Vallerie Skelly

Vallerie Skelly

Hello, I'm a Cambridge University educated Coach. I Specialize in generating Confidence-A grounded belief in yourself and abilities. Overcoming anxiety, and self-limiting thoughts.

As time goes on we spend another day, month, year wallowing in inaction. Till one day, deciding that you want to go beyond your current levels of performance, to scale up to new heights not thought possible. Understanding that achieving your goals and desired outcomes at work or on the field, includes overcoming the self-limiting beliefs, self-talk (interference), anxiety, and mental blocks that are holding you back from becoming your best and reaching your true potential.

Performance focused coaching is an effective strategy for achieving total control of your mental game. Strong mental skills can often be the differentiating factor between what makes an individual average or excellent.

Specific performance areas:

  • Confidence
  • Focused decision making and goals
  • Anxiety/choking in areas of performance
  • Presentations and public speaking 
  • Managing and leading teams
  • Executive presence
  • Achieve sales excellence
  • Flow and mental performance in sports
  • Communication excellence  to rise and challenge and overcome any situation in your chosen domain.
  • Inspiring trust
  • Conflict resolution/difficult conversations
  • Kick counterproductive habits and replace with effective goal focused ones
  • Build positive productive thought patterns. 

Performance Coaching includes learning how to think and behave to perform at your best all the time. Mastering your psychological and neurological (NLP) game is crucial and the key to unlocking potential.

My style of Coaching involves challenging clients as well as supporting them, so that they can build their skills and improve their performance in a balanced way. Your a heck of a lot more than what you see in the mirror!

The approaches and techniques I use in high-performance Coaching borrow and use tools from the world of sport and executive Coaching with the use of cognitive behavior Coaching (CBC), rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), and neural-linguistic programming (NLP).

Goal - To raise your game on and off the field, inside and outside the boardroom. 

Val Skelly


NLP Practitioner

Trained by Terry Elston - NLP World

Specialist skills

  • Academic Coaching
  • Breakthrough Sessions
  • Business Coaching
  • Confidence Building
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Hypnotherapy (with appropriate qualifications)
  • Limiting Beliefs
  • Leadership and Management
  • Motivation
  • Personal Development Coaching
  • Personal Resilience
  • Public Speaking
  • Sales
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress Management

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Kelly Donnelly


Working with Vallerie has been a positive, valuable and rewarding experience. I trust her completely which means I can be more honest with myself and work more deeply. The coaching work continues to offer rich insights and increased self awareness; combined with this though, Vallerie helps me to set realistic mini-goals which work towards the big ones. As I progress I am witnessing myself change and achieve them. This is awesome! She has shown me I have the power to change and has provided effective skills to support me in this. There have been unexpected positive results as the changes ripple out into my life, results that I hadn't felt were possible, allowing me to experience tangible increases in self belief.

Vallerie has a real skill in listening, really listening, and it is a treasure to be on the receiving end of such subtle skill. She also sincerely challenges any limiting thoughts/statements in a compassionate way which can reveal powerful insights and offer a chance for me to rethink my cognitions and redundant concepts. I am extremely grateful to be working with Vallerie and I would highly recommend her to my peers, friends and family.