Anna Marie Valerio, Ph.D., President of Executive Leadership Strategies, LLC, is a consultant specializing in executive coaching and leadership development. Anna Marie’s areas of expertise are women’s leadership, gender inclusive leadership, and building inclusive leaders and teams, offering presentations and workshops on these topics to assist individuals and organizations.
In her experience as an executive coach, Dr. Valerio has enabled the leadership development of numerous men and women at senior executive levels across many industry sectors in Fortune 500 organizations. Special strengths include accelerating the development of high-potentials and senior leaders as they grow into complex global roles.
In her prior corporate experience at IBM, Anna Marie was responsible for executive development with the CEO’s direct reports focused on building global leadership and organizational capability. In strategic HR functions at Sony and Verizon, she directed teams of professionals and managers in leadership development, leadership competencies, corporate-wide employee surveys, 360- feedback surveys, performance management, selection, organization development, coaching, and executive education, assessment and selection.
Dr. Valerio has authored two books, Developing Women Leaders: A Guide for Men and Women in Organizations (2009, Wiley/Blackwell) and Executive Coaching: A Guide for the HR Professional (co-authored with Robert J. Lee, 2005, Wiley/Pfeiffer). She has also published articles and book chapters and has made numerous presentations at conferences on coaching and leadership.
Dr. Valerio holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from The City University of New York and is a licensed psychologist. She is a member of The Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, The NY Metropolitan Association for Applied Psychology, Human Resources People + Strategy, and The Society of Consulting Psychology. Articles by Anna Marie have been published in Harvard Business Review, SHRM’s HR People + Strategy Journal, Forbes.com, Business Horizons, and BloombergBusinessweek.com. Her article on the topic of High-Potential Women won the HRP+S Walker Award for Best Article of 2018.