Monday, September 25, 2017

Presidential Advisors Valerie Jarrett & Kellyanne Conway


Every US President seeks counsel from a select few of his 
closest most trusted confidants.  They go by a variety of 
titles. Senior Advisor, Counselor, and White House Chief
 Strategist.  Whichever title you use they all share one 
thing in common, the trust of the President. Valerie 
Jarrett served President Barack Obama, and Kellyanne 
Conway Donald Trump.  These two seemly different 
people have one thing in common, their birth order. They 
are both Only Children.

The Only Birth Order
The only child has no siblings. They are at the top of 
the birth order power list. Their interactions are with 
adults so as children they can be very “adult like”. 
This trait endears them to their teachers and students
 with lower birth orders look up to them. They have 
no fear of adults as they are their peer group.  
 Self-confidence is their calling card. As with all birth
 orders there can be another side to the Only child.   
They can be very demanding and self-centered as the 
world revolves around them. The Only birth order is 
“flavored” by their two parent’s birth orders and have 
a blending of traits so all Only children and not identical.

Valarie Jarrett Early Years
 Born in Shiraz Iran where her parents were working 
as part of a program for American physicians to help 
developing countries. She spent the first six years of her 
life here. Next she lived in England for one year before 
the family moved back to Chicago. Valarie did 
undergraduate work at Stanford and received her law 
degree from the University of Michigan.

Valarie’s Career & Marriage
Valarie married in 1982 divorced in 1988 she has one
child. She worked with two private law firms specializing 
in commercial real estate. In 1987 she worked for the city
 of Chicago’s Law Department under Mayor Harold 
Washington.  After his death she worked with Mayor 
Richard M. Daley becoming Deputy Chief of Staff. She 
became a Senior Advisor to President Obama January 

Valarie’s Obama Connection
She met Barack Obama while interviewing his fiancĂ©e 
Michelle Robinson for a position in the Mayor’s office.
 She describes her relationship with the President as 
fraternal.  “I don’t have brother.” She says “so he is 
like family to me.” Obama says “I trust her completely. 
He and Jarrett “talk every day about a whole range 
of issues.” Jarrett is straight-talking fiercely loyal, 
well-connected, discreet, disciplined, protective 
confidant and surrogate sibling. She never raises her 
voice, never loses her temper but pushes back when 
she has to, all positive traits of an Only child. All 
perfect qualities for a Presidential advisor.

Kellyanne Conway Early Years
Born in 1967 in Camden, New Jersey.  Her parents 
divorced when she was two years old. She was raised 
by her mother, grandmother and two unmarried 
aunts all living under the same roof. There was no 
alimony or child support, her mother “had to figure
 it out. “For eight summers she worked on a blueberry 
farm. At 16 she won the New Jersey Blueberry Princess 
pageant.  At 20 she won the World Champion Blueberry 
Packing competition. She says, “Everything I learned 
about life and business started on that farm.” She 
graduated magna cum laude from Trinity College in 1989.
 She earned her law degree for George Washington
 University in 1992.

Kellyanne’s Career & Marriage
She entered the polling business with Wirthlin Group, 
and Luntz Research before starting her own Polling 
company in 1995 when she was 28 years old. Her 
company has worked with a large number of American 
companies.  Clients have been American Express, 
Vaseline, Hasbro.  She has worked for Congressman 
Jack Kemp, Fred Thompson, Newt Gingrich, Mick 
Pence, and Ted Cruz.

Kellyanne’s Trump Connection
She became friendly with Trump while sitting on 
the building’s condo board. The Trump campaign
 hired her in July 2016 as an expert on female 
consumers and voters. They were expecting her 
to advise Trump on how to better appeal to female 
voters.  In August 2016 Conway became the third 
and final Trump campaign manager. The first 
woman to run a Republican presidential campaign. 
She married George Conway III in 2001 an attorney.   
The couple has four children.

Two Only Children Perfect Fit for Two Presidents
Birth order has nothing to do with one’s political 
preference but whatever your party it is your life’s 
experiences that give you your view of the world.   
These advisors with their only birth orders have the
 power to direct their President like a parent helps
 a child with their decisions.  Valerie had just the 
right background to fit with her President’s view. 
Born outside the United States and guided by highly 
educated professional parents with deep political roots 
in Chicago, Valerie saw the world like the President 
she advised.  Kellyanne with her blue-collar roots and 
entrepreneurial spirit in many ways fits with her 
President’s view of America. She made her way largely 
on her own from humble beginnings showing the 
promise that America gives to all. Her advice to her 
President will match his slogan Make America Great 

For more information about birth order you can find
 it in my book.  Life’s Fingerprint: How Birth Order 
Affect Your Path Throughout Life  by Dr. Robert V.V. 
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