So, my friends, as you navigate your path, remember that it's not about avoiding loss, but about how you choose to shape your narrative around it. Your narrative is the lens through which you see the world, and by reimagining it, you can transform life's losses into your greatest triumphs.


With the power of perspective,



P.S. If you'd like to explore how to make this shift or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm here to support you as you craft your empowered narrative.

People I Serve,  Problem I Solve, Product I Deliver

Do you ever feel like you're stuck in a loop, unable to break free from the narratives that keep you tethered to the past, especially after experiencing setbacks in life?


Meet Val. Like many of us, she's faced her fair share of challenges. In 2019, she lost the love of her life after sharing 42 years together. It was a devastating blow, compounded by the earlier losses of her mother and sister within a decade. Despite the pain, Val realized the importance of acknowledging and processing setbacks, regardless of their nature. She understood the power of rewriting our own stories, steering them away from despair and towards resilience.

Driven by her own transformative journey, Val is on a mission to guide others through their own setbacks, helping them harness these experiences as stepping stones to a brighter future.

From her early dreams of working in television to navigating unexpected life turns, Val's journey has been marked by resilience and reinvention. She's learned firsthand the transformative power of storytelling, in front of and behind the camera. As a producer and director, she crafted narratives that left a lasting impact on her community.


Now, as a certified evidence-based coach and organizational development expert, Val leverages her expertise to help others rewrite their narratives and reclaim their power. Through her 5 R Framework she invites you to embark on a journey of self-discovery, unlocking new possibilities and forging meaningful connections that drive growth and change.

Reflecting on her own journey, Val understands the profound impact of storytelling in facilitating personal growth and transformation. Her experiences navigating setbacks and reinventing herself serve as a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

In her coaching sessions, Val employs a holistic approach that combines evidence-based techniques with personalized guidance. Clients can expect to explore their narratives, identify limiting beliefs, and develop strategies to rewrite their stories for a more empowered future. With Val's guidance, clients embark on a transformative journey, unlocking their true potential and crafting narratives that align with their aspirations. Once you've unlocked your story, Val leads small groups where you can work on your new narrative and share and learn form others on a similar journey. This is where the work is done and transformation happens.


Ready to rewrite your narrative and transform your life? Join Val for an exclusive webinar where she'll guide you through the transformative journey of turning setbacks into stepping stones towards an extraordinary future.


Embark on this journey today and take the first step toward reclaiming your power and crafting the life you deserve.

Join me for an exclusive webinar where I'll guide you through the transformative journey of rewriting your narrative and turning setbacks into stepping stones toward an extraordinary future. 


In this webinar, you'll learn:


1. The 5Rs Method: Bounce back faster, stronger, and with greater clarity using my proven 5Rs framework, developed through personal experience, research, and proven results.


2. Reshape Your Story: Discover how to reclaim your inner power, foster growth, and create a new narrative that propels you toward an extraordinary life.


3. Embrace Setbacks: Gain resilience, clarity, and a renewed sense of purpose as you learn to embrace setbacks as stepping stones to unlock your true potential.


By the end of the webinar, you'll have the tools and strategies to rewrite your narrative, reclaim your power, and transform your life. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to continue your journey with me through personalized 1:1 coaching sessions and group coaching programs.


Don't miss this chance to take the first crucial step toward a life that aligns with your true potential. Sign up now and start your transformative journey today!

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