Thursday Sep 07, 2023

149 | Welcoming Resilience: Lia Valencia Key’s Inspiring Journey From Homeless to QVC and Oprah’s Favorite Things, and the Importance of Tuning Into God Whispers in Your Own Life

Today, I have the incredible privilege of introducing Lia Valencia Key, the visionary force behind Valencia Key, a jewelry line that not only boasts beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces, but also carries empowering messages for women.

Lia's journey is one of triumph over adversity. Growing up in a disadvantaged Philadelphia neighborhood, she, along with her mother, sister, and brother, once called a homeless shelter their home. It was in those challenging times that her mother imparted a timeless lesson: 'Your predicament does not determine your destiny.' She instilled in Lia the habit of wearing sparkling earrings, reminding her of the inner light and boundless potential within. Lia transcended her circumstances, earning a master’s degree and subsequently becoming a globally renowned cosmetologist and stylist. Today, she's on a mission to inspire others through her jewelry, a tangible symbol of believing in one's dreams. In our conversation, we'll explore Lia's journey of shattering barriers, her unyielding pursuit of her passions as an entrepreneur, and the remarkable power we all possess to shape the lives we desire. Plus, Lia will share invaluable tips on overcoming fear and embracing a life of courage.

Lia and her Valencia Key jewelry line have been featured on Good Morning America, QVC, and one of Oprah's Favorite Things. WOW- welcome, Lia!

Connect with Guest Lia:


Instagram: @liavalenciakey

Contact Host, Heather Pettey:


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Heather's Bio:

Heather is a perfectly imperfect wife of 28 years to David, mom to 4 amazing humans ages 12 to 26, and lover of Jesus. She's a closet peanut M&M and Goldfish cracker consumer.

Heather is passionate about encouraging women to find joy and remain sane while parenting teens. The laughter and support happens weekly on her podcast, Life Coach BFF Show. When not podcasting or curating for CLUB BFF Mastermind (a membership for Christian moms of teens), she's coaching moms to live confidently, set clear boundaries, and learn to build their fire in the rain. Heather is also the author of Keep It Simple, Sarah: Powerful Words and Encouragement for Christian Teen Girls.

Heather has made appearances on CNN Headline News and other media. She believes life is a long line of lessons, and in her opinion, it’s all about faith and

good ol' common sense. She happily resides with her family in Memphis, TN.

*Quick Disclaimer- I'm a coach and not a therapist. Always seek the support of a therapist for clinical mental health issues.






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