I call her the quiet storm. She’s petite in stature, but her presence is loud, effective, and innovative! Dr.Valeka is taking the mental health world heads on and is determined to making major IMPACT while doing so! Big things truly do come in small packages! Listen in as we chat with her about who she is and what she getting ready to introduce to the world!
Q. Tell us about yourself?
I am the wife of a wonderful husband and the mother of the most awesome children! I have been a dreamer and visionary all my life and l love helping others unlock their dreams so they can walk in a purposeful reality.
Q. How many businesses do you have? And what are they?
I am the owner of Empowerment Thru Expression, LLC, Therapy Center and Mind Spa. Our mental health center specializes in therapy services for individuals of all ages. The Mind Spa sector of our practice focuses on relaxation and self care programs.
Q. What made you want to become an Entrepreneur?
I have had a mind for entrepreneurship, since I was a young child. I was very creative and always had ideas that included creating something to sell or providing a service for a fee. However, I had no idea what entrepreneurship was or that there was a calling on my life for it. As I got older, and begin to understand entrepreneurship there became a desire to become an entrepreneur. I had the heart to do it. Additionally, I knew that stepping out into entrepreneurship would allow me the freedom to operate in my God-given purpose and assignment to serve others in the mental wellness space.
Q. What has been your greatest challenge as an Entrepreneur?
Balance. I love what I do and sometimes find it hard to take off my entrepreneur hat.
Q. What advice do you have for wives that want to become an Entrepreneur?
Three words: Faith. Communication. Balance.
Q. What direction do you feel that we as women in business can do to continue to trailblaze for the next generation of women in business?
Continuing to step out on faith and not settle for anything less than what God has for us. Also stepping out of the box and not being afraid to execute our unique visions as they are given to us.
Q. What exciting project are you working on?
My upcoming projects are focused on mental wellness and healing, as well as entrepreneurship and leadership.