The good news is as an adult with ADHD, I've spent my life designing ways to cope (and thrive!) with a busy mind in a busy world.
It was not always easy to be a senior executive, or to start my own business or to be a Mom – but my nature is to design my way out of challenges and then share what helps me with others. Thankfully, I've been able to remain grounded, purposeful and optimistic - even when life felt overwhelming.
Today, as a Certified Executive Coach (ICF) & Certified Forest Therapy Guide (ANFT) I share my tools and knowledge in my private practice. I work with people around the world, including adults with ADHD/ADD.
With me as your guide, you'll make your way towards clarity, simplicity and a renewed sense of purpose. I'll also support your critical thinking, creativity and overall wellbeing through the practice of Forest Therapy.
I respectfully recognize that I work, play and live on what is now called North Saanich, BC, the traditional territory of the Coast Salish, W̱SÁNEĆ First Nation people.
For over 25, years I've led high-performance teams and helped individuals imagine what they're capable of. It's been a privilege to lead, guide, coach and mentor people around the world while facilitating their self-growth.
This has been an unprecedented year of change and disruption. For many of us, the routines, people and places that acted as the foundation of our daily lives has changed - and keeps changing. This can leave people feeling stressed, anxious and lost. It can also be an opportunity for intentional personal change that's positive.
Together, we'll define what matters most to you, design experiments to bridge gaps in your life and incorporate new ways of being, reflect on truths that you’ll build from, explore options that you hadn’t imagined yet and uncover resources to support you along the way.
You will feel grounded again.
I’m here to guide you, until you have your own internal compass to guide yourself with confidence.
news + resources
radio + podcasts
Bounce the Block (interviewing Valerie) - The Importance of Imperfection
I'm one of the Canadian Certified Forest Therapy Guides volunteering to provide virtual guided walks to medical professionals in BC. in support of their mental health and wellbeing during this difficult time in the world with COVID-19.
I’m deeply honoured to be part of giving back to people who care for the wellbeing of our communities.
Click on the links below to learn more:
City News - Canada's First Nature Prescription Program
The Globe and Mail - Medical Group Launches Prescribed Nature Program
Vancouver Sun - Free Forest Bath for Healtcare Workers
Get involved by making donation to the
BC Parks Foundation.