“As Seen On”

“Val came into my life while I was in the throes of a mid-life crisis. Not the type where you buy a Corvette and start dating the pool-boy, but an honest-to-god feeling that I was completely stuck in my life and lacking the faith to change my circumstances. I have long-struggled with the inability to find my “passion” in life and I was feeling depressed and anxious. My sessions with Val were deeply personal. She seemed to “get” me and asked the questions that helped me to understand what I was lacking: the ability to accept imperfection and fallibility, to learn without judgement and to approach life with a sense of play. I’m a work in progress, but I’m already in a happier and healthier place and I finally have the clarity of mind to be able to find my passion–plus I’ve picked up a new hobby in the process! Choosing to work with Valerie was the best gift I could have given myself. I recommend her services highly.” -Tracey D Hagan (Las Vegas, Nevada - www.saltysweetlife.com)

“Are you the kind of person who believes in providence? You know, the Idea that “You” were meant to meet a certain person during a certain time in your life? Well that is exactly what Val Groth is to me. She was and is “MY” divine providence… She is what I unknowingly attracted into my life at the right moment. Val came into my life at a time when I couldn’t have needed her more. Oddly enough we met via Twitter, which is a form of social media that I don’t really use much nor do I care for, but for whatever reason on that specific day Val came into view. All I remember is saying that I didn’t think I could afford to work with her. Not even knowing mind you what her fees were. I simply made the assumption that I didn’t have the resources to work with her. What was really going on was MY fear of taking control of making the significant change in my life that I knew needed changing to be in a better space and to be happier and more productive. What Val said in return to my reply was this – “My clients would tell you that they couldn’t afford to NOT invest in coaching with me.” And thus our journey began. I have been working with Val for over 6 months now and I couldn’t be in a better place! Through Val’s amazing coaching techniques, encouragement, our one-on-one calls every other week, and other resources she sends, I have made significant gains in my goals and in my happiness. A place I thought I could never achieve. With Val and her immensely caring attitude and her valuable skill set, she has helped me achieve more than I ever thought possible, and definitely more than I would have achieved by myself. I am so grateful for her caring approach and attention to finding out what the real underlying problem was in my ability to achieve my goals. If you are in a similar place, then I would highly recommend thinking about working with Val. You will be amazed at what is truly possible.” -Paulette Deckers (Everett, Washington)

“Val believed in me when no one else did, including myself. I was a dreamer before I started working with Val. I had so many dreams for myself and what my life could be, but never believed that it was possible or knew how to get there. Val taught me the tools and showed me the steps to take so I could start taking immediate action to make my dreams become my reality. She has changed every aspect of my life for the better; I just competed in a triathlon, my side business (my passion) is about to become my full time business, my relationships across the board have dramatically increased, and so much more. None of this would have been possible or have happened so quickly without the unconditional support, kindness and encouragement from Valerie Groth.” -Kelly Jurecko (Chicago, Illinois)

“Before working with Val, I felt lost in my personal life, unfulfilled in my career, lacked motivation, and felt like I was falling into this black hole of sadness, frustration and thinking life was so unfair.  I knew I had to do something but I had no idea what.  I was watching a series of videos online and came across an interview with Val and was immediately drawn to her warm personality.  I thought, what the heck is a life coach!!  I took a big leap of faith and decided to work with Val.  I  am eternally grateful for what Val has brought to my life. Val renewed my faith in myself.  She helped me tap into my inner strength.  As a result of my working with Val, it has been life changing and I now look forward to getting up because of our work together. Each and every day is better than the last.  I am so much more productive and I feel hopeful for my future both personally and professional.  Working with Val changed my life in ways I never thought possible.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” - Donna Figel (Phelps, New York)

“Val is an inspiring person and great motivator. In the years I’ve known her, I’ve always been impressed by her ability to enhance the lives of not only Chicagoans of all ages, but her quickly-growing online community. Whether you’ve hit a roadblock or a plateau in life, Val will get you jump-started.” -Anthony Ponce (Television Reporter, NBC Chicago)

“When I first started coaching with Val, I was going through a very difficult time in my life. I was feeling stuck in several areas and lacked clear direction on how to pull myself out of the rut that I was in. Val helped me to define my priorities and set actionable goals. Throughout the process, she also kept me accountable and prevented me from sabotaging myself with excuses or procrastination. After a short time, I was able to rebuild my confidence and am much closer to living the life that I have envisioned for myself. I have embarked on several challenges that I never would have imagined to be possible before I started coaching. Val is one of the most positive and compassionate people I have ever met. She is extremely dedicated to her clients and will go out of her way to send appropriate resources or words of encouragement between coaching sessions. I could not recommend a better way to invest in yourself and your future success!” -Jacqueline B. (Chicago, Illinois)

“As a business owner it is important to me to invest in myself on a regular basis. In the past I have invested in books, seminars and other coaching programs, but working with Val has fast become the best investment in myself that I have made. It’s hard to put a value on the sessions that we have because they span so much and reach into all corners of my life – from personal through to business. Val is incredibly perceptive, her emotional intelligence is through the roof and she has a vision of your potential and she is passionate about you reaching that. In short, she cares and that in itself is incredibly important. I couldn’t recommend working with Val highly enough. From our sessions, I have a better understanding of myself on such a profound level and I will benefit from that for the rest of my life. If you are going to make any kind of investment in yourself, I cant think of a better way to do that than by working with Val.” -Amir Bazrafshan (London, England)

