About

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

noun

val·or | \ 'va-lǝr \

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

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.

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. As trite as it may sound, 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.

At Valor, we combine hybrid learning, technology, research in leadership and performance psychology with the best practices of Olympic athletes to build a higher performing, adaptable and more humane workplace. Our analytics, digital curriculum, and remote coaching platform translate to added confidence, so you can take your game to the next level and lead your teams to success. All of our services are delivered through our coaching software platform, so you can get access to Valor anytime, anywhere.

Our Team

Sarah Milby

Sarah Milby

Founder & CEO
Griffin Mahoney

Griffin Mahoney

CTO
Tim Fu

Tim Fu

VP of Product
Dr. Jeff Coleman

Dr. Jeff Coleman

VP of Coaching
Nina Pang

Amy Lwin

Content Developer
Matthew Egan

Matthew Egan

Director of Customer Success
Nina Pang

Nina Pang

Finance & Operations Manager
Iris Zimmermann

Iris Zimmermann

Project Manager
Kiri Mohan

Kiri Mohan

Executive Assistant
Jamie Birney

Jamie Birney

Software Engineer
Carl Morrissey

Carl Morrissey

Software Engineer
Stewart Chiodo

Stewart Chiodo

Software Engineer

Valor Business Advisors

Dr. Caron Robin

Dr. Carol Robin

PhD, Organizational Psychology
30 years in high-performance leadership and executive coaching
Bill Donovan

Bill Donovan

Former General Manager, Human Performance Institute
Brad Stulberg

Brad Stulberg

Writer, speaker and author on human performance
Co-author of "Peak Performance" and "Passion Paradox"
Jon Brillaint

Jon Brilliant

Valor CFO
Experienced founder, investor, board member and CFO