Valerie Garcia speaker

I have worked with organizations around the globe, using creative storytelling and nuts-and-bolts strategies to ensure that audiences truly enjoy the process of learning. I am known for delivering encouragement and truth with my signature straightforward style and sense of humor. It’s my job to ensure your event, retreat, or workshop succeeds.


With over 20 years of experience in the corporate world and nearly a decade as an entrepreneur, I get it.

 I am well acquainted with the messy parts of life and leadership and am passionate about helping people celebrate change and move from fear to forward.

If you are looking for someone remarkable to help you show up authentically, navigate change, create amazing customer experiences, and face your fears - you just found her. Whether you’re trying to motivate 10,000 sales consultants in a stadium or a dozen executives in a boardroom, I will not only inspire your audience to become powerfully authentic, I will give them the tools and strategies to get started.

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What’s your biggest challenge?

“We need more cake!”

Learning to celebrate our mess and show up authentically is one of the most important and effective ways to create healthier workplaces, happier customers, and better teams. I’ll show you how to use your story, your emotions, and especially your struggles to create work that matters and serve your clients and teams with purpose.

“We’re in the midst of change.”

Change is constant and inevitable, and it can make a mess of our plans and our teams. I’ll give you a roadmap for navigating change, help you celebrate the growth it brings, and explore ways you can be more prepared when it happens. You’ll learn to anticipate change and ensure it’s never in the driver’s seat again.

“We want to create a better customer experience.” 

The stories we tell our customers shape our brand reputation, set expectations, and attract more of the people we want to serve. What if looking at things from a different perspective could change everything and create the most powerful customer experiences possible? The good news is – it can. And I will show you how.

“We have communication issues.”

The right conversations can change everything. I’ll share the secrets that I've learned from working with thousands of audiences over more than twenty years and give you simple recipes that will change the dynamic of your teams and the lives of the people you serve.

A little of everything, please! (And some ice cream on the side!)

Let’s chat about your specific challenges. I’d love to work with you to create a custom topic or workshop for your organization.

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Virtual Events

I get it. Sometimes we can’t get everyone in a room. But we can get everyone on a Zoom! Whether it’s a small group or a fully produced virtual conference, I’ll bring the same energy and inspiration to your audience as I would in person.

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When a keynote isn’t enough, add some accountability! Let’s talk about customizing a group coaching package for your leadership team, comms department, or entire organization. In-person, virtually, or a mix of both – coaching sessions ensure we turn inspiration into movement and results.

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I love it when we get to roll up our sleeves and get to work. Stand-alone or as part of a retreat, a workshop lets us turn strategies into action. My workshops are both fun and for real. We’ll get busy solving legit problems and having life-changing conversations. (And there might be Play-Doh, too!)

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“Thank you for everything you have done for our team.”

We definitely want you back! You have done more for my company than any speaker ever has. They all left the retreat with their heads held high and a new pep in their step. Looking forward to watching them all grow this year.

- Elizabeth, Huntsville, AL