Your partner in impact

hi, i’m valeria. i am on a mission to (CO)-create solutions to our biggest challenges and empower others to make an impact  

Hi. I’m Valeria

I have chosen to dedicate my life to creating an impact.

I do so by inventing and testing solutions to some of our biggest challenges, engaging in innovative collaborations, and helping others succeed in achieving their own mission.

For the past ten years, I have been successfully empowering people through technology, knowledge and community.

Besides being a social entrepreneur and innovator, I also speak, teach, coach and mentor to help you create the world you want to live in, the life you want to have.

The professional

Every day I get up to make an impact 

I am a practitioner.

Every day for over 10 years I’ve been privileged to work towards making a tangible impact in this world. I’ve done so by (co)-creating, (co)-leading and collaborating in initiatives that make an impact, help transform our systems and advance a better economy and society.

From digital social innovation, community based initiatives in France, India and Italy, to international movement building and advocacy, I have developed a wide range of experiences supported by lifelong learning and solid theoretical grounding.

The personal

It all roots in pain and hope

My entrepreneurial journey is rooted in pain: my own and that of the people around me.
It is guided by hope and a deep trust in human nature and potential, too.

Whether the projects I engaged in aimed to heal the physical and psychological pain I experienced as a chronic migraine sufferer, the loss I felt as a repeat brain and mental health caregiver, or the injustice I experienced as a member of an exploited community, they all allowed me to recognize our shared experiences, our need for purpose, our infinite power and the potential of what we can achieve when we work together.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP
INNOVATION
ECOSYSTEM BUILDING
Coaching
Workshop Facilitation
Speaking
Advising
Writing

Curious to learn more about me?

Not (only) the business me. But the real me.

You can feel free to visit my blog where I try to explore my thoughts daily by typing them on a keyboard.
I write short riffs about what I observe, learn and ponder, and share some updates and articles. 

You can dive into my thoughts, here

Partners and Testimonials

Together, we're making an impact!

"Valeria is one of the best workshops facilitators I’ve ever worked with. She invents motivating, intelligent challenges full of sense, she delivers face to face or online with the same energy and kindness."

Sebastien Bauer

Program director, Social Innovation & Change, Professor of Entrepreneurship, TBS Business School, Barcelona (Spain)

"I had an opportunity to work with Valeria when our program was selected by Zero Project for the impact transfer. The project lasted for 6 months. She was our mentor. She was so committed. We had fortnightly meetings to check on the progress. Her inputs on the business model, impact model, and transfer model were very good and worth mentioning. Finally, she helped improved our project presentation and the process that brought out the strength of the program and simplified the impact transfer process. We felt comfortable and enjoyed working with her on this project. We hope others benefit from her skills too."

Ramesh Duraikannan

Program manager - College Connect, Youth4Jobs Foundation, Hyderabad (India)

"Valeria and I have worked together methodically over the last few months and she has been a wonderful coach, supporting me during a difficult and uncertain life & career transition. What distinguishes Valeria is her great ability to switch between different approaches in order to not only help me explore, clarify and order my own thoughts but to also help me build a solid plan of action to propel me forward in my transition. She is an active and empathetic listener, knowing when to intervene and ask the right question or make a subtle suggestion that will allow me to overcome any obstacles or unhelpful thought patterns and to unlock my potential. I would highly recommend working with Valeria if you would like a bright, intelligent, experienced and friendly coach who can guide you pragmatically, in a flexible yet structured way, through life's uncertainties and big decisions!"

Margarita Maniati

Social Innovation Consultant, Athens (Greece)

Read more testimonials

Do you want to get a better idea of how it is to work with me? Read more of my colleagues, collaborators, students and clients' feedback.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

Are you open to collaborations?

Of course! You can learn more about my interests and philosophy here and discover some of the projects I am engaged in here.
Do feel free to send me a note to discuss what you have in mind.

WHAT KINDS OF SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
Coaching, mentoring, workshop facilitation, speaking, teach and more.
You can find a list of the services I offer here.
Feel free to reach out if you have an idea that is not on this list and would like to explore if and how I can help.

Asides from working on my own projects, I dedicate some of my time to supporting others to make an impact and live a meaningful and fulfilling life.

One of the ways I do so is by sharing my personal and professional learning and insights.

