Valerie Maguire, M.A., A.C.C.
President, Valerie Maguire Coaching
Specialized coaching in stress management, anxiety reduction, mindful eating, self-compassion, work/life balance and optimal health.
Valerie Maguire is living her dream by helping her clients thrive! Using highly effective practices, her client's recognize and remove road blocks that keep them from achieving their goals.
Her own challenges finding the right work/life balance and maintaining good health while trying to exceed the demands of her corporate career led her to the path of health and wellness advocacy.
In 2014 she earned a Master of Art’s Degree in Health and Wellness Coaching with a concentration in nutrition at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, MD. She is also a certified Qi Gong Instructor and a meditation instructor and is pursuing her accreditation as a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Valerie’s professional career has included diverse experiences in Marketing; Project and Proposal Management; Organizational Change Management; Corporate Leadership; Recruiting; and running her own small business. She has worked in the non-profit sector supporting the U.S. military and spent over a decade at the management consulting firm of Booz Allen Hamilton, partnering with federal government, military, and commercial clients.
To keep the creative side of her brain active, Valerie started Rooms with a Hue, LLC a small interior decorating company in 2004. While working full time and running her decorating company, she also appeared as the lead designer for HGTV’s KidSpace from 2005 to 2010.
A dynamic public speaker, world traveler, and business professional; her passion for living a balanced and healthful lifestyle is contagious! Whether by empowering her clients to move toward their goals, or by making strangers on the street laugh, Valerie has always found the most fulfilment in her life from having a positive impact on the lives of others.
She is humbled by the incredible beauty she finds in every day moments and is thankful for the experiences that have taught her to know her true self. Valerie is driven by her desire to spread the message that we all have the ability to change our circumstances and the innate ability to make our lives extraordinary. To find out more about Valerie's coaching practice, please visit www.valeriemaguire.com.
Valerie Maguire Coaching
August 2014 - present
Coaching is a powerful tool that helps my clients identify possibilities and find their own answers. In a non-judgmental way, my coaching provides accountability and support in meeting my clients' life goals. As a coach, I help my clients identify roadblocks within themselves. Then we explore new ways of thinking. It's in this exploration and openness to new ways of thinking that my clients create new possibilities and see avenues they never thought were possible. Quite simply, my process allows you to get out of your own way and move forward from what is possible, rather than staying stuck where you are now. The partnership we create empowers my clients to take control of their own lives and live the life they want.
Director Corporate Wellness
July 2013 - August 2014
In my role as Director of Corporate Wellness and General Manager of Balance Gym Bethesda I exercised expertise in the following areas: PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT o Designed and customized corporate wellness solutions to meet the wellness goals of employers o Created professional lectures on the topics of health and wellness o Created the Wellness Coaching Program for all Balance Gym locations o Developed business proposals to win corporate clients and increase our footprint in the market LEADERSHIP & COACHING o Served as General Manager, managing all aspects of their Corporate Wellness Facility o Coached clients on health and wellness-related topics, helping them achieve their goals o Presented health and wellness-related topics to help build awareness and empower change o Taught fitness, meditation and Qi Gong classes to corporate clients
Director, Business Office
Armed Forces Services Corporation (AFSC)
January 2009 - July 2013
In my role as Director, Business Office I performed the following duties: • Managed Business Office staff which includes contracts, subcontracts, & procurement professionals • Managed and monitor budgets of firm-wide portfolio of work exceeding $40M • Monitor utilization targets for firm of approximately 250 employees • Implement proven Business Process Re-engineering to techniques to re-align internal work responsibilities and improve operational efficiencies • Coordinate with other Senior Managers to design the corporate infrastructure of a firm that grew from 25 to 250 employees in 3 years • Perform vendor analysis to determine which products meet our business needs • Champion the use of change management wherever possible to help AFSC grow smartly In my roles as the Strategic Sourcing Manager I: • Established a Recruiting Department where one did not exist before • Created process flows and standard operating procedures for the department • Developed service level agreements • Forged relationships with strategic business partners • Performed vendor analysis of recruiting systems • Hired over 90 employees in 9 months
Booz Allen Hamilton
June 1998 - January 2009
Booz Allen helps implement meaningful changes that improve the government’s transparency, accountability, and performance. Booz Allen’s strategy and change management consulting expertise helps agency leaders drive their agendas, advance their missions, and manage risk. In my roles at Booz Allen, I performed the following activities for a variety of clients including the U.S. Army National Guard (ANG); Sprint Communications; NASA; Minerals Management Service (MMS) - Offshore Minerals Management (OMM) Group; the National Science Foundation (NSF); and the United Services Organization (USO): • Designed, lead and executed Change Management strategies for military and civilian clients • Created communication and outreach plans to ensure organizational understanding of policy updates, technology changes, and important events • Performed organizational assessments and realignments • Used active listening skills and problem solving techniques to understand my clients’ challenges and meet their business needs • Introduced concepts such as storytelling to clients to help transfer knowledge from retiring staff to staff entering the position or organization • Developed strategic plans including development of Vision Statements, Mission Statements and Core Values • Facilitated numerous professional meetings/workshops including conducting After Action Review (AAR) sessions to collect lessons learned after significant events • Served as lead on several client deliverables and proposals • Served as a professional editor for multiple client documents and proposals • Earned reputation as a team leader who works well with difficult clients and helps junior staff quickly adjust to the firm’s culture • Developed and managed up to 15 administrative reports • Managed financial contracts • Instituted the use of MS SharePoint to facilitate quick access to important information and to allow for the rapid exchange of ideas and feedback.