Valerie is a mom, coach, public speaker, author and health and fitness enthusiast, as well as a clean living and non-GMO advocate.
Born and raised in Paris, France of a French father and Mexican American mother, she came to the US to attend Middlebury College and earned a degree in Chinese and Political Science in the hopes of becoming a diplomat. But she quickly discovered that politics was not her calling and, upon graduation, moved to Los Angeles to begin what proved to be a stellar career as a film and video editor.
After 20 fabulous years as a key player in Hollywood post production, 10 of these at the helm of her own boutique editorial house, she branched out to building a non-profit organization serving more than 1,000 non-profits worldwide, and honed her online marketing talents by creating a successful subscription membership site for a world-famous martial arts guru.
A successful entrepreneur with three beautiful daughters, Valerie appeared healthy, fit and happy. But behind closed doors things were not quite as rosy. For over 15 years she battled migraines, without knowing the cause and even less a solution. She decided to find the answers on her own, and embarked on an amazing journey into nutrition and health. She devoured books on nutrition, hydration, natural remedies, neuroscience and more, attended seminars and consulted with a variety of experts. She also began training with some of Hollywood’s top personal trainers and completely redefined her vision of an effective fitness program.
Valerie conquered her migraines and in the process discovered her new calling: to empower moms everywhere to live vibrantly healthy lives and truly savor time with their loved ones. Valerie believes that a healthy mom raises a healthy family, and that taking care of oneself is not a luxury but a necessity for raising confident and successful children.
Her passion for sharing healthy living strategies and bringing families together in the most wonderful way led her to partner with Anne Newsome and create family based programs such as this one, because healthy families are happy families and healthy kids are truly unstoppable!
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband of 22 years and their three beautiful daughters who love wear her beautiful dresses . The family enjoys an active life style, regularly indulging in such activities as hiking, rock climbing, and skiing. Valerie is an avid cook and a craft enthusiast.
When she is not busy working, volunteering or playing mom you’ll most likely find her “flying” from silks or a trapeze. She relishes teaching aerial fitness to children and families of all ages and ability.
Her credo: Life is a precious gift to be cherished and relished. Respect yourself. Nurture your Mind, Body and Soul and live Boldly and Beautifully!