Her company provides coaching, coach training and resilience training and has served clients in all 50 states and 15 countries on six continents. Since 1999, she has written 13 books on personal development translated into nine languages, including the bestsellers Successful Women Think Differently, Successful Women Speak Differently, What’s Really Holding You Back?, and the most recent book Let Go of the Guilt.
She has been a regular guest expert for the TODAY Show, CNN, Dr. Oz, and Essence, and has spoken for hundreds of organizations around the globe. She was named one of the top 60 motivational speakers in America, one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in the field of personal development and featured in Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100” List. In 2020, two of her books received the Bronze Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, an honor bestowed upon high-quality books that are among the top-selling books in the last decade.
Valorie grew up in an Air Force family, living in Florida, Germany and Colorado, and spent her summers down south with her grandparents in Anderson, South Carolina. Her career began in Dallas, where she ran a public relations firm, co-hosted the television show The Potter’s Touch with T.D. Jakes, and was the youngest person appointed to the Texas Governor’s Commission for Women. She moved to Atlanta in 2009 to be near family in a city she had always admired.
She has a master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in journalism from Florida A&M University and a BA from Florida State University. She and her husband Jeff live south of Atlanta with their children
- Rich Minds, Rich Rewards Discovering Your Path to Personal and Professional Fulfillment
Multiple demands and a seeming lack of time both in the workplace and at home may cause an abundance of stress which can make a high-quality life seem elusive. In this program, Valorie delivers practical techniques for decreasing stress and living a more fulfilling life without compromising personal and professional success levels. With humor, energy and practical information, she inspires audiences by identifying strategies that can be applied immediately to create more balance, effectiveness and joy in everyday life.
- Listen to Your Life Getting Unstuck and Following Your Unique Path to Extraordinary Success
This ground-breaking program motivates audiences from the inside-out, helping them discover their purpose and break though the obstacles that threaten to keep them from their full potential. This thought-provoking presentation explores the four forces that can free audiences from the fear, distractions and obstacles hindering greater success in their careers, finances, relationships and health. Audience members will learn how to get to the core of what's really holding them back, then overcome it by taking control of these four forces that can create authentic success, productivity and happiness.
- Positively Psyched! How to Use the Proven Power of Positivity to Overcome Your Obstacles or Successful People Think Differently
7 Steps to Break Through to Your Next Level of Success. In the last decade, a pioneering field called Positive Psychology has emerged - the scientific study of happiness, resilience, success and optimal human functioning. As one of a select number of people in the world with a graduate degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, Valorie Burton shares powerful examples, insightful facts, and specific tools that are shown to increase productivity, happiness and success in your everyday life. She shows the life-threatening consequences of negativity and pessimism and the amazing life-giving power of positivity, optimism and using your strengths. More than a typical motivational speech, this presentation is one that will expand your audiences' thinking and help them transform their approach to work and life in ways that produce measurable results.
- Coaching for Leaders - How to Bring Out the Best in Yourself & Others
Coaching is a powerful tool for creating change, building a positive environment, and facilitating progress towards critical goals. This practical and inspiring presentation gives audiences principles and research-based techniques they use immediately to not only bring out their best and fulfill their potential, but to inspire and facilitate potential in others. During this powerful primer on coaching, audiences will learn to: Use a proven 5-step coaching process to identify and achieve goals; Increase energy and engagement at work; Improve communication and teamwork; Bounce back and grow from setbacks and mistakes.
- How Did I Get So Busy? How to Excel at Work & Energize Your Life
There's no doubt about it: People living today are living at a faster pace and with higher expectations than any people who've ever walked the planet! So how do you thrive at work and still enjoy a healthy personal life? Using relatable stories and surprising research, Valorie Burton gives audiences practical tools for excelling at work when there is more to do and less time to do it - and real solutions for making time for the people and things that energize and nourish you, mind, body and spirit. It's possible to create more balance and fulfillment, and less stress and overload. In an inspiring and humorous presentation, Valorie Burton will show you how.
- Resilient & Ready - How to Thrive Through Challenge & Change
One of the most important skills in today's marketplace is the ability to adapt to change and thrive despite the challenges that come your way. In this highly relevant and entertaining presentation, Valorie Burton helps audiences understand and create the building blocks of resilience so they can bounce back from setbacks, withstand pressure and maintain a positive perspective. Using practical takeaways and how-to's, she equips your audience with a survival toolkit for any challenge that comes their way!