enrollment closes 4/3 @ 11:59 pm pst!

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 11/23 @ 11:59 PM Cst!




what if you could define your unique version of success, and have your very own roadmap to achieve it?

Not like eating salads and working out kind of healthy. I mean a business that’s built on a foundation of sustainable and adaptable systems, work/life balance, time management and productivity. A business that you ACTUALLY love and feel good about, every day.


Imagine a life where your business felt truly healthy from the inside out.


and more!

Your business may have been smooth sailing in the beginning, but that quickly changed when you started to get busy.

I mean, REAL BUSY.

I’m gonna go ahead and guess…
right now, you might be:

Booking clients and making money, but feel afraid to actually pay yourself

Completely overworked in your business, and on the verge of burnout (if not already there… yikes!)

Constantly falling behind on client projects and have NO time to dedicate to your own business

Lacking the brainspace to properly focus, stay motivated, and be creative

But most of all, you’re probably wondering,
“Whyyy does business have to be this hard?” UGH.


I’m here to prove it to you
(and walk with you through it every step of the way)



A 6-month, small-group coaching program for women in business who are ready to ditch burnout and overwhelm for good so they can build a healthy, thriving business.





(Plus, extra support and encouragement from other female powerhouses like you!)

I spent my first years as a photographer overworking myself and learning a LOT about business the hard way. I had no clue how to properly manage my time, my finances, or really anything in my business for that matter.

I made a lot of mistakes those first years (like, a lot of mistakes), but all those hard lessons ultimately led me to pursuing the RIGHT business for me that allows me to live a life I love.

And now, I help women like you build the right business now, so you can live a healthy business always.

Think of me as your business strategist & BFF all in one ;) Some even call me their “business therapist.”

I'm in it for you, friend!

a recovered burnout queen turned business coach

Hi! I'm Val

Inside the Thriving Creative Group Coaching Program, I’ll teach you how to feel healthier, happier, and finally empowered to love the business you run and the people you serve

Before coaching with Val, I didn't know how to scale my business, or even where to start. My brain was always on to the next great idea. Val was able to help me slow down, stop idea overload, and taught me the steps needed to properly manage my business, both financially and creatively. I feel like she took a true interest in my life and business.

Stacy, Maker + Shop Owner

Val has been SO fabulous to work with. She's helped make my financial goals a much clearer picture (and I really hate excel), along with making sure I'm charging what I'm worth. She's also been like a therapist for me during our time together. She's helped me work through ALL the situations in the best way possible.

Bri, Graphic + Web Designer

I'm not sure I can adequately summarize the impact of Val's expertise on my business. She helped me implement a strategy that would allow me to work smarter, not harder and helped focus my business in a way that supports my LIFE goals. 

Trish, Luxury Wedding Photographer

Learn the foundational elements to building a healthy business & how to implement them


- the content -

Establish appropriate boundaries to achieve your ideal balance


Learn how to rank your priorities & how you work best to actually get things done

time management + productivity

Learn how much money you & your business need to not only survive, but thrive


Define your version of success & break down big dreams into realistic, actionable steps

goal setting +

Authentically speak to your clients in their language and learn how to serve them well, while prioritizing relationship building

marketing strategies + client experience

Over the course of 6 months, we’ll cover a variety of topics that will help you build (or rebuild!)a business that truly fulfills you every day, in every way. 

Two, 1-hour group coaching calls per month

Two, 1-hour office hour sessions per month

Two, 30-minute 1:1 coaching sessions with Val

Private Facebook community

clear homework, takeaways + accountability

Say no more, i'm READY TO APPLY!




A 6-month, small-group experience for 6–8 female entrepreneurs seeking personalized business coaching, and community support every step of the way.


we kick off in January, are you in?!


Val has been the best decision I've ever made in my business.

Becca, Family + Wedding Photographer

If you're looking for someone to help dig you out from your hole and help you build a solid foundation, Val is your gal! She blends the basics with the overall vision you have for your business and life so that everything you do circles back to that.

Christina, Holistic Health Coach

1:1 coaching

Two, 30-minute 1:1 coaching sessions with Val (one at the beginning + one at the end of the program) to make sure you make the most of our time together and everything you learn!

group calls

Two, 1-hour group coaching calls per month where the educational content is presented
Two, 1-hour office hour sessions per month for  Homework Q&A!


Private Facebook group for feedback, accountability + real relationships with the other like-minded women in the group!


Monthly homework and clear action items to apply what you're learning directly to your business and your life!

the breakdown


one and done

One payment of


payment plan

6 monthly payments of

you'll be able to choose the option that works for you!




get that tax writeoff for 2020!

