VBL Resources

Are you ready to become the leader that you're destined to be? Check out these free resources and get the tools, tips, and insights to take your business to the next level.

"Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals."


Get to Know Valerie

Are you looking for a leadership coach that will take your company to the next level through unity, inclusion, and communication? Learn how Valerie assesses a team, provides tools for success, and helps to establish a culture of retention and innovation.

Example of a Discovery Session

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Harnessing the Power of Others

COVID-19 has caused many businesses to have to rethink how to connect with customers and how to pivot their employee roles to meet new demands. Learn from Valerie how you can harness the power of others to evolve in this unique time.

The Importance of Leadership Communication During COVID 19

As leaders, you set the tone for your company. You can choose to be frazzled, scared, and hindered or you can lead by example and show innovation, strength, and compassion. Learn from Valerie how to communicate effectively during this unique season and how your message matters.

Valerie's Goal as Your Executive Coach

Valerie's goal is to help you reach your "lightbulb moments" where you realize your potential and how to achieve it. Coaching is a partnership and Valerie would love to discuss with you how to become the leader you are destined to be!

The Value of Being a Good Mentor Leader

The greatest resource a leader has are the people who are a part of the organization. When you mentor your employees, you create retention and commitment which then results in happy customers. Learn from Valerie the tools needed to become an influential mentor.

Get Motivated, Motivate Others, & Create an Inclusive Work Environment

We know that leaders play an important role in the success of their business, but many times they fail to properly invest in their employees to reach the upmost potential of both their workers and their output. Find out how leaders can properly motivate employees and how inclusivity generates greater ideas to reach more customers.

Bridging the Gap Between Baby Boomer and Millennial Employees

It's no secret that there are definitive differences between the generations. From technology to communication to work styles, it can be a challenge to get everyone on the same page. Learn tips and tools from Valerie on how to bridge the gap between Baby Boomers and Millennials.

Creating an Environment of Inclusivity

Diversity and inclusivity are not interchangeable terms. Diversity is ensuring that people of various cultures and experiences are sitting around your table. Inclusivity is hearing what each person has to say and building your business on their unique and specific talents. You have a diverse customer base and harnessing the power of inclusivity means that you'll be able to connect with them more effectively. Learn more from this important discussion with Valerie and her friend and Real Estate Expert, Rick Fuller.

7 Steps to Thrive Through COVID and Beyond: Part I

With burn out, reduced promotions, and increased demands, COVID-19 has created many challenges for women in the workplace.

Learn what you can do to leverage your business and increase inclusivity to survive and thrive in this unique season.

7 Steps to Thrive Through COVID and Beyond: Part II

Lead during crisis by setting the tone at the top. By first analyzing the current situation, only then can you plan for the future when you reflect, reset, refocus, and renew.

7 Steps to Thrive Through COVID and Beyond: Part III

When you focus on these 7 Leadership priorities, you can become an effective, skillful, and influential leader to pave the path for your team.

Using Motivation to Create an Inclusive Work Environment Part I

Lack of diversity and inclusion reduces productivity and engagement , trust and client satisfaction.  Learn how to develop a strong foundation for inclusivity by ensuring that everyone on your team is on the same page and moving in the same direction. Learn what diversity means, how diversity and inclusion work together to create better outcomes, how to address unconscious biases, and the power of a focused leader to unify and motivate team members to achieve more together.

Using Motivation to Create an Inclusive Work Environment Part II

Biases infiltrate our unconscious and it’s time to intentionally recognize that they exist. From unequal expectations to the measure of success to gravitating to people who are similar to ourselves, when we acknowledge our biases, we can better address - and eliminate them.

Using Motivation to Create an Inclusive Work Environment Part III

Not addressing biases impacts our ability for inclusion which hinders the health and potential of a company. Reduced productivity and lower client satisfaction are just two ways that this can harm the business. On the other hand, a diverse workplace brings about employee loyalty, reduced burnout, and increased productivity. The leader needs to be aware of these biases to set the tone at the top.

Using Motivation to Create an Inclusive Work Environment Part IV

What can a leader do to set the company on the path towards success? The first step is to show that you’re willing to work together for change. Listen in as I share with a group of leaders how to navigate through real life examples of bias in the workplace.

Using Motivation to Create an Inclusive Work Environment Part V

Get the tools to create a diverse and inclusive environment. Training and accountability are the first steps. Let’s reflect together how your work community can work together to create awareness and implement strategies for success.

The Value of Inclusion

Leadership coach Valerie Bennett-Lewis gives a sneak peak of her presentation scheduled for Dec. 1st on the value of inclusion and engagement for business. Valerie is speaking at the Dec. 1st "Vision for 2021: Business Development Symposium," produced by David Kersten's Wide Angle Media (www.davidmkersten.com)