You too, can become a more confident effective leader
and a happier, more fulfilled human being.


Just attending leadership development, communications and team building seminars is not enough to change mindset and attitudes that hold you back.

Learning how to consciously shift your emotion and state of mind on demand makes you more resilient, effective and confident.

Your mental agility, adaptability and creativity depend on being able to accelerate self-awareness into your daily personal and professional experience where it matters most in real life.

Mindset often trumps skill set, no matter how smart you are.

You are a whole person with a whole brain. Leaning too much on one side of the brain or the other can lead to mental inflexibility and a closed mindset.

Marrying mindset with skill set development is the way to integrate personal growth and leadership development into your career and technical skills development.

Using everyday language to share leading-edge Neuroscience insights enables application within a business context. Real life expertise with practical neuroscience application to accelerate leadership and personal development is what separates Valencia’s presentations from the crowd.

Engage her to help you and your audience learn how to more effectively, ‘optimally operate’ the technology of your brain in everyday life.

Presentation Topics:

5 Principles to Perform at Your Best

Access Your Hidden Assets with The Art and Science of NeuroReInvention

Leadership BEYOND Gender

Transcend Limiting Mindsets to Become a More Engaging Leader

Mind with Heart

The Journey to Be YOU, Magnificently.

Presentations are customized to your audience. For further descriptive information on these topics, please contact Valencia at the link below.

What Clients Are Saying…

  • Dr. Valencia Ray has a unique ability to synthesize all that we are learning about neuroscience and the brain into a succinct, relevant, insightful and supremely practical set of principles that are essential for any one seeking to improve personal effectiveness. From the junior associate learning how to assimilate into the work force to the CEO tackling globalization, Dr. Ray’s profound approach to emotional intelligence and self-management is priceless.

    – Aleen Bayard, Adjunct Professor Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business.

    Aleen Bayard
  • Dr. Valencia Ray recently spoke to my Leadership team about her 5 Principles to Perform at Your Best. My leadership team and I were highly engaged and we found her ability to demystify complex subjects such as the brains system and neuroscience very enlightening. Additionally through interactive exercises we learned how to eliminate potential blind spots and stress that can impact our performance as leaders. We were amazed how quickly the time flew by and we were left wanting more! I highly recommend her process to leaders looking to perform at even higher levels.

    – Executive Vice President Banking and Financial Services

    Executive Vice President
  • Our organization has had the pleasure of having Dr. Valencia Ray speak to us on two occasions, once in 2012 on, Be YOU, Magnificently. and again in 2014 on Leadership BEYOND Gender. Dr. Ray not only speaks knowledgeably and passionately about her subjects, she has a knack for engaging her audience through the use of personal anecdotes, questioning techniques and interactive activities. She is a dynamic speaker who will not only educate your group, but keep them entertained, as well. You will appreciate how this former eye surgeon will help you see many things from a different perspective.

    – Karen Kazmierski, Member Relations Plainfield Chamber of Commerce

    Karen Kazmierski
  • I have had the pleasure to know Dr Ray for a little over a year. I have heard her speak a number of times, and was so impressed I had her Speak to a Forum Group of mine in World Presidents Organization (WPO) Chicago Chapter recently. The entire group were impressed with her skill set, thought provoking talk and work sessions. We continued our own discussions on her topics over dinner long after her formal presentation. I would highly recommend her to any business group, team leader, looking to stretch themselves more, and understand whats really possible.

    – Patrick Borg, Owner/President at NEFF of Chicago

    Patrick Borg
  • I recently attended a presentation given by Dr. Valencia Ray during the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Conference, hosted at the Harvard School of Medicine Conference Center. Her talk on, Making Friends with the Emotional Brain, Makes Change Easier was put into action in real-time when technology failed and she could not access the slides that she had prepared. Instead of being hijacked by the situation, Dr. Ray gave an outstanding presentation, which included neuroscience information, metaphors, case studies and personal stories. She enthusiastically held my attention as I watched her walk the talk of her subject matter. I whole-heartedly endorse her as a captivating speaker.

    – Darby Fetzer, Audience Participant

    Darby Fetzer
  • I recently had the good fortune of attending one of Valencia Rays workshops at a NAWBO breakfast meeting that I facilitate, Being YOU, Magnificently. Her knowledge and experience comes out in spades! She presents some very complex scientific concepts in a usable and relatable format. The exercises she has her attendees do hit the mark 100%. She scored high ratings from all the attendees! It was time well spent. I personally will use intentional meditation moving forward!

    – Bobi Siembieda, Conrad Business Results

    Bobi Siembieda