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Valarie Hope

Certified Trainer

Valerie Hope is a Strata Certified Trainer, Leadership Coach, Professional Speaker and CEO of Connect to Joy, LLC. Valerie is a curious and creative learner, which has set her apart in becoming an accomplished leadership coach and professional speaker. Valerie is also an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

For the past 20 years, Valerie’s career has taken her throughout North America, Latin America, and Europe. She’s worked for Up with People, the international leadership program, the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Hyatt Corporation in roles focused on public relations, training, recruitment, and leadership development.

As CEO of Connect to Joy, LLC, Valerie asks thought-provoking questions and employs unique strategies to empower people from all walks of life. Her sessions are designed to go beyond concepts and data points, to shine a light on what has heart and meaning.

Valerie holds a BA from the University of Alabama in Public Relations and Spanish and is a Certified Executive Coach through the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute.

As a world-traveler, Valerie has developed and transformed leaders throughout Latin America, North America and Europe to become more conscious, connected, and creative.

Valerie is a native Spanish-speaker from the Republic of Panama. She loves Latin dancing, playing tennis and she claims Dallas as her home. She has the cowboy boots to prove it.