“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world“
– Nelson Mandela-
I have an Associates, Bachelors, and Masters in Applied Sociology from Miami-Dade Community College, FL and the University of Central Florida, Orlando, respectively and an Education Specialist and a Doctor of Education degrees with a concentration in higher education leadership from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
I am the first in my family to go to college, which according to statistics, I wasn’t supposed to make it to the top considering that my parents were not college educated. However, I didn’t let that stop me from pursuing my dreams. Therefore, with careful planning, determination, persistence, and hard work I completed each degree on time, which is to say that if I could do it, anyone can do it. By developing the right mindset and attitude anything is possible. Success and predictable. It is a choice.
My professional career began with teaching high school social -law studies. During my tenure, I developed a pre-law curriculum program and created, recruited and coached the school’s pre-law club, which participated in the prestigious “We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution” competition and won the district award. After teaching for six years at the high school level I moved on to college and university where I served in various capacities, from teaching sociology and education leadership courses to advising, faculty development facilitator, subject matter expert, and chair of the department general education. In the meantime, I facilitated, created and presented various student, faculty and staff workshops.
Teaching and empowering people are my passion and my calling. I am fortunate to be recognized with many awards such as Teacher of the Year and Award for Excellence in Teaching, among others.
I believe in education for all! Today I teach and develop (Subject Mater Expert) a variety of courses online and on ground, consult, write, coach and share my expertise with students of all ages and from around the world. As an immigrant in the land of the free, I had no choice but to work hard and better myself. Therefore, I offer a unique perspective and realistic strategies for achieving college success, professional and personal success. Now I help people of all ages discover meaning and purpose to ultimately reach their highest potential in life.
am active and involved in various activities that promote empowerment and education for all. I am also an advocate for living a healthy lifestyle as its benefits are widely known. I enjoy writing and sharing my experiences such as running a marathon as well as practicing yoga, meditating and always searching for ways to improve and live simply and meaningfully. Self-empowerment, growth mindset, time-management, self-efficacy, and travels are just a few interests that I pursue and share with all of you.
I serve on The Professional Woman Network International Advisory Board and I am the Professional Woman Network International Ambassador to Romania.
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Val is frequently described as energetic, fun, inspiring and engaging speaker. Her ability to convey complex concepts and make them simple and accessible makes her approachable and easy to understand. She empowers people of all ages and walks of life to overcome any self-limiting beliefs, dream BIG and set realistic goals to achieve personal and professional success. Whether a seminar, breakout, keynote, Val can customize sessions to fit your audience.
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It is a great privilege to write about the most incredible academic experience I’ve ever had with Professor Val Margarit. She is passionate and committed to empowering people to think BIG and to never give up on their dreams. She expects nothing but the best from her students because she believes in them. Professor Margarit’s excellent communication skills are second to none. She gave us hope that we too can one day become effective communicators with hard work, and persistence. Because of her, I am not afraid anymore to speak up and share my thoughts and engage in conversations with others.
Professor Margarit demonstrates genuine care and interests in her students. She encouraged us to think like graduate students which in turn guided us to produce quality graduate work. Professor Margarit was not only pushing us to meet her high expectations but to surpass our individual expectations of ourselves.
Professor Margarit is a role model whose knowledge, habits, experiences, and achievements inspire students and people everywhere to achieve and become their best. She always spreads good energy and teaching us amazing things that we need to succeed in the real world. I really appreciate and respect her and we need more enthusiastic, knowledgeable and admirable people like Prof. Val Margarit to change the world. Thank you!