Monica Valdes is a motivational speaker, educator and life coach. She has also served as the executive director and founder of the DocMiami International Film Festival which has honored Grammy Winners: Carlos Santana, Willy Chirino, Drummer for Bon Jovi, Tico Torres and “The Queen of Bolero” Olga Guillot, with the “El Rey” Tito Puente Contribution to the Arts Award. Born in Hialeah, Florida she is a graduate of Miami Dade College and has also been a multi-award winning teacher with a Master’s degree in History. Presently she is pursuing her PhD in Public Policy from Walden University. She has been recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who Among America’s Women and Marquis Who’s Who in the World.