About Valerie Young
In 1995 I launched the Changing Course Newsletter.
Two years later I became the Dreamer in Residence at ChangingCourse.com, a site dedicated to helping people find creative ways to make money doing what they love.
Today over 25,000 people subscribe to the Changing Course Newsletter and 300 people from 19 countries have taken my Profiting from Your Profits® Career Coach Training Program.
Over the years my career tips have been cited in some pretty cool places…
In addition to my work here at Changing Course I’m also a confidence expert. For the past 30 years, I’ve spoken on something called the Impostor Syndrome (if you’ve never heard of it, the quickest way to explain it is that Mike Myers says he’s always waiting for the no-talent police to show up).
I’m proud to say my first book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It netted me a six-figure book deal with Random House (woo-hoo!).
I’ve delivered my “How to Feel As Bright and Capable As Everyone Seems to Think You Are” program to over 80,000 people at such diverse organizations as Intel, Chrysler, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boeing, IBM, Procter and Gamble, BP, Ernst & Young (Canada), American Women in Radio and Television, and Society of Women Engineers… to name a few.
And I’ve had the honor of addressing students, faculty, and staff at over 80 colleges and universities at Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Cornell, California Institute of Technology, Princeton, and many more.
I earned my doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where I was also the founding coordinator of the Social Justice Education program. But I didn’t need a fancy degree to start my own business. In fact, for the first 22 years of my business, I didn’t even use “Dr.” Valerie Young in my work here at Changing Course.
The thing is, all you need to change course is a great idea and the confidence to act on it.
To learn more about how I quit my job… and how and how you can too click here.