Valerie A. Lane, Founder & President
As a uniquely qualified thinking partner, I am on a mission to help STEM professionals to discover, design, and achieve a career path that authentically reflects their interests, strengths, values, and character. Clients engage me to do just that, privately or with the support of their organization. Whether a professional’s career is at it’s beginning, has matured in an organization, or is entrepreneurial, the most important question I ask clients is “Are you motivated to become your professional and personal best?” In our work together, clients are inspired to generate a vision for contributions they will make through their careers and beyond. Building on strengths and successes, clients set and achieve goals that enable them to attain and sustain their vision.
My ability to facilitate an attainable and sustainable career vision is based on a foundation of well-established career coaching results, business experience through prosperous economies and those that are challenging, and scientific and technical expertise that includes:
- Coaching clients to successfully begin, develop, and sustain their STEM and STEM-related careers.
- Achieving my own career as a consulting scientist for industry, including operations management.
- Performing a complex field investigation project as a research scientist for a university-industry partnership.
- Producing positive results through win-win negotiations and conflict resolution as a land management professional in the oil and gas industry.
This combination of results-based career coaching, business operations experience, and scientific and technical knowledge and expertise enables me to provide clients with a comprehensive perspective on how to achieve a satisfying and sustainable STEM or STEM-related career.
In addition to being thinking partner and coach, when needed I wear my “expert hat” to provide clients with, or direct them to, the knowledge needed to make informed, sound job and life decisions that enhance their career. The knowledge and insights clients gain through our thinking partner relationship empower them to take their career to a new level, and to have that positivity flow into their personal lives as well.