About Valerie

Valerie Cherneski

Valerie Cherneski, LLB, BCL, CPCC is a certified executive coach, facilitator and speaker who uses her background in law and psychology to motivate change and development. As the Founder of Cherneski Coaching, Valerie focuses her practice on highly driven lawyers and corporate professionals, and assists them on a variety of issues to streamline their lives and build further upon their success. As a lawyer and industrial relations specialist, Valerie acts as an experienced sounding board and advisor. Valerie built her coaching business in New York City, and now practices out of Montreal, Quebec, serving clients across the United States and Canada.


McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) LL.B., B.C.L.

Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) B.A. (Psychology)

Areas of Expertise

Relationship & Communication Skills
Career Management & Family Dynamics
Time Management & Work/Life Integration
Leadership Development & Executive Presence
Role Transition
Goal Setting & Execution
Business Development
Practice Management
Effective Decision Making
Delegation and Staff Development

Professional Experience

Valerie practiced law at two of Canada’s most respected law firms. She worked closely with corporate clients and has counseled executives and other leaders on various matters relating to complex litigation suits, as well as sound management practices, improved relationships with employees, and retention measures to be taken to prevent the loss of top talent. Valerie also gained corporate experience as an industrial relations specialist at a large corporation, managing employees and developing and drafting policies for workplace management issues. Valerie is well positioned in the marketplace as an Executive Coach, and her work has been featured in Inc.com and the Globe and Mail.

Select Clients

Valerie has coached lawyers in all capacities, including lawyers employed by:
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt
Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg
Bank of Montreal
National Bank of Canada
Credit Suisse
Sidley Austin
Baker MacKenzie
Cdn Department of Justice
City of New York
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Cassels Brock

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