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Named one of the top 60 motivational speakers in America
and one of the top 100 thought leaders in the field of personal development, award-winning author Valorie Burton has written more than dozen books that have been translated into ten languages. Over twenty years of professional writer, speaker, and coach has given her an abundance of relevant content to effectively inspire and teach the skills of resilience, happiness and success.

 

She connects with audiences through the power of stories supported by the power of her research and education in the cutting edge field applied positive psychology. Her virtual keynotes and longer-form programs have been a hit with a wide range of organizations, including companies such as BlueCross BlueShield, Merrill Lynch, LinkedIn and Home Depot, federal government agencies, international companies, and major churches and nonprofits. And of course, she has spoken for hundreds of organizations in person all over the world over the last 20 years. From McDonald’s Corporation to FedEx, Goldman Sachs to the University of California at Berkeley and major churches around the US and internationally, her messages resonate because she engages people with practical, proven takeaways presented in a relatable, entertaining way.

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You are capable of far more than you know. Scientific studies prove successful people think differently than the average person. They make decisions differently, set goals differently, and bounce back from failure and adversity differently.  In this intriguing and energetic presentation, Valorie Burton will help you and your audience:

  • Pinpoint your thinking style and make adjustments to improve performance
  • Understand why talent isn’t enough and how to develop the self-control that will take you to the next level
  • Understand why how you explain your success and failure predicts more about your potential than you think
  • How to focus on solutions, not problems.

This powerful presentation is based on Valorie’s national bestselling book, Successful Women Think Differently.

This message is adapted from Successful Women Think Differently for audiences that include men and women.

In a world of constant change and uncertainty, success requires the ability to adapt and thrive no matter what challenges arise. Valorie Burton will help you understand how to create the building blocks of resilience so you can:

  • Bounce back from setbacks
  • Maximize opportunities
  • Develop the thinking style research proves helps you succeed under pressure – Find your joy and maintain a positive perspective
  • Navigate disappointments in a way that makes you better, not bitter.

In this practical, engaging conversation, Valorie will equip you with a survival toolkit to face any challenge that comes your way!

Even the most efficient among us feel as if we’re racing the clock every day – and we still never seem to get it all done. The new norms of modern life tap into psychological impulses that make it harder than ever to take control of our time. In this message based on her acclaimed book of the same name, Valorie Burton inspires and teaches practical research-based discoveries to help you understand:

  • Why so many of us live in “time poverty” and how you can climb out of it
  • How to stop digital distractions from creating false urgencies that drain your time
  • Where you can reallocate your time to reflect the values and priorities that matter most
  • How to pinpoint the core vulnerabilities that are keeping you stuck in time debt

What if you could coach yourself in five minutes or less to think clearly through a major decision or an emotional dilemma? Coaching is a powerful tool to create personal clarity, build a positive environment, and facilitate progress towards critical goals. Valorie will give your audience principles and research-based techniques they can use immediately to fulfill their potential facilitate growth in others. As Valorie shares her proven 5-step coaching process, you will discover how to:

  • Transform a scattered brain into a focused mind that accomplishes your daily goals.
  • Lay your head on your pillow at night feeling peace about your decisions.
  • Control the emotions that cause you to procrastinate, spend emotionally, and sabotage your own success.

Expectations for what you “should” accomplish and how your life “should” look are higher than ever – and so is the tendency to feel guilty. Left unchecked, that guilt can drive decisions, drain your emotions, and rule your relationships. In this life-changing message, life coach and bestselling author Valorie Burton teaches a simple but profound method that frees you from the “false guilt” that is so common today. Through the power of stories and research, she shows you how to:

  • Recognize and overcome the thought patterns of guilt
  • Notice and conquer the guilt gender gap
  • Why the personality trait most likely to predict success can also leave you prone to guilt
  • Stop guilt from sneaking its way into your everyday decisions and interactions
  • Stop setting yourself up for stress, anxiety and obligation and set yourself up for joy, productivity and freedom

Are you setting the right goals? How do you know?  Are your team members’ strategies for reaching goals as effective as they could be?  Does your team have the traits needed to reach major goals—and if not, do you know how to develop those traits?

In this fun and fast-paced session, Valorie Burton shares practical, research-based methods to reach your goals faster, more easily and more consistently.

