Valorie Burton Profile

  • Named One Of The Top 60 Motivational Speakers In America.

  • One of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in the field of personal development.

  • Founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and an international speaker on resilience and happiness.
  • Valorie Burton is dedicated to helping individuals succeed, even in the face of challenges.

    Ms. Burton has been called one of the top 100 thought leaders in the field of personal development and has written many books on the subject. Readers of her books have learned how to rediscover the true priorities in their lives, live with purpose, overcome obstacles that prevent them from achieving their dreams, remain optimistic when presented with challenges and build authentic self-confidence.

    She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute, a company that provides training and personal development services intended to give users the tools to thrive in everything they do from work to their personal lives.

    Ms. Burton has appeared in various media outlets including Oprah magazine, the Los Angeles Times and NPR, and can be seen regularly as a guest on HLN and bi-weekly in CNN’s segment “Reclaim Your Career.”

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      Valorie Burton, a life strategist and international speaker, is CEO of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute. Her life-changing message has an intriguing, research-based emphasis in the pioneering field of applied positive psychology – the study of what happens when things go right with us.

      Her company provides coaching, coach training and resilience training and has served clients in all 50 states and 29 countries on six continents. Since 1999, she has written 13 books translated into multiple languages, including Let Go of the Guilt, It’s About Time, and Successful Women Think Differently.

      She has appeared regularly on the TODAY Show, CNN, Dr. Oz, and in Essence, and has spoken for hundreds of organizations around the globe. She was named one of the top 60 motivational speakers in America and one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in the field of personal development.

      She and her husband Jeff live on a ranch south of Atlanta with their children.

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    Valorie Burton offers presentations that give individuals advice on how they can excel in all areas of their lives.

    Ms. Burton provides tips on being resilient when experiencing setbacks, balancing work and personal lives and bringing out the best in yourself and others. She also gives insight on how remaining positive can help overcome obstacles.

    Successful Women Think Differently: The research-based habits that make you happier, healthier and more resilient

    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.

    Cultural Humility and Resilience Workshop

    In a world increasingly demanding equity, inclusion and belonging for all, what is your individual contribution? And how do you resiliently navigate the emotions of topics that feel professionally-taboo yet very real and sometimes uncomfortable in everyday life?

    In this engaging, researched-based interactive presentation, bestselling author, executive coach and positive psychology expert Valorie Burton equips attendees with a set of tools to increase connectedness in the workplace. Using a thought-provoking and engaging workshop-style format, attendees will learn concepts such as cultural humility and racial empathy, and apply coaching and positive psychology principles to navigate important conversations and dynamics at work. Her message will leave attendees with a fresh perspective on their specific role in fostering a sense of belonging for all in the workplace.

    Successful People Think Differently

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

    Resilient and Ready: How to Thrive Through Challenge and Change

    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!

    It’s About Time: The art of choosing the meaningful over the urgent

    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

    Coaching for Leaders: How to bring out the best in yourself and others

    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.

    Let Go of the Guilt: Stop beating yourself up and take back your joy

    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

    Goal Setting, Goal Getting! Reach Your Goals Faster

    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.

    Successful Women Speak Differently: Stop Underestimating Yourself

    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.

    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!

    What People are Saying about Seeing Valorie Speak

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    I heard attendees talking about you all day at the St. Louis Business Journal Annual Women′s Conference last week! Your presentation drew praise – thank you for making all of us look good.

    Ellen Sherberg, Publisher

    St. Louis Business Journal

    A verbal thanks will probably appear trite after the standing ovation you received following your keynote address at the Virginia Business Education Association Conference last week … Your speaking talent is only surpassed by the innate talent you have to bring out the best in others.

    Judith P. Sams, Program Specialist

    Virginia Department of Education

    Valorie Burton provided a series of tips and techniques for frequent business travelers. Her insightful 3-5 minute weekly motivational video vignettes engaged nearly a million consumers. Her contributions were a great asset to the American Airlines brand.

    Sheena Payne, Manager of Advertising and Promotions

    American Airlines

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    Books by Valorie Burton:

    Successful Women Think Differently: 9 Habits to Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Resilient

    Popular author and professional certified coach Valorie Burton knows that successful women think differently. They make decisions differently. They set goals differently and bounce back from failure differently. Valorie is dedicated to help women create new thought processes that empower them to succeed in their relationships, finances, work, health, and spiritual life. With new, godly habits, women will discover how to:

    • focus on solutions, not problems
    • choose courage over fear
    • nurture intentional relationships
    • take consistent action in the direction of their dreams
    • build the muscle of self-control

    In this powerful and practical guide, Valorie provides a woman with insight into who she really is and gives her the tools, knowledge, and understanding to succeed.

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    Where Will You Go from Here?: Moving Forward When Life Doesn′t Go as Planned

    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.

    Resilience to Get Through Any Challenge

    In Where Will You Go from Here? Valorie Burton helps you navigate life’s obstacles and unexpected challenges. You’ll find all the tools you need to be resilient in the face of setbacks, now and in the future, including:

    • The Five Commitments that propel every successful comeback
    • Step-by-step guidance for restructuring your life
    • Strategies to unearth the courage you need for any situation
    • In-the-heat-of-the-moment words to combat negative thinking
    • Practical exercises to become better, not bitter, as a result of adversity

    Packed with uplifting insights and powerful principles, this personal coaching resource offers the wisdom and encouragement you need to think differently about your circumstances and take hold of the lessons God is offering you. As you experience the “post-traumatic growth” that comes only through adversity, you’ll be equipped to unleash a stronger, more authentic you.

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    Why Not You?Twenty-eight Days to Authentic Confidence

    Whatever your career goals…
    Whatever your financial objectives…
    Whatever your personal dreams…

    You Can Do It!

    This action-oriented, step-by-step guide helps you build the authentic self-confidence that comes from knowing who you are, what you want–and equips you to go get it.

    With motivational expert Valorie Burton as your personal coach and a 28-day plan, Why Not You?
    provides the tools you need to …
    ·gain the assurance needed to transform your thinking
    ·focus on who you are, not what you do
    ·give yourself permission to be imperfect
    ·stop competing and comparing
    ·eliminate your confidence stealers
    ·learn how to achieve success by being authentic

    Packed with unforgettable examples, pointers, and sparkplugs for ideas that work uniquely for you, Why Not You? reveals the secrets to building authentic personal confidence from the inside-out. Whatever your goal or your starting point, Valorie Burton equips you with proven experience to take the next steps to advance your career, finances, and relationships.

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