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Valarie R. Brooks is the CEO of Valarie R. Brooks Real Estate & Business Academy, a multimillion-dollar business serving clients and changing lives across the Carolinas and the state where it all began – Georgia. After purchasing her first home at the age of 19 (while attending Georgia State University), Valarie was inspired to build generational wealth by leveraging her strong business acumen and ability to manage investments that yield steady and substantial profit. This desire, coupled with her courage to address barriers to economic mobility in her community, has earned Valarie a 22+ year career in real estate and helping hundreds of families, including her own, from all over the world realize their homeownership goals and potential for financial freedom. 


A remarkably adroit business professional and transformational coach, Valarie is notoriously sought after to speak and engage with audiences at entrepreneur and empowerment conferences throughout the United States. In addition, acquiring sales of over $1B across a plethora of multifaceted, real estate transactions has garnered Valarie’s feature in reputable publications including Forbes, Fortune, Pride Magazine, Who’s Who Charlotte, Upscale Magazine, Five Star Magazine, Q City Metro, as well as monthly appearances as an expert business and transformational coach on the nationally televised show, The American Dream. Further, a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, Valarie’s accomplishments include a variety of awards such as HGTV’s Real Estate Expert, The National Five Star Legends, The Queen City BWC's Trail Blazer award and Elite’s Businesswoman of the Year.  


Valarie remains vocal on and off stage about the importance of business development and personal transformation in any business.  She is a legacy builder in her own right as she changes lives by teaching real world tools and techniques to her students that will have a profound impact for generations to come.  As a committed philanthropist Valarie dedicates her time and financial contributions to organizations throughout the Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia areas including KIPP Charlotte, Salute First, The Harvey Gantt Center, EmpowHERment Inc., and more. Valarie graduated from the first Lisa Nichols Certified Transformational Trainer Program (2021) & is penning her first book, which is set to be released this summer. 


Valarie's two favorite quotes are: The main thing is keeping the main the main thing. (Stephen Covey) & Energy goes where energy flows. (Lisa Nichols)


A little unknown fact about Valarie:  She was Ms. Black Atlanta 1990.

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Deborah Flemming Bradley is the Co-Founder & Public Relations Vice-President of PlanNet Marketing, Inc. and, alongside her husband, the Chair of the PlanNet Cares Foundation, Inc. The foundation ensures homeless women and children living in shelters receive what they need during a very critical time in their lives.  

Deborah holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations/Marketing from the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications with a minor in Spanish.  She currently serves as a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, ColorComm, and the Public Relations Society of America.  Through continued education, Deborah received a certificate of completion for Crisis Management through the Public Relations Society of America and graduated from the first Lisa Nichols Certified Transformational Trainer Program (2021).

In addition, she has co-authored “Unleash Your Undeniable Impact” with public speaker & trainer Dr. Cheryl Woods and the renowned motivational speaker Les Brown. She is also featured in Courageous Woman Magazine (2021) and Young Black Entrepreneur Magazine (2022). 

Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Deborah is proudly married to Donald Bradley, 28 years and counting, and a mother to four adult children, Brandon, Brian, Bryce, and Brooke.  She resides in Atlanta, Georgia.  

You can stay updated @deborahflemmingbradley on all social media platforms or

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