Valerie Hope

Strata Certified Coach and 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 Adjunct 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.

Connect with Valerie Hope on LinkedIn.

Many organizations don’t have the tools and resources to grow their people. This is stressful and frustrating when you know investing in your teams is beneficial. Regardless of the size of your company, you deserve to be able to offer the highest quality leadership development available. 

At Strata Leadership, we care about your success as much as you do and want to partner with you to build up the leaders within your organization.


First, let’s talk. We want to learn more about you, your company, and your vision for the future.

Next, we’ll create a plan specifically designed for the needs of your team.

Finally, you can enjoy a thriving workplace that comes from effective leadership.