Valerie Brown

About us

Valerie Brown, of Afro-Cuban descent, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  She is an international retreat leader, writer, leadership coach, and Principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in application and integration of mindfulness in daily life. She is an ordained Dharma teacher in the Plum Village tradition and a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).  Her books include, The Mindful School Leader:  Practices to Transform Your Leadership and School (Corwin, 2014).  She leads an annual pilgrimage to El Camino de Santiago, Spain to celebrate the power of place.

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Love of life. Tamara
 

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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