Val Jon Farris

Leadership Development Expert

Val Jon Farris is the CEO of Keystone Consulting, an international leadership development firm based in Los Angeles, CA.  For over two decades Val Jon has partnered with Fortune 100 L&D Executives, HR Directors and Education Specialists on implementing learning initiatives for enterprise-level workforces.  He is best known for his innovative leadership methodology called “reality-based learning;” a synthesis of the “hard skills” of critical thinking, the “soft skills” of emotional self-awareness, and the “real skills” of real-time application and accountability for results.  By wisely “using one’s head, heart and hands” workers increase their performance levels, workforces experience accelerated talent development and companies build greater bench strength.  Val Jon is a well-respected international keynote speaker, award-winning author, has published many HR industry-specific articles and is a Top Contributor in a variety of LinkedIn Groups.  He received his undergraduate training from the Air Force Academy and Cogswell Polytechnical College and his Master’s degree in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Hawaii.  He has won numerous Fortune 100 company awards including Hewlett-Packard’s Preferred Subject Matter Expert Award and Agilent Technologies Vantage Excellence Award.

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