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:
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.
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.
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.
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
Areas of Focus
(Social) Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Sustainable and Regenerative Development
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
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
[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
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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.