About The Presenter
Velva Lee Heraty, MSW, LCSW is an experienced consultant, trainer and speaker who has been training and speaking both here and abroad for nearly 20 years. Velva also writes, “Leveling the Playing Field”, a column for Chicago Woman Newspaper on communication skill building for women.

Individuals who have trained with Velva give her high praise. Tom Rogers, Ph.D., President, Family Business Success states, I greatly appreciate Velva’s expertise. She has brought my business to the next level.” Joseph Athy, Financial Policy, ABN AMRO stated, “I have found Velva’s training to be on point whether dealing with personal of business concerns.” Deborah Muhammad, NFP Development wrote a note saying, Thank you Velva for Speaker’s Boot Camp. I learned a great deal about how to get focused on what’s really important. I ended up with a very good outcome due to what I learned from you.”

Ms. Heraty has conducted training for physicians and surgeons at Cook County Hospital and medical staff at Rush-Presbyterian St. Lukes, Lutheran General and MacNeal Hospitals. Her business professionals include Prudential Insurance, The National Wellness Association, Holcim US, The U.S. Journal and Kohlerís American Club. Velva also teaches master classes at Loyola University, the University of Chicago, and the Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI) at Eckerd College.

Velva is also the president of Ta-Da! International (http://www.tadain.org) and organization dedicated to helping people with exceptional challenges celebrate their little victories.

Velva is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) and a contributing blogger on dreams for Creative Loafing Publications.