Event Planning

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Family balance begins at home when parents feel they can do the job given right tools.   I supply parents Back-to-Basics parenting strategies that originated with my own mom and dad.  They gave me a definite edge helping me beat the odds as a child growing up in a Chicago ghetto.

My husband and I have held hands and babies for over 30 years, ever refining ways to keep our flock in good contact.    It takes persistence and tough love to positively bond a family, exploring ways to keep those older reaching back, bringing love to younger siblings who anticipate their return.     




"Valerie speaks profound and deep truths into the hearts of her audience.  She connects with a compassionate caring heart to build others.  I love sitting at her feet to   
        - Roxanne Parks, President & Founder Winter Summit Ministries            





"Valerie is the James Earl Jones of public speaking 
      ...a 'diamond  in the rough'."   
 - Gregg Lancaster, Entertainer, Mental Masterpieces


    Pre-Event Questionnaire

    Speaker Biography

    Speaker OneSheet 


       Business Communications
Instructor/Lecturer-Based Programs

Valerie presenting
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Clients Include

— Name, Title


United States Dept of Justice

Brazos County Health Dept.
Social Security Administration

Texas A&M University

Blinn College

Project New Hope

Bryan Independent School District

Spring Branch School System
Texas Home School Coalition
Family Educators' Alliance     

      South Texas
Home School Legal Defense Assn

Christ United Methodist Church
Church of the Nazarene

    Women's Retreat
Save our Streets Ministries
Aggieland Pregnancy Center

Coalition for Life

Titan Senquest Senior Living

Executive Women in Texas Gov't

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs)

Burleson County Women's Forum


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