In this highly engaging and interactive session, you’ll learn:

  • Three foundational principles of effective goal setting. They’re rarely discussed, yet without them your goals are likely to falter or fizzle.
  • How to set a goal in a way that challenges but doesn’t overwhelm you or your team
  • The 7 Building Blocks of the “goal getting” process.
  • Which of the 7 Building Blocks you already possess, where you have gaps that need to be filled—and how to close those gaps.
  • How to spot and eliminate “Goal Fatigue,” a little-known phenomenon that impacts leaders and employees in demanding environments.
  • Create meaningful goals that boost happiness.
  • Build the confidence you need to reach goals outside your comfort zone.
The most successful women are often not the most talented, the most gifted, or even the most experienced. What these women have is a knack for communicating that opens doors and gives them influence.
Gleaning from powerful research, bestselling author and life strategist Valorie Burton unearths practical insights you can put to work in your life immediately. Scientific studies are proving the power of your success lies in the very words you speak – and the ones you don’t. Let Valorie teach you how to…

  • Recognize the nuances in speech that can mean the difference between success and failure
  • Increase your influence by changing what you think and say in critical moments
  • Speak accurately about yourself so you don’t sabotage your most meaningful goals
  • Boost your confidence by making small, fun tweaks in your everyday life

Your words are powerful tools. It’s time to use them to build the life you really want.

Happier people are more productive, perform better and are more engaged in their work and with customers. When organizations invest in helping employees be happier, it impacts morale and the bottom line. Women have more education, more money, and more choices than ever before. Yet, research shows we are less happy than women 40 years ago. Today, we can “have it all.” So why is happiness declining?

Valorie Burton will help your audience unlock the secrets to their personal happiness allowing them to boost their joy right now, even in the midst of deadlines, children, marriage, dating and squeezing in a workout or girls’ night out. Through 13 happiness triggers, your audience will learn to:

  • Bounce back from workplace stress and adversity faster
  • Enjoy deeper satisfaction within their current role in the company
  • Balance personal and work life more effectively
  • Fight off depression, colds and other illnesses
  • Live longer!
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Valorie can speak on a range of topics from her books, the theme of your event or conference, or share an original message as she feels led. Valorie has spoken in ministries and churches all over the world since 1999, and she would be honored to bring a practical faith-based message with your ministry. Fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch soon!

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I love to hear about your journey and all of the special moments along the way. Please feel free to share a win, leave a review of a book, pose a questions, or even suggest a PQ or Podcast topic you would like to hear.

To request Valorie for an interview, contact:

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The most successful women are often not the most talented, the most gifted, or even the most experienced. What these women have is a knack for communicating that opens doors and gives them influence.
Gleaning from powerful research, bestselling author and life strategist Valorie Burton unearths practical insights you can put to work in your life immediately. Scientific studies are proving the power of your success lies in the very words you speak – and the ones you don’t. Let Valorie teach you how to…

  • Recognize the nuances in speech that can mean the difference between success and failure
  • Increase your influence by changing what you think and say in critical moments
  • Speak accurately about yourself so you don’t sabotage your most meaningful goals
  • Boost your confidence by making small, fun tweaks in your everyday life

Your words are powerful tools. It’s time to use them to build the life you really want.

Today’s world requires the ability to adapt to change and thrive despite the challenges that occur. Valorie Burton will help you understand how to create the building blocks of resilience so you can:

  • Bounce back from setbacks
  • Maximize opportunities
  • Develop the thinking style research proves helps you succeed under pressure – Find your joy and maintain a positive perspective
  • Navigate disappointments in a way that makes you better, not bitter.

In this practical, engaging conversation, Valorie will equip you with a survival toolkit to face any challenge that comes your way!

You are capable of far more than you know. Scientific studies prove successful people think differently than the average person. They make decisions differently, set goals differently, and bounce back from failure and adversity differently.  In this intriguing and energetic presentation, Valorie Burton will help you and your audience:

  • Pinpoint your thinking style and make adjustments to improve performance
  • Understand why talent isn’t enough and how to develop the self-control that will take you to the next level
  • Understand why how you explain your success and failure predicts more about your potential than you think
  • How to focus on solutions, not problems.

This powerful presentation is based on Valorie’s national bestselling book, Successful Women Think Differently.

