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Valerie Hope

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"Don't ask what the world needs,

ask what makes you come alive

and go do it.

Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

 

Howard Thurman,

Theologian and Civil Rights leader

My Journey to Purpose

Being an ever-curious and creative learner/teacher has served me well on this path as an accomplished executive coach, speaker, and facilitator. Applying those traits to the past 20 years in the non-profit and corporate world sharpened my abilities to engage others in customizing their organizational and individual leadership strategies. This really lights me up! I thank my mother for this.

 

My mother strongly encouraged my brothers and me to get involved in our community when we in elementary school. Especially during summer breaks. Our mother knew that playing video games and sleeping in all summer wasn't going to be as fulfilling as we kids thought it would. Community involvement radically shaped my view of work.

 

One summer, I volunteered at the front desk of the local military base’s physical fitness center. That was the summer I realized how energized and alive I could feel at work! My role was to help members check out equipment, tour facilities, and sign up for local sporting events. I lost all track of time while connecting with people from all over the world to the resources they needed. At the end of each day, the center supervisor had to ask me to go home!

 

By the end of that summer, I had logged more hours at work than most of the paid staff! Years later, my mother ran into that supervisor and he remembered the impact I had on the center and on his team! 

 

Since then, the standard for my life and career has been to engage in diverse, dynamic activities each day, while embracing the joy of helping others succeed. I've learned that life is the best teacher and the human being is the star pupil. My clients are empowered to discover, develop and contribute their talents to humanity. When we work together, they will be sparked to meet their potential in ways they've never imagined.

Credentials

Certifications

Qualifications

  • B.A. Public Relations & Spanish - University of Alabama

  • Executive Coaching Certification - U.C. Berkeley

  • Certified practitioner of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) 

  • Caliper Assessment Certification (personality assessments)

  • 20+ years in non-profit & corporate organizations

  • Former Regional Director of Learning at Hyatt Corporation

  • Native Spanish speaker

 

Interviews

Articles & Books