Valerie Keller, Co-founder & CEO, IMAGINE

Aug 21, 09:00 AM

Co-founder and CEO of IMAGINE, Valerie Keller joins Michael on this week's Change Makers. Valerie’s journey began in a cult, growing up in the cornfields of Indiana and led her to her to become one of the world’s pre-eminent purpose leaders. With IMAGINE, she works closely with global leaders to unleash the potential of business to achieve the Global Goals. In this interview she talks about the bridge she found from her unorthodox early life into the corporate world, and what inspired her to always operate with purpose as she progressed through her career. She also explains why it’s important to ensure the work you do is fun and fulfilling both for yourself and others, why COVID-19 has fostered a more united society and how this should continue as we move into a new normal.

IMAGINE Co-Founder and CEO, Valerie helps leaders use their power for good. With deep expertise in transformation, she helps global corporations become purpose-led and future-fit, and convenes cross-sector coalitions to accelerate tipping points for humanity’s Global Goals. Valerie is an Associate Fellow of the University of Oxford Saïd Business School where she directs executive education programs. Founder of Veritas and of Beacon Institute, she served as EY Global Markets Executive Director and CEO of US-based social enterprises addressing homelessness, healthcare and housing. She was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and serves on the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board.