Valerie C.

Valerie C.

AustinTX
Job Success

Certified Life and Business Coach | Award Winning Photo Editor

What would it be like to work with a professional who has been intensely trained to help you succeed in all goals you have? Are you looking for an experienced coach for some aspect of your life? Or are you wanting a trained professional to work on design, images, or photography? Now imagine those talents and all the knowledge is available in one freelancer... My background working with organizations such as MASTERCARD, WSB Radio, SOUTHERN COMPANY, and MCDONALD'S means that you gain a self-disciplined partner with excellent time management skills, who can meet tight deadlines while maintaining attention to detail. If you need a professional who is seasoned in the effective communication of ideas, plans, and concepts through visual imagery and print/digital marketing campaigns, you are in the right place. These skills have been honed by shooting and editing tens of thousands of photos and creating and executing hundreds of marketing campaigns. You can be assured that any project we work on together will be hit out of the park. COACHING FOR SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS It can be painful striving for fun, freedom, and financial success and be thwarted at every turn. It doesn't have to be. You can be as joyous and successful as you want and continually make the next year even better than the one before. When we work together, we will focus not only on the what and the how, but also the why and the mindset behind it all. Mindset is critical to all types of success. People count on me for coaching in: • Freelancing or becoming a successful solopreneur • Emotional / Mental Mastery • Confidence and Courage • Weight loss • Relationships – family, friends, co-workers, and self Let me be clear - this is not “fake it ‘til you make it” nonsense. What you would be undertaking is real and meaningful life changes, including deep self-confidence that is at the core of EVERYTHING: Business, Relationships, Creativity. With my coaching, you will be creating changes and growth you didn't think possible. It will permeate every aspect of your life, not just the specific areas you might be working on. PROCESS: We will discuss your requirements and especially your goals and desired outcomes. Then we will develop a plan and strategy for moving forward. Coaching can be conducted any number of ways. We will use the most effective method for you. PHOTO EDITING A poorly taken photo can often be enhanced to meet the original objective and become a great photo. For example: • maybe a subject has on the wrong clothing • or a logo needs to be added or removed • or perhaps there are unwanted elements that need to be removed then my skill and experience will assist you in realizing your creative vision. Examples of my editing experience include removing a saucer from underneath a formal tea service set on a lace tablecloth. Not only did I remove the saucer and fix all the shadows, but the lace tablecloth had to be restored. And it had to be so no one could tell. You’re guaranteed a high standard of professionalism and attention to detail which will provide you with the peace of mind your job will be done right. My years in various industries, including customer service, have taught me to listen to get to the root of the request and complete the work as quickly and effectively as possible. Many of my clients have returned project after project because of my photo skills and customer service. You can expect the same professionalism and work ethic for your company and clients. PHOTOGRAPHY While anyone can take a photo with a smartphone, you sometimes need someone with more in-depth skills, using a DSLR, to create an image that communicates your point of view, resonates with the audience, and invokes an emotional response. This is illustrated with my work with kidsActing Studio, which includes photographing tech rehearsals. Some of these photos were auctioned off during benefits for over $1,500 per photo and all were selected for use in marketing materials and the website. If your objective is to stay away from stock photography and have a unique photo for your business that clearly communicates your message, then you can be assured your projects will be completed to meet your needs.
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Email Flyer for Creative Architectural Group
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Valerie C.

Valerie C.

AustinTX
Job Success
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Certified Life and Business Coach | Award Winning Photo Editor

