Partners and Testimonials

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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)

Working with Valeria is so pleasant. She is very profesional, passionated and full of energy and creativity! And most important: she is able to easily transmit all of it to the audience 👏👏👏. I am looking forward to working with you again..”

Pascal Bourbon

Affiliate Professor and Program director, TBS Business School, Barcelona (Spain)

Having Valeria as our mentor for the Zero Ashok Impact Replication project was both fun and useful. Being a social entrepreneur herself she is clear on how to shape your business model…She ably fine tunes your ideas to give them shape. Her ability to both add to ,and actually perk up your communication, is worth mentioning…Valeria takes her role seriously, keen to follow up ,participate in discussions, and most importantly makes work fun….. I like her work and working with her!

Meera Shenoy

Founder, Youth4Jobs, Hyderabad (India)

The is no doubt that Valeria is one of the most remarkable members of Catalyst 2030! Her proactivity, positive leadership and incredible capacity to build teams and facilitate them to achieve their goals, just makes her a role model for this global network of social entrepreneurs! It is a real pleasure to work with Valeria, her ability to connect with people, make them feel included and heard and get the best of each one of them is just inspiring. Her level of commitment is outstanding, and she has the great capacity to be involved in multiple initiatives of the network and succesfully help them achieve their objectives. Looking forward to keep working closely with Valeria! We are really lucky to have her as a Catalyst 2030 member, her contribution to this network has been impressive! 

Susana Del Mar Ramirez

Country Coordinator, Catalyst 2030, Global

During the time I worked with Valeria, she has approached my early stage start up with enthusiasm and encouragement. As with most micro business start up’s encouragement is a key factor in moving ahead especially in the planning stages. Valeria helped me set goals and made me accountable for them . I have frequently appreciated her because she keeps me accountable to my goals, challenging me when I didn’t meet them or helping me when I needed external insight to meet them. My business, Saisha Ayurveda is a skin care retail business that has a lot of clogs in the machine from supply chain management and regulations to marketing ,branding and packaging. Valeria has been a particularly good sounding board for me in terms of the marketing and branding and has helped me stay on track and avoiding any major bottlenecks. Valeria’s role to ensure ‘I am accountable’ for my actions and to challenge my thought process has moved my business from formulations to market ready products in a much quicker span of time than expected. The thought process she has trained me in has helped me manage my time to focus on achieveing my highly valuable goals. I now have the ability to create a clear direction and to be in control of my time to ensure Saisha Ayurveda’s success. Having improved my focus and direction, I am now enjoying the journey so much more. Thank you Valeria!

Namitha Muthukrishnan

Founder, Saisha Ayuverda, London (UK)

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 shows remarkable cultural adaptability. She demonstrates outstanding analytical skills, strong communication skills, sharp focus on work and a thorough grasp of the purpose of the project. She is a strong team player, a reliable contributor and an encouraging colleague. I have often seen that she strongly values her commitments and that enhances her credibility. Besides being great at multi-tasking, she ensures that the deadlines are never missed and quality of work is never compromised. Needless to say, working with Valeria has been a pleasure. She will certainly prove to be an invaluable asset, wherever she goes

Tanmay Saraykar

Director, Social Media Intelligence, Pharma and Consumer Health, IQVIA, Global

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 such as over-tourism, 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. I participated with Valeria in the Ashoka Mediterranean Visionary Program. Throughout the program, Valeria connected with people, led the teamwork, made sure to build organized programs, and connected very different and diverse people to common challenges. Today we are collaborating on a new project, a movement striving for co-existence between people around the Mediterranean and Europe regions. Valeria continues to promote the connection between the people and is constantly looking for more places to impact. She is undoubtedly one of the most exciting entrepreneurs and managers I have ever met.

