LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Val Wright, leadership and innovation expert and president of Val Wright Consulting in Los Angeles, is the newest inductee into the Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame, one of only 64 people in the world so honored.
Also, Wright's recent keynote speech at the Press Enterprise Top Workplace Awards Ceremony had the audience of CEOs enthralled.
Wright, who has consulted with Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Starbucks, shared top trends for the future that would impact how fast their companies could grow.
"In a lively, warm, and personal presentation, Val Wright was a compass to the future as she shared key data points and trends companies should pay attention to on the road to success in the 21st century," said Steve Churm, Vice President, Freedom Communications.
"Her comments about listening to young people in high school as the next generation of leaders were important to executives and business owners who often discount youth as irrelevant. On the contrary, they are future customers and employees and need to be a part of every discussion by C-suite executives about how to grow a company and expand market share. It was such a powerful point," he said.
Wright shared with the CEOs:
"Leaders must look ahead five years and see if their current executive team has the capacity and capability to deliver that growth. If not, what must you do to help them grow or help them go so you can meet the challenges of the future?"
Her popular keynotes on leadership, growth, and innovation include:
- How to Accelerate and Not Put the Brakes on Innovation. Learn critical lessons that every leader can apply to catapult growth.
- Being Thoughtfully Ruthless(SM). How to build a remarkable business and live a wonderful life, in parallel.
- Creating the Leapfrog Organization. How fast-growing companies scale astronomically.
- The Eye of the Storm. How to thrive, not just survive, during significant change.
She has spoken to many groups and conferences, including the LA Chamber of Commerce, Watermark Innovation Conference, California HR Conference, Innovative Pasadena, and Entertainment Software HR Association.
About the Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame
These consultants are regarded by peers as being among the world leaders in consulting, as evidenced by empirical accomplishments in client results, professional contributions, and intellectual property.
Criteria for election include:
- Serving as an exemplar to others in the profession.
- Manifesting the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and accountability.
- Achieving significant annual revenue and profit improvement.
- Contributing intellectual capital to the consulting profession.
- Engaging in continuing, challenging, personal and professional development.
- Taking prudent risk and demonstrating resilience.
The citation includes: "As an example to all of us in committing herself to lifelong learning and the continual creation of new ideas to help others to grow their practices and enrich their lives, engaging her clients, colleagues, and audiences with her enthusiasm, wit, and innovation."
The award was announced at the Million Dollar Consulting Mentor Conference held at the Crown Plaza, Washington D.C., by Alan Weiss, Ph.D., the globally acclaimed "consultant's consultant."
"Val is readily acknowledged by her world-class peers to be a fitting inductee. I'm proud to have been associated with all of them," Dr. Weiss said.
The award inscription included the notation of "The distinction of being regarded by peers as one of the world leaders in consulting, as evidenced by empirical accomplishments in client results, professional contributions, and intellectual property."
Dr. Weiss noted, "Thousands of years ago a comet came down and killed all dominant life forms; had it not, we would all be dinosaurs. Some people enter this community with that kind of impact and blast. It is always a pleasure to see someone come in from the outside and produce the results Val has achieved. Val has had an incredible year—with much more still to come."
More details can be found on the Summit Consulting Group Inc. website: http://www.summitconsulting.com.
About Val Wright
Val Wright, president of Pasadena-based Val Wright Consulting, is a recognized global leadership and innovation expert and popular speaker.
She moved to the United States from England ten years ago and shares lessons from her corporate executive career working alongside some of the most prolific innovators at Xbox, BMW, and Amazon.
Executives from Microsoft, Financial Times, LinkedIn, and Starbucks know Val as the growth accelerator.
Her forthcoming book, Thoughtfully Ruthless(SM): The Key to Exponential Growth, explores the pivotal role innovation plays in catapulting ahead of the competition.
Wright's blog has been named one of the top 50 resources for COOs.
She writes a column for Inc. Magazine on innovation.
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