Sonya Smith-Valentine Named One of the Top 10 Most Inspiring CEOs in Business by CIO Views Magazine
According to CIO Views, “Most people like to see and follow a leader who is visibly more involved in most aspects of the business, whether it’s development, operations or marketing. … Today boards of directors, senior managers and investors want to know how CEOs handle the ups and downs of running a business over an extended period. Most of these professional executives start their journey at the bottom, and now have a title and the work that comes with it with pride as a true badge of honor.” The magazine dedicated their April 2022 issue to the most inspiring CEOs and included Sonya Smith-Valentine on their list.
Sonya is the CEO and Chief Financial Intelligence Officer of Financially Fierce, LLC, where she is in charge of building appealing financial strategies that drive performance and learning programs to cultivate financially smart leaders for a variety of corporate clients.
Success has several facets for Sonya. She believes success may be attained by doing your best. She asserts, ” Believing you can is the key to success. When people don’t believe in you and you can still move forward based on your own confidence, you’re successful. Success includes the ability to say no. Saying “no” means you know when your plate is full. Success knows your life is filled with abundance. If you can feel this, you are already experiencing success. Conquering fear is also success. Any work you do to overcome fear leads to success. And success is learning something new every day. Successful people understand that learning never stops.”
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Financially Fierce, LLC
As CEO of Financially Fierce, I help companies to Think Financially™ and cultivate success. I am the visionary for a team that helps clients develop compelling financial strategies, create financially savvy leaders, and financially assess projects, change initiatives, diversity and inclusion strategies and more. I am passionate about helping leaders discover what is possible with a financial strategy that drives performance. My team and I have helped thousands of professionals enhance their financial acumen to increase... Continue Reading