About Nicky VanValkenburgh
Nicky VanValkenburgh wrote Train Your Brain, Transform Your Life after
experiencing a remarkable personal transformation with the ALERT "brain training" system that's available
on this website.
Nicky spent three years researching and writing her book. It explains the science behind the brain training
technology, as well as personal stories, insights and experiences. By reading Nicky's book, you'll be able to
examine the facts for yourself and make an informed decision as to whether brain training is right for
Nicky is a motivational writer with 20 years experience writing for newspapers and magazines. She has a Master's in
Journalism from Regent University, and a Bachelor's in Psychology from Eastern
Nicky is a contributing writer for Upstate Parent, Low Country Parent
and Palmetto Parent magazines, which are published in South Carolina
(circ. 250,000). Occassionally, she also writes for the American Chronicle and California Chronicle.
Nicky was born in the Netherlands, and immigrated to
America when she was two years old. She grew up speaking Dutch and English at home. She has lived in various
parts of Europe (Italy, Belgium, Holland) for eight years.
Nicky currently lives South Carolina with her husband Jim and their two children. In her spare time, Nicky enjoys
exercising at the gym, networking with people, attending conferences, listening to motivational speakers, reading
books, eating Thai food, drinking herbal tea, and learning all she can about healthy living.