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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

Valerie Hope

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.

 

Ever since we were young, my mother strongly encouraged my brothers and me, to get involved in our community during summer breaks. Little did I know at the time (although my mom probably did,) was how not playing video games and sleeping in all summer, would radically shape 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

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

  • Executive Coaching Certification - UC Berkeley

  • Certified practitioner of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)  and Caliper Assessment Certification (personality assessments)

Qualifications

  • 20+ years non-profit & corporate organizations

  • Former Regional Director of Learning at Hyatt Corporation

  • Native Spanish-speaker

Publications

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Latinas Rising Up in HR

My inspirational story of thriving in spite of challenging circumstances in my career.

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I can get bored with routine easily. That inner restlessness makes me want to ...

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Dealing with Resilience

"Challenges require a certain level of courage to address head-on. What I find is...

 
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Podcast Interview:

The Tapestry

Growing up as an immigrant in the U.S.

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Podcast Interview:

The Winning Factor

The importance of Creating Your Circle of Influencers 

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Marcus Buckingham: Black Entrepreneur Spotlight

Bestselling author/speaker, Marcus Buckingham, features black entrepreneurs

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Contact: Valerie Hope
Phone: +1-214-507-2983             Valerie@valeriehope.com

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