Valéssa L. Taylor: The Trailblazing Force Uplifting Women to Greatness

Valéssa L. Taylor: The Trailblazing Force Uplifting Women to Greatness

Valéssa L. Taylor, a dynamic entrepreneur, author and speaker, is making waves as the CEO of Go Core Mind Body Soul and Corelicious LLC . With an incredible background that spans across four countries and over 300,000 miles of travel, Valéssa brings a unique and diverse perspective to the forefront. This Black History Month, Valéssa's diverse world perspective is empowering women and spotlighting the inspirational achievements of Black women leaders. Her experiences have molded her into a powerhouse of resilience and wisdom, and she is eager to share her profound insights with the world.   

Valéssa's groundbreaking global TEDx Talk, "Resilience is the Secret to My Success," stands as a testament to her exceptional storytelling abilities and profound message. As the first female Iraq War Veteran to grace the TEDx stage on Juneteenth 2021, she has shattered barriers and ignited inspiration in countless individuals through her powerful words.   

Beyond the TEDx stage, Valéssa's impact as a speaker knows no bounds. Her influential keynote speech, reaching an audience of 83K, has left an indelible mark on both military personnel and civilians alike, earning her the admiration of 1.3 million individuals in the Department of Defense. Her expertise has even been sought after by the 41st, 42nd, 43rd, and 44th Presidents of the United States, as well as her role as a top master coach and trainer for elite special forces and aviation experts.   

Let's shine the spotlight on this valiant Joint Expeditionary Tasked (JET) Airman who played a pivotal role in Operation Iraqi Freedom, showcasing exceptional leadership and bravery. Valéssa's contributions were not only recognized with prestigious awards such as the Coin of Excellence and the Army Commendation Medal, but she also upholds the legacy of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, who triumphed over significant obstacles during World War II.   

Preserving the Untold Stories   

As a historian for the "An Oral History Project Dedicated to Women and War," Valéssa's interview on her military experience showcases her unwavering resilience and determination in conquering the formidable challenges that women in the military community encounter.    

This project, held at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), and the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, aims to expand the scope of traditional military history by including minority women and underrepresented groups. The UTSA Libraries serve as a digital and archival repository for the oral history interviews.   

Valéssa's ability to connect with diverse audiences has made her a sought-after collaborator for billionaires and CEOs, providing them with invaluable insights and strategies. Her impact stretches across various industries, leaving a lasting impression wherever she goes.   

Valéssa is an unstoppable force, fearlessly dedicating two decades of her life to serving in the Air Force and Department of Defense. With a deployment to Balad, Iraq, she has conquered adversity and emerged as a resilient leader. Her determination and drive propel her as CEO, raising the bar and inspiring others to achieve greatness.   

In addition to her speaking engagements, Valéssa has also made a name for herself as a celebrity red carpet host, interviewing Motown legends such as Berry Gordy, the Temptations Review, and Keith Washington at the Heroes and Legends Awards Scholarship Gala in Beverly Hills, California. Her appearances in national and international magazines and top radio shows have further solidified her status as a leading voice in the industry.   

As a c-suite executive and legendary champion, Valéssa is redefining what it means to be a leader. Through her consultancy work, she empowers individuals and organizations to achieve greatness and create a lasting impact. Her strategic insights and transformative approach have earned her the respect and admiration of industry titans.   

The former Host, Executive Producer, and Director of "Inspire 2B Transformed" on The NOW Television Network, has captivated national and international audiences. With a reach of over 56 million households in the US, The NOW Television Network is a prominent African-American owned and operated Christian Television Network.   

Valéssa's magnetic personality and powerful storytelling have earned her recognition from industry leaders like Jack Canfield, co-creator of the bestselling book series "Chicken Soup for the Soul." Canfield has hailed her as the ultimate embodiment of television talent, praising her exceptional skills and award-winning interviews. Her ability to engage and connect with audiences on screen has earned her high praise from one of the industry's most respected figures.   

Empowering Survivors to Reclaim Their Power   

Valéssa under her pen named Valéssa L. Winslow, fearlessly shares her personal journey of survival and resilience as a survivor of sexual assault in her groundbreaking book, " Rape The Silencer: Empowering Survivors to Break the Silence and Reclaim Their Power ." With unwavering determination, Valéssa breaks the suffocating silence surrounding this traumatic issue, empowering others to find their voice and reclaim their power.   

In her follow-up book, " Rape The Silencer Work The Book ," Valéssa provides practical tools, guidance, and a roadmap to healing for survivors. This transformative workbook serves as a companion to the original book, offering survivors a hands-on approach to their healing process.   

