Val is a Career and Leadership Coach who supports, enables and empowers individuals privately and within organisations to achieve career clarity and results in a successful, meaningful and sustainable way. Val is passionate about coaching realises the benefit of using training and coaching techniques in tandem to enhance and develop a whole array of technical, personal and soft skills that benefit the individual both professionally and personally. Val works with individuals and organisations in the following areas:
- Career coaching
- Career and life reviews
- Career change and outplacement
- Career Development
- CV analysis and preparation
- interviewing skills and preparation
- Executive coaching
- Leadership coaching
Val is a very passionate, committed individual and possesses huge values, integrity and honesty. She has a natural intuitive ability to work with and help develop individuals and realise their worth and potential. She is an excellent listener and her communication style is very open, warm, compassionate and understanding.
Val is a qualified Occupational Psychologist and has worked previously in a Human Resources/OrganisationalDevelopment capacity. Val has over 25 years’ experience in multinational start-ups (e.g. Boston Scientific, Warner Lambert, Pfizer, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Zenith Technologies). In these roles embracing and managing change was pivotal to the success of the organisation. Val was hired as HR/Organisational Development Manager into Warner Lambert as part of the senior management team to help build, support and enable the start-up of Warner Lambert (Pfizer) tablet plant, which was a US$300M pharmaceutical operation. Her role was instrumental in strategically leading a team to design, develop and implement a non-traditional flat team-based organization, with ‘Best Practice’ Human Resource Management policies and procedures. As part of her role, Val introduced state of the art recruitment, learning processes and management development programmes. Val has a great understanding of the culture of organisations and how individuals behave and work and also understand how industries operate, specifically multinationals within the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.
Val has worked with many companies, such as Wyeth Biopharma, Ireland, H+A Visual Communications Group Ireland, Novartis Ireland,Cork County Council Ireland, Pharmacia & Upjohn ltd, AHR Services, GSK helping their HR and Organisational Development needs.
1991 – 1992 MA Degree in Human Resources and Occupational Psychology
1986 -1990 BA Degree Honours Applied Psychology
2009 – 2010 Diploma in Life and Business Coaching ILI (Irish Lifecoach Institute)