I highly recommend Val to anyone who wants to take their leadership to the next level. Through her straightforward and practical process, you will gain valuable insights into your own leadership style and an action plan to maximize your effectiveness. Val understands how to partner with you to identify and achieve your goals. I greatly appreciated her keen understanding of organizational leadership and her supportive, upbeat approach.
BM, VP Marketing, Food Industry
Working with Val helped me prosper in my leadership role. I chose her as my executive coach for her holistic approach to the challenges I was facing as a new acting director. She initially coached me to set clear performance expectations with my boss, and from there we worked together to develop my communication skills and leadership style. She helped me see the value I could add to the company’s bottom line by building effective client relationships—and she gave me the tools to do so. I now have year-round contact with our clients, get more productive feedback from them and can, in turn, lead our audit teams in serving them better. Instead of cringing at the thought of an audit, clients now ask for our perspective about process changes they’re considering—before they implement them. I was promoted to director a year after our coaching ended. And today I’m still using what I learned from her to develop my direct reports as future leaders.
SA, Chief Auditor, Insurance Company
Val’s approach resonated so well, I asked her to provide a highly interactive session to my larger leadership team with the objective of enhancing one’s influence and executive presence—two of her clear coaching strengths. Val’s refined materials, including books and cards, lent both depth and some lightness to the event. This was very well received per my own impressions and anonymous follow-up survey and could, I imagine, be well tailored to teams from director level on up to the C suite. In fact, Val joined an afternoon session on Innovation lead by another external expert and demonstrated her own clear leadership qualities in her interactions with my group in how they could best foster innovation.
BC, VP of Research, Large Biopharmaceutical Company
Working with Val Williams as a coach has and will continue to provide me, my team, and my organization with tremendous dividends for years to come. Val uses a method driven coaching process that was completely customized to my needs as leader. Val’s coaching model, unparalleled support, open access, and breadth of experience have helped me clarify my purpose as a leader. I now have the tools to ensure a high level of engagement from my team, enhance their development, fuel the success of individuals, and deliver best-in-class results.
JF, Director of Marketing, Pharmaceutical Company
Val helped me with virtual coaching at a time when it was still being developed. She and I had a great connection, even over the Atlantic, and Val helped me gain perspective.
CC, VP Sales Operations, Finland, Telecommunications Industry