Valerie Pelan has been consulting and providing Executive coaching for over 10 years.
She provides her corporate clients with a strategic and global perspective that combines her business experience working in Fortune 100 companies and her experience as an entrepreneur. As President of Integrated Focus, she provides leadership coaching to leaders and high potentials: her areas of expertise are executive presence, career transitioning and leading change.
She works with the owners and executive teams in mid-sized companies providing Strategic Planning and communication skills.
Valerie was featured in Jan. 2009 Dallas Business Journal. Her clients agree she provides a strategic perspective on leadership and team dynamics that improves performance and positively impacts business results.
Valerie’s 20+ years in Fortune 100 companies included strategic organizations such as product management, competitive and financial analysis, regulatory affairs and service implementation.
Valerie has worked with C suite leaders to VP and business owners and their executive teams. She is certified by the global standards organization, ICF and mentors and assesses coaches as part of their coaching certification. She is certified in over 15 assessments giving her flexibility and adaptability to work in various organizational cultures: MBTI - Myers Briggs, DISC, Extraordinary Leader 360, MLQ 360, Lominger Voices 360, Hogan Inventories, Winslow Behavioral Profile, and Conflict Dynamics Profile.
Valerie has been a leader in the community and continues to serve on non-profit Boards. She speaks at National and global conferences on Coaching, leadership, and Communication skills. She has MBA in Economics and is an adjunct professor at University of Dallas College MBA program in the College of Business.
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Too many managers get into the detail; the detail is like a magnetic that draws people in. Maybe you are too busy to be strategic. Your challenge is to get out detail and into a strategic perspective. Leaders need to challenge themselves and understand the Strategic not the tactical.
Too many managers do not have the promotable trait called Executive Presence. There are numerous definitions - some focus simply on the communication skills others focus on skills that are too tactical. Leaders need to project the Executive Presence to motivate and challenge their direct reports. Learn the key skills for Executive Presence - that reflect your readiness to be promoted.