Before early retirement, Val was a Senior Executive Coach, Assessor and Trainer at a leading HR Consultancy. She supported C-suite and senior management teams in both global and GCC-based companies, through one-on-one coaching engagements as well as Assessment and Development Centres.
Prior to her role in HR Consultancy, Val was Head of Human Capital Development for a large luxury retailer and distributor, where she managed the Learning and Development function comprising a team of 25-people in L&D and Performance Management across the MENA region.
Before relocating to the Middle East, Val was Global Director of Talent Management and Management Trainee Programs for Cap Gemini Consulting. She led all aspects of the Talent Development, and a 12 month Management Trainee program, for Cap Gemini global consulting and IT services practice.
Earlier in her career, Val was a management consultant in Cap Gemini’s Strategy Consulting global practice. She led numerous executive teams on strategic business engagements focused on new market entry, customer segmentation, M&A, balanced score-card, change management and leadership transformation.
Val is an ICF Certified Executive Coach (PCC Level). She is a British Psychological Society Certified Level A and B Occupational Assessor. She is qualified to use the MBTI, the Hogans Suite (HPI, HDS, MVPI), EQ-I 2.0 and EQ360, FIRO-B, Saville Wave and Strengthscope tools.
Val has a Masters' Degree in International Business Management from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University & Harvard University, USA. She has a Bachelors' Degree in Finance and Business Administration from Northeastern University, USA