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Valorie Burton        

A Sought-After Life Coach and Speaker

She is the author of Listen to Your Life, What’s Really Holding You Back?and Rich Minds, Rich Rewards.  She coaches entrepreneurs who have created multi-million dollar businesses as well as executives, emerging entrepreneurs and professionals in 23 states, Canada and three European countries.  Her weekly e-newsletter inspires thousands of subscribers on six continents.  Her greatest fulfillment comes when her clients, readers and audience members take action and make meaningful changes that transform their work, relationships, finances, health and spiritual lives.

She has spoken for a variety of notable organizations, including American Airlines, “O” the Oprah Magazine, Toyota, Union Pacific, the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Navy.  She has also spoken at events for some of America’s largest churches, including The Potter’s House in Dallas, Lakewood Church in Houston, and New Birth in Atlanta.   

Ms. Burton is a frequent media contributor and has engaged in hundreds of interviews with media such as CNN, CNN Radio, ABC Radio, The 700 Club, InStyle Magazine, Self, Essence, Real Simple, Black Enterprise, Ebony,the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News and local affiliates of every major television network.  

She is the emcee and a spokesperson for THRiVE!, the annual women’s conference produced by Injoy and broadcast live via satellite to more than 300 churches throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico.  American Airlines tapped her to inspire their business travelers through a series of podcasts and broadcasts online.  She is a columnist for Heart & Soul Magazine,, and the Chicago Defender– and has also written regular columns for the Dallas Business Journal, Minority Business News, and Christian Single.  She is former co-host and co-producer of the national daily television program, The Potter’s Touch with T.D. Jakes and served as the on-air life coach for KXAS-TV (NBC5/Dallas) and two, nationally-syndicated morning shows on the ABC Radio Network for two years.  She is the “resident” life coach for WPGC-AM in Washington, DC.

An entrepreneur at heart, her first and only corporate position was as marketing director for the largest Dallas-based CPA firm.  Two years into her career, she founded The Burton Agency, a marketing and public relations firm, with her former employer as one of her first clients.  The agency helped companies shape their image and create messages to positively influence customers and increase sales.  She was named one of the nation’s 30 rising stars in public relations by PR Week Magazinein 2000.  She sold the business in 2001 to pursue her purpose and passion.  It is a passion she fulfills through writing books and columns, speaking and coaching. 

She was appointed by Governor Rick Perry (Texas) in 2001 to the Governor’s Commission for Women and served a two-year term.  She is a former Miss Black Texas USA, Miss Black USA ‘top 10’ finalist, and a runner-up to Miss Texas. In 1996, she created the annual Texas Trailblazer Award luncheon, which honors trailblazing women and has since raised over $400,000 for one of the nation’s largest domestic violence shelters.  At age 21, she earned a master's degree in journalism from Florida A & M University.  Her undergraduate degree is from Florida State University.  She has over 150 hours of professional coach training through Coach University, the pioneer coach training institution.  She is a credentialed member of the International Coach Federation and a member of the National Speakers Association.  Ms. Burton and her husband live in the Washington, D.C. area.

Speech Topics


Developing a mission that fits, a vision that excites, and results that exceed your greatest expectations. This powerful program addresses the foundation for true success - purpose and vision. The most effective and successful companies integrate their mission and vision into their daily mode of operation. So do the most successful people. When your mission is aligned with your actions, success requires less effort and delivers extraordinary results. Through a simple, yet strategic, step-by-step process, Valorie Burton leads participants to embrace their natural gifts and talents, uncover their mission, write a succinct and inspiring mission statement and vision statement, and create a results-focused, mission-centered action plan.


Why is it that some people attract success almost effortlessly while others struggle chasing success? Often it is not a lack of competency, but a lack of contacts, presence, the right image and effective communications skills. A former public relations strategist and CEO, and radio and television personality, Valorie Burton packs this high-impact, marketing-centered program with effective, step-by-step strategies for building your own "personal brand" and attracting precisely what you want in your business and professional life.

RICH MINDS, RICH REWARDS - A Seven-Step Program for High-Quality Living

Living a "high-quality life" means living a life that is fulfilling, joyful, balanced and productive. When multiple demands and a seeming lack of time overwhelm us, a lack of balance and an abundance of stress can make a "high-quality life" seem elusive. Based on her bestselling book, Rich Minds, Rich Rewards, Valorie Burton inspires individuals with compelling ways to create high-quality lives. This program focuses on strategies individuals can use to enrich their lives both personally and professionally, helping them decrease their stress level without comprising their success level.

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