"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of becoming." - Goethe
From a factory worker (the picture above) to a transformational education leader, coach, speaker, and author Val's journey shows you how to reshape your circumstances to achieve dreams you never thought possible. You can achieve success, health, wealth, and meaning in life – whether that means your career, relationship, education, or personal growth. Val's teachings, live events, coaching programs, and workshops will help close the gap between where you are and where you want to be. The question is - are you ready?
"Individual transformation is the solution to all human problems."
Successful people are MADE not born.
I'd like to switch to the first-person narrative now so I can speak directly to you because this page is too important. I want to tell you a bit about my story.
I believe your story is also too important to offload.
I grew up in a village of 300 people in Romania. My father had an 8th-grade education and my mother had zero formal education due to poverty. At 16 years old I left my village for a nearby town for work. I found a 5 am shift factory job and continued my GED evening classes. At 26 I left my native country on my own in search of a better life - the American Dream. The journey from a GED to a doctorate degree in a different country and in a different language has been incredibly difficult but well worth it. My transformational story of sacrifice, persistence, resilience, and determination is a testament that you too can do it. That's why I am so passionate about helping people achieve their full potential. I believe We CAN have meaningful work, excellent health, financial independence, and happy relationships.
I am a fighter and a doer. I refuse to take no for an answer and I never give up. Why should I? Why should you?
Throughout my life, I’ve approached every challenge with an "I Can Do It" mindset, enthusiasm, creativity, and readiness to learn from my mistakes and ask for guidance. With hard work and perseverance, I developed the skills I needed to pursue and achieve my goals. To believe in me, to take chances, and not be afraid of failures.
To learn and to grow every day and in every way. I am not perfect and will never be. But life is about trying and doing your best each day.
That's why I became a teacher. To inspire and empower people to believe that they too can achieve success.
My academic background is in sociology and education leadership.
I love to teach and inspire people to think BIG and to take action toward a better life, a and better future. I am committed to making a difference in teaching and empowering people with the tools to design their own lives based on their own values. Sadly, the education system is not equitable nor does it prepares all students for the real world, which is why I decided to share my knowledge and help make the world a better place.
When more people are educated and independent we all win.
I believe that ALL of us have the power within ourselves to create our own destiny and to live a life with intention, purpose, and meaning.
I believe ALL students CAN achieve success.
I believe successful teachers and students are MADE.
I believe in and value human potential.
I constantly challenge and reinvent myself as I believe there is no limitation to what I can imagine and accomplish. I am committed to creating a future that’s inclusive as it is diverse. I want to help people become self-empowered and in control of their lives. You and I deserve to live an amazing life and I am committed to helping you achieve it.