ENABLING Transformation and Innovation
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
Brands that stand for clear values, foster trust between stakeholders and create a sense of belonging, pride and shared identity
Narratives and cultures that reinvent success, enable new mindsets and inspire new behaviors
Platforms that empower stakeholders, enable new behaviors, bridge competing needs and reconfigure power and resource flow
Experiences that connect people to themselves and others and generate joy, meaning and impact
Community- Centric Practices
Practices and policies that learn from and answer the needs of the people most impacted by the state of their systems
Inspiring and Enabling Change through 5 pillars
With a global perspective, frontline experience, and a track record of turning visions into results, Valeria is a creative advocate for transformative change.
She innovates across cultures, geographies, industries, and business models, articulating her work around five pillars.
Whether she envisions or supports new ways of doing and thinking, her goal is to facilitate the deep transformations, conversations, and connections needed to promote healing, thriving, and living well and happily on a healthy planet.
As an innovator, her typical approach to addressing social and environmental problems involves showing people a new reality, expanding their worldview, inspiring them to adopt new behaviors, and making it easy and enjoyable for them to take action.
To achieve this, she employs impactful community-centric storytelling, creates meaningful and joyful experiences, and develops empowering platforms, relationships, and ecosystems that create value for all stakeholders.
Valeria excels in cultivating trust-based relationships and crafting forward-thinking communication, impact, business, and digital strategies, all grounded in a deep understanding of behavior, data, and attentive listening. She uses these skills to create user-centric innovations and to implement systems thinking for impactful change.
I constantly refresh and expand my future-ready toolkit in order to help drive behaviour, market and mindset changes and foster organisational, community and individual well-being and development.
Promoting Future-Forward Cultures and Strategies that Center People’s Needs
Valeria is a multifaceted leader and guide with a vast range of skills, experiences, and mental models. As a trained scientist and manager in both tech and social innovation, she is constantly experimenting. She stays on the pulse of rapid societal, communication, and technological changes.Valeria is a lifelong student of the brain, human physiology, behaviors, and conditions. She is committed to seeing the people behind the ‘stakeholder’ and listening deeply to them.
Valeria specialises in crafting and enacting cultures and strategies that maximise results, impact and foster long-term individual and collective creativity and well-being.
The foundation of Valeria approaches lies in centering the needs of the end-user, reconciling competing agendas, and mobilizing and cultivate energies and talents. In doing so, she harnesses the power of technology, social innovation, communication, fun, and human connection. Through her work, Valeria aims to redefine success, reinvent power, change resource flow, and elevate compassion, creating a ripple of impact, meaning, well-being, and joy for all.
Strategies and Cultures that promote Innovation, Connection, Wellbeing and Equity
Platforms, Experiences and Communications that Inspire and Empower
LEVERAGE VALERIA'S EXPERTISE
Leading from Values and Shaping the Future
With over a decade of experience running her own organisations, Valeria turn ideas into reality. She not only envisions change but also executes and leads it.
With qualities such as positivity, bravery, and authenticity, she wholeheartedly embraces the power of human connection, creativity, and curiosity. She leads with non-judgment, resilience, and vulnerability, nurturing deep relationships, reconciling agendas, and orchestrating positive change for clients, partners, and communities.
As an experienced team leader and talent developer, she’s adept at building teams ranging from 2 to 50+ individuals, bridging functions, cultures, locations, and a diverse range of abilities. Living with an invisible disabling disease, she builds cultures that harness the power of diversity and promote the well-being of all.
While navigating the complexities of shaping the future, she fearlessly tackles challenging decisions, guided by her value-driven conviction, deep listening, continuous multidisciplinary learning, and a profound sense of responsibility.
Valeria boasts a diverse and active network and has a talent for creating secure, innovative work environments that foster trust and unlock individual and collective potential. She is known for her positivity, warm and energetic presence, her ability to nurture long-term authentic relationships, and her knack for connecting with a wide range of people and worlds while fostering understanding and creating value for all parties involved.
Being an out-of-the-box thinker, Valeria achieves results by tapping into her creative and rigorous mind. She blends imagination with technical and analytical skills to develop strategies, cultures, and systems that make navigating complexity feel smooth and easy.
Recognizing the fluidity of roles and experiences, she approaches challenges with a playful spirit, staying committed to the “why” while remaining unattached to the “how.” In all she does, she maintains a steadfast commitment to curiosity, values, nature, and people.
Methodologies and Approaches
Valeria builds and amplifies user-centric and friendly platforms that foster ideas, drive action, and nurture connections. Her methods are grounded in real-life experiences, active listening, and a robust theoretical foundation. These strategies harness the power of digital transformation, storytelling, and human connection. They draw on a desire to understand and elevate human potential and a commitment to a blend of design principles that encompass human-centeredness, lean innovation, agile management, collective intelligence, distributed action, and systems thinking. These approaches are data-enabled, result-focused, community-centric, and value-driven. They integrate insights from neuroscience and behavior science. They create space for both play and connection while upholding principles of justice, equity, and empathy.
Valeria draws upon her background in tech and social innovation management, brain and behavior sciences, business analytics and sales, along with her expertise in marketing, communication, digital technology, and community building. She uses this knowledge to create and support forward-thinking strategies, cultures, policies, experiences, and practices that not only drive results but also promote wellbeing, playfulness, and joy.
By nurturing a culture of collective intelligence, learning, fun, wellbeing, accountability, and stakeholder satisfaction, Valeria harnesses the potential of safe and experimental spaces to unleash talent and creativity, enabling maximized results and impact. Accustomed to being on stage since the tender age of 5 years old and with a love for mentoring and coaching, Valeria is equally at ease in the limelight as she is in the shadow. In fact, witnessing people unlock and realize their potential is one of the things that brings her the greatest joy.
With an unwavering commitment to leading positive change, empowering others, and a knack for navigating complexity, Valeria champions a future that thrives on creativity, ethics, resilience, and inclusion.
In all she does, she remains firmly anchored in ethical principles and champions audacity, transparency, and inclusion, understanding that true leadership involves service to multiple stakeholders, building trust even among skeptics, elevating new voices and talents, and making choices that impact the greater good
Tackling issues at their roots through evidence-based systems thinking
As a trained biologist and a systems thinker, Valeria believes that everything is connected, and nothing exists in isolation.
For this reason, she seeks to approach all challenges with a holistic perspective, whether it's about unlocking your potential, turning your vision into reality, increasing your sales, enhancing your wellbeing, or expanding your impact.
Valeria also emphasizes the importance of measuring and analyzing what we seek to understand and improve. She consistently advocates for evidence-based decision-making and aims to simplify the process of collecting and analyzing data to genuinely empower you in achieving your objectives.
Finally, whether through advising, coaching, speaking, or teaching, she is committed to providing purposeful feedback. This means offering feedback that is specific, timely, and compassionate.
Dive into Valeria's impactful leadership portfolio, spanning transformative ventures, strategic board and commitee roles, and pioneering initiatives.
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