Who We Are

We specialize in leadership development by providing essential skill-building programs, executive coaching and consulting to summon the full potential of professional executives.

Our ideal clients are leaders in mid to large companies and in Fortune 500 organizations. We focus on people first, then teams, and finally organizations.

Meet The Team

Valerie Sokolosky

Valerie Sokolosky

Founder & President

“My enduring desire is to ignite the spark of enthusiasm in leaders to create a strong Professional Presence & Personal Brand that differentiates them in the marketplace and creates greater success for themselves, their teams and their organizations.”


Doug Sokolosky

Doug Sokolosky

Partner & CFO

“Using my 30 years experience as a leader in Fortune 500 global organizations, I get a great deal of personal satisfaction from watching someone I have consulted achieve promotions and recognition that are rightfully earned and deserved.”


V&CO Story

Valerie Sokolosky inspires and motivates emerging leaders and those who lead them to Make a Mark and Make It Count.  Grounded in 25+ year’s leadership experience and a passion for developing professionals, her work forges a clear path to Brand Presence for themselves, their teams, and their organizations.

Featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal as a pioneer in the emerging EXECUTIVE COACHING industry, her clients include a blue chip list of Fortune 500 organizations and firms worldwide. She has received national recognition in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Success Magazine, Women’s Enterprise, Glamour, Washington Post, and Dallas Morning News to name a few.

A widely published author of eight books, Valerie has helped thousands reach their goals in strategic personal branding and professional presence, both in the United States and internationally. She and her team have custom designed leadership training programs to address the changing needs in the global marketplace in a wide range of industries.

Our Belief – Organizations improve when people improve. We raise your awareness regarding what is expected and respected in an ever-changing global marketplace.

Our Purpose – Before you can take your company to the next level, you have to take people to the next level. Through executive coaching and skill-building presentations, we help companies large and small activate the full potential of leaders to achieve their goals.

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Contact Us

Blue Chip Client List

  • AbbVie
  • Alfa Corporativo
  • American Airlines
  • Amway
  • Aramark
  • AT&T
  • Baylor Hospitals
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • British Airways
  • Cemex
  • Cessna
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Dell Computers
  • Deloitte
  • Denbury
  • Dimont
  • Dow Chemical
  • EDS
  • EFH
  • ESmith Realty
  • Ericsson
  • Federated Stores
  • FedEx
  • Florida Power & Light/Next Era
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Goodyear
  • Guaranty Banks
  • Hasbro
  • Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Hotels — Starwood, Westin, Hilton, Hyatt, Mansion, Marriott
  • Intel
  • J.C. Penney
  • KPMG
  • L3 Communications
  • Leadership America
  • Lexmark
  • Mack Trucks
  • Mary Kay
  • MasterCard
  • McKesson
  • Meeting Planners International
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • NSA
  • Neiman-Marcus
  • Northern Trust Banks
  • Pfizer
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Royal Trust Bank, Canada
  • Sabre
  • pSivida Bio-nanotech
  • SMU University
  • Sherring Plough
  • Shell Oil
  • SHRM
  • Spectra Energy
  • Southwest Airlines
  • St. Joseph Hospitals-CHW
  • Texaco
  • Texas Guaranteed
  • Trane
  • UTI
  • Verizon
  • Women’s Business Council Southwest
  • Xerox

Get A Raise

Valerie Sokolosky speaks with Suzie Humphreys from D: The Broadcast about How to Ask For a Raise You Deserve.

Fix Mistakes At Work

So what happens when you make a mistake? How do you recover? Leadership Expert Valerie Sokolosky was here to help us answer that question.

Avoid Burnout

We’ve all been there: Burnt out from work and from home. As we work to live a better life, Leadership Training Expert Valerie Sokolosky was here to tell us three ways to avoid burnout.

Client Testimonials

Valerie truly lives her personal brand through her presence and through her warm personality. She is the kind of person that you want to do business with. Not only is she consistently a professional in how she conducts her business but her clients always walk away a better person after working with her.

Meghan Kelley, Director Dallas Chamber of Commerce

Looking back on the team building sessions, I feel its success was a direct result of the excellence, as well as the variety, of the program. Here’s kudos to both you and Doug for all you did to add value to me and my team through our transitions.

Vice President and CFO VERIZON

Valerie personifies integrity, value and compassion. She is a dedicated expert in the world of branding and knows how to dig deep to bring out the uniqueness and excellence in each client. One of the things I respect most about Valerie is she never over sells or blows smoke up your pant leg. She tells it like it is and always over delivers. Valerie is a brand I trust and want to be associated with.

Author Personal Branding, Dummies Susan Chritton

Valerie has the ability to capture the essence of each individual and build, create and enhance their presence and image in way that is true to their character. This skill requires talent and an intuitive nature with people. The end product is an individual that becomes the best they can be and now has the tools to make their professional goals a reality.

Fashion Designer, Judy Ninman