I’m Valerie R. Sheppard, And This Is My Dharma…

I’m Valerie R. Sheppard, And This Is My Dharma

I sometimes describe myself as a recovering corporate executive on radical sabbatical because I’ve had a successful 30+ year career in marketing, including running a portfolio of brands worth close to $1 billion dollars, and now I am an inspirational keynote speaker, university lecturer, and CEO of The Heart of Living Vibrantly, Center for Mindfulness and Self-Mastery. I use the principles and practices in my multi-award-winning, #1 international best-seller, Living Happy to Be ME!© as the centerpiece of my transformational practice, which is helping young people and adults, executives and entrepreneurs experience more happiness, success, and fulfillment.

I am a certified Sacred Contracts coach and have been trained in compassionate communication, spiritual direction, and HeartMath. As a professional improv comedienne, my specialty is finding ways to keep transformational work light, and I often incorporate improv tips and games, and Laughter Yoga into my workshops and keynote addresses. I was featured on the August 2016 cover of My Authentic Life Magazine, have been published in award-winning 11:11™ Magazine, and am a Featured Luminary on InspireMeToday.com™. I have also been featured contributor to numerous leadership and heart-centered living radio shows, podcasts and tele-summits.

Personal or Professional Goals:

To guide 100 million young adults around the world between the ages of 15-28 to reprogram limiting beliefs, overcome obstacles, make better choices, strengthen interpersonal communication, embrace their life purpose, and create success and fulfillment by 2025. I’m fueling this massive reach and impact by expanding global access to:
1. My multi-award-winning Living Happy To Be ME!© book by having it translated into Spanish, French and Mandarin
2. My self-mastery and mindfulness curriculum, Living 101:Being Happy and Whole, via online versions of the courses
3. Launching and replicating a 3-day immersion event called the Wholeness Palooza©.

What’s Your Offering to the World?

My offering to the world is mindfulness and self-mastery training that creates a generation of young leaders who have strong emotional intelligence and spiritual grounding that help them bring their best selves to everything they do and are prepared to run businesses. I believe in life-long learning and living authentically, which I pursue through ongoing exploration in spirituality, human achievement, personality dynamics, and communication. I have coached young people and executives, mentored homeless women and college students, and taught in corporate universities and collegiate schools of business. I love speaking to large and small audiences, I facilitate workshops and host retreats as well. My teachings are the centerpiece of my partnership with the University of California, Irvine, and a beloved course I created called Living 101: Being Happy and Whole.

Who/What Inspires You?

It inspires me to help seekers raise their vibrations and contribute that to making a planetary shift in social consciousness. I am inspired by any master, ascended or otherwise, who embodies principles that bring peace, love and joy to the planet. I especially resonate with the teachings of Michael Beckwith, Shakti Gawain, Wayne Dyer, Florence Scovel Shinn, and Don Miguel Ruiz. I am also inspired by silence, meditation, laughter, prayer, and forgiveness.


My purpose is to help others be free from limitations, reconnect to the essential nature they already are, and step into their full power and potential to create the lives they really want!

Favorite Quote:

“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.” ~ Seneca


I have a deep passion for self-mastery, which is mastering yourself in your life so you can manage whatever your life brings your way. My goal is to have my life be a demonstration of what’s possible when we transform our consciousness. My favorite practices for doing this are meditation, gratitude, forgiveness and laughter, and I encourage everyone to put heaping helpings of these into their daily lives.

The centerpiece of my teachings is a four-step Happy to Be ME!© roadmap that helps people raise their consciousness to transform their lives so they can have more peace, love, joy, and freedom. Authentic happiness springs eternally from the inside of you, and the roadmap helps you continually connect to that place no matter what shows up along your life’s journey.






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