Valerie is a Career Development Practitioner and skilled program coordinator passionate about coaching young people along their career paths with confidence. Since 2018, Valerie has helped hundreds of young job seekers from various walks of life accelerate their career success with work that is aligned with their authentic selves through helping clients identify and embrace their unique skills, talents, and zones of genius.
Through providing customized coaching, presentations and workshops that help participants identify, hone and own their unique skills, strengths and stories, she helps youth, new grads and young professionals in their 20s and 30s in periods of transition build their confidence so they can thrive in purposeful careers that are aligned with what they love.
A graduate of the University of Toronto where she earned her BA in Women and Gender Studies, she is passionate about social justice and helping young professionals, new graduates and youth facing barriers to employment with greater opportunities to expand their horizons and lead way to greater possibilities through personal and professional development.
Beyond career development, Valerie helps young people transform their lives by skillfully facilitating life-changing mindset shifts with warmth and compassion, turning self-doubt into self-confidence.
August 9th, 2023 | 39 mins 1 sec
career development, gratitude, impostor syndrome, luki danu, mental health, personal development, rose gratitude, self-compassion, self-confidence, self-improvement, siwike
In this empowering episode of SIWIKE, host Luki Danu dives into the complex and often misunderstood phenomenon of impostor syndrome.
Join Luki and esteemed guests Valerie and Nahian as they share personal insights, real-life examples, and practical strategies to overcome feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy.
From understanding cultural and familial influences to embracing gratitude with the ROSE technique, this episode is packed with valuable lessons for anyone looking to befriend their inner "impostor".
English lit, teaching in Korea, to career development professional Valerie Le SIWIKE Podcast(VL-001)
February 1st, 2023 | 39 mins 30 secs
careeradvice, journey, life
Valerie, a career practitioner and late-career confidence coach, shares her journey of helping young adults navigate their careers. Growing up as an avid reader and learner, Valerie had a love for books and knowledge instilled in her from a young age. Despite her quiet and introspective nature, she had a creative streak that showed in her desire to lead and bring people together. After pursuing a degree in career development, Valerie went to Korea to teach English and was met with unexpected challenges, but she was determined to see it through. However, upon receiving sad news from home, Valerie returned to spend the last month of her grandfather's life with him. This experience helped her realize the power of coaching and developing others, leading her to pursue a career in the field and eventually starting her own business. She credits her success to the mentors who helped her see her own greatness.