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Chief Inspiration Officer:
10-week program to lead the team everyone wants to be on 

Be the Boss Everyone Wants to Work For


I realized one thing… I needed to ‘up my game’ by deliberately learning how to be:

  • Calm under pressure

  • A more effective communicator

  • More connected with my team

I read every management article, book and blog I could find. I earned my MBA and became certified in coaching and organizational culture. 

My team went from lowest performing to TOP performing team in 6 months.

Were you 'thrown' into a management role? Or did you deliberately and strategically work to get there?

When you reached a leadership position did you suddenly realize that leadership was harder than you thought?

Demanding team members, underperforming staff team members, stress, expectations, pressure from upper management, ever-increasing KPI's… the list goes on (as you know)

Were you craving a blueprint to help guide you through the challenges?

I faced this same situation...


​I discovered game-changers like:

  • What motivates employees to perform at their best

  • How to communicate with them in 'their language'

  • How to be the truly 'inspirational' leader my team were (secretly and unknowingly) 'craving'

I learned:

  • How to reduce high employee attrition

  • How to keep employees engaged and on-track

  • How to increase sales FAST

When I changed…everything changed. 


I got to thinking… other managers must be facing these exact problems too?


"This can’t just be a ME problem, can it? I wonder what THEY'RE doing about it?"

I realized I HAD TO do something.


So, I wrote the book Chief Inspiration Officer: How to Lead the Team Everyone Wants to Be On and turned it into an online course. 

Val Ries, Chief Inspiration Officer Manangement Mastery Course

Imagine If You Could...

  • Lead a team excited to come to work every day. 

  • Manage through conflict with ease and confidence. 

  • Communicate with clarity and impact. 

  • Be a resilient role model no matter the challenges.

  • Know exactly who to hire and when to fire

  • Build your dream team that follows your guidance & direction.

Quote: "I’ve become a more influential leader"
Heather, Sr. Marketing Manager

Sr. Marketing Manager

I’ve become a more influential leader

Val’s approach is creative, considerate, thoughtful and intricately precise for the person at the place they are at that time. The changes I've implemented from Val's management mastery training has truly helped me become a more influencing leader.  It is the best resource we have when it comes to managing people to achieve our desired results. 


Chief Inspiration Officer
Management Mastery Course

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Join me on this journey to become the boss everyone wants to work for.

Module 1 : Becoming a Chief Inspiration Officer.

Many of us weren’t taught how to get the most from others. This leads to confusion of our role. In this module, we give you clarity on that role so you can lead any situation with confidence and ease.

Module 2: Inspire yourself so you can inspire others.

You know those times when you are triggered, having an off moment, or a frustrating day. We’ll explore my CAVE method that explains why we get overloaded with the nitty gritty. Once free from the CAVE, you’ll have the confidence to focus more on vision, authentic communication and team cohesion.

Module 3: How to increase Employee Engagement.

Over the years, I’ve found that team members desperately want five things from their leaders. As luck would have it, those five items form the acronym CRAVE. This tool helps you deliver what your team members need most, leading to increased engagement, collaboration and productivity.

Module 4: Create a microculture that thrives.

I’ll introduce you to the Real Ideal method, so you can unlock your vision and chart a course to inspire others towards the same goal. Establishing a team microculture makes it easier to onboard and layoff employees when everyone is working toward a common goal based on shared values, vision and understanding.

Module 5: Master the Art of Challenging conversation.

Communication can make or break any relationship. I'll share with you an incredibly powerful communication tool that works even with the most challenging situations. (It even works with teenagers!)

 Plus, get these great bonuses: 

How to Hire

 Learn how to attract and onboard the team everyone wants to be on.

When to Fire

Know when to let go of an employee who no longer serves the micro culture you are creating.

How to talk with your boss:

Get buy-in from your boss by knowing how to communicate upward & become an advocate for yourself and your team.

Meaningful Meetings

Lead productive meetings that balance tasks with relationship building. 

Quote: "I Get More Buy In"
Chad, Director of Software Sales

 Director of Software Sales

I Get More Buy In

Val has found a great way to help polish my management style. She takes my strengths and uses those to sharpen the conversations I have with my team. Before our training, my conversation with the team was more "directive". With the management mastery training, I have learned to ask questions and get my team  talking more, creating more of a "buy in".

