TV & Radio Host, Author, Advice Columnist, Speaker
“ Michelle Valentine is a dynamic TV & Radio Talk Show Host; Television Producer; published Author and Columnist; world-traveling Public Speaker; and Social Media Maven. Known as "Orlando's Oprah", she has a dedicated following around the world. ”
TV & Radio Personality and Producer
Touted by the media as “Orlando’s Oprah”, Michelle Valentine has hosted her own relationship advice cable TV talk show since 1998 - the “Michelle Valentine TV Show” - currently airing on WSWF-TV 10 in Orlando, Florida - and has now grown into a worldwide internet viewing audience.
The relationship expert is known for dishing traditional (yet savvy) psychological advice during the “Dear Michelle Valentine” advice panel segments ("Oprah" meets "The View" meets "Sex And The City"), and she interviews celebrities, psychologists, marriage counselors, and romance novelists. Michelle Valentine also takes the show on the road, traveling to romantic restaurants, tours romantic bed & breakfasts, jumps aboard hot air balloon rides, takes scenic boat tours, and interviews singles on the beach.
In addition to her hosting & producing her own TV talk show, Michelle Valentine is a “media darling” and a highly sought-after guest for other TV shows and news programs. You’ve also seen her on national FOX TV discussing matchmaking, gold diggers, and her online dating book. Featured on national PBS, ABC/CBS/NBC news affiliates, and BBC radio,WXXL, WTKS, more.
Michelle Valentine's career in television started when she was just a teenager, sort of as the "first Martha Stewart", creating the concept of an arts & crafts TV program titled, "Michelle's Craft Show". From there, she went on to host & produce a music entertaintment TV program, "Offstage", which was voted "Best of Detroit" for entertainment TV show.
Matchmaker & Relationship Expert
Michelle Valentine earned her B.A. degree in Psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Her studies included Psychology of Social Behavior, Human Sexuality, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment, Physiological Psychology, Learning & Memory, and Child Development. S
Over 10 years ago, she founded an international matchmaking company, Michelle Valentine International, having created hundreds of marriages and relationships. In her service of providing personal matchmaking to millionaires and educated professionals, she used her psychological training to provide the most appropriate matches to their needs and wants. Matchmaking services included personal coaching and mentoring, as well as wardrobe and image makeovers.
She created and populated an online dating site similar to Match.com and MillionaireMatch.com, with bells & whistles such as profile rating, extensive characteristic information, and a unique matching system (and sold the online dating system site in 2008).
Author & Columnist
Michelle Valentine is the best-selling author of the dating book, “How To Find Love Online: Secrets, Tips and Lists for Getting the Best Response” (ISBN 1-919925-22-0, 6x9, paperback, 124 pages, $14.95). Published in 2000 when online dating was a popular new way to meet singles, Michelle Valentine’s book continues today to be a helpful online dating book for singles on Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, and the United States library system.
Michelle Valentine received her book deal after successfully having over 100 of her “Dear Michelle Valentine” relationship advice columns published in the Orlando Sentinel newspaper (right next to Ann Landers’ advice column), in the Arts & Entertainment newspaper, the Orlando Weekly, the lifestyle Orlando Me Magazine, the cultural East-West Times newspaper, the women's newspaper Orlando Woman , and the alternative St. Pete Weekly newspaper. In addition to her relationship advice columns, her weekend entertainment “Singles” columns were published in the weekend Calendar section of the Orlando Sentinel newspaper.
Motivational Speaker & Educator
Michelle Valentine is a highly sought after keynote and motivational speaker. Whether talking to an audience of high school students, to 30,000 attendees during a convention, or to world-traveling vacationers aboard a cruise.
As a life and dating coach, Michelle Valentine helps people improve their current romantic relationship or helps them find “Mr. or Ms. Right.” She also helps people improve their relationships and communication skills with their children, friends and other family members.
Executive & Career Coach
As a career and executive coach, Michelle Valentine helps clients find what they are best at doing, improve their skills, set goals, and get ahead in their careers. As a successful entrepreneur, Michelle Valentine uses her own experiences to focus on addressing the unique leadership challenges clients face within the entrepreneurial and corporate environment.
MultiMedia Marketing Expert and Business Consultant
Michelle Valentine is social media savvy, with over 10,000 social media fans, and understands the power of using this new media to generate a buzz, build a brand, and generate sales for clients.