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Valerie Jencks

Valerie Jencks

Chicago

After studying human behavior and cultural stories through her Psychology and Anthropology majors at Knox College, Valerie Jencks completed her graduate training as a Marriage and Family Therapist at Northwestern University. For over twenty years as a narrative psychotherapist in Chicago, she has listened to clients tell their stories, helping them rewrite the ones that no longer serve them well.

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Valerie has been fascinated with people’s stories since she listened to her Filipino grandfather tell tales of being treated with honor in his homeland, contrary to the reality of racial inequity he encountered at the time of his immigration. In a bit of full-circle irony, she was invited in 2015 to speak on the importance of rewriting our personal stories and listening to the stories of others at TEDxIIT - her Filipino grandfather’s 1939 alma mater. 

Valerie continues to see clients in a small private practice in addition to speaking to professional and community audiences on the importance of narrative and rewriting stories. She has been frequently quoted as an expert in media such as Fox Business and Huffington Post and she will host the storytelling podcast "How to Rewrite History" beginning in June 2016. An active member of the midwest standup comedy and storytelling communities in her free time, Valerie performs regularly, finding life to provide ample content for her work on stage.  

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Success! How To Rewrite History sold 256 pre-orders by May 4, 2016, was pitched to 30 publishers, and will be published by Motivational Press.
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$10 Ebook!

24 readers

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+ ePUB copy of the ebook
+ PDF copy of the ebook

1 copy + ebook included

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$20 Print Book!

100 readers

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+ 1 Print copy delivered to you, signed by the author
+ Invitation to Chicago launch party

1 copy

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$30 Print Book and Ebook Package (No Audiobook)

6 readers

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+ 1 Print book delivered to you, signed by the author
+ 1 ebook (PDF/ePUB)
+ Invitation to read your own story and chat with the author on her podcast
+ Invitation to Chicago launch party

2 copies + ebook included

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$50 Print Book, Ebook Package Deluxe w/Audiobook

3 readers

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+ 1 Print copy delivered to you, signed by the author
+ 1 ebook (PDF/ePUB)
+ 1 Audiobook
+ Invitation to read your own story and chat with the author on her podcast
+ Invitation to Chicago launch party

3 copies + ebook included

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$150 Book Club Package

4 readers

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+ 10 print copies delivered to you, signed by the author
+ 10 1 ebook (PDF/ePUB)
+ 1 hour video conference for your group with the author

20 copies + ebook included

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$1500 Conference Speaker Package

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+ 100 print copies of the book
+ 50 ebooks (PDF/ePUB)
+ Up to 4 hours: "How To Rewrite History" keynote by author, custom to your organization's needs
+ Listed as a sponsor on website and podcast
+ 2 Invitations to Chicago launch party

Please note: travel costs outside of Chicago metropolitan area not included.

150 copies + ebook included

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$3000 Treatment Center Package

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+ 150 print copies of the book
+ 50 ebooks (PDF/ePUB)
+ 1 day (up to 9 hours) custom on-site therapeutic storytelling workshop for mental health professionals by author
+ 1 hour program implementation consultation with author
+ Listed as a sponsor & resource on website and podcast
+ 6 Invitations to Chicago launch party

Please note: travel costs outside of Chicago metropolitan area not included.

200 copies + ebook included

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Update #1 - 25% in one week!! April 10, 2016

Last weekend, I attended TEDx at Illinois Institute of Technology as an audience member - exactly one year since I delivered the talk "How to Rewrite History" that inspired this book. Tonight, I received notification that preorders for the book reached 25% of my goal. I am honored and humbled by your support.

I have three more weeks left for this campaign. As you know, successfully reaching my goal will help me to attract a good publisher. With the momentum you helped create, I am confident this will happen!

THANK YOU! ~Val :-D