About Victoria Cravens

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Who I Am

I have always been curious, an unrepentant bookworm, and a life-long learner. My background includes over ten years in the professional counseling realm, following over twenty years with a major energy firm working  primarily within marketing and finance.  I have come to recognize that every step of  my personal and professional life has lead me to the next adventure in one way or another - and what an awesome adventure it continues to be!

I am grateful for family, friends, and a wonderful network of personal and professional colleagues.  In helping others achieve their goals to 'find their happy', I find my own balance, gratitude, and joy.  

I look forward to working with you!

Coaching Credentials

  • Training from the Certified Life Coaching Institute (CLCI)
    • Certified Professional Coach
    • Master Certified Professional Coach
    • Working on full ICF credentialing


  • MA Counseling, Houston Graduate School of Theology
  • EMBA, University of Houston

Coaching vs Counseling

A comment we hear often is, ‘well, aren’t they the same?’  The answer is no; the focus and drivers are different.  Counseling is most often dealing with issues from the past that continue to inform choices and otherwise interfere with our ability to maintain a healthy present. 

Coaching is forward-focused, with goals that are totally client driven.  One of the benefits of coaching is having someone we trust able to challenge us with the question, “What would it take to turn your, ‘ I will try…’ into ‘I will do…!’?”

Finding congruence through our choices

One of the most important areas of focus within coaching is recognizing how our choices – big or small – can have tremendous influence on our day to day lives and relationships.  Our focus on relationships has to begin with ourselves. As it has been said,

‘a man cannot offer a drink of water from an empty cup.’

The Process

Step 1: Give your coaching focus

Successful outcomes begin with a clear focus.  

Consider these questions: 

  • What is life purpose, and how do we know if we have found it?
  • Where am I now? Where do I want to be?
  • What are my core values? 
  • Are my personal and family goals congruent?
  • Who would I like to be and who is holding me back?

Step 2: Make a Plan

We will design a plan that fits your goals:

Tools can be as simple as using a Day Planner, or as structured as setting SMART goals; and as you work through your goals, the tools can be flexible 

"If nothing changes...nothing changes"

My Values


Our client's identity, relationship, and content of sessions are strictly confidential except in a situation where such confidentiality would violate the law, such as harm to self or others, and child or elder abuse.  


Our brains process information in different ways; some of us are very logic-oriented, while others more free-thinking. We are most successful when we tap into these strengths with an open mind; with curiosity without judgement. 


Life can create changes - good or bad - overnight, and emotions can overflow; consideration, kindness and compassion are the bulwark of any healthy relationship, and most especially in a coaching relationship.


We come together from all walks of life and many different experiences.  We are always at our very best when we engage each other with respect, consideration, and acceptance; with an open mind and heart.

Reach out to me today!

Please complete the form below to schedule a consultation call and/or appointment. I will do my best to accommodate your request and will be in touch ASAP. 

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