VALERIE JONKOFF

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

I put purpose into practice by…

not being the butt of the joke. I’m usually the face of the joke.

Expertise: Speaker Coaching, Narrative Storytelling, Scripting

Valerie checks Buzzfeed 5-7x a day under the guise of “creative research.” She also works with clients to take their message from the page to the stage.

Valerie was a professional actor, but was rejected (as so many are) by the Great White Way, so she moved to Chicago. Once in the Windy City, she auditioned for a musical written by an AJ creative director who also rejected her, but invited her to join AJ instead. End scene.

Valerie personally instated Beyoncé 3:00 at the AJ Chicago office, where she plays a Beyoncé hit (they’re all hits) at full volume at 3:00pm CST every day.

Today, Valerie is a professional actor and singer in Chicago. This passion helps immensely both with Beyoncé 3:00 and also coaching speakers on stage.

When asked why she loves working at AJ, Val said, “Nobody knows what they’re doing either.”

Education: Bachelor of Arts from University of Maryland, College Park (English, Musical Theatre)

OUR TEAM DIGS DEEP, WORKS HARD AND IS COMMITTED TO SOLVING CLIENT CHALLENGES AS IF THEY WERE OUR OWN.

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