Innovate, Impact, Build Ecosystems

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Valeria Duflot, a multidisciplinary innovator, brings a unique blend of strategic leadership and hands-on expertise to Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), interim and fractional leadership, and consulting roles. Her future-forward mindset and skillset make her an ideal partner for organizations dedicated to maximising their impact through innovation and ecosystem building.

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Unleash Potential, Solve Challenges: Your Path to Organizational Excellence

Are you facing challenges in navigating the complexities of entrepreneurship, ecosystem-building, fostering innovation, or driving impactful outcomes? Valeria Duflot offers collaborative leadership solutions designed to address your organization’s unique needs and elevate your impact.

In every EIR, interim, or fractional leadership role, Valeria is not just a consultant; she is a practical and empowering leader. Her USP lies in:


Multidisciplinary Insight

Valeria’s expertise spans entrepreneurship, communication, digital and system transformation, behavioral science and human-centric approaches. She brings diverse perspectives to every project, fostering innovation at the intersection of different disciplines.


Collaborative Impact

Valeria collaborates closely with organizations to comprehend their specific needs and objectives. Her approach is flexible and adaptable, ensuring her contributions align with the client’s vision without compromising on integrity.


Measurable Outcomes

With hands-on experience in  social innovation and entrepreneurship, ecosystem-building and advocacy at the local and international level, Valeria brings a practical depth that sets her apart. Her strategies and leadership are not just theoretical; they are grounded in real-world applications, ensuring tangible and sustainable outcomes.

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Why Valeria?

Are you looking to reach your next level of impact? Valeria can help you unlock the power of innovation and ecosystem building. She stands out as a future-forward strategist and empathetic leader, seamlessly navigating challenges and transforming them into opportunities for individual and collective growth and outsized impact. With a diverse portfolio as a founder, entrepreneur, community-builder, and strategic advisor, Valeria’s leadership style revolves around making change not only easy but enjoyable. Leveraging a blend of ecosystem-building, social innovation, experience design and strategic communication, Valeria has co-founded ventures that have become benchmarks in their respective industries within 2 years of launch.

Valeria’s customer-centric approach extends beyond her ventures to her roles as a board member and strategic advisor, where she contributes her unique blend of practical knowledge, empathy, innovation, and strategic thinking. Her commitment to making individual and collective action “easy and fun” translates into tailored solutions for your organization’s innovation, impact, and ecosystem-building needs. Explore the possibilities of engaging Valeria for EIR, interim, fractional leadership, or consulting, and witness firsthand how her transformative strategies and ability to build cultures that foster creativity and collaboratio  can elevate your success in a rapidly changing landscape.

Highlighted Expertises, Experiences and Focuses


Leadership and Organizational Development for Individual, Community, and Societal Wellbeing

Future-Forward Impact, Business, Communication, and Digital Strategies

Evidence-based decision making: Research, Data, Lean innovation and Impact Measurement

Brain and Behaviour Sciences applied to strategies, design, management and communications

Digital Transformation and Tech for Good

Storytelling, Communication, Marketing, PR, Branding

Building Trust and Mobilizing Energy, Resources, and Talents

Productivity, Efficiency, and Self-Management

 Community Building, Platforms, and Networks

Entrepreneurship and Business Model Innovation

Social and System Innovation, from Early Stage to Scale

Relationship Building, Multistakeholder Engagement, Stakeholder Empowerment, and Talent Development

Varied Industry and Issue Experiences

(Digital) Health and Wellness

Inclusion and Equity

Sciences, Tech and Education

Sustainability and Energy

Economic Transformation & Empowerment

Tourism and Hospitality

Culture and Arts

Social Economy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Neurosciences, Cognition and Behavior science

Design Principles

Unlocking the power of diversity 

Enabling Individual and Collective Action and Intelligence

Leveraging Lean and Systemic Innovation

Leveraging (Tech-Enabled) Human-Centric Design

Fostering Mindset, Behavior, and Market Changes

Developing User and Community-Centered Strategies

Designing Empowering Ecosystems and Platforms

Centering Data-Driven and Evidence-Based Decision-Making

Aligning Values and Results

Designing for Large-Scale Impact

Leveraging Tech and Automation to Maximize Reach, Impact, and Decrease Costs

Areas of Focus

(Social) Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Sustainable and Regenerative Development

Digital Transformation

Systems Thinking and Practice

Individual and Collective Empowerment

Multistakeholder Engagement and Collaboration

Trust-Based Relationships and Communications

Mindset and Behavior Change

Market and Industry Transformation

Unleash Potential, Solve Challenges: Your Path to Organizational Excellence

Do you have ambitous new plans? Are you facing challenges in navigating the complexities of entrepreneurship, fostering innovation, or driving impactful outcomes? Valeria Duflot offers collaborative leadership solutions designed to address your organization’s unique needs and elevate your impact.

Tailored Solutions for Your Unique Challenges:

Tired of one-size-fits-all approaches? Valeria brings a personalized touch, crafting solutions that directly address your organization’s distinctive challenges and aspirations.

