Val is an Executive Leadership Consultant and Master Certified Coach (MCC). She has coached and consulted with hundreds of senior corporate executives and their teams in a variety of industries and in 57 different companies. Val is a former corporate executive in the managed health care industry (Prudential) and has managed teams of over 700 staff members in multiple locations. Prior to her corporate career, Val worked with people on both physical and psychological rehab.

Val has coached senior executive leaders in the United States, Finland, Japan, England, and South America (often virtually) to maximize their leadership impact. In her seminars and management retreats, Val is known for her interactive approach and practical results oriented style.


Val was the first President for the New Jersey Chapter of the International Coaching Federation. Val has been credentialed and awarded the designation “Master Certified Coach” (MCC) by the  International Coaching Federation. As a leader in the coaching industry, Val is also a frequent speaker at coaching conferences nationwide and has taught at University of Miami. She is known for helping clients make a beneficial impact.


  • Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Boston University
  • Bachelor of Science, Tufts University, summa cum laude
  • Master Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
  • Newfield Certified Coach: Coaching Excellence in Organizations, and Foundations of Ontological Learning
  • Newfield graduate: Foundations of Ontological Learning
  • Certificate in Positive Psychology from Wholebeing Institute 


Val has written six "quick read" books:

  • Get the Best Out of Your People and Yourself: 7 Practical Steps for Top Performance
  • Virtual Leadership: Great Tips on Managing People from Afar Using Today’s Technology
  • Executive Think Time®: Thinking That Gets Results
  • Executive Foundation: 5 Essential Skills for Senior Leaders
  • Butterfly Coaching: A Leadership Tool for Developing People
  • The Influence Puzzle®: 6 Aspects of Powerful Executive Presence


Val’s clients include a variety of corporations, universities, and professional organizations, including:

  • ADP
  • American Express
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cigna
  • Colgate
  • Harvard University
  • McDonalds
  • Nestle
  • Nokia
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Pfizer
  • PSE&G
  • Sanofi
  • University of Michigan


  • Executive Director Prucare, the HMO of Northern New Jersey (Prudential)

  • Director of Customer Service Operations, Prucare’s northeast region

  • Director of Group Underwriting, Prucare of New York
  • Managed an annual operating budget of over $25 million with direct impact on a network of 500,000 insured patients and 8,000 physicians and hospital providers; led a team of over 700 people in two locations