Elaine is the CEO of Being Valued. She makes it easy to learn and grow while solving complex issues. Elaine is known for creating hands-on training programs that are proven to change behavior. She serves as trusted advisor and consultant to C-suite Executives, professional athletes, and employees in a range of global industries to measurably improve performance. Elaine is a top personal coach and corporate training consultant who has created and delivered training programs for Fortune 100 companies, corporations, small business, school districts and charitable organizations in all 50 United States and parts of Europe.

Elaine is extraordinary at team-building. She has been inspiring people to surpass organizational objectives and achieve new standards of performance for more than 20 years. She has amazed and served more than 10,000 people with her ability to provide the right skill at the right time for the right person.

Elaine grew up in an atmosphere that values education and life-long learning. She developed a strong foundation in Experiential Learning, Business, Recreation, and Communications through her Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Science from ISU. Since then, Elaine has invested heavily in her education and learned from great teachers. She has a problem-solving mind that constantly sees the steps to move people from Point A to Point B. She believes that experiential learning is one of the most powerful tools for growth in all areas of life.


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Chip Bunnell

Chip Bunnell is the leader and driving force behind the Corporate Training programs at Being Valued. His expertise in fostering strong business relationships is the reason why Being Valued serves many international corporations with headquarters overseas. His expertise in sales and leadership training combines perfectly with his love of travel and photography. Chip provides clear thinking and exponential growth to people working in the most tangled, frustrating corporate environments.

Kate Makowski

Kate is the Digital Strategy Mastermind at Being Valued. Kate’s greatest gifts lie in her ability to listen and bring her ideas to fruition. She does everything related to nurturing success, including individual consultations, team building, creative strategy development, rebranding, and elevating social media channels. Kate begins every relationship with meaningful conversation and quickly makes each person feel like her best friend.

Marianne Orndorff

Marianne is the Leader and driving force behind the Group Workshops and Energy Programs at Being Valued. Marianne is pure love. She is masterful at creating peaceful, serene environments while providing wisdom, caring and nurturing to others.

Chris Verna

Chris is the Angel Investor and driving force behind the viability of Being Valued. The man has vision. He is the reason we serve professional athletes and most of South Florida. No one fine tunes the body and supports growth better than Chris. We are proud partners with Chris Verna Training.

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Clara Aquilino

Clara Aquilino is the Master Mind behind Community Development at Being Valued. No one builds community better than Clara. She makes everyone feel like she is your best friend. She listens and then ensures that you are in the best program to meet your needs. Clara maintains a full-time massage therapy practice providing healing care to elite clients.

Yolanda Bucher

Yolanda is the Leader of Future Projects for Being Valued. She is the former Chief Creative Officer at Sandow Media. She is skilled at finding and uniting the best of the best to create new opportunities for growth. Stay tuned to see what she creates next.