Valorie Burton

Best Selling Author; Personal & Executive Coach; Featured on the TODAY Show, Dr. Oz, and CNN

Fee Range?: $12,500 - $15,000

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Valorie Burton is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of life. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and has » Read Full Bio

Valorie Burton is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of life. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and has served as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach to hundreds of clients in over 40 states and ten countries. 

For over 15 years, Valorie’s books, speaking engagements, and coaching programs have helped people: Make major life changes that are exciting and scary at the same time. Be happier and have more fun, even when life seems routine. Become strong leaders, navigate office politics, and achieve professional dreams. Navigate setbacks and disappointments in a way that makes life better, not bitter. Speak up with confidence rather than settling for less. Go to sleep at night feeling at peace about decisions. Conquer emotions that cause procrastination, emotional spending, and self-sabotage.

Valorie knows what it feels like to endure family health challenges and dreams deferred. And she understands the power of being resilient and tenacious in the face of such disappointments. In the summer of 1999, she had an epiphany that confirmed her life purpose:  To inspire others to live more fulfilling lives. At the time, she was good at what she did for a living, but not passionate about it.  Despite her fears, Valorie took a leap of faith to pursue her dream.

The transformation has led her to write ten books, including Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable, Successful Women Think Differently, and What’s Really Holding You Back?  Success Magazine named her book, Why Not You? one of the “Top 25 Must-Read Success Books.” Her book Happy Women Live Better: 13 Ways to Trigger Your Happiness Every Day  helps women make intentional choices right now to increase their happiness on a daily basis.  Her books have been translated into seven foreign languages.Valorie has appeared numerous times on the TODAY Show,  Dr. Oz, CNN, HLN and hundreds of other radio and television shows. She has also co-hosted two national television programs, The Potter’s Touch with T.D. Jakes and Aspiring Women, which won two regional Emmy nominations.

She has written for Oprah Magazine, Essence, Ebony, Woman’s Day, and many more.  And as a speaker, she has inspired audiences for GE, McDonald’s, Goldman Sachs, State Farm, Accenture, General Mills, FDIC, Verizon Wireless, NASA, Wells Fargo, the US Military and hundreds of others.  Valorie has a master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in journalism from Florida A&M University. 

She earned a BA in International Affairs from Florida State University. She and her husband grew up in Denver, Colorado and live near Atlanta, Georgia with their three children.

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"Resilient and Ready" How to Thrive through Challenge and Change
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!
"Happy Women Live Better" 13 Ways to Trigger Your Happiness Every Day
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!
"Positively Psyched!"
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.


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