Testimonials


What a pleasure this morning to meet all of you and being in your company. I really felt like I belonged there. You were all so loving, warm and graciousl!! Gregg, I still feel your heartfelt hugs. Syndi, you have the voice of an angel and I will never forget your words regarding my daughter. Valentina, what can I say, you were right from the beginning to come onto your show, however, I was just too distraught and this is still so raw 4 me. Must say this is your calling as you are amazing at getting your voice heard. Thank you for the opportunity today to make mine heard! All my love to u guys.

Josephine


What a wonderful Newsday article featuring you and your amazing accomplishments, Tina. So happy to read about your many accomplishments through the years.
I wanted to mail you an actual note card, but not certain of your address since the article mentions you are a Stonybook resident.
At any rate, I remember you well from my days in the not for profit world, NSFRE, AFP, Public Relations Society, and other groups when our paths crossed.
My daughter, Jennifer Romney Walsh, worked for CMP about the same time you did. I also remember Donna Cariello when she first founded LI Way and I worked at Family & Children’s in Mineola.
I have been retired for ten years now and so pleased that your untiring efforts are receiving the recognition you so richly deserve. Sending warmest wishes for continued success with all your projects.
 Marie Romney Palagonia

Are you ready, Are you ready, Let’s get it on was the moment we were noticed on CNN.

Congratulations on your book fired to freedom. This is an accomplishment you should be very
proud of. Writing this book was he best outcome for you and the Long Island Breakfast Club.
This is a significant achievement of success and many people will be affected in so many positive ways.
This was the best way to shape your future by writing such a positive book.

Valentina Janek is a rare person with vision, compassion and energy to get things done exceptionally well.
Her passion is to help with the struggles of others in the community and improve the quality of life.
Valentina creates such energy in a room as a beacon of light for anyone to see.
You never know who you will meet to make you and others a better person.

Thank you so very much for your contributions to the Long Island Breakfast Club which helped you write this upcoming Book.
This has been a mission over the years to share what we all have been through. Your book will share their stories.
I am very proud of you publishing this book as your husband Ronald Janek would be very proud.

From me to you Valentina a heart felt congratulations with more success to come your way!

Chris Fidis


What a pleasure this morning meeting all of you and being in your company. I really felt like I belonged there. You were all so loving, warm and gracious!! Gregg, I still feel your heartfelt hugs. Syndi, you  have the voice of an angel and I will never forget your words regarding my daughter. Valentina, what can I say, you were right from the beginning to come onto your show, however I was just too distraught and this is still so raw 4 me. Must say this is your calling as you are amazing at getting your voice heard. Thank you for the opportunity today to make mine heard! All my love to u guys, Josephine

Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2020

This book is a must read for all High School and College students, also job seekers. It is well written with practical steps on how to succeed even in a difficult job market. It proves that “Education Is Power”, and You Can Go Forth to Higher Education” and succeed with hard work. They are short stories with true life experiences. If you plant your seeds, you can harvest your crop, and find a challenging job.

I highly recommend you get a copy of this book quickly, you will be glad you did.


I participated in the Zoom call hosted by Valentina Janek and Blue Ocean Solutions on June 4, 2020.

I found Valentina to be inspirational, motivational, honest, funny and articulate.

Val got to the point, without adding any frills, that we should not sit around and feel sorry for ourselves because of a loss of a job, either by design or circumstance.  Val got across that life happens to all of us, we are not singled out by the universe, but we ourselves are the ones who will either choose self-pity or get up, get dressed and get out and find a new path, even if it means getting out of our comfort zone.   Sitting around with a ‘woe is me’ attitude never solved anything and usually makes our life circumstances worse.

Val emphasized that it’s just not losing a job that might side-track us, but any adverse challenge that comes our way.  Getting up and getting out and moving forward is basically the same antidote for any adverse situation in our lives.

Val got me going when she said that even though we may not be where we want to be at the moment, go out and volunteer.  Go do something for someone else and that will make you feel better about yourself and life in general.  And she’s right.  Because even though I’m lucky to still be employed, I’m not exactly where I want to be (I suddenly lost my husband two years  ago and then had to sell  my home (where my kids were born and grew up) because I couldn’t afford the house on my own.  I’m just living in a temporary apartment right now until I know where I want to be).   So I’m going to take Val’s advice and find somewhere to volunteer, get out of my comfort zone, and go do something for someone else.   I’ll bet in a few months I’ll be on a path that I didn’t even know existed and for the better.

So you keep talking Val and spreading your optimism and spirit because after these past several months of Covid 19 and other tough matters going on in the world today, we need more voices like yours.

Diane