About Us

We founded Valor so that everyone can have a coach in their corner.

Our Mission

To build a community of high performing leaders dedicated to supporting one another in pursuit of sustainable peak performance, especially in the face of change and pressure.

noun

val·or | \ 'va-lǝr \

Strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to encounter uncertainty with firmness : personal bravery : heroic courage.

The Principles of High Performance are Universal

We started Valor to make coaching available to everyone, so that you have the competitive advantage required to work through challenges, pursue your goals, and ascend in your career.

Our Story

Valor Founder, Sarah Milby, was frustrated by the management training she was given as she worked her way up in her career. Training programs were often solely focused on process, methodology and compliance; or they were just uninspiring and ineffective, assuming everyone learns the same way or has the same growth area to develop. They were one-time events, not experiential, lacking measurement and impactful results. After asking other executives how they inspired, trained, and developed their top talent and rising leaders, Sarah quickly realized she was not the only one frustrated with the available options.

While imagining potential solutions, Sarah couldn’t stop referencing her experience as a college athlete. She had a dedicated performance coach who helped her be at her best, giving her an outside perspective, strategies to handle increased change and pressure, and proven skills to prepare for success. Her coach became her competitive advantage, helping her navigate new opportunities and challenges. The lessons she learned from her performance coach carried with her off the field and throughout her career.

We founded Valor so that every leader could have a coach in their corner.

Our Team

Sarah Milby

Sarah Milby

Founder & CEO
Griffin Mahoney

Griffin Mahoney

CTO
Jon Brillaint

Jon Brilliant

CFO
Tim Fu

Tim Fu

VP of Product
Dr. Jeff Coleman

Dr. Jeff Coleman

VP of Coaching
Barret Jefferds

Barret Jefferds

Director of Strategic Partnerships
Matthew Egan

Matthew Egan

Director of Customer Success
Iris Zimmermann

Iris Zimmermann

Director of Client and Coach Experience
Amy Lwin

Amy Lwin

Content Developer
Elise Jones

Elise Jones

Marketing Manager
Hadley Swello

Hadley Swello

Software Engineer
Jamie Birney

Jamie Birney

Lead Engineer
Kiri Mohan

Kiri Mohan

Executive Assistant
Stewart Chiodo

Stewart Chiodo

Software Engineer
T-Mera Jacobs

T-Mera Jacobs

Associate Product Manager

Valor Advisors

Dr. Allen Smith

Dr. Allen Smith

M.D. and Masters in Health Administration and Population Health
Former President and Chief Medical Officer, Brigham and Women's Physician Organization
Brad Stulberg

Brad Stulberg

Writer, speaker and author on human performance
Co-author of "Peak Performance" and "Passion Paradox"
Dr. Jose Picart

Dr. Jose Picart

PhD Experimental Cognitive Psychology
Retired Army Colonel and Professor Emeritus West Point, United States Military Academy
Professor of counselor education and former Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at NC State University
Dr. Caron Robin

Dr. Carol Robin

PhD, Organizational Psychology
30 years in high-performance leadership and executive coaching
Dominic Coleman

Dominic Coleman

Group Vice President Global Sales at Gartner
20 years business executive and sales leader with proven track record
Bill Donovan

Bill Donovan

Former General Manager, Human Performance Institute

Valor Leadership and Performance Coaches

Andy Riise

Andy Riise

Caryn Davies

Caryn Davies

Chinazom Nwabueze

Chinazom Nwabueze

Christian Buck

Christian Buck

Christine Sanchez

Dr. Christine Sanchez

Clodagh Higgins

Clodagh Higgins

Dr. Dan Smith

Dr. Dan Smith

Elmer Castillo

Elmer Castillo

Grayson Kimball

Dr. Grayson Kimball

Greg Cartin

Dr. Greg Cartin

Holly Brooks

Holly Brooks

Inga Stasiulionyte

Inga Stasiulionyte

Iris Zimmermann

Iris Zimmermann

Jeff Butler

Jeff Butler

Dr. Jeff Coleman

Dr. Jeff Coleman

Joe Jacobi

Joe Jacobi

Katie Jones

Katie Jones

Dr. Lauren Tashman

Dr. Lauren Tashman

Lea Ann Parsley

Dr. Lea Ann Parsley

Matan Lushkov

Matan Lushkov

Matt Cuccaro

Matt Cuccaro

Moses Ehambe

Moses Ehambe

Niki Lau

Niki Lau

Dr. Paul Ashbrook

Dr. Paul Ashbrook

Robert Rothbart

Robert Rothbart

Shameema Yousuf

Shameema Yousuf

Tiffeny Parker

Tiffeny Parker

Whitney Otto

Whitney Otto