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Val Silidker, M.S., Founder & Director of Inspired Life Workshops

Val Silidker, M.S., is an international speaker, Deep Ecologist and board-certified psychosynthesis coach and trainer. She produces intimate and large scale transformational events, workshops and retreats and has been building community and empowering individuals and groups both nationally and internationally for over 15 years. Val is a former professor of Ecology and Deep Ecology at Florida International University with continued focus in experiential learning, ecopsychology, consciousness and cosmology.

Val inspires others to fall in love with themselves and our world. Through deep self and collective inquiry, clients discover purpose, passion, vulnerability and the courage to live in radical authenticity.  As a speaker, Val delivers energetic, thought-provoking and interactive presentations that address the core of who we are, the state of our world both internally and externally. She gets to the heart of any message with grace while challenging individuals to question deeper and see the world with new eyes. Val works with changemakers, who are ready to dive in to the deepest work of rewilding, embracing psycho-spiritual wholeness and creating a positive impact in our world.

Val has been the MC for many mindful-living events and festivals, as well as a guest lecturer at universities and a keynote speaker for many national conferences, non-profits and other organizations. Some of her past clients include: Florida International University, Miami Dade Earth Ethics Institute, Sierra Club, Earth-Learning Institute, The Collective Heart, WorkForce One, NewLife Expo, dozens of conferences and festivals. For more information, CLICK HERE--> more. She has had the honor of presenting alongside such visionaries as Don Miguel Ruiz, Vandana Shiva, Dr Gabriel Cousens, Stephen Halpern, Trevor Hall, Nahko Bear, David Wolfe, Starhawk, Drew Dellinger and Dr Brian Clement. She has also interviewed with such luminaries as Dr Brian Swimme, Andrew Harvey, Parker J Palmer, Peter Russell, Deva Prema & Miten, Molly Young Brown and more. Over the past decade, she has created a powerful and diverse community of thousands of individuals from south Florida and beyond, who have come together to deepen the conversation, celebrate life and create a more sustainable world from the inside out.

Along with this, Val has worked in Big Cypress National Preserve as an environmental educator, taught Ecology and Deep Ecology at Florida International University for over four years and is a Florida Master Naturalist through the University of Florida. She studied humane education with the International Institute for Humane Education, worked closely with systems scholar and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy and is a certified facilitator of Joanna Macy's powerful program: The Work That Reconnects. Val is also a certified facilitator of Awakening the Dreamer Symposium through The Pachamama Alliance and immersed in the study of The New Cosmology/The Universe Story at Genesis Farm with Miriam MacGillis.  Val has been a social, community and environmental activist and speaker for over 15 years and co-founded Rattle the Cage Productions in 2001,
an award winning video production group that investigates and produces documentaries concerning environmental protection issues.  She recently completed a year-long immersion in the work of Soulcraft with eco-depth psychologist Bill Plotkin, as well as her certificates as a Mentorcoach in positive psychology and in advanced psychosynthesis work with The Synthesis Center

Val is a certified Sivananda yoga teacher and licensed massage therapist for over 20 years, specializing in neuromuscular therapy, deep healing techniques, guided meditation and nutrition. With a background in performance, including regional theatre, commercials, television and music, she starred in The Jackie Watson Show on UPN-33 between 2002 and 2004 and was the vocalist with Ana Kanpa: Spirits of the Earth for six years and Song of the Soul for three years.

Val spends time connecting, deepening and strengthening her relationship with Nature and the psyche, as well as building community, developing social permaculture techniques, reading and learning, traveling to explore the many beautiful sacred and wild places on this Earth, falling deeply in love with Motherhood and living passionately from the heart.

Check out her most recent project: Awaken to Wholeness Summit

What People Are Saying...

Val, thank you for your unwavering compassion, infinite love, and timeless wisdom. You are such a great teacher. You have shown me, not only through example, but also through your workshops ...