I’m Valerie, a Career Coach in Connecticut

Are you ready to escape the Sunday Scaries? 

Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.”

-Walter Anderson

I am the CEO & Owner of Valerie Martinelli Consulting, LLC in which I am a Job Search and Career Expert, Resume Writer, and a Personal Branding Professional. I specialize in helping mid-level and senior-level  job seekers and career changers land jobs, raises, and find their dream careers. I have helped many candidates find the right career in less time & negotiate job offers, resulting in salary increases of $15K- $60K+, and positively impacting their career trajectories and earnings potential. 

VMC has been in business since July 13, 2016. The mission at VMC is to provide professionals with the structure and tools to receive equal opportunities, compensation, advancement, and respect in the workplace.

I am a current member of SheSource, CT Women's Business Development Council Connect, DWEN, and the Society of Human Resources. I currently serve as an expert for wiseHer and am also an Advisory Board Member for the Multifamily Women's Leadership Summit. I have authored numerous articles in which my insights have been featured in publications such as Forbes, Fairygodboss, Payscale, Vault Careers, and Thrive Global. I have helped 200+ professionals achieve their dream careers and crush their salary goals in 4 years in business. 

Valerie Martinelli Consulting, has been recognized by CIOReview as one of the 10 Most Promising Leadership Development Training/Coaching Companies for 2019 and 2021.

I began my career in nonprofit management and administration and I have a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Connecticut, Master of Public Administration degree from Post University, and an MBA certificate from the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell University. I currently reside in CT and some of my favorite things include art history, puzzles, word games, dogs, and the beach. 

My Story & Career Philosophy

I began this work because I was just like you….I faced the “Sunday Scaries” in my career. You know, the dreaded anxiety on Sunday because the weekend is almost over and you hate facing Monday’s because you never know what it will bring. It’s an awful, miserable feeling….hating your job or not feeling appreciated and feeling like you are wasting your time. 

I was there as well and this is why I started VMC. I asked myself why I was so unhappy and what I could do to change it…A wise mentor said to me “If not now, when? What are you waiting for?” 

So, I ask you, what are YOU waiting for?  Click below to get started. 



Brian Furman is a resume writer and consultant located in Tampa, FL. He has assisted a diverse group of clients during his 15+ years in the industry. His expertise lies in collaborating with clients on resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and personal statements, among other career-based documents.

Brian joined the talented team at VMC in May 2021 as a Contract Resume Writer. He has made an immediate impact with superior service, exceeding customer expectations, and ensuring clients are in the best position to move onto the next step in their careers.

Brian is originally from Cleveland, OH and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Cleveland State University. His Fiction has been published in several journals and magazines across the country. He has three children, Ian, Sydny, and Asher, and has been married to his wife, Nicole, for 15 years.

Your Career Empowers Your Life

The mission of VMC is to provide professionals with the structure and tools to receive equal opportunities, compensation, advancement, and respect in the workplace.

Developing relationships & strategies with my clients that contribute to empowerment. 

VMC’s services work towards equitable solutions for my clients while ending disparities in the workplace. 

I aspire for a future where every professional can fearlessly step into their power to make an impactful and lasting change in the world. 

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