Being a curious and creative student has led Valerie to become a successful professional speaker and leadership coach. Their winning combination is to empower individuals and groups to discover, develop and contribute their talents to the planet.
For over 20 years, Valerie worked in roles focused on public relations, training, recruiting, and leadership development. Para Viva la Gente, an international leadership program, for the Dallas Regional Chamber, and the international hospitality corporation, Hyatt.
In 2018, she began her entrepreneurial journey with her company, Connect to Joy, LLC. Its clients include a wide variety of organizations such as: Headington Companies, Mujeres de HACE (Hispanic Alliance for Career Improvement), Enaxis Digital Consulting, Women’s Hospitality Network, The Bank & Trust, Bed Bath & Beyond and Southwest Airline.
Valerie received her executive coach certification from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a degree in Public Relations and in Spanish from the University of Alabama. She was born in the Republic of Panama, loves to dance salsa, and play tennis, and has Dallas, Texas as her home. He has his cowboy boots to prove it!