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Full Potential Consulting/Coaching

My goal is to help you learn how to live with purpose!

I help you declutter your mind, body and soul so that you can enjoy living!  

In 2014, I created Full Potential to help people find ways to integrate their professional and personal life by tuning in to their spiritual purpose.  I provide you with the guidance, insights and resources you need to tune into yourself, eat well, move, rest, pray, set goals, process life events, soul search, heal and most importantly PLAY!

I am a trained Industrial/Organizational Professional with a Master's degree in Educational Psychology.  I've worked professionally with governments, school districts and small businesses and individual clients for over 20 years in Texas, California, Wisconsin and Illinois.  I've specialized in maximizing employee and organizational potential through customer service, talent management, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, performance, motivation and work-life integration. For my own personal growth and purpose, in 2018, I shifted from business consulting to personal coaching.

I can help you find your calling and then help you develop your best self, while simultaneously teaching you on how to implement these strategies into your life permanently.

THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO TEACH YOU WAYS OF MAKING YOUR MIND AND BODY RUN SMOOTHLY SO THAT YOU CAN TUNE INTO YOUR SOUL AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE MORE.
— Valerie Zapien, M.Ed.

My Skills

Why you should hire me?  Hopefully, someone you know and trust referred you to me, but if not, I am thrilled that my business came up in your search. 

I'm healthy, hard working and honest.  I'm educated, experienced and driven.  In fact, people often refer to me as the energizer bunny.  My husband used to call me a workaholic, but I've been working on that!  Regardless, these qualities make for an excellent consultant/coach.  I am someone you can always count on.  If I do not know the answer, or how to do it--I find someone who does.  I always seek the highest quality, at the lowest expense.  I am always measuring return on investment psychometrically. I know what excellent customer service means. I excel at motivating people and putting them to action, based on strengths.   I love building community.  

My Values

This quote is hanging in my office.  "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."--Angela Schwindt.  It's there to remind me to play.  I had a very serious childhood.  My tweens, on the other hand, are required to work hard AND play hard.  Their sweet, innocent actions and words remind me to have more fun almost every day. 

It took me until almost 40 years of age to create a lifestyle where I love my career, and regularly spend quality time with my husband and children, volunteer in the community, exercise, PRAY, relax and take time for stillness.  This definitely isn't always an easy task.   It is an on-going learning process, but it is ALWAYS my goal for myself and YOU.

Bottom line is, I GEEK sharing and teaching.  I truly want and hope to be given an opportunity to inspire and empower you to achieve your fullest potential in life!

Your Decision

If you're struggling and need to make a change, hopefully, this is enough information to prompt you to contact me for a no charge consultation.  If not, please visit my professional background, services, and client portfolio pages for more details.  You may also visit my social media accounts, if you want social proof!


I am passionate about serving others. I thrive on the immediate gratification of knowing I helped make a positive impact.
Valerie