VALERIE JEANNIS is a young woman on a mission to inspire young women to pursue their dreams now. Through the pursuit of their dreams, young women stand to gain more confidence and a sense of purpose and direction, which many of today’s youth lack.
Valerie’s commitment to see young women discover, define and own who they are, lead her to writing and publishing her new book, I AM BEAUTIFUL: The Confidence to Pursue Your Dreams, where she openly shares her journey of self-discovery and challenges readers to assess and embark on their own. It’s that same passion that lead to the formation of the LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY YOUNG WOMEN (theLOEYW), an emerging personal development brand for fun, fearless, purpose-driven women pursing their dreams NOW.
Unashamed to use her life as a teaching mechanism, Valerie’s real talk and in your face messages inspire audiences to believe and invest in themselves and to just go for it. She has worked with those in both secular and religious settings, from universities to high schools to church congregations and community organizations.
Not only is Valerie a respected youth motivational speaker, leadership trainer, and a published author, she also holds her Masters in Social Work and is a positive role model on the ability to start over and make successful choices.
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Author of I AM BEAUTIFUL: The Confidence to Pursue Your Dreams (professional)
I wrote and published my first book, I AM BEAUTIFUL: The Confidence to Pursue Your Dreams, which was written to empower and challenge young women to discover who they really are and the power that they possess to dream and make their dreams a reality.
CUNY - Lehman College: Bachelor of Science, Social Work 2009
Studied Language (French) in Paris, France for a year.
Hunter School of Social Work: Masters in Social Work, Clinical Social Work 2011
Andrew Brown, Principal | Brooklyn Democracy High School - 2013 Career Day
For TESTIMONIALS from Educators, Coordinators, Students and past Participants visit - http://www.valeriejeannis.com/#/testimonials/
Event Appearances (3)
Unlock Your Future: Unlock Your Dreams
Bella Abzug Leadership Institute New York, NY
I Am Beautiful: A Journey of Self-Discovery
GEMS - The Next Generation of Leaders New York, NY
I Am Beautiful: The Confidence to Pursue Your Dreams
Children's Aid Society New York, NY
Sample Talks (1)
I DARE TO DREAM: Unlocking Your Dreams
Valerie helps participants discover the 4 master keys that they all possess to unlock their dreams and futures. Audience members and participants are challenged to: Awaken the dreamer inside of them; Define what they want; Start taking action; Keep moving forward in spite of opposition and setbacks; Ask, ask, ask. www.ValerieJeannis.com
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- Author Appearance