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Conflict to Possibility

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Valerie Mrak

About Valerie

Valerie Mrak is an engaging storyteller, speaker, and coach, driven to help organizations and individuals transform conflict and inaction to possibility with lessons learned from Nobel Peace Laureates and time-tested exercises in conflict resolution.

An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Valerie traveled the world interviewing Nobel Peace Laureates, as well as former Chicago gang leaders who transformed their anger and fear to acceptance and trust.

Today, Valerie works with organizations and individuals, using her talent as a masterful storyteller to challenge people to reconsider their perceptions and approach their relationships in a new light.

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Individuals

Coaching

Break down the barriers preventing you from moving forward in your life, career, and relationships by discovering Valerie’s directive, nurturing coaching, allowing you to release yourself from what holds you back.

Organizations

Speaking

Unleash your team’s potential with speaking engagements, training and workshops designed to equip your team with insights on conflict transformation and tools to bring them closer together.

Video Narratives

Video Storytelling

Cut through the clutter with a powerful video message, using visual storytelling to reach new customers and build a stronger connection with current customers.

Testimonials

"Valerie Mrak has unique and laser-like skills in listening for what are a person's true goals. Through her coaching, it became crystal clear what my next actions were to move from the impossible to the doable, with ease."

"Valerie Mrak has unique and laser-like skills in listening for what are a person's true goals. Through her coaching, it became crystal clear what my next actions were to move from the impossible to the doable, with ease."

"Valerie Mrak has unique and laser-like skills in listening for what are a person's true goals. Through her coaching, it became crystal clear what my next actions were to move from the impossible to the doable, with ease."

– Kathleen G.

– Kathleen G.

– Kathleen G.

"I traveled to Palestine to visit family just days after Valerie’s half-day Conflict to Possibility workshop. I was able to put what I learned in the workshop to real use at the airport in Israel. What could have been experienced as a tense and unhappy situation ended with the guard helping me with my luggage to the next gate!"

"I traveled to Palestine to visit family just days after Valerie’s half-day Conflict to Possibility workshop. I was able to put what I learned in the workshop to real use at the airport in Israel. What could have been experienced as a tense and unhappy situation ended with the guard helping me with my luggage to the next gate!"

"I traveled to Palestine to visit family just days after Valerie’s half-day Conflict to Possibility workshop. I was able to put what I learned in the workshop to real use at the airport in Israel. What could have been experienced as a tense and unhappy situation ended with the guard helping me with my luggage to the next gate!"

– Mona Aburmishan
Comedian, Speaker, Author

– Mona Aburmishan
Comedian, Speaker, Author

– Mona Aburmishan
Comedian, Speaker, Author

"I wanted to compliment you on last night’s Rotary program. I thought it was one of the best speakers and discussions that I have participated in the 20 years that I have been in Rotary. For years Carrie has teased me about the enjoyment I get from Rotary because I 'talk it up with her' so much, but rarely do I come home and have in-depth discussions about our program speakers. That was not the case last night as we had an awesomely significant dialogue about what Valerie shared."

"I wanted to compliment you on last night’s Rotary program. I thought it was one of the best speakers and discussions that I have participated in the 20 years that I have been in Rotary. For years Carrie has teased me about the enjoyment I get from Rotary because I 'talk it up with her' so much, but rarely do I come home and have in-depth discussions about our program speakers. That was not the case last night as we had an awesomely significant dialogue about what Valerie shared."

"I wanted to compliment you on last night’s Rotary program. I thought it was one of the best speakers and discussions that I have participated in the 20 years that I have been in Rotary. For years Carrie has teased me about the enjoyment I get from Rotary because I 'talk it up with her' so much, but rarely do I come home and have in-depth discussions about our program speakers. That was not the case last night as we had an awesomely significant dialogue about what Valerie shared."

