I’m Chantel Valentene.
PHOTO BY JAI LENNARD OF COLOR POSITIVE CO.
I’m a New York City, brand builder, speaker, and educator who loves all things business and creative industries. Obsessed with: Sunshine, dancing, bad karaoke, and anything sweet. Addicted to Skittles since 1991.
I’ve always been a bad speller and a bit of an overachiever, whose teachers claimed I talked too much. Something inside of me always dreamed big no matter how grand or improbable.
I am surrounded by a phenomenal group of friends. Many who are creative entrepreneurs and successful business owners in their own right. We are all learning how to navigate relationships, grow wealth, and build businesses while enjoying our lives.
I’ve had my own multi-million dollar fashion brand that sold to luxury retailers globally. Yes, this was validating. I loved what I was making, but my family couldn‘t access what I was putting out into the world. This left me feeling gratified yet empty. I moved on to work with Jessica Simpson as she built her billion-dollar empire and Rebel Wilson to launch her, all women are worthy, body-positive line. I've traveled the U.S building brands for women who shop everywhere from Nordstroms to Kohl's.
Whether visiting a Dillards in Fort Worth, Texas, or a Fred Meyer in Portland...
I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS.
MY ENTREPRENEUR HUBBY, AND BESTIE (SINCE 2ND GRADE!)
WHAT I’VE COME TO REALIZE IS...
I love helping people take the leap, kick fear in the butt, and own their awesome.
My intention with LEAP! is the same as it has been with all my work. I want to bring you products and tools that spark joy and make life better. Life isn’t simple, but it’s meant to be fun.
It’s a little serendipity and a lot of putting in the work.