Valeh Nazemoff, author of international bestseller, The Four Intelligences of the Business Mind and the newly released Dance of the Business Mind. She is also the executive vice president and co-owner of Acolyst, a strategy and business performance consulting services company. Valeh is currently consulting for The White House, Executive Office of the President of the United States (EOPOTUS). Professionally known as a go-to business transformational and data strategist who has been called the “tipping point,” she has led and guided project teams for many government clients, including the United States Postal Services (USPS), Social Security Administration (SSA), and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). Some of her prior customers have included Humana Healthcare, JP Morgan, FedEx, Toyota, and Yum! Brands. She has been featured on New York’s Times Square and in many prestigious media publications such as Fast Company, Thomson Reuters, Wiley, SUCCESS, Entrepreneur, Fox News, Yahoo, and Inc. Magazine. Arianna Huffington herself chose to feature Valeh’s voice on The Huffington Post, where she is now officially a Huffington Post blogger around the topics of mindful awareness and communication. Valeh is also a regular contributor to CIO.com through her blog series “The Mindful CIO.” She is recognized as a strategic advisor, executive consultant, team builder, speaker, author, and teacher.
Her niche is transforming organizations by sharing a proven framework based on her four transformational intelligences approach where she blends research from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, organizational behavior, and analytics. Her company’s methodology helps leaders and decision makers create a strategic plan and approach future challenges practically, positively, and proactively. Focusing on overall business performance, her work involves the collaboration, communication, and engagement of various organizational departments including marketing, IT, legal, finance, HR, and operations. Valeh enjoys problem solving and loves taking the puzzle pieces of a distressed organization then helping to create order from chaos. She is known as a firefighter who brings her energy and intention to helping businesses get back on track from their delayed projects.
She has consulted for clients of CA Technologies, been engaged by Lockheed Martin and CACI International, and coached and conducted workshops which included attendees from Harvard University, IBM, Walmart, and Erie Insurance. She has taught and mentored students from George Mason University, the University of Mary Washington, the University of Phoenix, and Marymount University on various business topics and skills.
Valeh has a BS in psychology from George Mason University, and MBAs in e-business and global management from the University of Phoenix.
Valeh is the recipient of several leadership awards and was recognized for four consecutive years on CRN Magazine’s 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 Women of the Channel lists.
Valeh is also a book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books. Books are provided by the major top publishers in the world. Some of her book reviews have been of the work of authors who are influential leaders and high-status speakers like Sallie Krawcheck and Jill Konrath.
She’s a competitive ballroom dancer dancing the Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Paso Doble and now practicing the Argentine Tango. She is based in the Washington, DC / Baltimore, MD metro area. She invites comments and inquiries at [email protected].