Dr. Val Margarit is a Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, faculty trainer, speaker, and author. Her work focuses on the complex relationship between education, neuroscience, and social behavior. She has won numerous teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year, and the Free to Choose Excellence in Education award. She created a massive open online course on udemy “The Complete Guide: Achieving Success in College and Beyond” and has been teaching and training online for the past 10 years.
Her books include the best-selling Why Now You? How to Become an Empowered Woman and The Succesful Student Mindset. Dr. Margarit has adventured widely throughout her lifetime. At 16 years old she left her village in search of a better life. She rose from the “ranks” of a factory worker to a university professor and academic leader. As a first-generation college graduate, Dr. Margarit is passionate about creating value and transformational learning experiences using neuroscience, social behavior, and innovation, bringing to life the hidden potential of people and organizations to create a better future and solve the world’s problems.
She 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. Dr. Margarit shares her own transformational life stories to 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 mindset and mindshift." Dr. Margarit also worked as a high school constitutional law teacher, department chair, debate coach, and communication and English language teacher.
Dr. Margarit is passionate about personal growth and development and is known for her holistic teaching approach that helps people transform their lives. and achieve success and happiness.
Dr. Margarit holds a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology with a minor in Political Science, from the University of Central Florida, and an Education Specialist and a Doctorate in Education from Nova Southeastern University. She also holds professional certifications in teaching and leadership, traveled to over 50 countries thus far, and speaks more than one language.
Val is passionate about personal growth and development. She loves to share her passion for holistic health and wellness and she teaches people to embrace a holistic lifestyle and wellbeing - emotionally, physically, spiritually, and mentally.