Happier people are more productive, perform better and are more engaged in their work and with customers. When organizations invest in helping employees be happier, it impacts morale and the bottom line. Women have more education, more money, and more choices than ever before. Yet, research shows we are less happy than women 40 years ago. Today, we can “have it all.” So why is happiness declining?

Valorie Burton will help your audience unlock the secrets to their personal happiness allowing them to boost their joy right now, even in the midst of deadlines, children, marriage, dating and squeezing in a workout or girls’ night out. Through 13 happiness triggers, your audience will learn to:

  • Bounce back from workplace stress and adversity faster
  • Enjoy deeper satisfaction within their current role in the company
  • Balance personal and work life more effectively
  • Fight off depression, colds and other illnesses
  • Live longer!

People are living at a faster pace and under higher expectations than ever before in history. How do you thrive at work and still enjoy a healthy personal life? Using relatable stories and surprising research, Valorie Burton gives audiences practical tools for excelling at work when there is more to do and less time to do it. You will learn how to:

  • Say “yes” to what matters by saying “no” more often.
  • Increase your day-to-day joy and fun, even when your schedule feels routine.
  • Make time for the people and activities that nourish your mind, body and spirit.

It’s possible to create more balance and fulfillment with less stress and overload. Valorie will show you how.

Has the unexpected knocked you off course? You lost your job to the latest round of layoffs. A relationship you thought would last forever, didn’t. A health challenge is disrupting your life. Life doesn’t always go according to plan, but with the right attitude and skills, you can persevere through even the toughest situations—and emerge stronger and better than ever. Valorie’s message is designed to help you navigate life’s obstacles and feel empowered to:

  • Unearth the courage you need for any situation.
  • Replace negative thinking with an optimistic outlook.
  • Navigate disappointments in a way that makes you better, rather than bitter.

What if you could coach yourself in five minutes or less to think clearly through a major decision or an emotional dilemma? Coaching is a powerful tool to create personal clarity, build a positive environment, and facilitate progress towards critical goals. Valorie will give your audience principles and research-based techniques they can use immediately to fulfill their potential facilitate growth in others. As Valorie shares her proven 5-step coaching process, you will discover how to:

  • Transform a scattered brain into a focused mind that accomplishes your daily goals.
  • Lay your head on your pillow at night feeling peace about your decisions.
  • Control the emotions that cause you to procrastinate, spend emotionally, and sabotage your own success.

Valorie Burton is one of a select number of people in the world with a graduate degree in the pioneering field of Applied Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of happiness, resilience, success, and optimal human functioning. Using research from her studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Valorie shares powerful examples, insightful facts, and specific tools to help you:

  • Increase productivity, happiness, and success at work and in everyday life.
  • Remove the harmful consequences of pessimistic thinking.
  • Boost the life-giving power of positivity, optimism, and utilizing your strengths.

This presentation is more than a typical motivational speech. Valorie will expand the way your audience approaches work and life in ways that produce measurable results.

Are you setting the right goals? How do you know?  Are your team members’ strategies for reaching goals as effective as they could be?  Does your team have the traits needed to reach major goals—and if not, do you know how to develop those traits?

In this fun and fast-paced session, Valorie Burton shares practical, research-based methods to reach your goals faster, more easily and more consistently.

In this highly engaging and interactive session, you’ll learn:

  • Three foundational principles of effective goal setting. They’re rarely discussed, yet without them your goals are likely to falter or fizzle.
  • How to set a goal in a way that challenges but doesn’t overwhelm you or your team
  • The 7 Building Blocks of the “goal getting” process.
  • Which of the 7 Building Blocks you already possess, where you have gaps that need to be filled—and how to close those gaps.
  • How to spot and eliminate “Goal Fatigue,” a little-known phenomenon that impacts leaders and employees in demanding environments.
  • Create meaningful goals that boost happiness.
  • Build the confidence you need to reach goals outside your comfort zone.

Valorie can speak on a range of topics from her books, the theme of your event or conference, or share an original message as she feels led. Valorie has spoken in ministries and churches all over the world since 1999, and she would be honored to bring a practical faith-based message with your ministry. Fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch soon!

I love to hear about your journey and all of the special moments along the way. Please feel free to share a win, leave a review of a book, pose a question, or even suggest a PQ or Podcast topic you would like to hear.