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Amazon Bestselling Book, "I Am My Story: Our Voices"
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What We Do ?

The Empowered Connections helps individuals and groups to achieve business, career, educational and other goals and transformation through:

  • Engaging and Dynamic Events

  • Keynote Presentations

  • Workshops

  • Consulting

  • Writing


Meet the Co-owner

Valeria (Val) Harris

Val is co-owner of The Empowered Connections. She helps individuals and groups to achieve personal, business, career and education goals and transformation through her writing and engaging training, workshops, networking events and consulting.

Clients benefit from Val’s experience and passion, including over 20 years of corporate and non-profit training and consulting and her personal journey through loss, healing and purpose. Client results include breakthrough and success through increased knowledge, skills and confidence in leading, communicating, presenting, interviewing, planning, writing, advocating and other strengths.

In addition to her work with adults, Val works with young people through YWCA and other community organizations.

Val is a co-author of the Amazon bestselling book, I Am My Story: Our Voices and the author of the book, Soul of A Woman.

She graduated with honors from Xavier University of Louisiana. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and is certified in various training and success-oriented programs. She has been married for over 30 years.

Soul Of A Woman

By Valeria Harris

The author shares her journey to inspire you to achieve greater Self-care, Operate in your greatness, Use your power to heal and Look ahead to all that awaits you!


From overcoming significant challenges to achieving resilience and freedom, you'll gain powerful perspectives from the author's life experiences and decisions.


This book will challenge you as you pursue your greatest passion and purpose!

$ 19.95


I Am My Story: Our Voices

Valeria and Amaya Harris, Contributing Authors

Our Voices by Dr. Jackie Evans Phillips is a compilation of twenty-two stories of women who have pushed through pain and trauma to Soar into Greatness, no longer being defined by the fragments of their stories.

$ 19.95

Limited time Offer
Purchase the combo of both books for $30

What Our Clients Say About Us

100 Women of Color Honoree

Prior to attending The Empowered Connections Workshop, I had the opportunity to do a speaking engagement and I declined. I was asked to give a speech tonight about experiencing grief and after attending your workshop, I felt well equipped to do it. I used some of my new-found techniques and it went over very well. Special Thanks to you and Amaya!

Paula Williams
Founder of Dance for Ana with Love and CREC Paraprofessional of the Year, 2020

I had the Privilege of attending the “Speak with Power, Speak to Achieve” Public Speaking Workshop. Valeria and Amaya Harris are Amazingly Talented. Congratulations on your Business “The Empowered Connections”. If you have the opportunity to attend any of their Workshops, it will be a tremendous benefit to you!

Carla Butler