Leading the transformation of leadership
VALPEO, a pioneering leader in transformative leadership advisory, is taking its journey to the international stage with the recent opening of its Paris office. This strategic move comes on the heels of a series of successful office openings in the last 12 months, including locations in the UK, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
“Emerging from Accord Group Belgium, VALPEO offers executive services encompassing executive search, interim management, assessments, coaching, leadership development, as well as organizational development and design. After achieving sustained double-digit growth locally over the years, VALPEO is now taking a leap into international markets.”
The new paradigm
The relationship between employer and employee has evolved from a simple exchange of work and wages to a collaboration where the aspirations of both the individual and the company are harmonized. However, all too often, mismatches occur in aligning these ambitions. Sometimes, the challenges presented to executives are either too vast or too limited in scope. Moreover, the values of the individual and the organization may not always be in perfect harmony.
Furthermore, the world is changing at an unprecedented pace. What you expect from leaders today may well change in a few months. Constant adjustments are necessary for organizations to thrive, which underscores the need for a deeper understanding of the people within an organization. A company should no longer be viewed as a static entity where responsibilities are assigned and delegated, but rather as a dynamic entity in a perpetual state of reinvention. This shift means that you must not only have a grasp of the responsibilities and tasks individuals can handle but also the value they can bring in an ever-changing landscape.
What we do at VALPEO is precisely about unveiling that value. This endeavor demands a different perspective and approach. At VALPEO, we defy conventional norms, envisioning a future where leadership intertwines with value creation, adaptability, and positive societal impact. We acknowledge that we live in a world where paradigm shifts trigger profound context transformations. This presents the next-level challenge for organizations navigating today’s complex landscape.
“We cultivate a transformative understanding of people and organizations.”
In this intricate world, success hinges upon the ability to create meaningful and sustainable value for all stakeholders. Business, in essence, has become a game of thoughts and feelings, where success is rooted in the capacity to connect with the diverse worlds of others. This requires a heightened level of awareness of human nature.
Managing complexity to create value
VALPEO acts as a catalyst for the evolution of leadership. Our approach seamlessly combines deep understanding with strategic action, propelling organizations toward enduring success in an ever-evolving and complex world. A key focus lies in understanding an individual’s capacity to manage complexity, as it’s instrumental in optimizing their potential, enhancing well-being, and ensuring both personal and organizational thriving in a dynamic environment.
Despite its critical importance, Complexity Orientation is often overlooked in leadership selection. Our dynamic approach provides a broader perspective on people and organizations. It allows to view the realities of people and organizations – the value they like to create – through the same lens, forging meaningful connections between the two worlds. Our starting point is human nature – the way people think, feel, and like to act. It’s an essential strategy to maintain relevance, competitiveness, and resilience in an ever-changing world.
“VALPEO uncovers the value individuals can contribute in a changing world. This calls for a different perspective and approach.”
Our approach also paves the way for sustainable development, ensuring alignment at all levels of the organization with its core purpose. VALPEO is committed to delivering the transformative insights and strategies needed for navigating today’s complex landscape. We look forward to continuing our journey and empowering leaders and organizations across the globe.
The proven philosophy that has seen remarkable success in Belgium over the past years – with an average annual revenue growth of 10 percent for the past 17 years – is now expanding internationally. “Our focus isn’t so much on which countries are first in line, but on identifying partners who are well-suited to charting new territories. In essence, we reverse the process: we search for the right partners, and consequently, we establish a presence in the country where that partner operates,” explains Fabiaan Van Vrekhem.
Ready for take-off
Although VALPEO, through Accord Group Belgium, primarily provides executive services to Belgian companies in the private and the public sector today, international expansion isn’t a leap into the unknown.
“We handle international assignments for Belgian clients, such as search and evaluating international talent pools. Our approach, expertise, and knowledge are in place, our services are digital and available in six languages, and the methods we employ are gender- and culturally neutral. We are well-prepared to spread our wings.”
Fabiaan Van Vrekhem