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“You delivered a high-impact nuts-and-bolts program that got people energized and excited. Your energy, enthusiasm, and customization of the material showed through 100%. You made all the examples relevant to the audience. I am certain that all in attendance took away several golden nuggets from your presentation. You get my highest recommendation as a speaker who delivers value! I look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Wendy Inge, ALPS Corporation

“Sonya is a gifted presenter and facilitator. She is clear, concise and mindful of her audience. If you are seeking a presenter that can create value for your audience, you will not be disappointed. Truly raising the bar!”

Carol Sankar, Confidence Factor for Women in Leadership 


Sonya Smith-Valentine is a financial expert, keynote speaker and corporate trainer.  Sonya is committed to showing companies how to turn their employees into productivity rock stars and their managers into financially savvy decision makers.  

Sonya presents at conferences and corporate events on financial intelligence, productivity and leadership.  An engaging, energetic, and enthusiastic speaker, Sonya infuses real-world examples into her presentations.  She brings a wealth of knowledge that adds a breadth and depth to her sessions that sets them apart.

Sonya has been a presenter at numerous conferences and corporate events, including The Planners Suite, TechExpo, Villanova University, The Colloquium, Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau, Society for Financial Education and Professional Development  and more.  In addition, Sonya’s strategies have been featured in/on the Washington Post, Black Enterprise Magazine, Nasdaq, NBC, and Fox Business.

Some of Sonya’s presentation topics include:

  • The Financial Intelligence Factor for Effective Leadership
  • The Financial Intelligence Factor for Improving Employee Productivity
  • The Financial Intelligence Factor for Preserving Security Clearances
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Your audience will be transformed when Sonya Smith-Valentine speaks. Her presentations are engaging.  Her insight and wisdom is guaranteed to captivate the audience. Sonya has empowered audiences at her seminars. Her seminars are both inspiring and educational. Her proven ability has been sought out by top organizations. Your team will be inspired to change and perform better. Take your team to the next level by inviting Sonya Smith-Valentine to conduct a workshop. Her workshops are tailored to the needs of your team.  She designs her workshops to help your team achieve better results.



Sonya’s presentations are perfect for:

  • Sales Teams          
  • Marketing Teams
  • Customer Service Teams
  • Human resources organizations
  • Professional associations
  • Employee resource groups
  • Diversity and leadership organizations
  • Technology organizations
  • Government contracting organizations


“Passionate and knowledgeable are two words that come to mind when I think about Sonya Smith-Valentine. Sonya was one of our featured presenters and she delivered a presentation that made the conference attendees think, take notes and then take action. She has the ability to intertwine humor and real-life experiences into what can be a pretty heavy topic. Her presentation style made it easy for attendees to hear the truth about the mistakes they were making. As a conference host, it was a pleasure working with Sonya and I would happily recommend her to any organization”

The Planner’s Suite

For Booking Inquiries, Contact us via the web or Call (202) 505-1051.

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