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

Valiente is thrilled to be joining Girl Shaped Flames as their official Partner of Patrons of Fire.

Valiente joins Girl Shaped Flames

By Lesleigh Ross | 22 January 2020

Valiente is thrilled to be joining Girl Shaped Flames as their official Partner of Patrons of Fire. 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.

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Understanding high performing teams

By Lesleigh Ross | 5 November 2019

One of the challenges we face time and time again is getting high performance from our delivery teams. The thing is, a lot of the time project teams have never worked together before and they need to go through this forming, storming and norming before they can reach performing. Or do they?

Are You Primed For Change

Are you Primed for change?

By Faith Timbs | 30 October 2019

We all know the old VUCA model of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity and I believe it becomes more relevant as we face the increasingly tempo of change in this environment.

Throwing the baby out with the bath water

Going Agile: throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

By Lesleigh Ross | 11 October 2019

Organisations need to consciously enable agility if they want to keep up with the rate of change. Everyone seems to be moving to Agile ways of working… but you can’t just add water and hope that it grows your organisational agility.

Step away from the burning platform

Step away from the burning platform

By Lesleigh Ross | 29 April 2019

Talking about the elephant in the room is one thing. Defining what ‘effective executive sponsorship’ actually looks like is a bit of different conversation. There is mounting research that is challenging the traditional ‘burning platform’ “change or die” leadership approaches we so commonly see advocated in traditional change management.

Digital Transformation—it’s time to talk about the elephant in the room

Digital Transformation—it’s time to talk about the elephant in the room

By Lesleigh Ross | 2 April 2019

Over the 20 years Prosci has been conducting the Change Management Best Practices research, sponsorship has been ranked the #1 contributor to the success and failure of initiatives. Which makes it surprising that in a recent article, “Digital Transformation Is Not About Technology”, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) avoided the elephant in the room. This is despite reporting that for every $1.3T invested in digital technology $900B is wasted.
So let’s talk about that elephant…


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.