Session Title: Creating what’s next – The joy of trying something new
Speaker: Valerie Ramsey, Author / Model / Speaker
Watch the session: https://app.knowmia.com/8GIu
Session description: It’s simply not true that we have to look at one of life’s transitions as an end – we should continue to explore life, challenge ourselves, and look around the corner to see What’s Next. In her inspirational presentation, Valerie discusses how she went from being a stay-at-home mother of six in her 20’s and 30’s, to entering the corporate world in her 50’s, and to becoming a model, author, speaker and magazine editor in her 60’s and 70’s. She discusses the obstacles she overcame along the way and the invaluable life lessons that she learned. Wondering how to decide what’s next in your own life? Valerie explains how she faced this exact same question herself and gives you the answers that worked for her. She had questions such as:
- How do I figure out What’s Next?
- What do I do if a great opportunity presents itself, but I don’t have the confidence to go after it? Or the courage? Or the experience?
- What do I do if just as I am launching my great new “What’s Next,” a serious challenge threatens to end my dream before it’s even begun?
- How do I find the confidence I need to get through an event that has me nervous and full of butterflies?
- What are the most important things I can do to move forward?
Using examples from her personal experiences and her years managing public relations for the famed Pebble Beach Resorts, Valerie shares her 7 secrets for navigating through life’s transitions, overcoming challenges and being a winner in life – and tells you how you can too.
Bio: Valerie is a popular presence on the national speakers’ circuit, a role she never would have imagined for herself several years ago. However, as her life progressed from wife and mother of six in her twenties and thirties to the corporate world with Pebble Beach Resorts in California in her fifties, to signing with Ford and Wilhelmina Models in her sixties, (while still maintaining her position as public relations/media manager for Pebble Beach), and finally to becoming editor of Fabulously Fifty Magazine and authoring two books in her sixties and seventies, surprising opportunities started coming her way. She found herself in increasing demand as a guest on such television shows as The TODAY Show several times, CNN, Hollywood Extra, Fox News, and many others. The path wasn’t always easy for Valerie, as she faced both cancer and heart disease just as her career was taking off. Not to be deterred, she persevered and went on to make the second half of her life even more successful and exciting than the first half had been. Ever since she had been a little girl, she had looked forward to discovering “What’s Next.” It had become the blueprint for the way her life evolved. Furthermore, she quickly discovered that people everywhere were asking themselves how to go about creating what was next for themselves, and she found them looking to her for answers! Here was someone who had walked in their footsteps, had reached a transitional point in her life and had figured out how to create a new chapter, a new beginning. How did she do it? In her presentation, Valerie explains how she faced these issues herself and gives the seven steps that worked for her and that can work for you as well. Valerie lives in south Florida with her husband, Wally. They are the parents of six children and eight grandchildren. She has two published books:
Gracefully – Looking and Being Your Best at Any Age
Creating What’s Next – Gracefully