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Leadership Expert, Author, Speaker: Valerie Sokolosky

Valerie Sokolosky founded Valerie & Company in 1981, an international leadership development consulting firm focusing on people skills. Her executive coaching and training in Fortune 500 companies has motivated their employees which has resulted in significant profits for these organizations. Her proven track record speaks for itself, and the success experienced by the Blue chip list of clients does, as well.

A widely published author of eight books, Valerie has helped thousands reach their goals in strategic personal branding and professional presence, both in the United States and internationally. She and her team have custom designed leadership training programs to address the changing needs in the global marketplace in a wide range of industries.


  • Internationally vetted executive coach for two of the Big 4 Financial Services Firms.
  • A distinguished author of eight books published in multiple languages. Her books address a wide variety of topics for success including the best selling Monday Morning Leadership for Women and Do It Right.
  • A popular speaker throughout the United States and internationally.
  • Recent publisher of Women's Enterprise USA, a national women's news magazine.
  • A former Vice Chairman of the Board for Leadership America.
  • Extensively published in newspapers and business trade publications.
  • The author of the monthly Executive Quiz feature for Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine for 10 years.
  • Regularly featured thought leader on The Small Business Advocate national radio show.
  • Contributor on w2wlink.com - premier community dedicated to professional women.
  • A featured keynote speaker at conventions, seminars, and universities.

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Events for 2012

Luxury Council - Dallas meeting
January 11, 2012

Coach Academy Credentialing Program
January 19-20, 2012

Executive Women of Dallas meeting
January 24, 2012

Speaking engagement for Personal Brand Week
Presented at Syracuse University
February 6, 2012

Television segment on Influencing without Authority
Presented to energy and utility companies
February 8, 2012

Evening AMA meeting with my Mentee
February 8, 2012

Attending Board Meeting for International Coach Federation
February 10, 2012

Coaching on Presentation Skills
Presented to executive women
February 15, 2012

Attending Coach Academy sessions on NLP
February 16-18, 2012

Leadership Program
Presented to Food Bank executives
February 20, 2012

Attending LinkedIn event featuring Eric Ly, co-founder of LinkedIn
February 24, 2012

Welcoming new coaching client
February 25, 2012

Coaching engagement with SVP for an international organization
February 28, 2012

Executive coaching consultation
March 2, 2012

Attending Executive Women of Dallas meeting as a new board member
March 7, 2012

Serving as the vice president in charge of educational workshops
International Coach Federation meeting
March 9, 2012

Speaking engagement
Presented at the Career Thought Leaders Conference
March 12-14, 2012

Attending Coach Academy NLP training
March 15-17, 2012

Speaking on Professional Presence
Presented to L3
March 27, 2012

Speaking on Branding Your Style
March 29, 2012

Events from 2011

Professional Presence seminar and fine dining etiquette
Presented to Florida Power & Light senior leadership team
February 2, 2011

Professional Presence keynote and fine dining etiquette
Presented at Florida Power & Light leadership conference
February 3, 2011

Certification with Insights Discovery Assessments
February, 2011

Presenter at Spark & Hustle Women's Conference in Dallas
March 24-26, 2011

Keynote speech
Presented at Women in Leadership and Business Conference by Results Continuum for Canadian Executive Women
April 4 & 5, 2011

Presented to IvyExec.com
April 12, 2011

Keynote speech
Presented to Dallas Business Club - organization for MBA members
April 14, 2011

Presented to McKesson Corporation
April 28, 2011

Personal Branding speaking engagement
Presented to Pharmaceutical Fortune 500 Company
May 1, 2011

Personal Branding work
Presented to Partners in Financial Services Firm - NY
May 3 & 4, 2011

Communication skills seminar
Presented to Fortune 500 leadership conference
June 2 & 3, 2011

Personal Branding webinar
Presented to YPO internationally
June 8, 2011

Co-hosting International Coaching Federation PRISM Award Ceremony
June 9, 2011

Personal Branding webinar
Presented to IveyExec.com
June 14, 2011

Keynote speech
Presented for IIBA - International Institute of Business Analysts
June 16, 2011

Webinar on Personal Branding
Presented to IvyExec.com
July 12, 2011

Leadership Training Program on Effective Communication Skills
Presented to Fortune 500 company
July 20 & 21, 2011

Build Your Brand - Build Your Business Webinar
Presented to IvyExec.com
August 16, 2011

Training program development
Presented to Tremendous Life Books Publishing Company
August 19, 2011

Professional Presence program
Presented at Vets Yellow Ribbon conference
August 27, 2011

Think Tank Panel Discussion
Facilitated for Luxury Council - Dallas
September 15, 2011

Leadership Training
Presented to Food Bank
September 22, 2011

Leadership Balance for Women
Presented at The Transportation Summit
September 23, 2011

Attending International Coach Federation National Conference
September 24-27, 2011

Think Tank Panel Discussion
Facilitated for Luxury Council - Houston
September 29, 2011

Mentoring Engagement
for American Management Association Program
October 7 & 17, 2011

October 18 & 20, 2011

Keynote speech
Presented for National Funeral Directors Association's Yearly Convention in Chicago
October 24, 2011

Personal Branding workshops
Presented for Fortune 100 Financial Services organization in Philadelphia
November 2 & 3, 2011

Keynote speech on Creating Your Executive Brand – The Leadership Imperative
Presented for NAFE (National Association of Female Executives) – Dallas, TX
November 4, 2011

Personal Branding workshops
Presented for Fortune 100 Financial Services organization – CA
November 8-10, 2011

Personal Branding speaking engagement
Presented to University of Texas MBAs
November 17, 2011

Coaching assignment with professional speaker
December 9, 2011

Coaching assignment with partner in Big 4 Firm
December 13, 2011

Speaking engagement
Presented to Baylor Health Care
December 16, 2011

Contact Valerie Sokolosky via email or by phone at 214-290-0100 to explore the valuable coaching and training she can bring to your organization!

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