All my speaking and workshops are especially designed for introvert sensibilities but the principles are applicable for anyone. All are welcome.


Custom private workshop just for you: Clarity and Confidence Kickstart

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Upcoming Webinars

Visibility in Google: Attract More Clients Without All the Effort
Authentic Online Marketing Methods that Even Introverts Can Love.

When: Oct. 17, 2018, 12-1pm Eastern Time
Co-hosts: Val Nelson and Boston Co-Active Coaches Network

Who is it for? Especially for self-employed helping professionals like Coaches.
[Register here]

Many thousands of people are searching Google for life coaches and similar professionals. If they’re not finding you there now, they could be, with some simple steps.

Val Nelson will share some easy and authentic ways to boost your online visibility that you’re probably missing out on. Boosting your Google visibility is easier and more effective than all that social media marketing effort. While Facebook is making it harder to be found, it’s relatively easy to be found in Google, at no cost, in ways that are encouraged by Google.

This is about marketing with integrity, not gimmicks or fads. There will be time for questions and answers.

Val has a way of talking about these things that makes it accessible for anyone, even if you’re uncomfortable with technology.” ~Jessica Curtis, Professional Life Coach

You’ll come away with:

  • Easy steps to boost your visibility in Google at no cost.
  • Lasting methods that don’t require the time suck of social media.
  • “Aha” feeling about seemingly high-tech ideas like SEO (search engine optimization).
  • Savviness about avoiding Google marketing scams.
  • Awareness about the connection between Google, social media, and blogs.

Q&A time included. Attendees will receive a recording.


“I Love My Client Work, But I Hate Marketing. Then What?”
A Fresh Perspective on Attracting Clients, that Even Wallflowers Will Love.

When: Dec. 12, 2018, 7pm-8:30pm Eastern Time
Host: International Coaches Federation – New England Chapter (ICFNE)
(1.5 CCEUs for ICF coaches)
[Register Here]

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 who discovered more ease with marketing and now have a steady coaching business (helping other introverts). I will teach you 4 simple principles to make marketing work for you too.


Small Group Programs for Introverts

Check out all my groups for introverted women here, including self-employed introverts.


Recent Talks

“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

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

Speaking Availability

I am currently limiting my speaking so I can focus on writing and developing other ideas. 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.

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