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Hey There!

I am Val. I am a 2nd generation entrepreneur, ex-corporate leader, enthusiastic learner, and perpetual dream chaser. I live in Shanghai, China, and joyfully support women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders as an Empowerment coach.


From being a global leader in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry for 18+years to becoming a business owner, I have created my own path to the bubbly lifestyle I wanted.



Some years ago, I decided to become the predominant creative force in my life and break free from self-doubt and other patterns of negative thoughts.

I surrounded myself with inspiring people and learned from some of the best in the coaching industry. Thus I found and used the right tools for me.

I went from leaving my corporate job, with zero financial and emotional safety net to founding two successful and fulfilling coaching businesses, Bubble & Bloom in Shanghai and Lalala & Bloom Ltd. in London. I have worked in coaching, training, and personal development, for almost a decade.

Stuff I’m super proud I did, Cheers! 

  • Be an empowerment coach for Women Entrepreneurs and Corporate Leaders.

  • 2nd generation entrepreneur, incorporated and own 2 profitable coaching businesses.

  • Certified business coach, Positive Intelligence and Happy For No Reason trainer.

  • 18+ years of international corporate leader experience.

  • Doctor in Pharmacy

  • Individually coached over 100+ executives overcome barriers to success

  • Led over 25+ leadership workshops at some really cool Luxury, Insurance, Banking, Automotive and Education organizations

  • Created leadership & Intercultural training programs for diverse teams in China

  • Supported 20+ woman entrepreneurs on their journey to creating sparkling businesses

  • Active board member of women's non-profit association , facilitator of a women entrepreneurs club and volunteer mentor to help the members with their career transition.

  • Professor of Intercultural management for students in Business School, EU- Asia Luxury Marketing Master in Shanghai.

  • Taught Intercultural Management to students in EU-Asia Luxury Marketing Master (MSc) in Shanghai

  • Public speaking coach and co-creator of the Tale Talks for the International Women’s Day in 2017, in Shanghai, bringing 6 women on stage to narrate their story on what they do when they take a chance to make a difference

  • Enthusiastic learner and perpetual dream chaser

  • Globetrotter who visited 45 countries

  • Mother of 2 awesome kids!

More about my professional background 

Here’s the CV (if you like that kind of stuff)

  Career and Education

  • Founder of coaching companies Bubble & Bloom and Lalala & Bloom,

  • ICUnet Group China, Intercultural Consulting, Head of Training & Coaching

  • L’OREAL, R&I, Instrumental Cosmetics, Head of device development, France

  • SERVIER Laboratories, R&D, Senior Clinical Project Manager, France

  • Certified trainer in Positive Intelligence USA, China

  • Certified trainer in Happiness for No Reason. USA, China

  • Certified Registered Corporate Coach (WABC), China

  • Doctorate in Pharmacy, France

  • MSc in Medical Communication, France


"Valerie has been a vital help during a time of intense changes, providing abundant resources that covered both personal development and corporate guidance. She provided relevant perspective to analyze decisions in depth. While displaying extraordinary kindness, her questions peeled off the unnecessary, and highlighted crucial issues that needed to be assessed.


Her positive mindset assisted in maintaining the motivation and deliver the best of myself. The out-of-the-box ideas that she shared often shined at potential solutions and opened interesting avenues into the future. She helped me to navigate difficulties and turn them into opportunities. Besides having a strong expertise in coaching techniques and resources, her sparkling humor made the whole process enjoyable.


I can sincerely recommend her as a coach to whomever would like to reach further in their journey on both a personal and professional level."


—  Joan Elizalde, CEO and founder of Green Steps

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