Leverage Practical Expertise:

Struggling to translate theoretical ideas into practical outcomes? Valeria’s hands-on experience in founding social enterprises and engaging in ecosystem building ensures you benefit from real-world insights.

Innovate with Confidence:

 Is innovation a distant goal? Valeria instills a culture of innovation, providing your organization with the tools and mindset needed to drive tangible results and stay ahead in a rapidly evolving landscape.

Flexible Collaboration Models

Concerned about resource commitment? Choose from flexible engagement models, from Executive-in-Residence (EIR) to Interim and Fractional Leadership, aligning with your needs and budget.

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Collaborative Engagement Tailored to YOU and YOUR Goals

Valeria’s collaborative leadership is grounded in real-world experiences, solving challenges, and driving positive change.

Leverage her diverse background in founding social enterprises, engaging in international initiatives, and contributing to ecosystem building, in the way best suited to your need and that of your organisation.

Fractional Leadership: Strategic Oversight, Flexible Commitment

Concerned about committing to full-time leadership? Engage Valeria as your Fractional Leader, offering part-time strategic oversight aligned with your goals.

Executive-in-Residence (EIR): Your Strategic Guide to Success

Are you seeking strategic guidance for entrepreneurial success? Valeria’s EIR program offers personalized mentorship and innovation initiatives, positioning her as a key ally in your journey.

Interim Leadership: Navigate Transitions Seamlessly

Are transitions causing uncertainty? Valeria’s Interim Leadership ensures a smooth transition, providing solution-oriented leadership during times of change.

Consulting Excellence: Pragmatic Solutions for Growth

Are you looking for practical solutions for transformative outcomes? Valeria’s consulting services blend innovation, impact, and ecosystem building, bringing tangible solutions to the forefront.

Empowering Your Impact Journey

Whether you are aiming to initiate a new project or reaching the next level of impact, Valeria’s approach ensures your venture leverages the power of trust, becomes future-ready and achieve outsized results.

F - Future-Ready Strategy

U - Uniquely Empowering Culture

T - Trust-Focused Relationships

U - Unleashing Creativity and Innovation

R - Result-Driven Leadership

E - Expertise in Communications and Digital Technology

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Promises and Guarantees

Choosing Valeria comes with guarantees that directly address your concerns and reflect her commitment to delivering concrete outcomes

Customized Solutions

Your challenges are unique; solutions should be too. Valeria tailors every engagement to address your specific needs.

Tangible Results

Focused on delivering measurable outcomes, Valeria ensures her collaborative leadership makes a lasting impact on your organization.

Flexible Collaboration

Your organization evolves, and so do Valeria’s engagement models. Benefit from flexible leadership without compromise.

Integrated Innovation

Innovation is not a buzzword but a cornerstone of Valeria’s approach, woven into every solution for continuous growth and success.

Curious to know more?

Start the conversation today

Choose Valeria Duflot as your collaborative leader and embark on a transformative journey toward innovation, impact, and ecosystem building. Connect today to discuss your challenges and explore how collaborating with Valeria can elevate your organization to new heights.

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Success Stories

[Valeria] proactivity, positive leadership, and incredible capacity to build teams and facilitate them to achieve their goals make her a role model for this global network of social entrepreneurs!"

Susana Del Mar Ramirez

"Valeria is an inspiring person with a lot of positive energy. ..[She] connected with people, led the teamwork, and connected very different and diverse people to common challenges"

"Valeria is an energizer and an inspiring social entrepreneur. Valeria’s fascinating journey has led her to deal with challenging societal problems at a local and global level..., and as a brilliant entrepreneur, she builds and creates projects and solutions, takes different strategies –policy changing, grassroot works with the people and flips every stone to promote a solution."

"Valeria was an amazing supervisor who guided me through my research internship with a key interest in enabling me to grow both professionally and personally. Valeria was keen on enabling us, all the interns, to grow in areas we were interested in. She was keen on creating a work environment that was fun, that built relationships, and that was productive"

"[Valeria] is a professional who cares about people, listens to their thoughts and wishes, and always tries to find the middle ground. She is not just a professional who cares about work and what needs to be done but also about the well-being of the people she works with...She was willing to assist in any way she could. She never compromised her professionalism while making things easy for everyone. She is a very supportive, encouraging, and positive leader."

"Valeria is a brilliant communicator and a creative mind. She is always ready to support your work and to look for solutions…she is unrestless! In particular, she supported my organization in structuring the yearly international event Making the Change Happens, bringing many insights on how to raise the effectiveness of communications, how to increase the positive impact for the community of Ascoli Piceno and certainly her sharp contributions raised the level of attention of the attendees and of our international network"

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

What is EIR, and how can it benefit my organization?

EIR stands for Entrepreneur in Residence. Valeria’s EIR services involve providing experienced entrepreneurial leadership to your organization, bringing innovation, strategic insight, and problem-solving skills.

How does fractional leadership differ from traditional leadership roles?

A: Fractional leadership allows your organization to access high-level leadership expertise on a part-time basis. Valeria can serve in a fractional leadership capacity, providing strategic direction without the need for a full-time commitment.

