9 Weapons of Hope®

My path has led me from depression and paralyzing fear to living a life of courage and hope. I worked to overcome guilt, shame, unforgiveness, and hopelessness, and you can do the same. Decades of professional and personal experiences, research, mentorship, and authentic human connection went into the exclusive 9 Weapons of Hope®, which is the basis for all my coaching programs.

The resources and perspectives I use to guide you through your journey to freedom are the tools I used to move out of the darkness and into a hope-filled life of purpose. They are what I continue to utilize in managing the ultimate loss. These are the tools many others have used to reclaim their lives and change the trajectory of their path.

As we work together, I will encourage you to challenge yourself, face fears, and overcome roadblocks. You will learn tangible daily actions for your big goals and everyday life. My passion is to help you find yours.

Valerie’s guidance has helped me live beyond fear and discover the fullness of life despite some of the most difficult things I could ever have imagined. I am so grateful for her courage to share her story, the wisdom of her resources and courageous way of her example as she herself lives with a hole in her heart everyday.

Sarah Earle

Charleston, SC

The 9 Weapons of Hope® is at the core of our Warrior Empowerment Coaching programs. You get guidance and progress tracking in this powerful digital program as you move through each module of the 9 Weapons. The guidebook and journals are where the rubber meets the road, and the tools become your weapons against shame, guilt, self-doubt, helplessness, hopelessness, resentment, fear, and more. You get online and downloadable resources, guidance, and email encouragement. It will feel as if Valerie is right there with you on your journey. The 9 Weapons of Hope is a program of tangible tools used for any challenge and a lifetime.

  • 81 topics within the 9 Weapons & supporting modules.
  • 10 downloadable Guidebook & Journals.
  • Video guidance for each topic.
  • Getting Started & Staying the Course modules.
  • Progress tracking.
  • Powerful visual graphics.
  • Downloadable supporting documents.
  • Progress tracking.
  • Email inspiration.
  • Weapon Reminders.

Master the Weapons and keep accessing the program for a lifetime.*

Download the 9 Weapons Topic Index Here

*As long as program is available.


The 9 Weapons of Hope aren’t just for women who are moms of an addict. Everyone – men and women – can utilize the weapons to reclaim their lives from whatever is holding them back. Through her guidance, Valerie teaches us to stand up & fight. I am thankful for Valerie’s heart for all of us.

Annelle Abernethy

Shelton, WA

About Valerie

If you never heard Valerie’s story, it would be difficult to imagine that her daughter Jamie was murdered at the age of 30 or that it was not the first time Jamie had been shot — 12 years and 12 days earlier, she survived the same injury. But her story doesn’t reflect the woman you see today.

Through the pain and trauma of Jamie’s addiction and her daughter’s senseless murder, Valerie has become a woman of unwavering strength and courage.

Her mission is not one she sought after but one that found her. Valerie has fully embraced it and considers it an honor to stand with other women and help them shed their shame, guilt, and fear. She loves watching them disrupt their trauma and replace it with courage and hope.

Valerie is an effective leader because she walks her talk. She is compassionate while inspiring people to step out of their comfort zone and become more. Valerie is quick-witted, engaging, wise, and fun. She is a believer who does her best to walk out her mission and create a legacy of hope. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, with her husband, Rich, and her crazy cat, Fiona.

Valerie Silveira

Nobody is going to come along and sprinkle magic fairy dust over our lives. We have to choose to stand up and fight. Life gets better when we get better.

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