Hello, I am Val,


I am an empowerment coach, author, and a mindfulness meditation teacher.


I am passionate about helping people achieve their highest potential.  I focus on the complex relationship between education, neuroscience, and social behavior. I won numerous teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year, and the Free to Choose Excellence in Education award. I created an open-access online course“The Complete Guide: Achieving Success in College and Beyond” and has been teaching and training online for the past 15 years.


My books include the best-selling Why Now You? How to Become an Empowered Woman The Succesful Student Mindset and The Graduate Student Mindset. 


Here's my American Dream story.  At 16 years old I left my village in Romania in search of a better life. I managed to rose from the “ranks” of a factory worker at 16 years old, to a university professor and executive coach. As a first-generation college graduate, I am passionate about creating value and transformational learning experiences using neuroscience, social behavior, and innovation, bringing to life the hidden potential of all people and organizations.

I am passionate about empowerment, personal growth and development. I love to share my passion for education, leadership, holistic health and wellness and I help people embrace a holistic lifestyle and well-being - emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally.


"Dr. Val is a strong communicator with an outgoing, energetic, and motivating personality who excels at motivating others to take action and redefine personal and professional success.  Her own transformational life stories motivate people to discover their hidden potential because "achieving one’s full potential has less to do with genetics and IQ and everything to do with hard work, accountability, mindset, and mindshift."  Dr. Margarit has also served as a high school constitutional law teacher, department chair, debate coach, and associate dean for academic affairs and arts & sciences. She holds degrees in Sociology and Political Science, from the University of Central Florida, Education Specialist, and a Doctorate in Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. "


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