Talking with Nathan Mellor is Valerie Hope, Strata Certified Trainer, Leadership Coach, Professional Speaker, and CEO of Connect to Joy, LLC.
Valerie is a curious and creative learner, which has set her apart in becoming an accomplished leadership coach and professional speaker. Valerie is also an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.
For the past 20 years, Valerie’s career has taken her throughout North America, Latin America, and Europe. She’s worked for Up with People, the international leadership program, the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Hyatt Corporation in roles focused on public relations, training, recruitment, and leadership development.
As a world-traveler, Valerie has developed and transformed leaders throughout Latin America, North America and Europe to become more conscious, connected, and creative.
Valerie is a native Spanish-speaker from the Republic of Panama. She loves Latin dancing, playing tennis and she claims Dallas as her home. She has the cowboy boots to prove it.