Valerie Brown is an international retreat leader, writer, leadership coach, and chief learning officer of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in application and integration of mindfulness and leadership. She is a Courage & Renewal® Facilitator trained by the Center and Parker J. Palmer, American Quaker and educator. She is author of The Mindful School Leader: Practices to Transform Your Leadership and School.
Brown transformed her high-pressure career as a lawyer-lobbyist to human-scale work with leaders and teams to foster trustworthy and authentic connections. She lead an annual pilgrimage to El Camino de Santiago, Spain to celebrate the power of place.