HerStory Moment with Dr. Valerie Baul

It’s Women’s History Month and this month the HerSuiteSpot blog will feature interviews with women leaders and entrepreneurs that talk about how they found their SuiteSpot in our HerStory Series. We recently sat down with Dr. Valerie Baul, CEO at I AM Leadership & Technical Institute to learn more about her and how she got started as an entrepreneur in this HerStory Moment. Here is what we learned:

When you began your career many years ago, did you ever imagine that you would have a leadership role in this profession/organization?  Yes

Who is a role model that you look up to and why? Oprah Winfrey

What are the benefits to having women in leadership? Women nurture, grow, encourage and have great intuition.

What has been your most significant barrier to leadership and how did you handle it? The glass ceiling in my Fortune 100 company but I broke through by becoming the CEO of my own company.

What is something that you are immensely proud of? I am proud of that I am in control of my destiny and that I am impacting countless lives with my business.

What qualities make a great leader? Great leaders have great Character, Ethics, Compassion, and develop others. They have Self-awareness and prioritize personal development.

If you could try another job for a day, what would it be? I love what I am doing but would like to do what Oprah is doing interviewing great leaders.

If you could give your 18-year-old self a piece of advice, what would it be? Stay focused and connect with the right people.

What is your favorite book or what book are you reading now? Leadership The I AM Way and The Bible

Where can we find you on your day off? At the SPA or resting.

More About Dr. Valerie Baul

Dr. Valerie Baul, PhD Organizational Leadership, Serving the Whole Executive with business support and personal development.  Author of “Leadership: The I AM Way” Live in Delaware and serve around the world.

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