Valerie Nishi

Valerie Nishi (PhD, MBA, MA, BSc) partners with clients world-wide to create environments and experiences for connection, insight, wise action and life-affirming possibilities. In her view, this is critical as leaders disband outdated structures and strategies and re-envision sustainable human systems relevant for the 21 Century.

Valerie led the consulting practice at Refinery Leadership Partners and brings 25 years of business and leadership experience in the telecommunications, energy and professional services sectors.  She is a certified coach, consultant, and research/educator.  In addition to being a member of the Shore Group, Valerie is Principal of Tidewater Leadership and Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University. Her research focus includes aesthetic learning in leadership development, liminal transitions in complex environments and virtual workplace culture.

Valerie co-founded the Women’s Leadership Foundation and led the innovative design of leadership forums engaging over 3,000 participants. She serves on the board of Dream Rider Productions, empowering youth to lead social and environmental transformation.