I’m Dr. Wm. (Chip) Valutis.
As a Psychologist working in industry, I work with Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller, entrepreneurial enterprises. I coach CEOs and first-time leaders. I develop new leadership teams and/or help teams who have lost their effectiveness. I work at an organizational level addressing complex systemic challenge and at individual level helping leaders learn to lead.
During my 25-year career, I built an expertise for helping plateaued high achievers get back on a growth trajectory. Much of my practice today is helping these people rediscover their purpose, passion and potential.
My approach is grounded in psychological concepts and theory, but liberated by common sense and practicality. I believe in having fun along the way. I’m candid and have a fair amount of sarcasm in my approach. Behind my smart-ass quips is a genuine care, concern and passion for you! I want to help you live a deliberate and purpose-driven life.
I believe in a systemic approach. As such, I see “work” and “home” as intertwined. However, I appreciate the difference and take effort to provide you with the best tools for growing in each..
I’m happily married to my wife Rita. We live in Buffalo, New York, but can be often found traveling or visiting our 3 college-aged kids in the Midwest. I enjoy reading, music and finding new towns to explore or new recipes to butcher! I blog and publish in addition to my speaking.
I’d love to join you on your personal or professional journey
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I have been speaking for over 20 years, but “speaking” isn’t my primary occupation. I’m an organizational psychologist. In my practice, I engage daily with Executives, Leaders and Teams to promote growth and advancement. I solve real problems and facilitate the development of teams and leaders. My work on the front line with real people and real issues provides the fodder for my speaking. I understand your audience and their needs.
I’ve been to lots of conferences. I know the difference between a good speaker and a lost hour! I am used to working with bright people and high demands – that’s what I cater to in my speeches. My style blends content, anecdotes and humor. My experience and passion help drive the message home in a practical but content-rich manner.
I bring real, practical ideas, models and suggestions to people who are attending an event to learn and grow. I strive for dynamic presentations – people should have fun while learning.
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