22Dec

 

Former Air Force Officer, Resiliency & Stress Management Coach,  “TUFF” Mama Work-Life Strategist, Author
Moving people beyond adversity and into destiny with resiliency-centric mindset and concepts.  Equipping women navigating career & motherhood.

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Member Contact

Primary Contact – Phone: (210) 919-0703 

Email: valerie@thecloseknitfamily.com Website: https://www.valeriefelder.com

Note: Clients are invited to contact our members directly (contact info listed above) or contact Info@WomenVeteranSpeakers.com 240-298-3940


Expertise

  • Team Building – family & corporate
  • Life Balance Coaching
  • Empowering Women/Equipping Moms
  • Resiliency
  • Faith
  • Conflict & Stress Management

Member Profile

Valerie is a Family Life Coach and military resiliency educator with over 20 years combining military, corporate and private sector experiences.  Her expertise areas range from resiliency, stress management and conflict resolution, to team building, leadership training and challenges unique to women and moms.  Valerie’s all-encompassing “TUFF Mama” strategies spur powerful change.

Surviving as a child in a Chicago ghetto,  she later graduated as one of few females to earn a STEM degree plus a commission as an Air Force officer.  She is an entrepreneur wielding varied expertise, having served as an adjunct professor (business communications) for traditional college students and the incarcerated.

Valerie has science-based degrees from the University of Michigan and Troy University and holds numerous certifications, to include instructional design (builds resilience courses for professionals), stress management, facilitator, personal training and a personal Black Belt.  Valerie is the TUFF mama of 9


Speaking Programs

TUFF Mama: LEVERAGING LIFE STRUGGLES to BUILD the BEST ME

This all-encompassing talk addresses “sur-thriving” issues of overwhelm faced by many today.  In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to lose self in the panic of living.  Valerie focuses audiences on deepened self-awareness, drawing strength and competency from meeting one’s own needs to present a better self while enduring challenge.  Much from boundaries and margins, right expectations and personal oxygen-mask rescue is revealed.  Valerie presents concepts and strategies that inspire the individual to face demands without losing themselves.


RESILIENCY and STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Valerie provides an informative program, complete with quick-start solutions to apply during and immediately after the session.  This time is spent exploring and tailoring  ways to build positive growth mindset.  Concepts presented guide parents and professionals alike to get ahold of themselves when confronted by challenging matters.  Parents raising children do well to first know themselves before impressing their children.  Professionals learn to present cooler heads in the workplace before negating the team.  Audience discussion combined with Valerie’s personal stories makes this a true time of personal growth.


TUFF MAMA POWER TOOLS for the FAMILY

Valerie designed this program to equip parents (particularly moms) to confidently and competently manage their homes.  Presented by Valerie, she was the key on-site nurturer and guide managing her 9 children.  She shares stories of struggles that thrust her to develop life-balance strategies for a productive home with receptive children.   This program gives parents real ways to move from less push-back to more cooperation from children.  It has served as a survivor’s guide for those at the beginning of their parenting journey or at the end of their rope.


TUFF MAMA POWER TOOLS for the WORKPLACE

Once a member of a military team and currently functioning as a military corporate team builder, Valerie shapes this program with her team-building expertise to bring members in a workplace setting together.  From this session, she leads professionals to:

  • Connect with team members on a more personal level
  • Challenge belief systems that often lead to dysfunction
  • Address assertive communication skills that get people talking

Join Valerie for this interactive and empowering time to bond your office and increase productivity.


BOND YOUR TEAM WITH DYNAMIC COMMUNICATIONS (Home and Office)

In a day when explosive communications tears at the fabric of community, it’s time to get to the business of good “comm” at home and in the workplace.  Herself an esteemed presenter, college adjunct communications instructor, and military team-bonding educator, Valerie takes your team (family or corporate) through the basics of mutually empowering communications.  For the home, she coaches parents in ways to  establish and restore critical connections with their children.  In the workplace, she teaches managers and employees alike to function through cooling dialogue for  productive interface.  Let Valerie help carry your team forward into effective verbal relationship.


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