Elik Almog

Co-founder and CEO, OtheReality, Israel

“Valeria is an attentive listener and an active group member. She immediately engages with helpful questions and takes responsibility for the outcomes of group activities. If you are to attend a workshop or any kind of training you wish for team members like her. In her role as a consultant, Valeria balances very well the need to go ahead and focus on the content as well as on the personal situation of her client. Especially, when external circumstances are challenging, she is open to change plans and puts herself in the shoes of her client. This is very helpful for me since circumstances and hence the project had to be adapted and changed. Valeria always refers back to the core mission and purpose and she makes one realise where to focus. Additionally, she is very supportive with creative ideas and thinking from different perspectives. She draws from her wide experiences as Social Entrepreneur as well as Marketing expert. I always leave our sessions with good intentions and a set of priorities and a big smile:)

Katja Teuchmann

Co-Founder , SafaTalents NPO, Vienna (Austria)

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. 

Silvia Silvozzi

Partnership development & Program manager, Bottega del Terzo Settore, Ascoli Piceno (Italy)

Valeria is an inspiring person with a lot of positive energy. We attended together the Ashoka Visionary Programme in Athens and she had a very active role within the group, always ready to propose new ideas and assist others. In the focus groups that we worked together, I noticed her analytical thinking and her innovative spirit. She provided new perspectives and solutions that would be considered out of the box. Her communicative skills and her continuous energy motivated the whole group! 

Giannis Vikas

Social Entrepreneurship Development Officer, Athens Development and Destination Management Agency, Athens (Greece)

Valeria is a visionary leader and an inspiring mentor. I feel so lucky for the opportunity I had to learn from her and to support the mission of Venezia Autentica. Through my internship I was given incredible learning and growth opportunities, individualized mentorship, and opportunities to go above and beyond. I was challenged but also felt seen and supported, and felt like I could truly be myself at work. In one summer, we were able to accomplish so much more than we had originally outlined in the job description thanks to Valeria’s leadership and mentorship. She held me accountable, provided useful feedback, and pushed me to the best of my capabilities. Being able to learn from a creative and interdisciplinary entrepreneur like Valeria has inspired my own plans to pursue a career in sustainability and social innovation. 

Margarita Maniati

Social Innovation Consultant, Athens (Greece)

Valeria is always ready to get involved into your project. She works on it as if it were her own. She has strong values in social awareness, helping other and a great work ethic. I have seen her build communities around social and cultural subject, she is really a great asset for your projects. Valeria has been a great asset during the creation of my film production company Film Searchers. Her help in communication and digital marketing lead me to save a lot of time in content creation for my website. Her business acumen and customer-first approach were crucial in identifying and defining my strategy and niche. I definitely recommend working with Valeria on your venture. She is always encouraging, ready to get involved and eager to give you relevant business advices. 

Amael Lounkokobi

Founder, Film Searchers (France)

Valeria mentored Youth4Jobs as part of the Zero Project Impact Transfer Program. She is very committed, resourceful and proactive. Valeria is also an excellent storyteller with a cheerful personality. Looking forward to many more collaborations in the future

Rajiv Nair

Partnership manager , Youth4Jobs Foundation, Hyderabad (India)

Thank you for these 2 days of workshops that really helped me progress. I have been able to learn new mechanisms that will help me in my future life and projects.

Louis

Student, Bachelor in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, TBS Business School

Thanks for these 2 days, it was a really interesting and relevant module. It will really help us with our project. You are a great teacher who knows how to capture and maintain our attention and make learning interesting and fun through projects and exchanges between peers. I have learnt a lot.

Chloe

Student, Bachelor in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, TBS Business School

Really interesting. Allows understanding how to really approach a problem rather than focusing on its symptoms. Of all that we have done [during this bachelor], according to me, these 2 days have been the most insightful on how to handle a social problem. Really pleasant and human facilitator. 2 really good days!

Do not change, you know how to keep the attention and it is very important!

Loved to work on real problems that exist and on problematics of today and tomorrow!

Very relevant! Clear explanations of several methods. As you are an entrepreneur and social innovator yourself, we were able to understand your methodology and will be able to use these techniques and tips in our future projects

The methodologies were really useful. Thank you!

The group exercises were very interesting!

Thanks a lot! I am now able to solve problems taking into account what is around them!

This was very interesting! It really helped me change my vision of social innovation and allowed me to better understand how a real project is being built!

It made us challenge ourselves and our thinking! Great!

I enjoyed thinking outside the box and being creative!

Very interesting! Really liked it!

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. 

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