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What would it be like to work with a professional who has been intensely trained to help you succeed in all goals you have? Are you looking for an experienced coach for some aspect of your life? Or are you wanting a trained professional to work on design, images, or photography? Now imagine those talents and all the knowledge is available in one freelancer... My background working with organizations such as MASTERCARD, WSB Radio, SOUTHERN COMPANY, and MCDONALD'S means that you gain a self-disciplined partner with excellent time management skills, who can meet tight deadlines while maintaining attention to detail. If you need a professional who is seasoned in the effective communication of ideas, plans, and concepts through visual imagery and print/digital marketing campaigns, you are in the right place. These skills have been honed by shooting and editing tens of thousands of photos and creating and executing hundreds of marketing campaigns. You can be assured that any project we work on together will be hit out of the park. COACHING FOR SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS It can be painful striving for fun, freedom, and financial success and be thwarted at every turn. It doesn't have to be. You can be as joyous and successful as you want and continually make the next year even better than the one before. When we work together, we will focus not only on the what and the how, but also the why and the mindset behind it all. Mindset is critical to all types of success. People count on me for coaching in: • Freelancing or becoming a successful solopreneur • Emotional / Mental Mastery • Confidence and Courage • Weight loss • Relationships – family, friends, co-workers, and self Let me be clear - this is not “fake it ‘til you make it” nonsense. What you would be undertaking is real and meaningful life changes, including deep self-confidence that is at the core of EVERYTHING: Business, Relationships, Creativity. With my coaching, you will be creating changes and growth you didn't think possible. It will permeate every aspect of your life, not just the specific areas you might be working on. PROCESS: We will discuss your requirements and especially your goals and desired outcomes. Then we will develop a plan and strategy for moving forward. Coaching can be conducted any number of ways. We will use the most effective method for you. PHOTO EDITING A poorly taken photo can often be enhanced to meet the original objective and become a great photo. For example: • maybe a subject has on the wrong clothing • or a logo needs to be added or removed • or perhaps there are unwanted elements that need to be removed then my skill and experience will assist you in realizing your creative vision. Examples of my editing experience include removing a saucer from underneath a formal tea service set on a lace tablecloth. Not only did I remove the saucer and fix all the shadows, but the lace tablecloth had to be restored. And it had to be so no one could tell. You’re guaranteed a high standard of professionalism and attention to detail which will provide you with the peace of mind your job will be done right. My years in various industries, including customer service, have taught me to listen to get to the root of the request and complete the work as quickly and effectively as possible. Many of my clients have returned project after project because of my photo skills and customer service. You can expect the same professionalism and work ethic for your company and clients. PHOTOGRAPHY While anyone can take a photo with a smartphone, you sometimes need someone with more in-depth skills, using a DSLR, to create an image that communicates your point of view, resonates with the audience, and invokes an emotional response. This is illustrated with my work with kidsActing Studio, which includes photographing tech rehearsals. Some of these photos were auctioned off during benefits for over $1,500 per photo and all were selected for use in marketing materials and the website. If your objective is to stay away from stock photography and have a unique photo for your business that clearly communicates your message, then you can be assured your projects will be completed to meet your needs.
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Portfolio

Email Flyer for Creative Architectural Group
Email Flyer for Creative Architectural Group
Photoshop Image Editing
Photoshop Image Editing
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Less than 30 hrs/week

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Endorsements from past clients

"I hired Valerie to help me build my profile on Upwork, AND it became much more. She helped guide me through a big move in my life. She gave me practical exercises, let me talk through my thoughts and reservations and supported my learning, and continued to be in my corner. Since working with Valerie, I have moved to Costa Rica, taken my business online, making an income, and am living the life I've always wanted. I may have been able to make a move without Valerie's help, but I wouldn't have done it with my eyes open and in such a healthy way. I am a believer in hiring help to learn new things and move forward in life. Hands down, Valerie was the right person to work with at the right time. I recommend her to anyone looking to make a change in their lives."

Jeanne B. | Business Owner
Mindset and Life Coaching
Sep 2022
Verified

"I hired Valerie initially to help me create an Upwork profile that would generate interest and land my first assignment. As that initial task was completed in record time, we then expanded the project to help me completely transition out of corporate America into a freelancing lifestyle using the skills I already have. Valerie consistently exceeded expectations. She provided valuable shortcuts to speed up my return on this investment and provided the accountability I needed to push me towards my goals. She has been my biggest cheerleader celebrating each area of success. Today I earn a very comfortable income as a freelancer thanks to all of Valerie’s guidance and support. I would highly recommend her services."

Yvette V. | Owner
Business and Life Coaching
Aug 2021
Verified