Enhancing the well-being and effectiveness of people in the workplace

Nan Valentine, Executive coach, business consultant and training expert


About Valentine Consulting

For over 15 years, Valentine Consulting has brought executive coaching, business consultation, and staff development services to corporations in central Iowa.

Services include:

  • Change navigation
  • Strategic planning
  • Team building
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Staff resiliency

About Nan Valentine

Nan Crockett Valentine, President, Valentine Consulting
Nan Valentine brings a straightforward approach to consulting that uses with humor and understanding to cut through excuses, putting you on the path toward success. Nan Valentine can give you and your team insight and techniques that result in stronger leaders and more effective teams. See the growth that comes from people working at their potential. Contact Nan Valentine today.

Nan Crockett Valentine, Published Author

Nan’s book, Breakaway Laughter: How to Lighten Up—Despite It All tells how using humor can lessen stress and help overcome life’s challenges. In the book you’ll learn how you can gain:

  • Physical Resiliency Strategies.
  • Mental Resiliency Strategies.
  • Emotional Resiliency Strategies.
  • Spirit-based Resiliency Strategies.

Purchase your copy of Breakaway Laughter: How to Lighten Up—Despite It All


Here’s what various reviewers have said about Breakaway Laughter:

“[Crockett] illustrates the silver-lining principles that guide her and her clients through life’s dark clouds . . . [Whether] it’s mental illness or a visiting kid who sits on a wad of gum and happens to have no pants on, she finds a reason to laugh and inspires us to do the same.”

—Nancy Watkins, The Chicago Tribune

“[Crockett] deftly explains just how to counter stress by analyzing its causes with an element of humor, allowing us to ‘break away’ from the causes of that stress and its effects upon our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. A series of specific stress management areas are addressed including boundary setting, depersonalizing, diet, expectations, fear, grieving, rules, socializing, ‘playing the victim,’ and more. Also discussed is the role of forgiveness, medication, perspective shifting, problem assessment, surrender to a higher power, transcendental meditation, twelve-step programs, and visualizing better ways. Breakaway Laughter is thoroughly ‘reader friendly,’ insightful, practical, and especially recommended reading for anyone at any age trying to cope with the impact of stress upon their lives and families.”

—Self-Help Shelf, Midwest Book Review

“In her new book [Crockett] makes light of life situations most parents can relate to. . . but she uses her training as a stress management expert to subtly coach others—making clear the importance of setting boundaries, recognizing faulty reasoning and realizing what is important in the scheme of things.”

—Family Living

“This book delivers on its promise.”

—Christiane Northrup, M.D., bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom; Mother-Daughter Wisdom and more

Nan Crockett Valentine, Corporate Event Speaker

Are you looking for an inspiring, motivational, fun keynote presenter for your conference or retreat?

Nan will entertain and delight as she recounts foibles and mishaps that have ushered in stress management insights, as chronicled in her popular new book, Breakaway Laughter: How to Lighten Up – Despite it All. Attendees will laugh, learn, and leave with a renewed desire to de-stress and live the good life.

Call or email to find out how Nan can help: (515) 253-0646. nan@valentinecoaching.com.