$600 books your spot

I feel like a true CEO and know exactly what to do whenever
I need to look at my numbers or build any new offerings.

Cynthia, Copywriter


November 19 NOON CST: Applications open 

November 23 11:59pm CST: Applications close

Are you ready to finally BYOHB (now) by achieving work/life balance, defining + planning for your version of success, and making real + deep connections with other amazing women along the way?!

Build Your Own Healthy Business—now!


a little FAQ #realtalk because a good coach shoots ya straight ;)


What if I don't know if I'm ready for coaching?

The reality is no matter where you are in business, whether your business is just an idea or you’re flooded with clients and trying to organize the chaos….everyone is ready for coaching because no one has it all figured out and everyone can always get better. You (and I!) can always get better. My job is to help every one of my clients clarify the areas they need to grow in order to achieve a healthy business while maintaining a balanced and fulfilling life. In my personal experience, I have never regretted an investment I made in coaching, even when the investment was scary.

But honestly? You’re ready when you’re willing to actually do the work. Any type of coaching is fully dependent on your commitment to actually follow through and implement what you learn.

What if I feel like I need to get my ducks in a row before I'm ready to invest in coaching?

I hear you, it’s totally natural to feel like you need to clean up your business before you go to a coach to help grow your business. But my job as a coach is actually to help you clean up your business as fast as possible and in the right way so that you have a healthy foundation on which your business can grow and thrive.

You don’t need to get your ducks in a row before coaching because I’m going to help you do that faster than if you had gone it alone.

How do I know if group coaching or 1:1 coaching is the best investment for me?

Group coaching is for you if...
-You feel like you need to focus on growing specifically in the following areas: a strong business foundation, work/life balance, time management + productivity, finance management, realistic goal setting + growth, and authentic, relationally-focused marketing and client experience
-You want to build relationships and community with other like-minded entrepreneurs
-You can’t quite afford 1:1 coaching yet

1:1 Coaching is for you if...
-You need more in-depth focus or have a specific project or business need
-You need more individualized attention and full access to me throughout our time together
-You need the flexibility to customize meeting times and pivot our coaching focus to best suit your goals and needs along the way

If you’re still unsure, no worries! Let me know and we can jump on a quick call to chat through the options!


The Thriving Creative is for the female entrepreneur who cares deeply about her work and is ready to implement intentional, healthy business practices to get the “business side of things” under control. 

She’s in it for the long haul and highly values providing an excellent experience for her clients or customers. 

Her main struggle is not booking clients or making sales, rather, it’s everything that comes after the sale and the behind-the-scenes, not-so-sexy part of entrepreneurship.


I’m looking for women who value quality over quantity and genuinely want to find and implement their version of balance.

You’re not looking for a get-rich-quick solution, you’re in it for the long haul because you’re passionate about what you do and serving others well.

It’s also very important that you’re in it for the community and believe in empowering and lifting other women up.

Humility, willingness to learn and a resolve to DO THE WORK are essential.

What if I have a partner in my business, do we both need spots?

If you are a true business partnership where you are together running one business, you can apply together and everything you receive will be shared (ie, your 1:1 sessions will actually be 2:1).

What will we do in the group sessions and office hours?

During the group coaching video sessions, I will present the educational content first and then we will have helpful discussion and troubleshoot together as needed.

My coaching style is much more interactive as opposed to lecture, so that we make sure the concepts make sense and can be applied to your unique situation.

Office hours will be a time when you can pop in and out as you need to ask questions and get feedback over the content and homework.


We will kick off our 6 months together with our first group coaching call January 4th, 2021 and continue through the month of May.

Initial 1:1 sessions will be scheduled throughout December and January depending on availability.


All sessions will be held over video on Mondays at 1:30pm CST via Zoom and will be recorded and made available within 24 hours.

What if I have to miss a call?

All group coaching sessions and office hours will be recorded, so if you have to miss one, you’ll be able to catch the recording and ask for any clarification needed in the Facebook group!

Is there a payment plan?

Yes! You can make 6 monthly payments of $600 if you choose not to pay in full up front.

The first month’s payment of $600 and the signed contract books your spot.

Val helps guide me and my business in the direction that is right FOR ME and what I need. No outside motive or influence, you know that she is in it for you. She shows up for you, and you only. The trust I have built with her is incredibly valuable to me.

Ashley, Luxury Wedding Planner

Before you invest in anything else for your business, STOP, and connect with Val. Seriously!! I was hesitant to take the plunge because of the financial commitment, but I wish I would have done it WAY sooner than I did.

Lori, Family + Wedding Photographer

yes, i'm ready to make it happen! TAKE ME TO THE APPLICATION!

You CAN build a business that looks good and feels good from the inside out

I'll show you how in the Thriving Creative