Once upon a time, there was a powerful and talented corporate leader who invited Valerie to grab lunch, after hearing many people he respected sing her praises all over Dallas, Texas.
Almost before they could even order sandwiches, he began quizzing her on her whole life—her decades of upper management leadership in telecommunications firms, her spiritual quest that took her to the Clairvision School of Meditation in Australia for six months, the five years she dedicated to becoming one of the world’s most surrendered, skillful, and sought-after Circling Leaders. After an hour of non-stop questions, she realized she was about to be late for her next appointment. “I don’t even know what you want, and I’ve got to run!” she decried.
As she stood up and grabbed her purse, he blurted out, “I want you to mentor me!”
Unassuming, humble, powerful, with inspiring speeches reminiscent of Martin Luther King Jr, and tearful compassion akin to Mother Teresa, Valerie is someone you feel so gently loved by when you spend a few minutes in her presence that you won’t even realize your life and perspective are forever changed for the better. There are very few people in the world I trust as much as her—to listen, guide, transmit, and embody Circling so much that I can send anyone to one of her sessions, events, or coachings and know that they’ll be moved.
(Written by Jordan Myska Allen)