Teachers We Love

The world is full of people who offer us ways towards what we want. Once you know precisely what you want, and combine that with an honest assessment of exactly what you have, creation takes over. The amazing individuals on this page can help you in that creative journey. Spend some time with them; we think you’ll be amazed, too.


Valerie Sheppard

Valerie Rene Sheppard

In her own words, Valerie is a “recovering corporate executive on radical sabbatical.” She’s had a successful 30+ year career in marketing, including running a portfolio of brands worth close to $1 billion. She’s a member of SAG/AFTRA and has performed in various ways since the age of three. She’s also a catastrophic-stroke survivor, inspirational keynote speaker, university lecturer, and CEO of The Heartly Center for Mindfulness and Self-Mastery™ (formerly The Heart of Living Vibrantly).

Valerie’s website

Valerie’s YouTube channel


Dave Brisbin

Dave Brisbin

Dave is an experienced Teaching Pastor, author, speaker, and coach with a demonstrated history of working in the religious institutions industry and nonprofit organizations. Skilled in Spiritual Direction, Crisis Intervention, Pastoral Counseling, and Conflict Resolution, Dave is also a business development professional with a strong background in corporate and marketing communications, a BA in English Lit/Writing, and MA focused in Divinity. Dave has spent more than 20 years working in ministry and non-profit endeavors and has prior experience directing corporate communications with a focus on understanding the concerns of corporate executives and bringing solutions for centered living.

Dave’s website

Dave’s YouTube channel