Valéssa's books expose the societal stigma and shame that force survivors into silence, creating a safe haven for them to share their experiences and seek support. By challenging the damaging notion that "good girls don't tell," Valéssa encourages survivors to break free from the chains of silence and speak their truth.   

Through her books, Valéssa equips survivors with the essential tools and resources they need to heal and reclaim their lives. "Rape The Silencer Work The Book" offers a comprehensive toolkit filled with practical exercises, journal prompts, and self-care techniques that guide survivors on their unique healing journey. Valéssa's compassionate approach empowers survivors to take control of their narrative, rewrite their story, and find their own path to healing and recovery.   

Valéssa's books also serve as a powerful call to action, advocating for change and raising awareness about the pervasive issue of sexual assault. She aims to dismantle societal barriers that perpetuate victim-blaming and silence survivors. Valéssa actively engages with organizations and communities to promote education, prevention, and support for survivors.   

Pioneering Business Innovation with a Holistic Approach   

Valéssa is a visionary leader who is redefining business innovation. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a forward-thinking mindset, Valéssa has revolutionized the industry through cutting-edge strategies and disruptive technologies, spearheading innovation and shaping the future of business.   

Valéssa's journey began with the establishment of Go Core Mind Body Soul LLC, a business inspired by her groundbreaking book, "Rape The Silencer: Good Girls Don’t Tell Until Now." This organization embodies her core values, placing a strong emphasis on the holistic well-being of individuals, including their mental, physical, and emotional health. By adopting this unique approach, Valéssa has propelled innovation within her business.   

She recognizes that innovation extends beyond technology and requires fostering a culture of boundless creativity and seamless collaboration within an organization. She has effectively created an empowering environment that encourages individuals to think outside the box and explore uncharted possibilities. Through invigorating brainstorming sessions, hackathons, and cross-functional collaborations, Valéssa has inspired others to push the boundaries of what is considered achievable.   

Valéssa's commitment to innovation extends beyond her own business. She has been honored with invitations to speak at prestigious conferences and industry events, where she shares invaluable insights and experiences in driving innovation. Through these speaking engagements, Valéssa imparts valuable lessons she has learned along the way. As a revered role model for aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders, she also shares inspiring stories of individuals who have been motivated by her journey and successfully applied innovative strategies within their own enterprises.   

Unleash Your Corelicious Potential   

Valéssa is the visionary and founder of Let's Talk Corelicious: Leave Room For Dessert podcast . With a powerful presence in over 100 platforms, including IHeart Radio and Apple Podcasts, Valéssa is on a mission to ignite your inner fire and propel you towards greatness.   

Let's Talk Corelicious: Leave Room for Dessert Podcast provides a transformative journey that will awaken your true potential and empower you to conquer any obstacle in your path. Brace yourself for a rollercoaster ride of self-discovery, where Valéssa will guide you through the depths of your soul and help you uncover what truly matters in life.   

In each episode, Valéssa fearlessly brings on influential guests, successful entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who have conquered their own battles and emerged victorious. Together, they delve into the secrets of overcoming challenges, finding your authentic self, and creating a life that radiates purpose and fulfillment.   

Valéssa understands that life can be a whirlwind of chaos and doubt, but she is here to remind you that there is always a glimmer of hope. She urges you to embrace the struggles you face today, for they will become the stepping stones to your future strength and resilience.   

As the core life coach and confidant, and mentor, Valéssa is fiercely dedicated to empowering women to unlock their full potential and achieve unparalleled success in every aspect of their lives. With her profound background in psychology and personal development, she combines her expertise with an unwavering passion to witness women thrive.   

Through personalized coaching sessions, immersive workshops, and invaluable resources, Valéssa creates a sanctuary where you can explore your deepest desires, conquer your greatest fears, and craft a mindset that propels you towards greatness. She firmly believes that your mindset is the key to unlocking the doors of personal and professional growth.   

Empowering Minds, Igniting Change   

Valéssa is a highly influential and dynamic leader in the business world, known for her ability to create positive change and empower others. Although she did not have a business in the DMV—the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia area, Valéssa has gained valuable experience as a former executive board member and has developed strong skills in strategic decision-making and driving organizational success.   

Beyond her impressive business acumen, Valéssa is a highly sought-after motivational speaker. She captivating storytelling has mesmerized audiences at prestigious events and conferences across the globe, including Asia, Mexico, California, Texas, Florida, New York, Chicago, and the District of Columbia. Her powerful and relatable narratives have also been featured on top radio and news broadcast stations, further solidifying her reputation as a talented and influential speaker.    

Valéssa L. Taylor is a force to be reckoned with in the c-suite combining her business expertise with a genuine passion for empowering others. Her transformative presentations and advocacy work have made her a sought-after figure in the corporate world, leaving a lasting impact on all who have the privilege of experiencing her powerful message.   

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