About The Author : Val McLeod

Val approaches every situation with conscious intention and strategic optimism. A master speaker and an award-wining certified relationship management expert, Val thoroughly understands the significance of words and has learned to choose hers wisely.

Known for her undaunted faith, verbal eloquence, trademark smile, dazzling finesse and power-filled words, the moment she opens her mouth to speak, you know something wonderful is about to happen.

With an amazing ability to motivate, optimize, validate and empower, Val skillfully inspires those who are entrusted to her path to become all that they are destined to be through an EmpoWord life!


Val McLeod is an award-winning international speaker, certified trainer, retreat and seminar leader. She is the Founder and Chief Facilitator of Conversations with V!– a relationship management training & development consultant firm. In her quarter century career as a counselor, behavioral manager, program developer, certified expert witness and professional speaker, Val inspires change, growth and development in individual and organizational clients. Also known as V! – she has diligently conducts leadership/management seminars, team building and staff development training sessions for professional, faith-based and general audiences throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Europe. Val is one of a few certified Level II Kingian facilitators in the USA. She is also certified in communication skills, conflict reconciliation and cognitive life skills management. As a human relations subject matter expert, Val believes that strong, sustained relationships create a better world. She regularly contributes to a variety of print and online publications and has been interviewed on multiple radio and television programs. A native of Miami, Florida, Val McLeod has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas Tech University and Master Certifications in Strategic Organizational Leadership and Essentials of Project Management from Villanova University.

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