Women of Colour in Leadership

Two women sit together engaging in a women of colour in leadership coaching session.

Are you a Black, Indigenous, or woman of colour interested in 1:1 or small group coaching to catalyze your career journey?

In her book “The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table,” Minda Harts shares that she interviewed more than 100 women of colour and asked them if they used a career coach. Only five said yes. When she asked those five where they heard about executive coaching they said their white colleagues had coaches. 

Meet Valery: Women of Colour in Leadership Coach

As a mixed-race, Latinx woman of colour, Valery understands what it feels like to be the “only one in the room.” This lived expertise lies at the centre of her practice as a career and leadership coach.

“As a former executive with large health and social sector organizations, I have the lived experience of having gained a seat at the table. And, as a woman of colour, I know what it’s like to feel like an outsider even as you take that seat.”

Valery Navarrete

Click here to read Valery’s bio and learn more about her anti-oppressive approach.

Valery is Here for You and Your Goals

As a certified coach, Valery is dedicated to leveraging her lived expertise to help catalyze the career journeys of Black, Indigenous, and racialized women. Whether you:

  • Know what you want, or need help to figure it out.
  • Want to improve your current situation, or navigate to a new one.
  • Are looking to move up, or laterally.

“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

1:1 and Small Group Options Available

Valery is available to work with you 1:1 immediately.

Valery also offers a cohort coaching experience called The Circle: Women of Colour in Leadership to organizations and groups.

Reach out for a free consultation!

Valery’s Why as a Career and Leadership Coach

To learn more about Valery’s why as a career and leadership coach, check out the short clip below from her recent interview with Passion Coach Shilbee Dhalla-Kim:


The Circle is Valery’s signature online group coaching experience. It is tailor made for racialized women in (or interested in) leadership at any level.

Join a cohort of women of colour ready to take on intersectional barriers and tap into your unique gifts, together.


What is coaching?

Coaching is partnership between the Coach and the Client in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximize personal and professional potential. If you want to learn more about coaching and why Valery became a coach you may want to check out her article, What do you really want?

How much does coaching cost?

Black, Indigenous, and women of colour (BIWOC) often experience economic oppression. Valery offers sliding scale pricing and / or instalment invoicing to those who need it in keeping with her anti-oppressive approach as a BIWOC business owner.

During your free consultation, Valery will ask questions to surface a shared understanding of your needs and the coaching package that is right for you. Typically, packages last for from three months to a year and pricing reflects the nature of the coaching partnership. Single session coaching sessions are also available. A three month package that includes regular coaching sessions, email check ins, and a follow up momentum session is typically in the $1,000-$1,500 range.

If you work for an employer with a learning and development budget Valery will support you to request that they cover the cost of all / part of your coaching engagement. Please note that in order to care for Valery’s own wellbeing as a BIWOC business owner, sliding scale pricing is not generally available for employer-funded coaching partnerships.

Click here to book your free consultation!

Do you work with clients who are not women of colour?

Valery’s coaching practice is focused on women of colour. From time-to-time she takes on clients with other identities. If you think she might be a good fit for you as a coach please click here to book your free consultation.