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.
“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