Thought Leadership

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Are you searching for a source or speaker who can truly engage and inspire your audience? Look no further! Valeria specializes in delivering thought-provoking ideas, expert perspectives, and captivating insights with a dynamic and positive approach. As a featured speaker in renowned media and at leading conferences, she brings deep domain knowledge rooted in experience, warmth, and positivity, along with a human-centered approach to every event. Book Valeria today to create an unforgettable experience that will leave your audience energized, engaged, and ready to spark meaningful conversations. Let’s make your next event truly remarkable!

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Captivating Audiences and Inspiring Change

Inspire and empower your audience by booking Valeria for immersive, thought-provoking conversations. Whether as a moderator, an inspiring panelist, keynote speaker, or a media commentator, she will craft content to share practical tools, real-world examples, and actionable strategies. Equip your audience with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration needed to create meaningful impact.


Keynotes and Panels

As a seasoned public speaker, Valeria possesses the ability to captivate audiences with her dynamic presence, compelling storytelling, and thought-provoking insights. She tailors her speeches to the specific theme and objectives of your event, leaving the audience inspired and motivated.


Media Appearances

As a commentator and expert, Valeria is well-versed in sharing her insights through various media channels. Whether it’s live or recorded TV appearances, podcast and radio interviews, or written articles, she can effectively communicate complex ideas in an accessible and engaging manner suited to your audience.



Valeria brings a unique blend of expertise and facilitation skills to ensure lively and insightful discussions. She can moderate panel discussions, fireside chats, and interactive sessions, creating an engaging environment where diverse perspectives are explored, and meaningful conversations take place.

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Dynamic and Engaging Presentations

Valeria delivers presentations that captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact. She doesn’t just deliver information—she crafts dynamic presentations that leave participants informed, up-to-date, inspired, motivated, and equipped to make a difference.

Through a fusion of compelling storytelling, data-driven insights, and real-life examples, she ensures your audience not only feels inspired but also gains practical tools for tangible change.

With hands-on experience in social innovation and entrepreneurship, Valeria brings a practical depth that sets her presentations apart.


Ideas of topics

Valeria speaks to a range of diverse topics where she can represent her experiences or that of her constituencies

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Innovation

Storytelling and Campaigning

Digital Transformation and Tech 4 Good

Systems Change

New Economy

Responsible Consumption

Industry Transformation

Collective Action

New KPIs and measures of success

Individual Welbeing

Collective Wellbeing

Organisational Wellbeing

Diversity and Inclusion

Places and Communities

Green Transition & Sustainability


Tourism, Culture and Heritage

New Media and Entertainment

Inspiring Transformation

Elevate your events with Valeria’s featured expertise, showcased in top-tier media and leading conferences. Valeria doesn’t just provide insights; she shares a breadth of diverse experiences. Merging multidisciplinary domain knowledge with hands-on expertise in driving innovation and engaging in the transformation of our economy, systems, and industries, she brings a wealth of insights and experiences to the table. Valeria’s commitment to human-centric innovation pulses through her approach, sparking conversations that resonate. Her expertise, involvement in diverse networks and continuous engagement in policymaking from the grassroots to the highest levels of governments, enable her to contribute timely insights, offer thought-provoking ideas, challenge conventional thinking, and drive meaningful discussions, ensuring a memorable experience for your audience.

Guest Commentator and source (Live and Recorded Broadcast, Print)

From Grassroots to High-level policy, business and civil society events

Local to Global Scope

On-site & Online

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Noteworthy recent conversations 

When you invite Valeria to write, speak, facilitate a panel discussion, or conduct workshops at your event, you can expect a thought-provoking experience that sparks inspiration and promotes insightful dialogue.

On Social Economy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

How to enable system-level innovation and transformative change in Europe?

Social innovation as a motor of change: how can governments and social entrepreneurs work in partnership to enable the social economy to deliver on its potential?

A Powerful Brew. Partners in transformation: entrepreneurs, funders & government 

The Role of SSE Actors for the Economic Development of Territories and the Industrial Transformation in Europe

European social economy action plan – the role of social entrepreneurs in reaching the SDGs

Transforming Europe through Social Innovation and Collaboration

Social Entrepreneurs Collaborating to Accelerate Progress to the SDGs 

On the Ecological Transition

Climate Action is Humankind’s once in a lifetime opportunity

Enabling ecological transition through partnerships and social innovation

How social entrepreneurs catalyse the transformation of the energy system

Reimagining travel, tourism and hospitality as a driver for European green energy transformation

Reshaping the European energy system

 The Ecological Transition: Leading The Energy Transition Together

On Tourism & Local communities

Rethinking relationships between tourism and local communities 

Transforming tourism in Venice 

Tourism for All Destinations: Dispersal over Place and Time 

The impact and consequences of unsustainable tourism growth in Europe 

The new “Normal” for Tourism Business: Learning from the Front Runners 

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Promises and Guarantees

Dedicated to your success

A collaborative approach

Valeria collaborates closely with idea platforms to comprehend their specific needs and objectives, ensuring that her contributions align with their vision. She brings a flexible and adaptable approach to meet the unique requirements of each platform without ever compromising on the integrity and value of the message.

Insights that make a mark

Valeria possesses a profound understanding of the social impact ecosystem, current trends, and emerging issues, coupled with diverse practical and theoretical knowledge. She brings fresh insights and thought leadership to your events and media platforms, offering unique perspectives and stimulating conversations that leave a lasting impact on your audience.

Want to go beyond inspiration?

What about offering an engaging learning experience to your audience

Valeria create and facilitate workshops that go beyond inspiration and enable action and learning that sticks. 

If you’d like to explore packaging both a “thought leadership” and a “learning by doing (training) ” experience, email Valeria to chat now.

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Success Stories

"I enjoyed our session a lot, it was stimulating and time did fly."

"Thank you for the exceptional presentation! We need to plan ahead in order to preserve our city-system!"

"I was impressed by your chairing."

"Thank you for sharing your experience today. It was really inspiring!"


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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn How it Works!

Can you customize your speeches and discussions to align with our event theme?

 Absolutely! I take the time to understand your event objectives, theme, and target audience. I tailor my content and discussions to ensure they align with your specific requirements, creating a seamless integration and an engaging experience for your audience. Let’s start the conversation today.


Both. It all depends on what’s the most adapted to meet your objectives and the needs of your target audience. Let’s start the conversation today.

How do you ensure audience engagement during panel discussions and fireside chats?

I have a facilitative approach to moderation, ensuring that all panelists have an opportunity to contribute, and the audience is actively engaged. I create a safe space for open dialogue, encourage audience questions, and foster an environment that promotes meaningful interactions.

Are you available for media appearances and interviews?

Yes, I am available for media appearances, interviews, and expert commentary. I bring a wealth of knowledge and insights to the table, and I am comfortable discussing a wide range of topics related to social impact, personal development, and sustainability.

Get in touch with me to explore how I can best help you today!

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 transformative impact. 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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