– Dan Busby
Deputy Scout Executive at Pathway to Adventure Council, BSA

– Dan Busby
Deputy Scout Executive at Pathway to Adventure Council, BSA

– Dan Busby
Deputy Scout Executive at Pathway to Adventure Council, BSA

"As my effectiveness coach, I found Valerie to be an inquisitive and directing counselor. She taught me, in an expedient manner, to rediscover my inner strength and personal value by thoroughly investigating my challenges. Valerie combined her intelligence, experience, and compassion to effectively bring out my confidence in my self and my future. At this new empty-nest stage in life, I feel transformed back into the contributing person I once was!"

"As my effectiveness coach, I found Valerie to be an inquisitive and directing counselor. She taught me, in an expedient manner, to rediscover my inner strength and personal value by thoroughly investigating my challenges. Valerie combined her intelligence, experience, and compassion to effectively bring out my confidence in my self and my future. At this new empty-nest stage in life, I feel transformed back into the contributing person I once was!"

"As my effectiveness coach, I found Valerie to be an inquisitive and directing counselor. She taught me, in an expedient manner, to rediscover my inner strength and personal value by thoroughly investigating my challenges. Valerie combined her intelligence, experience, and compassion to effectively bring out my confidence in my self and my future. At this new empty-nest stage in life, I feel transformed back into the contributing person I once was!"

– Annika P.

– Annika P.

– Annika P.

"Ms. Mrak masterfully held the room of 100 participants, keeping the conversations relevant, interactive, and thought-provoking."

"Ms. Mrak masterfully held the room of 100 participants, keeping the conversations relevant, interactive, and thought-provoking."

"Ms. Mrak masterfully held the room of 100 participants, keeping the conversations relevant, interactive, and thought-provoking."

– Michael W.

– Michael W.

– Michael W.

"Valerie presented part of her amazing workshop to my Trauma and Recovery class at the Purdue Northwest Marriage and Family Therapy Program. The graduate students and I were very impressed by the workshop, which was not only informative but also impactful for understanding how to transform trauma. The examples and exercises everyone completed will prove to be especially useful both personally and professionally. We are incredibly grateful for this opportunity and thank Valerie for sharing her vast knowledge and expertise."

"Valerie presented part of her amazing workshop to my Trauma and Recovery class at the Purdue Northwest Marriage and Family Therapy Program. The graduate students and I were very impressed by the workshop, which was not only informative but also impactful for understanding how to transform trauma. The examples and exercises everyone completed will prove to be especially useful both personally and professionally. We are incredibly grateful for this opportunity and thank Valerie for sharing her vast knowledge and expertise."

"Valerie presented part of her amazing workshop to my Trauma and Recovery class at the Purdue Northwest Marriage and Family Therapy Program. The graduate students and I were very impressed by the workshop, which was not only informative but also impactful for understanding how to transform trauma. The examples and exercises everyone completed will prove to be especially useful both personally and professionally. We are incredibly grateful for this opportunity and thank Valerie for sharing her vast knowledge and expertise."

– Dr. Z. Seda Gulvas

– Dr. Z. Seda Gulvas

– Dr. Z. Seda Gulvas

"Valerie is a great speaker as well as a great workshop leader. Anyone who works with people in teams, or interacts with family or community would benefit from this course. It provides a perspective that unites people in a way that promotes a powerful connection and ultimately moves things forward."

"Valerie is a great speaker as well as a great workshop leader. Anyone who works with people in teams, or interacts with family or community would benefit from this course. It provides a perspective that unites people in a way that promotes a powerful connection and ultimately moves things forward."

"Valerie is a great speaker as well as a great workshop leader. Anyone who works with people in teams, or interacts with family or community would benefit from this course. It provides a perspective that unites people in a way that promotes a powerful connection and ultimately moves things forward."

– Judy Aburmishan
COO, Mona Comedy, Inc.

– Judy Aburmishan
COO, Mona Comedy, Inc.

– Judy Aburmishan
COO, Mona Comedy, Inc.

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