What are the advantages of interim leadership, and when is it suitable?

Interim leadership is beneficial during transitional periods, such as leadership changes or organizational restructuring. Valeria can step in temporarily, ensuring continuity, stability, and effective decision-making.

Can Valeria assist in specific areas of consulting related to innovation and impact?

Yes, Valeria specializes in consulting for innovation, impact, and ecosystem building. Whether you need guidance on strategy, project development, or team dynamics, her consulting services are tailored to your needs.

How does Valeria approach team-building in an interim leadership role?

Valeria fosters a collaborative and empowering environment. In interim leadership, she focuses on aligning teams, driving results, and supporting individual growth, creating a positive impact on the organization.

Is fractional leadership suitable for small or startup organizations?

Absolutely. Fractional leadership is adaptable to organizations of all sizes. Valeria’s expertise can be particularly valuable for startups, providing strategic direction without the full commitment of a full-time executive.

Can Valeria help in developing and implementing innovative strategies?

Yes, Valeria excels in developing and implementing innovative strategies. Her leadership approach is geared towards driving innovation, solving challenges, and ensuring positive outcomes for your organization.

How does Valeria support the growth and well-being of team members?

Valeria is dedicated to fostering a supportive and growth-oriented work environment. Her leadership style emphasizes the well-being and professional development of team members, creating a positive and productive atmosphere.

Is Valeria available for short-term consulting projects?

Yes, Valeria is available for short-term consulting projects. Whether you need assistance with a specific challenge or require strategic advice, her consulting services can be tailored to meet your project’s needs.

Can Valeria provide guidance on navigating challenges during leadership transitions?

Absolutely. In interim leadership roles, Valeria specializes in navigating challenges during leadership transitions, ensuring a smooth and effective transition for your organization.

About Valeria

An interdisciplinary leader and social innovator

Valeria Duflot is a multicultural interdisciplinary leader and entrepreneur passionate about transforming our social and economic systems. With a track record of successfully identifying social problems and turning bold visions into reality, Valeria rapidly establishes human-centered solutions and organizations that empower communities on limited resources. She is a tech and media-savvy entrepreneur, adept at leveraging data, storytelling, experiences, platforms and community-driven systems thinking, integrated with behavior science, to drive results and enable impactful change. Valeria is a clear, attentive, and empathetic communicator, a talent enabler, serving as an advocate, educator, and advisor to diverse audiences, delivering engaging and inspiring learning and leadership experiences both remotely and in person.

Valeria Track Record

Valeria is a practitioner. The advice and insights she shares are grounded in experiences and a commitment to staying at the forefront of rapid change.

Her track record includes: two community-based social enterprises that became leaders in their respective niches within their first two years of operation, inspiring new practices and mindsets around the world; brands that inspired trust and engaged stakeholders from consumers to institutional partners to top-tier media; physical and digital platforms that delighted consumers and users while providing market access to creative entrepreneurs and redirected millions of euros towards a more local, sustainable, and social economy; hundreds of events and experiences that connected people to themselves and each other, making it to Rolling Stone and the cover story of National Geographic; engaging campaigns and stories that reached a distributed global audience of over 100 million; countless hours spent sharing knowledge and building capabilities to enable public policies, business practices, and organizational strategies that can deliver transformative change; consulting and advising for MSMEs to Fortune 500s; numerous collaborations and trusted relationships with leaders from grassroots to leading international organizations; and regular appearances in print and broadcast media, as well as on stages around the world.

More importantly, she made more mistakes than she can count, built more diverse and meaningful friendships than she would have ever thought possible, and learnt the power of fearlessly being our most authentic selves, finding courage in our vulnerabilities and relationships to unlock our purpose, embrace our true selves and step into our true power, both as people and as leaders.

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More about Valeria

Valeria is an audacious advocate for change and innovation, dedicated to advancing equitable and compassionate systems that prioritize well-being, human potential, and the environment. Drawing inspiration from her lived experience as a multicultural trauma survivor living with a disabling disease, her transformative work spans co-founding pioneering social enterprises, consulting for Fortune 50 companies, and engaging with international initiatives to inspire dreams, foster trust, and drive change in a rapidly evolving world.

Valeria's areas of expertise

Valeria Duflot is a versatile, future-forward innovator with expertise in social entrepreneurship, system transformation, human-centric approaches, and the convergence of tech, behavior, and communications. Her work fosters empathy, trust, and understanding while pushing the boundaries of the ordinary, showcasing a unique skill set that blends creativity, strategic thinking, and evidence-based approaches to unlock potential and enable impactful change.

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Get In Touch Anytime!

When you engage Valeria's services for speaking, workshops, advising, training, or on-demand leadership roles, you can anticipate an experience tailored to your needs and that inspires and empowers you and your stakeholders. Leveraging her diverse expertise, she excels in engaging audiences, sharing practical insights, and cultivating an environment that nurtures collaboration, drives results, and fosters growth. Partner with Valeria to unlock collective and individual potential and achieve outstanding results. Get in touch today to discuss how she can support you and your project.

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