Elena Valentine

Elena Valentine

CEO, Skill Scout

Elena is an expert in leveraging video stories in the workplace. With the motto “you cannot be what you cannot see” Elena started filming jobs as a way to get young people excited about the world of work. Since then, her team at Skill Scout has since built a world class media company. Their films have helped clients like Nike and American Airlines engage candidates and employees alike.

She was recently named “HR Superhero of the Year” by DisruptHR Chicago. She is also the co-founder of Mezcla Media Collective. A non-profit that elevates women filmmakers of color. Next up for Elena and her team is the Humans@Work documentary series that shares stories of people who find passion and meaning in their work.

My Sessions

Current workplace narratives highlight the negative. The after effects of #metoo, the wage, and the glaring diversity problems. Elena believes there aren’t enough positive stories about the workplace. Positive stories have the power to shift bias, counter balance and inform our brains in positive ways. More importantly, it has the power to drive connection between […]

Moving Beyond the Mission: Inspiring and Aligning Meaningful Work
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