What Clients Say

“Our team worked with Valery over an eight month period to clarify our organization’s intended impact and Theory of Change. Valery brought out the very best in our team – she listened closely, adapted to our needs as our work progressed, supported everyone in our team to be heard, and maintained an unwavering focus on what we were trying to achieve together. With her support, we have a much clearer understanding of the impact we are working to achieve and how we do that.”

Jennifer Peer, Director of Operations, The Pine Project

“Valery’s creativity, community-focused approach, and understanding of the social impact sector supported us to move beyond our day-to-day operations to think about the bigger picture regarding our impact.”

Ryan Fukunaga, Executive Director, Free Geek Toronto


“Valery’s group and one-on-one coaching provided relevant perspectives and connections to valuable resources to support my current professional goals. The whole experience was fantastic.”

Marialejandra Reyes, Social Consultant

“Organizational structural resets are extremely tough to navigate. Fortunately, Valery and Marlo . . . guided us masterfully throughout the delicate process of creating new and sustainable ways to manage our internal priorities. They both took the time needed to get to understand our internal structures and coached our team extensively to ensure long-lasting results. They both proved to be human-first and were very insightful in steering us the right way!”

Celeste Trianon, Trans Rights Advocate, Centre for Gender Advocacy

With Valery’s leadership, our Board arrived at professional strategic plan that we all understand and use to guide our decision-making.  Using a solid framework that achieves results, Valery listened, picked up quickly on our context, provided relevant knowledge and research, and facilitated  commitment to our identified goals. This was all accomplished within our allotted time frame. We’re very pleased to have chosen Valery to lead the development of our much needed strategic plan.

Donna Czukar, Volunteer Board Chair, Flamborough Connects

“Thanks, Valery, for your leadership on the development of our strategic plan. We’ve had such an overwhelming response. Its simple messaging and practical milestones make it a powerful living document guiding our work.”

Lori Spadorcia, Chief Strategy Officer and SVP, Communications and Partnerships, CAMH