40.jpgI would like to thank the Birmingham Business Journal for honoring me with the Top 40 Under 40 award this morning. I feel especially humbled by and grateful to our amazing clients whom I am privileged to help every single day. I’m also extremely thankful for our great team at GLF that share the vision Trent and I have. We believe God has called us to make a difference in this dark world and I consider our clients to be the greatest purpose for working in and striving to improve the financial services industry.

This recognition makes me think about all the great mentors in my life who have molded me in some way but, more importantly, it reminds me that God has gifted us all with special talents because He has someone else in mind for us to help. As you go throughout your day today, I encourage you to remember this. There is nothing more important. If you need financial or business coaching, please reach out to me today. I’d be honored to work with you. #top40under40 #Godisgood #grinkmeyerleonardfinancial


**Birmingham Business Journal’s top 40 under 40 recognizes young professionals in Birmingham, based on their contributions to their company, their impact on the business world, and their role in the community.

The North Side of Average

Rob, Jake, Addie Claire, Valerie and Kaitlyn
Rob, Jake, Addie Claire, Valerie and Kaitlyn

One of the greatest gifts we’ve been given is the ability to affect other people and inspire with our language.  In the beginning of all creation God spoke and said “Let their be light, and there was light” (Genesis 1:3).  God’s words created light and, hence, sight for us all!

In my career, I’ve worked with those who couldn’t see how they could possibly become successful or were blind to how they could take their lives or businesses to another level.  My prayer is that my words and the gifts God has instilled in me will be a light to your life.  My mission is to help inspire others to become extraordinary in all that they do!

I’m a mother, a wife, and an owner of multiple businesses.  I’ve had incredible success and have also made many mistakes personally and professionally in my 33 years of life.  There’s a good chance I’ve been where you are today!  If you’re ready, I want to help you avoid the mistakes I’ve made and achieve success much faster than I have.  Please join me on my life’s journey to the north side of average…

-Valerie Leonard