Valerie Jeannis | Author & Motivational Speaker


“One of our students heard Valerie speak and made arrangements for her to come back, which alone speaks to the student response.” Sasha Diamond-Lenow, Academic Director of STREET SQUASH

Author and international motivational speaker Valerie Jeannis specializes in daring young women and youth to never settle. She challenges them to pursue their dream unapologetically and to own their extraordinary through her books, keynotes and workshops. She has worked with universities and organizations such as New York University, Bella Abzug Leadership Program, the Board of Education public schools, StreetSquash Organization. She has also been selected as the keynote speaker for events such as the Day of the Girl and National Girls and Women in Sports Day.


Youth Motivational Speaker & Leadership Trainer

VALERIE JEANNIS, MSW is an author and youth motivational speaker on a mission to dare young women and youth to never settle.

Her passion to see young women discover, define and own who they are, lead her to writing and publishing her new book, I AM BEAUTIFUL: Finding The Confidence to Pursue My Dreams, where she openly shares her journey of self-discovery and challenges readers to assess and embark on their own. It is that same passion that lead to the formation of the LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY YOUNG WOMEN (theLOEYW), a personal development brand for fun, fearless, purpose-driven women pursuing their dreams without apology.

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Get Started with Valerie Today – Keynotes and Workshops

Unashamed to use her life as a teaching mechanism, Valerie’s real talk challenges audiences to believe in themselves and just go for it. She has worked with those in both secular and religious settings, from universities to high schools to church congregations and community organizations. She has been the keynote speaker for events such as the Day of the Girl and National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Her interactive presentation and her down-to-earth speaking style is just one of the reasons students themselves request her and administrators bring her back.

To get started, explore the POWERFUL PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS  and hear what others had to say.