“Valli, her style, content, presentation, and perspective are unlike any I’ve experienced. She shakes up traditional thinking and approaches. She challenges you to the core, but is so engaging. Because she has lived what she teaches, she provided proof-positive that it can and has been done – you can bounce back, overcome, achieve higher plains if you are willing to embrace failure as an option.”
M.J., Information Security Officer, FAA
Valli Swerdlow is a dynamic motivational leadership and career management keynote speaker. Her creative workshops, training seminars and presentations are inspirational, heartfelt, informative and entertaining with a highly interactive style that connects with audiences.
Client List: Fortune 100 – 500 Corporations, Federal and State Government, Non-Profits, Project Management Institute (PMI), Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Navy, SAIC, Noblis, Nuclear Engineering Society For Students, Chi Upsilon Sigma Latin Sorority, Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREWDC), Women In Technology, 40Plus of DC, The Women’s Center, TelecomHub, Religious Institutions, Career Support Groups, etc.
What our workshop attendees say:
“I recommend Valli as a speaker because she is engaging and requested the attendees examine and try to understand different perspectives of their team members. Her examples were enlightening and related the existing human perspectives by age groups and defined different communication methods that can and should be utilized daily!”
Darla M. Howard-Ramirez, ’12 Chair/CEO Project Managers Institute(PMIWDC),
PMP, Online Policy/Proced. Mgr, Navy Federal Credit
“Valli’s vibrant personality and personal touch greatly appeals to all genders and all age groups, making her a very effective speaker to discuss this important and current topic. She successfully encourages audience participation and fosters meaningful collaboration amongst all attendees.”
Erin Frye, LEED, AP, Commercial Real Estate PM
CREW Member Services Committee Member, CREW DC
Hired Valli as speaker at Commercial Real Estate Associate for Women (CREW)
“I had the good fortune of attending one of Valli Swerdlow’s workshops recently and all I can say is WOW! Valli has an unusual gift for engaging her audience. She laces her programs with real-life stories and examples that make even the most difficult and abstract concepts accessible. Valli is a bright, articulate speaker who offers solid content but she knows how to deliver it all with a spoonful of sugar. She keeps the flow going, controls even a large group masterfully, and makes learning a joy. I highly recommend Valli’s workshops. She’s a breath of fresh air!”
John McKitrick, Principal Program Manager, Monster Worldwide
“Valli’s presentation on the Multi-Generational Workforce generated one of the most lively interactive discussions we have had in our Project Manager Institute (PMI) Forum sessions. I witnessed more than a few “aha” moments as folks tried to interact while imagining themselves as a member of another generation…”
Karen S. Jackson, Manager, Projects & QA, Branch Operations Projects and Training,
Navy Federal Credit Union
“I highly recommend Valli Swerdlow as a speaker for your organization, association, corporation and lunch and learns. I engaged Valli to speak to our Women in Technology Ready to Work Group and we have gotten so many great comments from our participants. She has a lively presentation style and delivers a hands-on experiential learning program that gets everyone involved. Valli makes learning fun by weaving in terrific stories and by sharing her natural exuberance and sense of humor. She knows how to connect with her audience and make learning a delight. At the same time, her programs are packed with solid content and chock full of practical tips that can be useful for professionals, executives, and up-and-coming leaders. My advice? Book Valli Swerdlow for your next conference or program. She’s excellent.”
Ardell Fleeson, Founder of the Ready To Work Group at Women In Technology, Founder of the In-Transition Roundtable of the TelecomHUB, and a Tenant Representation Broker at CBRE, Inc.
“You are a polished presenter that communicated through a story-telling approach that was both engaging and informative. The slides presented a clear message and you actively involved the group and encouraged discussion/answered our questions thoughtfully and knowledgeably.”
Elizabeth Krepps, PMP, Senior Analyst, DEA