Valia Glytsis Bio

Valia-Glytsis-Head-ShotValia Glytsis is CEO and Founder of The Paradox of Leadership, a boutique leadership education firm based in New York City and serving clients globally. As an Executive coach, trainer, and speaker, Valia works with leaders and organizations that yearn for a more meaningful and impactful way of working, communicating, and leading. This talent development focus delivers subtle yet profound mindset shifts that revel in the paradox of leadership – it all begins within. Valia’s passion for leadership is driven by rich professional experience in marketing, branding, and consulting with one common denominator – the ability to drive transformational success through a fierce commitment to the human side of business.


Recent client highlights include: McKinsey & Company, Digitas, Kiehl’s, Soul Cycle, Edelman, HBO, New York City Economic Development Corporation, IBM, Accor, Georgetown University. In this low-touch, high-pace, digital world, Valia (often referred to by clients as “The Executive Whisperer”) values human-to-human communication, genuine connection, and personal touch above all else. To learn more, please visit: