Gerry Valentine

Despite an early life growing up in poverty, Gerry Valentine successfully built a 25-year career as a Fortune 100 executive, leading business lines in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Along the way he learned that the resilience he’d used to overcome adversity is a skill anyone can learn. Now he shares those lessons with audiences—showing them how to become courageous leaders, find innovation in adversity, and use the fear of change as a springboard to success.


Gerry Valentine

Speaker Language(s): English
Travels From: New York, NY
Price Range: $9000 – $12,000
Works In: USA

Fields of

  • Diversity
  • High Performance
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Resilience
  • Strategic Planning

Reinvention Thinking: How to Overcome Challenges and Uncertainty in a Disruptive World

Systems, technology and even markets change so frequently that valuable knowledge becomes out of date fast. In this engaging and insightful presentation, Gerry shows his audiences the keys to stimulating curiosity and accepting change so that they can create a culture of reinvention that keeps their organizations fresh, thriving and profitable.

Why Fearless Leaders Fail: How to Build Courageous Leadership To Embrace Change and Excell

Fear is a natural response to a changing environment, which means that truly fearless leaders tend to ignore change until it’s too late. In this revealing presentation, Gerry shows his audiences the reasons people fear and resist change, as well as providing key strategies for embracing new ideas and leading others through uncertain times so that their organizations can achieve outstanding results.

The Resilient Organization: How to Avoid the Paralysis That Comes with Change and Disruption

During uncertain times, it’s natural for organizational leaders to feel under siege, shut down and struggle to adapt to new realities. In this energetic and inspirational presentation, Gerry shows his audiences how to use the discomfort of change as a springboard to more open communication and greater flexibility so that their organizations can thrive and succeed in a disruptive world.



Gerry Valentine inspires people to build resilience—to overcome setbacks, to look at challenges in new ways, and to understand that adversity can become a source of resilience. Gerry’s a public speaker, executive coach, and business advisor with more than 25 years of Fortune 100 leadership experience. As the founder of Vision Executive Coaching, he is a trusted advisor to corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and entire companies.

Gerry is a TEDx speaker, is a contributor to, and has taught executive leadership at Colorado State University. Gerry earned a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University.



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