Faces of Local spotlights the cool people and businesses that make Tampa Bay such an awesome place. The video series is produced by LocalShops1's community relations director, Cherlene Willis. To find out how you can be involved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Velva Lee Heraty, aka Dream Momma. Velva, founder of Six Degrees of Success, has a master's degree from Loyola School of Social Work in Chicago and studied dreams at the C.G. Jung Institute in Evanston, Ill. She had a successful private practice in Chicago for more than 20 years, first specializing in addictions, then developing her dream work speciality. Along the way she also developed an advanced communication speciality for professional and interpersonal communication skill building. Most recently she taught at Osher Life Long Institute at Eckerd College and currently has her own radio show, "Let's Talk Life," on Life Improvement Radio in St. Petersburg. Her book, The Dream Belongs to the Dreamer, is set to be published over the next few months. In addition to all this, Velva is very involved in the community and has curated several art shows.
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