BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Valor Performance, an innovative corporate learning and virtual coaching platform that partners with high-growth companies, announces the hiring of 12 new Olympic, Paralympic and professional athletes to become Valor-Certified business performance coaches. The new recruits join Valor’s current coaching team, ensuring the company can expand to additional global clients, working with high-performing sales professionals, executives and managers at some of the world’s best-known companies.
The year 2019 will be full of growth for Valor. The company plans to enhance its software platform, data analytics and reporting products, as well as launch new offerings specifically for executives focused on leadership skills and fostering performance mindsets within teams.
Since founding Valor in 2017, CEO Sarah Milby has taken strategies honed in the athletic arena to the business world, developing a user-friendly software platform to help high-performing professionals optimize their mental game, especially when performing under pressure. Using one-on-one virtual coaching, research-based assessments, and engaging digital exercises, busy professionals learn to succeed in the business world without the need for lengthy and uninspiring training sessions. Furthermore, with Valor’s software platform, the offering is measurable and has demonstrated a strong ROI with many clients within the first year of partnership. Current clients include LinkedIn, HubSpot, Kronos, NetSmart, PlanSource, and Doctor On Demand.
“In the ever-changing business landscape, most high-performers in leadership roles aren't given the right tools, insights, and strategies to optimize their potential and stay on top of their game,” Milby says. “Our Coaches know what it’s like to perform under pressure, and can inspire and support sustainable performance for our corporate clients.”
One recipient of Valor, Annie Stankevich, Regional Sales Manager at LinkedIn, states, “Valor has empowered me to take ownership of my life and my work.” She continues, “[My Coach] is the best coach I’ve ever had. I appreciate her flexibility to work with my busy schedule. I’m now more aware of what I need to focus on and am finally comfortably saying no to things that are not important to free up time to focus on what matters.”
The demand for Valor continues to grow. While maintaining its strong position with fast-growing technology companies, Valor is expanding its offering to financial services and healthcare, two industries with traditionally high pressure to perform and increasing rates of burnout.
“Valor’s unique bench of Performance Coaches is growing into quite a force,” says Dr. Adam Naylor, VP of Coaching and Content. “I’m impressed every day with their expertise to help clients with the skills required to win in the modern workplace.”
The new recruits will train with Valor’s Master-level coaches, who boast more than 80 years training world-class athletes and executives. The new coaches include eight Olympians, two Paralympians, and two professional basketball players selected from over 60 applicants, and collectively hold seven Olympic and Paralympic gold medals and four silver medals.