Welcoming All:

I’m committed to being welcoming and inclusive of all races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, cultural or class backgrounds, body sizes, and abilities, and I’m grateful that my coaching experience includes that whole range. There’s no out-group in my world.

I continue to build my own cultural awareness, sensitivity, and humility. I pay for training and consulting on this, on a regular basis.

I know it’s a lifelong learning process, and that I won’t always get it right. Hence my love of the “cultural humility” goal, where I know it’s about staying open. I welcome you sharing your perspective with me. I can handle it.

It’s also true that my approach seems to appeal more to women, as I’ve discovered over the years. That’s why I chose to create messaging on this website that clarifies my focus on women. I have also found that my work appeals to those who are gender nonconforming and those who have been affected by misogyny.

Including those who are less heard is part of my purpose in this life. Social and racial justice issues are near and dear to my heart. At my core I’m about making sure all voices are heard, especially those who feel like it’s hard to speak up, for any reason.

I believe the well-being of all depends on listening and including everyone. And my slice of that vision is to help amplify the voices of the unheard.

quote by Val - People with big hearts have an important role to play in the crazy world. We are resilient. We are here to help.