About Your Instructor -
P. Valerie Dauphin
My name's Valerie and I'm a Los Angeles-based life, work, and mindset coach for black and brown womxn HUNGRY for developing loving relationships with themselves while kicking white-supremacist patriarchy's ass while creating a life that feels damn good!
I also wrote a book called Feel Good Kick Ass Confidence: Using Your Body to Rock Your Life.
From 2010-2022 I had a career as a dance teaching artist/educator and choreographer teaching youth grades K-12 in and outside of schools.
In 2018, my arts education mentor Kimberleigh invited me to become a member of the California Arts Education Leadership Cohort Emerging Leaders of Color Program. Part of our mission was creating equitable access to arts education for all California youth.
It was during this time that I first learned about white supremacy culture and the ways it shows up in education and the workplace.
I implemented my learnings into my dance educator/teaching artist work within schools. And that eventually led to my becoming the DEI Lead Teacher and Strategic Planning TaskForce Member, in addition to being a Dance Teacher and Company K!ds Director, at Gabriella Charter Schools in L.A.
I passionately worked with other members of the DEI committee to create and facilitate organization-wide race and equity professional development programming.
This eventually led to my working several short-term equity-focused projects with the L.A. Arts Ed Collective and Los Angeles County Arts and Culture.
In my dynamic professional career, I've also had full-time office positions as an employee in corporate and higher ed so I have that 9 to 5 experience that my clients appreciate.
My experiences and expertise in corporate, DEI, and education inform my coaching practice, which allows me to provide this Kick White Supremacy's Ass master class to you.