Coaching, workshop facilitation and public speaking are some of my favourite ways to empower others but I'm highly adaptable, creative and love innovation.

Do feel free to drop me a line if you have something in mind that you'd like to explore together!

CAN I HIRE YOU FOR A WORKSHOP AT MY SCHOOL? At MY COMPANY?

Of course. I love to design and facilitate programs that help you and your audience meet your objectives.

Get in touch with me to explore how we could work together.

CAN I BOOK YOU TO SPEAK AT MY EVENT?

Yes, please. I love to share my experience and learning.

Get in touch with me to explore how we could work together.

DO YOU PROVIDE YOUR SERVICES IN PERSON OR REMOTELY?

Both. It all depends on what's the most adapted to meeting your objectives and the needs of your target audience.

Feel free to reach out to me to discuss how I could help. You can also read some testimonials about my work to give yourself an idea of how it is to hire me.

DO YOU ENGAGE IN 1 ON 1 coaching or advising?

Absolutely. I love 1 on 1 coaching sessions!
You can take a look at my coaching programs and reach out to me regarding specific advising needs.

ARE YOUR PROGRAMS STANDARDISED OR CUSTOM CRAFTED?

The content of my coaching programs is completely personalized to your need. The format can be either set or custom-crafted.

My workshops content and formats are created based on or adapted to your objectives and that of your audience.

On my testimonials page you can read feedback from coachees, mentees and students. 

 

Are you open tO coaching or advising groups?

Yes, absolutely. Let me know what you have in mind.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ADVISING ROLES?

Yes, I am. If this is the right fit, of course.

Tell me more about what you have in mind here.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOINING BOARDS?

Yes, I am. If this is the right fit, of course.

Feel free to reach out to let me know what you have in mind.

DO YOU ENGAGE IN CONSULTING?

I can, yes. If the project is the right fit.

Get in touch with me to explore how I could help you.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COACHING AND CONSULTING?

Coaching: When I coach you, I am here to enable you to solve problems or change things for the better

Consulting: When I am your consultant, I come as the "expert" who will solve your problem(s) for you

How does coaching work?

Depending on your needs, established during our first call, we will set up objectives and a frequency of video calls and potential other touchpoints to which we will commit and towards which we will work to bring you closer to your objectives.

You can see 3 ways we could work together here.

All our conversations and work together is strictly confidential.

Reach out to me to jump on a first free 30 minutes exploration call.

 

CAN YOU HELP EXECUTE?

Yes, I can - if the help you need is part of the skills I excel at and something I feel like investing time on.
Otherwise I will be happy to recommend someone from my network when possible.

Please note that execution comes at an extra cost to all coaching and consulting programs.

During coaching, will we focus only on work matters or also explore personaL QUESTIONS?

This depends on you, your needs, objectives, focus, my ability to help and on how much time we will spend together.

You can find my coaching programs here.

I am not a therapist, mental health professional or social worker and my support in the personal realm will be limited to being a thought partner and helping you challenge some thought processes and habits.

Personally, I do not believe in the separation between the personal and professional selves. I believe we are one person that evolves in several environments.

As you know, taking care of the personal self has a huge impact on professional performance. Similarly, leading a fulfilling and balanced professional life is key to your overall wellbeing.

Depending on your objectives, focus and how much time we will spend together, we will explore more or less complexity and touch on the leverages that will most advance you to get to your goals.

where are you the most helpful?

To get a sense of how it is to work with me, I invite you to visit my "testimonials" page.

I am a great thought partner to help you imagine innovative solutions to your problems and devise your business, impact, marketing and communication strategies and models at all stages of your journey. My focus is data-driven and user-centric.

I can also help you to concretely understand how to implement strategies by bringing a transversal mind and a diverse set of talents and experiences to your projects.

My experience leveraging digital tech and media, community and ecosystem building, marketing and communication, stakeholder engagement and the principles and practice of social innovation and entrepreneurship, collaborative and distributed management, systems thinking and lean and agile methodologies are precious allies to help deliver on your targets.

I invite you to read more about me, my projects and my services or to reach out to learn more.

Let's make an Impact together!

Do you have a question? Would you like to talk? Don't be shy. Reach out and send me a note to discuss how I can help you meet your objectives.
I look forward to speaking with you. 

Email Address

me-at-valeriaduflot-dot-com

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(+39) 346304033(3X2)

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