Hi! I’m Valerie, people call me Coach Val

Making decisions was always hard for me and it really held me back. I grew up with parents who had opposite views about almost everything. My father was a liberal Jewish man and my mother an ultra-conservative Evangelical Christian woman. My father said black, my mother said white. 

I internalized my parents’ voices and for much of my life I had an internal tug of war as if my father was an advisor on one shoulder and my mother an advisor on the other. The two voices often canceled each other out and left me completely paralyzed. I found it hard to get clarity about what I really wanted. My indecision stopped me from taking important steps to create the life I wanted and knew I deserved. 

When I was approaching forty, I enlisted a coach to help me get unstuck. With the help of my coach, I was finally able to move past my paralyzing indecision and I began to achieve the things I had always wanted. 

One of the first dreams I fulfilled was to become a mother. I had always yearned to be a mother and even though I was not partnered at the time, I knew it was time to take action. Since then, I have experienced more happiness and fulfillment in my life than I have ever known possible. 

My experience of transformation was so powerful that I decided I wanted to pay it forward and learn how to help others transform their lives, too. It has become my life’s mission to help others move forward in the ways they want and deserve. 

Valerie Vigoda, MBA
Founder, Valrose Solutions

Valrose Solutions Associates


Rachael Stockton is an executive leadership coach and speaker. She works with technology, finance, and consulting services companies to create and align corporate values, support executive teams, develop leaders for succession planning and improve team collaboration. This results in clarity of company, team and personal goals, organizational alignment, increased employee motivation and agility and higher financial performance. Rachael speaks on many topics including Taking Your Seat at the Table, Breaking Through Burnout and a variety of TED@Work programs. 

Rachael has more than 25 years of product management and marketing executive leadership experience in the hyper-competitive cybersecurity industry at unicorn startups and industry stalwarts. She has led rock star cross-functional teams of engineers, marketers, and product managers to successfully build, launch and grow solutions across the product lifecycle. 

Rachael earned her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Rachael is a Certified Professional Coach through IPEC, a leading coach training institute. The combination of her work experience and education gives her an innate understanding of business and individual challenges and powerful frameworks to solve them. 

Sarah Malkenson is a career and executive coach. Sarah has helped mid-level professionals and rising executives across industries including law, finance, technology, healthcare, government, non-profit and the arts. Through her 1:1 programs, Sarah helps clients increase their personal and professional satisfaction to avoid burnout and confidently step into the next level of their careers. She has experience leading group discussions regarding SMART goals, improving productivity, and the benefits of honest feedback.

With over ten years of experience as a litigation attorney, Sarah is an effective communicator and understands the importance of knowing one’s audience. Sarah has a strong background in advocacy and negotiations. She applies these skills to the more human needs of her clients, helping them to define and enforce healthy boundaries, show up authentically as leaders, and to understand their individual professional goals. By helping clients tap into their existing skills and assets, Sarah unlocks hidden employee potential and improves overall engagement for the employers of her clients.

Sarah earned her JD from Fordham University School of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Barnard College in New York City. She is a Certified Professional Coach through iPEC, a leading coach training institute. She is certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). 

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Have a question? Contact Valerie Vigoda: valerie@valrosesolutions.com or (781) 771-9496.