Valerie Kampmeier

Life Coach for Creative Artists

Valerie spent many years as a professional classical pianist performing throughout Europe, so she understands the challenges of an artist’s life firsthand. Her coaching gives you the opportunity to look at your life and become more aware of what really works for you. She helps you get in touch with your sense of purpose, overcome obstacles, and then supports you in taking practical steps to achieve your goals.

Whether you are just leaving college or are already well established, coaching can help you deal more gracefully with challenges such as: performance anxiety, stress, injury, or just lack of clarity about your own direction. Valerie takes a supportive and structured approach to her coaching, combining a genuine warmth and a well-developed sense of humour with intelligence, intuition and sensitivity.

Testimonials ⌄

What Clients Are Saying



What People are Saying

"Valerie is an exceptional life coach. She helped me immensely in a challenging period of my life, when I was battling with low confidence, questioning the sanity of a music career and facing huge life changes. Her guidance, wisdom and gentle encouragement helped me to rediscover what I really love about music, to develop creative projects I'd never imagined I was capable of, and to navigate all the changes I needed to. She is warm, professional, full of good ideas and very easy to talk to."
—Lindsey Fillingham, Cape Town, South Africa

"Just as every musician must strive to become his or her own best teacher, we also have to learn to become our own support system and champion, especially in difficult times. Val is not only an incredibly positive and encouraging person, but she has given me the tools to foster exactly that OUTSIDE of our weekly coaching sessions. I have found increased focus, more positivity, and a greater sense of WHY? I sing in the few months we have been working together. I am learning how to forgive myself for not being perfect, and am even beginning to embrace my personal and technical idiosyncrasies as worthy parts of myself as an artistic whole! I encourage every artist to explore the techniques and tools Val employs to ideally enjoy honing their craft and growing as a person more and more each day."
—Betsy Horne, Coburg, Germany

"I was immediately drawn to Valerie's warmth and openness. It was a pleasure to work with her and I benefitted from her flexibility and creativity as a coach"
—R.N., London

"I have really appreciated my sessions with Valerie. It is so valuable to have a coach who really gets me and I have so enjoyed talking about my dreams and plans. She has encouraged/sparked inspiration and been kind, warm, sensitive, intuitive, patient, open, and importantly for me, spiritual. I would recommend Valerie to anyone who needs a great life coach."
—D.L.A., St Albans, Herts., UK

"I had the opportunity to work with Valerie over the past year and she really helped me focus on my goals and improving several areas of my life. She gave me several tools to manage many situations in my life. If you want to work on achieving your goals and get clear on what you want, I would recommend her. Great Experience!"
—A.F., New York, NY, USA

"I got to meet Valerie through her website. I was looking for someone who coached musicians, and who could help me organize my life as a freelancer artist. My professional life has changed since I met her, as Valerie helped me to focus on the important aspects of my job, to outline my goals and to build strategies to achieve them. Also, I became more assertive and committed to my role in music as a composer and performer.Valerie is very sensitive, organized and serious about her job. She will always point out questions I would never ask myself, and makes me work hard in defining exactly what is it that I want. We have been working for a year now, and I strongly recommend her."
—Sara S., New York, NY, USA

"Valerie had a wonderful effect on my life. As a musician, I felt trapped by the stress and relentlessness of the music business. She got me to focus on what I actually thought was important in life, instead of what others thought. I get much more enjoyment from making music, and I have expanded my life with other creative endeavors. My husband and I have made a trans-atlantic move, something we always wanted to do, but never really dared to, and we are all happier now (I include my son as well). Valerie is gentle, positive and caring - a wonderful person who has enriched my life no end."

"Valerie's insight into the artist's daily challenges is truly remarkable. She really helped me explore a deeper side of myself."
—S., Chicago, IL, USA

"After many professional and personal difficulties in the last few years, meeting and getting to work with Valerie has been such a help. I had decided to change my career direction, and I was more than stuck. I was afraid and unsure. Although I was a very successful professional player, the meanness of the music business had finally gotten to me. Valerie not only helped me get unstuck, but I could actually start to believe in my talents again. I learned that action is more important than results, at least initially, and I am grateful having found so much support and help from someone who really understands the soul of an artist. Thank you so much."
—Vincent Ellin, Winnipeg, MB, CA

"While searching for directions to grow as a musician and an educator, Valerie was tremendously instrumental in guiding me to form a vision and to take steps that would make my dreams come true. She offered me her abundant professional knowledge with kind sensitivity, intuition, and a great sense of humor. Recently I realized with amazement that almost all of the aspects of the vision drawn up during those sessions have been fulfilled. I am truly grateful to Valerie for her skills as a life coach and her gifts as a teacher."
—Raelynn Clare, Ojai, CA, USA

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