Valerie Alexander is the author of "Happiness as a Second Language: A Guidebook to Achieving Lasting, Permanent Happiness," and the forthcoming book, "Success as a Second Language: A Guidebook for Defining and Achieving Personal Success." She can be reached through her website, SpeakHappiness.com.
As a professional speaker, Valerie travels the country with her entertaining and informative talks, "How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having Female Brains)" and her inspirational "Speak Happiness!" series of workshops and keynotes, helping companies, employees, entrepreneurs, artists and others stay positive, move forward, increase productivity and maximize profits by making happiness a priority. For more details, please visit her Speaker Page: http://www.speakhappiness.com/speaking-of/
As a screenwriter, Valerie has worked with Joel Schumacher, Catherine Zeta Jones, Barry Sonnenfeld, Ice Cube and others. She co-wrote, produced and directed the award-winning short film, "Making the Cut," as well as numerous commercials and public service announcements, and will soon be directing the feature film, "Rounding Third," starring Kevin Sorbo.
Valerie spent her pre-Hollywood career in the Silicon Valley where she worked on some of the most important transactions of the Internet era as a securities lawyer, an investment banker and an Internet executive.
Valerie received her B.A. from Trinity University and her J.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. In the spring of 2010, she was invited back to Berkeley Law to teach the legal ethics seminar, "Representation of Law in Film."
She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, writer-producer Rick Alexander, and their ill-mannered German Shepherd, Pepper.