Val Wright - Speaking Opportunities

Are you looking for a dynamic speaker who will provoke, inspire and provide immediate value to your audience? 

Val’s keynote at the Institute of Directors Director of the Year Awards, England

Val’s keynote at the Institute of Directors Director of the Year Awards, England

Val Wright is a recognized global leadership and innovation expert.  Val 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.  Clients of Val Wright Consulting include executives from Microsoft, Financial Times, LinkedIn, Starbucks, PopCap Games, and Sonos, and all know Val as the growth accelerator.  Her forthcoming book “Thoughtfully Ruthless®: The Key to Exponential Growth,” explores the pivotal role innovation plays in catapulting ahead of the competition. 

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Future Events

Ascendant Network

Val will be attending the Digital Ascendant and Retail Ascendant Events in October. If you are interested in an invitation to this private invite only community contact me to hear more.

Val will be offering exclusive executive advisory one to one sessions during both events to the Ascendant community.

Silicon Valley
October 15-17, 2019 | Silicon Valley | Details HERE
Harvest Summit

As a founding board member of Harvest Summit, Val is delighted to be providing Innovation Insights at the Fourth Annual Harvest Summit.

Fourth Annual Harvest Summit
October 17 - 18, 2019 | Sonoma County |
Details HERE
The Channel Co
Women of the Channel Leadership Summit East 2019
December 10-11, 2019
Details HERE


  • Digital Ascendant Network - Silicon Valley

  • Executive's Club of Chicago

  • ACMP Midwest Change Connect Conference

  • MESA Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit

  • Harvest Summit

  • CMI / University of Wolverhampton Crystal Lecture

  • Evanta LA CMO Executive Summit

  • IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference

  • Gartner Evanta CIO Summit Seattle

  • Gartner Evanta CIO Summit Southern California

  • Gartner Evanta CHRO San Francisco

  • Gartner Evanta CIO Dallas

  • Gartner Evanta CISO Vancouver

  • Institute of Directors, Birmingham, England

  • Professional Speakers Association, London, England

  • LA Chamber of Commerce

  • Watermark Innovation Conference

  • California HR Conference

  • The Press Enterprise Top Workplace Awards

  • Innovate Pasadena

  • Association of Corporate Growth

  • Entertainment Software HR Association


Sample Keynotes

  • Being Thoughtfully Ruthless: How to build a remarkable business and live a wonderful life, in parallel.

  • How to accelerate not put the brakes on innovation. Learn critical lessons that every leader can apply to catapult growth.

  • Creating the Leapfrog Organization. How fast growing companies scale astronomically.

  • Hope, luck and telepathy will not work. The ten steps to an exceptional leadership team.

  • The Eye Of The Storm. How to thrive not just survive during significant change.

  • What will be your legacy? How to be remembered long after you have left.

Val's keynote to CEOs at Top Workplace Awards evening

Val's keynote to CEOs at Top Workplace Awards evening

Additional general topics

  • Accelerating results through change

  • Cultures that accelerate innovation

  • Organization development

  • You have got the job, now deliver results!

  • The cultural continuum: how to lead, decide and communicate

  • Managing remote teams

  • Listen. No really, listen

  • Across the pond: apparently we speak the same language

  • Developing leaders

  • Creating successors

  • Leading global teams

  • Raising the performance bar

  • Nurturing your stars

  • Retaining the best


Author of Award Winning Book Thoughtfully Ruthless®

Unlock explosive growth potential with the true model of modern leadership.

Thoughtfully Ruthless lays out the secret to rapid business growth by showing you how to magically invent more time, catapult your energy, and boost the productivity of your resources. Author Val Wright has worked with leaders of all stripes—from doctors to musicians to Fortune 50 C-suite executives—to help them unlock their potential and achieve the next level of success. Her experiences have shown time and time again that it's not the economy, or the market conditions, or the competition that's holding your business back. The secret to exponential growth lies within how leaders ruthlessly manage their time, energy, and resources in parallel.

Your audience can benefit from receiving copies of Thoughtfully Ruthless as part of your event at preferential investment levels.


About Val


Internationally acclaimed innovation expert Val Wright was named as one of the top 50 resources for Chief Operating Officers by Clicksoftware. She is one of only 64 experts inducted into Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame. The global clients who have requested her help include Starbucks, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Financial Times, and DreamWorks Animation. Val’s corporate experience includes tenures during dramatic growth periods at Amazon, BMW, Microsoft, Harrods, Marconi, and Sema Group. 

Val participated on the small team that created the fastest selling device of all time, Kinect for Xbox, which won a Guinness book of world record selling over 20 million devices. This contributed to the turnaround of Microsoft’s Entertainment business from a billion-dollar loss to a multimillion-dollar profit machine. 

Her unique approach, which she has trademarked as Thoughtfully Ruthless®, has produced typical clients results of market domination in extraordinarily short timeframes along with compassionate truth telling, fearlessness, and extensive creative, technical, and leadership gains. 

Val’s forthcoming books include: Thoughtfully Ruthless: The Key to Exponential Growth, Wiley, 2016, and Innovation Trifecta: How to Catapult Innovation by Creating a Symbiotic Relationship Between Creative Business and Technical Teams. She is a regular contributor on CNBC, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Fast Company, Bloomberg, Reuters, LA Times, MSN, and Today. Originally from England, Val now lives in California with her twin five year olds and seven year old daughters and husband.


Hear Val Speak

Thoughtfully Ruthless Book Launch

What is Thoughtfully Ruthless?

Crystal Clear Communication

Brilliant at Demonstrating Brilliance

The Power of Soundbites

Keynote Val ACMP

The Crystal Lecture


Speaking Testimonials

"Val Wright was absolutely amazing as our keynote speaker for our Innovation Conference. I immediately heard from attendees that it was inspiring with great takeaways and I am looking forward to her upcoming book, Thoughtfully Ruthless. It was a really wonderful session."




"In a lively, warm, and personal presentation, Val Wright was a compass to the future as she shared key data points and trends that companies should play attention to on the road to success in the 21st century. Her comments about listening to young people in high school as the next generation of leaders was 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 part of every discussion by C-suite executives about how to grow a company and expand market share. It was such a powerful point."

Steve Churm

Vice President, Freedom Communications


"We had the pleasure of having Val Wright speak at our annual customer conference. Val was very engaging and created an interactive environment where leaders could reflect on their own company’s goals and strategies to spur growth and innovation. The conversations she inspired continued well after she was done with her presentation."

Dave Dickerson

CEO, Accurate Background, Inc.


Hear from the Watermark CEO and other attendees at Val Wright's Keynote Speech 'Impacting Innovation: The Organization of the Future' in front of 150 attendees at the Watermark Innovation Conference held at Ericsson's HQ in San Jose, CA, October 2013.

Hear from attendees at Val's Entertainment Industry Speech:

What will be your legacy? - How to be remembered long after you have left. 


Val Wright shares how the idea of Kinect was formed: when a select group of experts played with lego and playdoh and broke all the cultural rules at Xbox.

Val Wright shares critical communication lessons from British street artist Banksy

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