Val on ZoomMy workshops, events, and courses are easy and calming for introverts and highly sensitive people (HSPs), and designed with inclusion in mind.

Sensitive Book Discussion Gathering

My fellow HSP specialist colleague, Robbie Leigh, and I are hosting a gathering to discuss reactions to the new hit book, Sensitive (2023), about sensitivity as a positive trait.

Sensitive book discussion with Val Nelson and Robbie Leigh HSP specialists

We’ll especially tune in to these chapters:
Chapter 1 –  about sensitivity, stigma or superpower
Chapter 8 – about our work challenges and best fits.

We’ll make it easy to participate in this kindred spirit connection opportunity.

April 6, 2023 at 12:30pm Eastern/ 9:30am Pacific

This is a no-cost event over Zoom, for our newsletter communities.
You can subscribe to one of my newsletters here:
INsights, or Self-employment INsights.

If already subscribed, keep your eyes out for the invitation.

Bridge to Self-employment – Course

Learn how that Scary Cliff can become a Simple Bridge.

Bridge to Self-employment courseIf you’ve been thinking about self-employment, or even trying it on the side, you probably have some concerns about how that “leap” actually works.

In this online course, you’ll get concrete answers to your worries about money, energy, risk — all with introverts and highly sensitive people (HSPs) in mind.

This is about heart-centered and practical self-employment especially for solo service professionals (coaches, consultants, healing arts, creative services).

“I Love My Client Work, But I Hate Marketing. Then What?”

Tiny Course: A Fresh Perspective on Attracting Clients, that Even Introverts Will Love.

Launching in 2023. Stay tuned. **In the meantime, the above course, Bridge to Self-employment, will cover some of this. You might want to check that out!

If the thought of marketing makes you feel anxious or drained, I’ll help you step into a new perspective —where effective marketing can fit inside your comfort zone.

I am an introvert and highly sensitive person (HSP) who discovered more ease with marketing and now have a steady coaching business. I will teach you some simple principles to make marketing work for you too. Especially for caring solopreneurs.

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Recent Podcast Interviews

You can listen to recent interviews of me here:

Speaking Availability

Image of Val Nelson speakingI am currently limiting my speaking to podcast interviews, panels, and HSP-specific audiences, so I can stay focused on other priorities. If you have a great speaking invitation I can’t refuse, please contact me. See my speaking page for topics.

I’ve been a speaker at numerous organizations and events including Harvard Business School, Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts Small Business Development Centers (MSBDC), Holistic Chamber of Commerce Western Mass, Annual Women Business Owners Conference, Women Business Owner’s Alliance (WBOA), Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, Easthampton Chamber of Commerce, Univ. of Connecticut, Bay Path College, Hidden-Tech, Podcamp Western Mass, Western Mass Coaching Alliance, and UMass Amherst Alumni Association.

I’ve also enjoyed being interviewed — for radio, podcasts, blogs, and articles.

About my speaking topics and media interviews >>

Recent Talks

“Client Attraction Made Easier for HSP Coaches”
High Sensory Coaching Community
Nov. 2022

“Career and Business Fits for HSPs”
Sensitive Empowerment Community
Nov. 2022

“Self-employment for HSPs”
Sensitive Empowerment Community
June 2022

“Resilient Solopreneurs”
May 2020

“The Cause of Marketing Anxiety… and the Cure”
Gentle Business Revolution/ Sarah Santacroce
June 2019

“I Love My Client Work, But I Hate Marketing. Then What?”
International Coaches Federation – New England Chapter (ICFNE)
Dec. 2018

“Pricing and Packaging Your Heart-centered Services”
The Quiet Collective Conference for Introverted Women Entrepreneurs
March 2018

“The Role of Intuition in Running Your Business”
Women Business Owners Alliance
January 2018

“Networking Secrets from an Ex-Wallflower”
Mount Holyoke College Alumni Association
S. Hadley, MA – Dec. 2016

“Networking Secrets from an Ex-Wallflower”
Harvard Business School, Dynamic Women in Business Conference.
Boston, MA – Feb. 2015

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