Valerie has been an international executive and life coach for more than 20 years. In addition, Valerie has developed workshops for elementary and middle school children to help them understand stress, feel less anxious, and be in better control of their emotions. Valerie has also written and helped to implement senior global leadership programs for Fortune 500 companies. She has contributed to professional books on global leadership and coaching and is the co-author of First Impressions: What You Don’t Know About How Others See You, Bantam, 2004. The book has been published in 17 languages and was a finalist in the Books for a Better Life Award. She has been a guest on the Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, the BBC, MSNBC and has been featured in numerous periodicals nationally and internationally. Valerie has her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is a certified HeartMath trainer, EmotionalEFT master and Reiki master.