"We have used consultants in the past that gave us a 'quick fix' but nothing that had what I call 'staying power'. Teamwork shows up on a daily basis and just gets better.

The following are the real strength of the process that continues to bring our company success:
  • Your passion to make a difference.
  • You listened and took the time to understand our needs as individuals and as a company. You constantly pushed to have us look forward and not go for the quick symptomatic fix.
  • You were not afraid to confront me and what I didn't want to hear. I never knew learning could be so painful but the results are tremendous and far reaching.
  • You were organized and prepared, clear, concise, and all materials were customized to fit our business, our business language and our culture.
  • The Vision and Values definition gave us a strong sense of direction that guides us in challenging decisions and makes our work more meaningful.
We have gotten an excellent return on our investment! "

— Michael L. Taylor
President, Oasis, Inc.


Vision Leadership delivers exciting and transformational leadership development programs that increase leadership capacity and maturity, expand creativity and innovation, and create cultures of high-performance teamwork. We draw upon the experiential power of adventure-based learning, made relevant through the integration of highly reliable leadership development models. Participants come away with an understanding of their own expanded capacity, a sense of deepened engagement, and a new passion for authentic leadership.

We are committed to create outstanding teams that produce extraordinary results, giving you and your organization powerful tools for success in the most challenging issues you face. We do this by engaging the principles of:
  • Adventure and Application: We offer a unique synthesis of adventure-based learning and statistically valid and relevant models of leadership development—giving clients maps and tools to successfully navigate and thrive in an increasingly fast and complex world.

  • Appreciation: We believe our clients are naturally creative and resourceful. We stand for what they appreciate and value most deeply.

  • Visionary Leadership: We inspire and empower our clients to envision and create possibilities they have never before imagined, paving the way for personal and organizational transformation.

  • Transformational Change: We can only create lasting change by building the capacity to lead and operate at a higher level than before. Our paramount question is: how might our clients cultivate new and compelling opportunities for growth and performance?

  • Engaged Fun: Peak experiences are exhilarating. But more than that, the combination of fun and the committed hard work that comes from devoting yourself toward something worth building, increases learning and value. Full-on engagement makes for unforgettable discoveries, more fulfilling work—and lasting results.

"We have realized noticeable, measurable improvements in our ability to communicate and function as a true team. For today's economy that especially values quality service, we consider our work with Vision Leadership a necessary and prudent investment."

— Andrew F. Toyota
CEO, iSeer, Inc.

  How We Work

We begin with an appreciative assessment to better understand your culture, people, current challenges, and leverage points. The process of transformation actually starts here. As we are becoming familiar with your organization, we invite you to see it with fresh eyes as well.

Then we set some parameters, so we all know how to measure the results. This not only gives you the satisfaction of having made an investment with a high return, but also becomes a very powerful motivational tool.

The custom-designed events that follow often include much more than the adventure-based learning activities you see on these pages; facilitated group discussions, action planning sessions, and one-on-one coaching are also included. The resulting unshakable esprit-de-corps will transform the way your organization operates, and ensure cooperative efforts—even in the face of inevitable conflicts and external chaos.


"I would highly recommend your organization to any company, no matter how large or small, or to individuals looking to expand their thinking process of leadership skills: motivating others, pushing personal limits, handling change, decision making, and coaching others to set and achieve goals that may be perceived to be unreachable. Vision Leadership has the perfect balance of business savvy and creativity to meet the needs to a changing business environment and maximize the talents of the people who can make a difference."

— Chris Perry
Senior Performance Consultant, Qwest Communications
  Our Clients

We have served the following organizations over the past 15 years:

Boise Cascade
Care Oregon
Cegelec ESCA
Centralia College Foundation
Children's Hospital
Edmonds School District
FDSI Consulting
Frank J. Martin Company
Good Samaritan Hospital
Group Health Cooperative
Highline West Seattle Mental Health Center
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Kirkland Boys & Girls Club
Les Boulangers Associes
Manson Construction
McGregor Group
Menasha Corporation
Mountlake Terrace Police Department
North American Morpho Systems
Northern Life
Network Telecommunication Services
Oak Ridge Conference Center
Oregon State University
Pacific Science Center
Perkins Coie
Redbank Catholic High School
Seattle University
Sheraton Hotels
Steven's Healthcare
United Way of King County
University of Puget Sound
University of Washington School of Law
University of Washington Medical Center
University of Washington Huskies
Ventura Consulting Group
Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation
Washington Alpine Club
Western Washington University
YMCA of Greater Seattle
YMCA of Snohomish County


  Our Team

Valdo Lallemand  President

For more than 20 years, Valdo Lallemand has brought his passion for transformational learning to groups and individuals across the United States, Canada and Europe. After a career launch with Yves Saint Laurent Corporation and Bossard Consultants in France, Valdo moved to Seattle, where he founded Vision Leadership in1992. The company has evolved to serve a dynamic and versatile client base, offering successful change programs to corporations and non-profit organizations.

Valdo LallemandValdo completed his engineering studies at L'Ecole Centrale, followed by a post-graduate certificate in management from L'Institut Francais de la Mode.

His enthusiastic, visionary approach and irrepressible good humor are well known in the field of adventure learning and transformation. For his own exciting challenges, Valdo counts on his beloved wife and daughters to keep him on his toes, while navigating traffic in the unmistakable style of a would-be French racecar driver.

Rob Hyman 

As the Chief Experience Officer for Interplay Experience Design, Rob leads a galaxy of creative minds and experts who capitalize on the mostly untapped human potential for creativity.

Rob HymanHis DNA testing reveals 27% experiential designer, 12% inventor, 16% technical director, 36% producer, and 22% game designer… ideal for creating experiential projects that deliver effective organizational learning and development, drive participation, and open minds to new ideas.

Rob's interest in experience design started in his early days creating sets, props, lighting, sound, and special effects for professional theaters ranging from Alaska to Broadway. Jumping from the presentational world to the interactive, Rob took up multiple roles for Entros, a groundbreaking company that combined immersive teambuilding experiences with great food in a warehouse-like party atmosphere.