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

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New York, NY

Price Range:

$7,500 – $10,000

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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.

Fields of Expertise

Diversity, High Performance, Innovation, Leadership, Overcoming Obstacles, Resilience, STEM Organizations, Strategic Planning

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