Gerry Valentine, Executive Coach

With 30 years of experience in multiple business roles, I’ve seen almost every conceivable leadership and career challenge. But I’ve also seen the lack of support that exists for leaders. That’s where the right coaching can make all the difference!

My consulting practice is based on bringing my clients what I’ve learned over 30 years.

Diverse Background

I’ve held leadership roles with both large and small companies—Fortune 100 companies, such as Pfizer and American Express, to small businesses. I’ve also worked across many business functions including strategy, technology, marketing and operations.

Business Expertise

I’ve designed organizations with hundreds of employees and turned them into high-performing teams—from $350 million enterprises for Fortune 100 companies, to running a small consulting partnership with 25 employees.

Coaching Success

I’ve coached senior business leaders, helped managers through transitions, and developed individuals to perform in new roles. I employ the latest coaching principles including co-active coaching, strengths-based coaching and appreciative inquiry.

I Have Been My Clients

I know how lonely it can be at the top. I’ve walked in my clients’ shoes and know the day-to-day demands they face. With my experience, I can help my clients approach challenges from a different angle and see something they might not have seen before.

I have a passion for helping you look at challenges in a new way. I ask tough questions and give fresh perspective to help you think differently about ways to achieve your goals.
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My Experience

Major Corporations

  • American Express
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson – McNeil Consumer Products
  • Columbia House
  • RR Donnelly & Sons

Industries & Functions

  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Biopharmaceutical
  • Technology
  • Entertainment
  • Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Business Strategy
  • Operations Management
  • Consulting
  • Nonprofit
  • Small Business Management

Education & Training

  • MBA – New York University, Stern School of Business
  • BS – Cornell University
  • Leadership Development — Harvard University Business School
  • Continuing Education – Columbia University
  • Member – International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Gerry Valentine


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In our on-going relationship, Gerry continues to coach and ask insightful questions which have continued to positively influence my career.
Alice M., CIO / IT Leader
Working with Gerry has improved the way I think through decisions related to work and life in general.
Bob M., CIO / Publishing Industry
The thing that Gerry can do better than most coaches…is to translate the “warm fuzzy” stuff and show the value and benefits in the day to day.
Kathryn Z., Director, Human Resources
Gerry clearly knows what he’s talking about, has great career management experience with IT professionals, and has a well thought out and unique methodology to help you move to the next step.
Scott M., IT Manager / Insurance Industry

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