“Valerie is a great coach who will help you refocus, overcome fear and resistance, and recharge your life. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and her skill as a coach, speaker, and podcast host are gifts that help her inspire others globally to take their lives to the next level.” -Dr. Lance Secretan (Former CEO of Fortune 100 company, university professor, award-winning columnist, and author of 15 books about inspiration and leadership)

“I love the time I spend with Valerie. I have really gotten a lot of new insights from our calls together… I especially enjoy the biggest insight at the end! I feel a great amount of support and availability between our calls, and the resources that she sends me. Before starting life coaching with Valerie, I was really quite uncertain as to what to expect and what types of results I would get. But after working with her, I have a definite increase in productivity and confidence! I would highly recommend working with Valerie, and am excited to continue doing so.” -Nadine (Denver, Colorado)

“I have nothing but fantastic things to say about working with Valerie! I really wasn’t sure what life coaching would be like, but after being coached by Val I can honestly say that the experience has been life changing. Thanks to Val I have made remarkable improvements in my health and also in my personal life and professional endeavors. Working with her has given me the confidence I needed to pursue life-long dreams that until now had been just that – dreams. “Through our time together, I have gained a newfound sense of motivation that I never knew I had in me, and I have made so much headway toward my goals in ways that I never imagined could be possible. I also love how Val is so supportive and is such an attentive listener, and she understands me in a way that few people do. I love knowing that I have a life coach who truly has my best interests at heart, and who is my biggest cheerleader, knowing that I am capable of accomplishing things beyond my wildest dreams. I can’t recommend Val enough!” -Diane (Chicago, Illinois)

“If I had to describe my experience working with Valerie in two words, I would say it has been PERFECT and I am GRATEFUL. Valerie has been sent to me as an angel. Recently I have had some of the worst challenges in my health as well as dealing with traumatic experiences in my personal life with loved ones. I am sooo grateful for being able to share something so important with someone who is such an intuitive listener. Valerie is kind, compassionate, and wise. Most importantly, she keeps me on track and is tactful and respectful. I love all of the positive reinforcement she gives me, and she is so encouraging. I love the “homework” and challenges that Valerie gives me to work on in between sessions, and they have been very helpful for me while I am building a new beginning. She has increased my confidence and constantly believes in me, and I love that it is a safe space where I can be completely honest and I receive honestly in return. Valerie has guided me in a positive direction on my new journey and in my new adventure.” -Grace (Los Angeles, California)

“Hello, my name is Sean and I am one of Val’s clients.  I’d like to share with you how much of a different man I am today thanks to the remarkable work we’ve done together. For you to be able to understand where I was at to where I am now, I’d like to give you a little background into my story. It took me over a year to even sign on to the life coaching services that Val offers because I was afraid of so many things: could I afford it, what would people think when they found out, would it work, would I not like what I found out about myself, was I unable to be fixed. I’m a full time worker for a family owned business that is a very high stress place to work at.  I am in the public eye quite often and thus am often thinking “how should I act in this situation” and I’ve become very good at being the chameleon. From all this stress I brought onto myself I developed multiple medical ailments that I did not want to define who I am or control my life. Through the help of life coaching with Val, I have reduced all flare ups from a daily occurrence to occurring now just once every few months.

Another very large part of my issues is the feeling of needing to live up to my family’s expectations. I come from a family of entrepreneurs and they expect you to be able to just know what you are doing, work a million hours, and not have any time for a personal life. To know you could do one thing wrong and disappoint the family is a heavy burden to carry.  So starting off with Val it was extremely difficult for me at first, because I didn’t have the answers to her difficult questions and I wanted to see results immediately. I did not know who I was, what my interests were, or how to set boundaries with people. Val was very patient and we had some major breakthroughs right away! A big thing for me is knowing “I am enough!” which Val does an amazing job at reassuring me and I tell myself this every day now. We haven’t even hit the one year mark yet but thanks to Val I’m taking time for myself, and proud to say that I started an eco-friendly apparel decorating business with proceeds going towards marine animal rehabilitation and protection which is something that has always been near and dear to me.

Trust me in saying that she will do wonders and even if you don’t think you can overcome the personal struggles you are having, please be open minded and do the crazy stuff Val will ask of you to do. It will push you out of your comfort zone and sometimes bring you to tears (as it did me) but it will then build you back up into this amazing person that is hidden inside of you! I’m real life proof of the miracles she can perform!”


“The best thing about Val? She’s grounded in a place of service to others and genuine compassion for anyone’s life circumstance. Val sees and believes in the unique gifts each person has to offer and works tirelessly to help her clients, podcast listeners and everyone she meets be the best version of themselves. Personally, Val has helped me examine all aspects of my life from my internal self talk to my close relationships as well as my client relationships. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from coaching having spent the better part of my life (48+ years) just “fixing it myself” – sometimes successful, sometimes not – but I was open to receiving help to meet the challenges of starting a small business. I based my decision to hire Val on three things: 1) her qualifications/experience as a therapist and life coach, 2) all the free content she provides in service of others, and finally 3) her patience in letting me take a long time to decide! Working with Val has been (and continues to be) a tremendous experience. I’m always amazed by how she goes above and beyond the scheduled 1:1 sessions to help with suggestions, reminders and positive reinforcement. More importantly, during the 1:1 sessions she’s able to ask those insightful questions which get me to really examine the core issue, my behavior surrounding it, and what steps I can take to move forward. Thank you, Val!” -Jamie (Calgary, Canada)