Valerie Groth received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Indiana University, attended Dominican University where she received her Master’s in Social Work, and most recently received her second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University.
Valerie currently runs a life coaching practice working with individuals who come to her from around the world. Valerie loves working with her clients on overcoming fear, gaining self-confidence, and making massive positive transformations in their life. She believes that everyone is capable of living an energized and impassioned life, and she loves to make the impossible possible.
Valerie is also a motivational speaker and workshop facilitator, as well as the host of the Inspiration With Val podcast.
In addition, Valerie is spearheading the mission to build Chicago’s first boarding school for inner city students. Ryan Banks Academy (named after one of her former students who was shot and killed) will open its doors in time for the 2018-2019 school year and seeks to impact the lives of students through a rigorous college and career preparatory education, a supportive boarding program, and a focus on personal development in a positive environment.