Inside Valente

Stories of our work and lives.

Need some game changers at work?

The following 12 tips have significantly increased my personal effectiveness and productivity. Share what works for you too! 12 game changers at work: Use the 2-minute rule. This is the biggest game changer I have ever employed in my work life for productivity. If...

Home Base Office Space

Nothing says “friendly” like seeing a coworker's dog hopping up on our home office trampoline! Experience it for yourself at the Valente Loft! The Valente Loft is our open office space full of chilled-out spaces for dogs, comfy furniture, hardworking team members and...

What is transparency?

What exactly is “transparency?” If you date back to the days with the original Saturday Night Live cast (Steve Martin and Bill Murray), you might recall the skit “What the hell is that?” Seriously, though, this buzz word is showing up in headlines and conversations...

Always a reason to celebrate

For many consulting companies working with a particular company that shall remain nameless in Redmond, Washington, the spring months are coupled with a bit more stress and fewer hours of sleep than the rest of the year. Questions lurk in the air until we nail down...

20 Books We Love

A frequent topic of conversation at the Valente office is books--from our current read to how many are stacked on our nightstand. During one of our recent Corporate Team meetings we shared our personal book recommendations. The list covers fiction, business, history,...

International Women’s Day 2015

Happy International Women’s Day!  In its 107th year, IWD celebrates and recognizes the achievements of women worldwide in the movement toward equality.  In some countries it is a national holiday much like Mother’s Day in which gifts and flowers are given.  Backed...

What I’ve learned in 6 short months

Written by Julie Flora, Employee Relations Manager Starting out with Valente six months ago was a leap into the unknown for me. After years of working in non-profits, I decided to enter into the consulting world and try something new. Before I found Valente, I...

Consultant Lifestyle: Shari Kjerland’s Kickstarter Success

The personal projects, talent, and lives of Valente Consultants are a constant source of inspiration.  We are honored to share some of their stories with you in the new Consultant Lifestyle series.  This week we share with you a story of Kickstarter success.  Shari...