Psychometrics MBTI Certified


Val's scope of work includes all 3 systems of a business family - ownership, business and family. She's been busy working with small, mid size and global family businesses in Canada and United States. Clients have benefited from a range of services that include:

  • Conducting Shared Priority Assessments
  • Planning the Succession Process
  • Identifying How Family Dynamics Impact Business Effectiveness
  • Transforming Barriers into Bridges
  • Establishing and Facilitating Family Council
  • Building a Board of Advisors
  • Completing a Shareholders' Agreement
  • Learning Effective Communication Skills
  • Establishing Structure and Processes that Support a Growing Business
  • Leadership Development
  • Employee Development
  • Conducting Effective Employee Performance Reviews
  • Creating Job Descriptions
  • Adapting to the Speed of Change
  • Myers Briggs Inventory and Language and Behavior Profile
  • Creating Your Culture
  • Mediation
  • HR Outsource
  • ROADMAP Family Business Education Program

To find out more, contact Val about her seminars and consultations. Some topics are:

  • Managing the seven territories in family business
  • Family dynamics that impact business effectiveness
  • Essential processes for succession planning
  • Mastering effective communication
  • Balancing concerns for production, profit, and people.
  • Five stages of family business development
  • Mixing and managing four generations in the workplace
  • Leadership development
  • Establishing meritocracy over entitlement
  • Family business risk management
  • Roadmap: a comprehensive family business education program


Val is available as a conference key note speaker, workshop presenter or seminar facilitator. Her work is custom designed to fit your needs. A recent sample of clients she has presented for includes:

  • University of Alberta Executive Education / Alberta Business Family Institute
  • Canadian Tourism Human Resource Conference
  • Canadian Association of Family Enterprise - Chapter events
  • Manitoba Municipal Administrators' Association
  • Millwork Association of Canada - Manitoba Conference
  • The Spader 20 Group
  • Alberta College of Pharmacists
  • Canadian Association of Farm Advisors - Manitoba Conference
  • Leadership Development Program - The Vector Group
  • Who Moved My Cheese? - Cine Audio Video


There are times when individual or family circumstances may have an impact on business productivity and ownership responsibilities. Val works with individuals to provide personal support. Her process succeeds in minimizing the negative impact on business, while individual health and wellness is strengthened. Some scenarios that clients have accessed Val's private and confidential support include:

  • divorce
  • death
  • addictions
  • illness
  • disenchantment
  • depression
  • stress and burn-out
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • gender identity
  • change & transitions