Valorie Burton Profile
Valorie Burton is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of life. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and has served as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach to hundreds of clients in over 40 states and ten countries. For more than a decade, Valorie's books, speaking engagements, and coaching resources have helped people:
•Make major life changes that are exciting and scary at the same time.
•Be happier and have more fun, even when life seems routine.
•Become strong leaders, navigate office politics, and achieve professional dreams.
•Navigate setbacks and disappointments in a way that makes life better, not bitter.
•Speak up with confidence rather than settling for less.
•Go to sleep at night feeling at peace about decisions.
•Conquer emotions that cause procrastination, emotional spending, and self-sabotage.
Valorie knows what it feels like to endure the pain of divorce, family health challenges, and dreams deferred. And she understands the power of being resilient and tenacious in the face of such disappointments. In the summer of 1999, she had an epiphany that confirmed her life purpose: To inspire others to live more fulfilling lives. At the time, she was good at what she did for a living, but not passionate about it. Despite her fears, Valorie took a leap of faith to pursue her dreams. The transformation has led her to write nine books, including Successful Women Think Differently, Your 5-Minute Personal Coach, and What's Really Holding You Back? Success Magazine named her book, Why Not You? one of the "Top 25 Must-Read Success Books." Her new book Happy Women Live Better: 13 Ways to Trigger Your Happiness Every Day helps women make intentional choices right now to increase their happiness on a daily basis. Even though life includes challenges that can slow you down, Valorie believes that anyone can get unstuck and be unstoppable. Her expertise helps readers and leaders discover their purpose and pursue a vision that's true to who they are. She helps people persevere until they reach their goals, even in the face of adversity, fears, and obstacles.
Valorie is a regular guest on the TODAY Show, appearing monthly to coach viewers on life and career challenges. She has also appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, CNN, HLN and hundreds of other radio and television shows. She has also co-hosted two national television programs, The Potter's Touch with T.D. Jakes and Aspiring Women, which won two regional Emmy nominations. She has written for Oprah Magazine, Essence, Ebony, Woman's Day, and many more. And as a speaker, she has inspired audiences for GE, McDonald's, Goldman Sachs, State Farm, Accenture, General Mills, FDIC, Deloitte, US Army National Guard, NASA, Wells Fargo, BlueCross BlueShield and hundreds of others. Valorie has a master's degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in journalism from Florida A&M University. She earned a BA in International Affairs from Florida State University.