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This Is Everything You'll Get Inside The Course:

5 Training Modules 

5 Bonus Trainings

Module 1:
Becoming A Chief Inspiration Officer 

Module 2:

Inspire Yourself So You Can Inspire Others

Module 3:

Know What Your Team Craves

Module 4:

Create A Microculture That Thrives

Module 5:
Master The Art Of Challenging Conversations.


How To Hire

When to Fire

How to Talk to Your Boss

Meaningful Meetings


Free Bonus Resources

Workbooks, Quizzes, and Self-assessments

Plus get a free PDF copy of Chief Inspiration Officer! 

Shall we have a chat?

We have to see if the CIO program is a good fit for you and your team first.
So feel free to book a free 45 minute introduction call here.

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CIO Book readers can get a sneak peek at Module 1 by entering their coupon code here


Why invest in the 
CIO: Management Mastery Course? 

At Work, only


of employees consider themselves “very engaged” 

Disengagement costs up to


per year in the U.S. alone, 

Managers are responsible for


of the variance in employee engagement.

Engaged employees are 


less likely to leave their organization.

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Mark, Director of Medical Sales

Director of Medical Sales

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I’m less stressed

There has been a big reduction in stress for me as it pertains to employee relations issues. I am able to handle these issues with confidence and leave them at the office, which is new for me. 

Employees leave their manager, not their company. Be the boss that gives employees a reason to stay.

Be the boss that gives employees a reason to stay
Be the boss that gives employees a reason to stay

Uncover your blocks, limiting beliefs and behaviors that subconsciously prevent you from being as influential as possible.  

Understand what drives your team to be productive, engaged & loyal.

Drive your team towards your goals and vision

Weed out underperformers

Redirect any difficult conversation with confidence and ease

Who is this course for?

This is for you if...

  • You have a growth mindset & are willing to do the work.

  • You're part of a team wanting to go through a course together.

  • You’ve read the CIO book and want extra guidance.

  • You're overwhelmed, uncertain or confused about how to handle certain leadership challenges. 

  • You value a thought-provoking experience (instead of just knowing the concepts).

Who is the Chief Inspiration Officer Management Mastery Course for?
Who is the Chief Inspiration Officer Management Mastery Course for?

Frequently Asked Questions


Are You Ready To Transform The Way You Lead?

Kendra: Regional Sales Manager

Regional Sales Manager

Chief Inspiraton Officer Course

Challenging conversations are now rewarding

"I now influence others with a different approach that has made such a beneficial impact and resulted in better relationships with my team. I no longer find myself 'telling' someone what should be done or how it should be done. It has been a change I've embraced."

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for Companies 

Be the boss that gives employees a reason to stay
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Companies benefit from the management mastery training using a 'hybrid' approach,

The hybrid approach is a perfect blend of self-guided learning, accountability AND personal guidance and support.

Why this approach?

Because learning benefits from repetition.

And the more diverse ways the learnings are delivered, the stronger and deeper the knowledge is retained.


Your team will be guided, supported and encouraged each step of the way with:

  • Video Modules

  • Group Coaching

  • Group Accountability

  • Workbooks

  • Expert Leadership Coaching

  • PDF access to Chief Inspiration Officer

This way we'll be 'on the same page' (literally) when we work together on the workbooks, assessments and coaching.

Be the boss that gives employees a reason to stay

See what other team’s have said….

 What Others Are Saying About Chief Inspiration Officer: 
"The training program helped expand my vision on what's possible with my employees. It builds upon great research and key insights to deal with your toughest employee challenges."

Matthew Fox
Project Manager, Fox Consulting

Why 100% of participants recommend this course

"The byte -sized nature allows time to reflect and implement."
"I gained so much clarity on the ideal attributes that I like to see in my team."

"The course provides great tips and tools for building high performing teams"

"The CRAVE model is really catchy and hits the nail on the head."

"The energy, information, and impact was great."

"I loved watching the concepts unfold in real time with real world scenarios."

"The templates and workbooks enable participants to put the concepts into practice."

Are You Ready To Transform The Way You Lead?


Book a Quick Call With Me To Discuss Course Access For One Or More Of Your Team


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