Rising to the challenge with more than
just the old ways of working.

We must be brave. We are Valiente.

Brave change means thinking about change in a truly different way.

Leaders must rise to the challenge of the ever-increasing rate of change today and a new set of tools and support is needed to do this.

Brave change harnesses the latest in change research, cutting edge technology, tools and software solutions, the latest in communications and marketing know-how and deep change management understanding and expertise to deliver a fresh approach that encourages a conscious approach to bold action.


We are Valiente


Valiente is Spanish for Brave.

And to be Valiente,
you must take the first step.

Directors Lesleigh Ross and Faith Timbs have spent years at the forefront of change management delivery, working with leaders facing this undertaking, as they strive to engage their workforce in large scale change programs.

Lesleigh Ross, Director

Lesleigh Ross

0403 515 665

Faith Timbs, Director

Faith Timbs

0412 637 446

Valiente is about taking the best research, thought leadership, insights, experience and knowledge and using it to challenge leaders to be brave in their approach to leading change in their organisations.

By connecting, collaborating and thinking creatively we instill new mindsets - brave mindsets – to enable the next generation of change leaders to flourish in a world that demands more.

Step into brave change with Valiente.


drive everything we do and support our goal of brave change.


Human connection inspires action.

We believe that the ties that bind leaders to their teams, and workers to their colleagues, the connections that draw organisations together, are fundamental to creating alignment, shared meaning and the kinetic energy to deliver change.

We work with you to bravely build enduring connections.


Every endeavour is made better by drawing on the wisdom of others.

We believe that shared time, space and opportunity will bring a team to a place of shared understanding.

We focus on taking collaboration to a new level through brave facilitation and leadership, to open the door to shared meaning, greater engagement and true connection, that delivers enduring change.


A spark that lights the fire.

We believe that the cookie cutter should be shattered, and solutions designed to support the teams at hand.

We seek to bravely walk the path less travelled with leaders, drawing on research, insights and experience as our guide.

A creative approach in all we do, to deliver a mindset for change.






Lesleigh is an excellent program and project manager who also provides additional skills as an accomplished change and communications professional. Lesleigh is particularly recommended for ICT programs and projects in the public sector, especially Public Health.

Valiente went above and beyond, delivered a product one time that exceeded expectations and was excellent value. They bring a contemporary approach, is articulate, engaging and clearly thought leaders in their field.

Lesleigh has a very thorough depth of knowledge in relation to all aspects of program / project work. She is an extremely capable and confident professional leader, whilst maintaining the ability to be a friendly and genuine person. I had the pleasure of working with Lesleigh on some of my projects and found her to be a invaluable asset. She was able to provide a deep understanding of IT practices, technologies and processes, and help deliver successful outcomes.

Faith is one of those rare people who embraces change because it excites and intrigues her. Not one to shy away from difficult conversations or tough situations, her expertise in communications and a deep understanding of the science of behaviour change, truly helps her navigate corporate change with ease.

I have always found Lesleigh passionate about change management and in particular influencing stakeholders across the organisation to maximise the benefits of the change being introduced. Lesleigh has been collaborative and consultative in her approach to ensure the needs of the organisation are met.

Valiente has a unique understanding of the challenges that confront modern, forward looking organisations whose principle aim is to make the process of transitioning to new ways of thinking more likely to succeed.

Leigh is an amazing person to work with. She is a great leader and mentor with exceptional Change Management skills, which involves managing conflicts, talking to your team and helping each member understand difficult part of the change; whether the conflict was with a person or was a part of the process, she was able to manage and handle it with her expertise, patience and perseverance.

Girl Shaped Flames

Girl Shaped Flames

Valiente's official charity partner

Valiente is thrilled to be Girl Shaped Flames' official Partner of Patrons of Fire.

To date Girl Shaped Flames has inspired and empowered almost 2500 teenage girls across Queensland by connecting them with over 200 extraordinary women,
to develop their self-confidence, life skills and mental and emotional resilience.

Valiente literally means ‘brave’. For us, empowering future generation of leaders is as important as supporting leaders within our client organisations.
We believe embedding brave change in our society starts with ensuring the skills
to lead bravely are given to those who will see us into the future.

The message of Girl Shaped Flames has always been to harness the passion and fire within our next generation to meet these challenges, and we feel strongly that this mission is needed now more than ever.

Girl Shaped Flames is poised to continue delivering the skills needed for our next generation of leaders to not only meet the challenges of our current crisis, but to grow in new and unexpected ways.

Leadership is not a gendered role,
neither is being a Patron of Fire.

The Girl Shaped Flames Patron of Fire initiative gives the opportunity for both women and men to directly impact the lives of our future female leaders, entrepreneurs and adventurers.

We challenge our colleagues and clients to come onboard with Valiente to build the skills of future leaders to make brave change a certainty for tomorrow.

Through the partnership between headspace and Girl Shaped Flames, every Patron of Fire’s contribution pays for a girl being supported through the headspace program get access to a life changing GSF Academy half-day intensive workshop.

Individual Patron contributions start from $175 per year, with Business Patron contributions starting from $1500.

Make brave change a certainty for tomorrow. Become a Patron of Fire today.


Brave change is a conscious approach to bold action.

We harness the latest in change research, cutting edge technology, evidence-based tools and software solutions, communications and marketing know-how, and deep change management understanding and expertise to deliver a fresh approach to change.


Brave leadership empowers and energises.

To achieve this, Valiente believes that no matter what role they play in the organisation, leaders need to transform themselves first.

We work with leaders to create new mindsets - brave mindsets focused on shared success.


Brave work means delivery re-imagined.

Step out of the comfort zone of the traditional and experience the latest in cutting edge research and digital tools and technology.

We work with teams to help you bravely step into a whole new world of technology-supported delivery.