What people have said about us

I was fortunate to work with Valerie in her capacity as an Executive Coach over a number of years. She provided invaluable, objective insight on a variety of management issues, both structural and individual, and has the great strength of blending clarity and empathy in her counsel. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Guy Hudson, Partner – Head of Marketing, Stonehage Fleming Investment Management Limited

I have worked with Valerie for nearly 20 years, in which time she has been an invaluable Executive Coach to Directors and Senior Executives, through developing confidential contracts that meet both individual and corporate needs.  Her visible success in Executive Coaching  led me to engage her in a partnership to launch an internal mentoring scheme. She continues to be a professional advisor, and is a truly inspirational individual to partner with.

Lois Mclean- HR Director, IFDS

I have worked with Humanitas for a number of years and will continue to do so.  In such situations, Valerie is nearly always my first port of call and in financial services where the business is often sceptical, she has never failed to deliver tangible results.  She is savvy, financially very astute, totally confidential and relationship oriented.  What more can one ask?

Victoria Proctor, Head of HR, European Capital

I have worked with Valerie on a number of different projects over the years ranging from implementing a full-scale mentoring scheme to support a leadership programme through to mentoring some of our senior executives and high-potential employees.   She is totally professional, knowledgable and is one of the key reasons these initiatives have been successful.  Each individual that she has worked with has dealt positively with challenges they were facing and in many cases overcome them.  As a talented coach, she creates a win-win situation for the individuals and the company.

Lorraine Brears, Learning and Talent Development Manager, Talbot Underwriting

I have known Valerie Hopkins for many years. Valerie was a trustee of the charity Fairbridge, that I worked for at an executive level and she was a director of the trading company, Fairbridge Training. As a trustee Valerie always provided good governance but it was strategic thinking, support and coaching that provided great value to the executive. Since that time, as Chief Executive of UKSA, Valerie has provided me with coaching and support directly. As the charity moved through difficult times and challenging decision making, she has always listened attentively and guided me towards the most appropriate actions. As we moved from crisis to recovery to surplus Valerie has been able to provide advice, guidance and coaching each step of the way.

Richard Thornton, CEO, UKSA