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Monday, September 18, 2023

Valerie Christopherson | Achievements is a reflections of one’s endurance, dedication and follow-through

Valerie Christopherson – achievements is a reflections of one’s endurance, dedication and follow-through

CEO and Founder | Global Results Communications | Santa Ana, California, United States

Valerie Christopherson is founder and CEO of Global Results Communications (GRC), an award-winning public relations firm trusted by both entrepreneurs on the cusp of new discoveries and multi-billion-dollar enterprises breaking new ground. Renowned for her expertise in high tech, she is the driving force behind GRC’s targeted communications strategies that dramatically enhance client market presence and performance on a global scale. Prior to founding GRC in 2005, Valerie held key positions at QUALCOMM, Porter Novelli Convergence Group and other niche agencies in the mobile, telecom and technology sectors.

What do achievements mean to you?
Means you set a goal, you stuck it out and garnered the desired result. So to me, achievements is a reflections of one’s endurance, dedication and follow-through.

What excites you most about the work that you do?
Getting to work with the most talented people and amazing companies. I enjoy my profession as its always evolving and really expands one’s mind.

Do you have a mantra or motto that you live by?
Life is good. Enjoy the Journey.

What makes you yourself?
My family has shaped who I am.

First job
Del Taco cashier

Work philosophy
Listen first, then develop your strategy. And, surround yourself with good people.

Currently occupied with (business/job related activities)
New plans for the post-pandemic life.

Recent successes
GRC has recently taken on several new clients. We view that as success.

What was your journey like to get where you are today?
Simple. My journey was not planned, it evolved and continues to do so.

How do you stay motivated?
I owe it to my team to stay motivated, so just knowing they are working hard keeps me motivated to do the same.

Guiding principle
Be genuine at all times.

Goal yet to be achieved
Not sure yet, maybe seeing all of the States, I’m about 42 or 43 in, so completing the list would be fun.

Best decision
To start a PR Firm, Global Results Communications

Definition of leadership
Learn from others, understand what put you in the leadership position and never forget that a leader is only as good as his/her last decision made.

Best mentor
My mother – she is practical.

One word that best describes you

How you’ve approached change?
Embraced it. Change is a good thing and I really enjoy it.

What are you really into outside of work?
Concerts, my son’s sports activities, and traveling.

When it’s all over, how do you want to be remembered?
As a person that was/is fair to everyone.