val ries

Val is the author of Chief Inspiration Officer: How to Lead the Team Everyone Wants to Be On. For the last decade, she has coached and trained hundreds of leaders on how to get most from their teams. Whether it’s onboarding, communication, mindset or goal setting, Val is an expert at getting to the root of challenges to quickly create thriving cultures. She has coached and trained leaders and their teams from Fortune 500companies, start-ups, and small businesses in Silicon Valley.

Val has held several leadership positions in the healthcare, medical device companies and start-ups. She leverages her unique combination of clinical, operational and leadership experiences to provide her clients with real-world leadership strategies that support their development opportunities.

In addition, Val is an accomplished entrepreneur, creating leadership development tools that provide emerging leaders with strategies and tools which are delivered using both high-touch methods and technology platforms for an impactful learning experience.
She is a graduate of Towson State University with a BSN. She also holds an MBA and coaching certification from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching.

A sampling of Val’s clients includes:

First American Home Warranty

Gonzaga University

Curriculum Associates

Boehringer - Ingelheim


Memora Health

Boston Scientific


SME technologies


On weekends, you’ll likely find Val walking her dog, watching her kids sporting events or hanging out with her friends