Val Margarit, Ed.D
Award-winning Educator, College Professor, Author, Speaker
Val Margarit is an award-winning educational leader, college professor, speaker, and author. For over 16 years, Val has been teaching and inspiring countless of people to transform their personal and professional lives via her teachings, seminars, training, books, and coaching.
Val's journey wasn't easy. Growing up on a farm without money or indoor plumbing, only two channels black and white television set, life for Val was challenging. When she learned that her mom grew up in poverty and she didn't go to school, Val decided to change her family's legacy. Since then her focus has been on education and helping others achieve personal empowerment and self fulfillment. The self-exploration journey transformed Val's life from working on a farm, to moving across the globe, learning English, working multiple jobs and eventually earning several degrees. She became an educational leader to help others, especially those from underserved communities, to achieve an education, which she believes is the foundation to pursuing and living a successful, fulfilling life. After all "achieving success has less to do with genetics and everything to do with how you think about and live your life - the habits, self-discipline, resilience, effort, hard work, and mindsets."
Val earned a Doctorate in higher education leadership and a Educational Specialist degree from Nova Southeastern University, and a Master's, and Bachelor's degree in sociology and minor in political science from University of Central Florida.
Val's love for travel and exploring new cultures expands over 35 countries she visited thus far.
Master Teacher Award
Teacher of the Year
Teaching Excellence Award
Best Speech Award
Val is the author of two books:
1. Why Not YOU? How to Become an Empowered Woman
2. The Successful Student Mindset: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life
" I thank Professor Margarit for this opportunity and the dedication to our class, giving us not just book lessons, but more important, LIFE LESSONS. - Julio
"In all honesty, this has been one of the most interesting and educational classes I have ever taken. Thank you Professor Margarit for a life-changing learning experience. --Sasha
Areas of Expertise:
Student Success & Retention Strategies
Higher Education Leadership
Teacher Training & Professional Development
Success by Design - Neuroplasticity and Epigenetics
Goal - Setting & Personal Growth
Wellness - Body-Mind-Soul
Management & Leadership Skills
Strategic Planning and Systems Thinking
Sociologist - Use research to identify problems and create strategies to solve them
Seminars or Keynote Topics:
Mindset For Success - Change your mind, change your life
Cultural Diversity in the Classroom and the Workplace
Your Unconscious Mind Controls Your Behavior
College Success & Student Empowerment
Effective Communication for the 21 Century
Overcome your Fear of Public Speaking
Complete your college degree faster and save time and money
Understanding and Navigating the School System (secondary and university levels)
The Gender Pay Gap - Why are women still paid less than men?
The Power of Positive Attitude
Setting SMART goals
Holistic Health & Wellness
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"- Nelson Mandela