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ValorExcel You Were Made to THRIVE Book

“Chock full of practical steps and solutions. Strategies backed by biblical principles are engaging and provide a path to thrive by completing the Action Steps. Highly recommend this read to be devoured over and over again!”


A book by Valor’s Executive Director, Lori Wriston…

You Were Made to


7 Strategies to Move You from

Crisis to Thriving

You Were Made to Thrive offers seven proven strategies to help individuals and organizations move from crisis to thriving.



• Allowing Yourself to Dream

• Developing a Roadmap for Success

• Finding Your Passion

• Choosing the Right Support Team


Wriston writes from her own personal journey in living out the principles in the book as well as from her over 25 years of experience in business, nonprofit and church management. 

Available now on Amazon in paperback or Kindle version.

ValorExcel You Were Made to THRIVE Goal Setting Workbook

You Were Made to THRIVE
Goal Setting

Are you trapped in misery?

Paralyzed by doubt and fears?

Feeling stuck and desperate for a better life?


What if you had a plan of action to help you climb out of your current crisis? What if you could learn to dream again?
All you need to succeed is knowledge, a plan and a little help.


We’ve created this workbook as a companion for You Were Made to THRIVE: 7 Strategies to Move You from Crisis to Thriving. We want you to SUCCEED in reaching your goals! Using the tools provided in this workbook will help you plan your pathway to success. Whether you’re working on overcoming a crisis, turning around unhealthy life cycles, or simply trying to achieve your dreams, this guide will help you chart your course and arrive at your desired destination.

Available now on Amazon in paperback.

Face Your Fears

A Guide To Basic Grant Writing

“I can’t write grants! It’s too hard!”

How often have you let that excuse scare you away from one of the most up-and-coming careers today? The need for grant writers is growing. Don’t let fear stop you! Lori Wriston has a fear-free solution to get you up and running as a professional grant writer!


She had that same fear when she started writing grants. She has spent over 15 years learning and refining her grant writing knowledge. Here’s the great news; now that she’s learned the hard way, she will make grant writing easy for you! Lori has put everything she’s learned about grant writing into this book. You benefit from her hard-earned knowledge that gives you everything you need to succeed as a grant writer. You’ll know the following:

• Basic preliminary steps necessary before you start to write

• How to research and identify available grants suitable for your clients

• How to set up a grant tracking and management system

• Techniques for creating topnotch presentations that will win you funding

• The dos and don’ts that can make or break your proposals


Investing in this book will equip you to be a professional grant writer. Kick your fear to the side and take that first step!

Available now on Amazon in paperback.

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Tower Principles

Building with Purpose,

Persistence, and Obedience

Embark on a transformative faith and personal growth journey with "Tower Principles." In this inspiring and thought-provoking book, Lori Wriston, founder of ValorExcel, shares a profound exploration of the Tower Principles—an ancient blueprint for building a life of purpose, persistence, and obedience to God.

Drawing wisdom from biblical narratives and real-life experiences, Lori unveils the keys to rising above life's challenges and living a life that aligns with God's calling. Discover how to count the cost before pursuing your dreams, seek wise counsel to navigate trials, and cultivate diligence to achieve remarkable heights.

Through engaging self-discovery exercises and insightful reflections, readers will learn to discern God's voice, embrace their true passions, and leave a lasting legacy of faith for generations. With practical tools and inspiring stories, this book empowers individuals to align their actions with their beliefs, transforming their lives into a remarkable tower of faith that glorifies God.

If you desire to make a positive impact in the lives of others, this book is your blueprint for constructing a purpose-driven life. Whether you're seeking to build a nonprofit, small business or want to lead a life of significance, "Tower Principles" will guide you toward fulfilling your calling and leaving a lasting legacy of faith and inspiration.

Take the first step towards an empowered and fulfilling life. Join Lori Wriston in embracing the Tower Principles and ascending to new heights in faith, purpose, and impact.

Available now on Amazon in paperback.

ValorExcel Oh Crap Now What Journal

Oh Crap! Now What?

Shake it off, stomp on it, rise higher

Problems are nothing more than opportunities to prepare us for the future. That's why we must learn to grow where we are planted. It means being content no matter what your circumstances.

Think about seeds. They need the right warmth, water, and oxygen to develop into a beautiful plant. They also have to be planted in suitable soil. Unfortunately, not all seeds make it; many dry up because they don't have the proper environment.

Just like a seed, we need to be in the appropriate setting to grow. Don't seeds grow best when a bunch of crap has been dumped on them? We have to learn to embrace the circumstances we find ourselves in, allow our roots to go even deeper into the soil, and remember that everything we experience can ultimately work for our good. If not, we may stop growing when the winds blow and the rains come.

We all need a way to express ourselves when going through difficult times. When the crap has been dumped on you, you can use this journal to write about your feelings, the lessons you are learning, and the progress you are making. Not only will it help you, but these stories will become an inspiration for others.

Available now on Amazon in paperback 

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