“Val continues to provide phenomenal expertise in design thinking and organizational transformation to our wing!”
Three and a half years ago, Val Rivera led the entire leadership cadre of our wing, including group and squadron leaders, in an exercise to uncover what really mattered to us and our organization. We identified our core purpose, desired culture, and new direction. That event completely transformed our narrative, approach to our mission, and leadership emphasis. It led to a major organizational pivot that has benefitted our Airmen, Air Force, and Nation in countless ways. To this day, Val continues to provide phenomenal expertise in design thinking and organizational transformation to our wing. We are incredibly lucky to have her on our team.
Colonel Jason Brown, United States Air Force
“Val’s Take Back Work workshop was a perfect fit “
“I’m the founder of an early stage startup and wanted to make sure that culture was prioritized even as I was still working out product-market fit, because there is nothing better than an organization with a great culture, and nothing worse than one with a bad culture. However, knowing where to start to build a great culture can be difficult because culture is hard to measure and often takes a backseat to more urgent issues. Val’s Take Back Work workshop was a perfect fit because it really helped me break down what I wanted our culture to look like, develop tangible steps to get there and Val has been a great partner in continuing the discussion after our workshop. Our culture will always be a work in progress, but after the Take Back workshop I feel like we are pointed in a much better direction and ready to build a winning culture from the start.”
Luke Hutchison, CEO/Founder of Perfect Venue
“Val built a grassroots movement in our Pacific office that ultimately transformed a 6k person global organization”
The driving force in creating a culture of innovation in our global organization. Val built a grassroots movement in our Pacific office that ultimately transformed a 6k person global organization. Val’s innovative approach was accepted by leaders at all levels of our organization enabling the creation of dozens of innovation forums tailored to their local mission and culture. The second and third order impacts of this positive culture shift continue to resound!
Brigadier General Timothy Haugh, United States Air Force
“She is a progressive leader for our future! “
“I was a brand new director in a very large organization of more than 1,700 people and was quickly introduced to Val’s work. This incredibly strong leader turned the tide of a frustrated and apathetic work force/work culture (my words) to one that was purpose-focused. Her legend at NSA Hawaii lives on not only in the memory of those whose work there, but is now baked into our new culture of Mastery. She is a progressive leader for our future!”
Colonel M. Joseph Winters, United States Air Force, retired