Valerie Gilchrist is the creator of Esther’s Purpose; which is a conference that addresses masking. Masking is a coping mechanism used to cover up a persons natural personality in order to fit into an environment that is opposed to or hostile towards their own.
Valerie is all too familiar with masking because she lived most of her life wearing them. For Valerie masking began very early as a child living in a home where she felt alone and disconnected. Because she began this skill so early, she had no idea who she was or what she wanted to do with her life. However, one thing she did know was she didn’t want anyone else to feel like she did. It was much later in life that her desire to help others living this way was realized.
As founder and featured speaker of Esther’s Purpose; Valerie is known for her ability to draw her audience in, connect to their pain, compassionately help them to unmask, deal with their why, and then equip them to recover in order to become their authentic selves.
Valerie is convinced that authenticity is the only true and lasting gift that can be passed down generationally.