Developing an environment of excellence, cooperation, and collaboration.
Velton is a dynamic internationally recognized speaker, trainer, published author, and business consultant. He speaks to, teaches, and trains clients all over the World encouraging them to transform their thinking to move their professional and personal performance from good to great! Affectionately known as the Leadershipologist
Velton practices what he calls Leadershipology, the study of Leadership.
He has researched and studied Leadership skills and principles over the last 30 years. He has studied and studies numerous individuals in leadership positions. How they interact, impact, and effect the individuals in their circle of influence. He studies and works with individuals seeking the responsibility and recognition of being placed in leadership rolls from the supervisory positions all the way to the C-suite. He has studied the best, the good, the bad, and the ugly to create programs and lessons to shorten the learning curve for those in leadership positions and individuals who aspire to achieve higher levels of responsibility. He works with organizations and individuals to improve performance, increase revenue efficiencies, and improve the organizations competitive position from the inside out by creating an environment where “We is more the focus than Me”
Beginning in the late 80’s, Velton began to utilize his talent for connecting people and helping them achieve higher levels of success. In 1983 Velton’s life changed as he life moved over 500 miles away from family and friends, to embark on a career in the hospitality industry. Realizing how fulfilling and difficult a transform like this could be Velton began to develop himself and utilize his experiences to help others, that may be going through similar situations. He was destined to serve others. He began to better understand the true meaning of a service mentality.
Velton began in hotel operations as a Management Trainee and then a Night Manager handling the problems and difficult situations that arose, in a hotel running 98% occupancy on an annual basis. Yes, maintaining your focus and high levels of achievement were essential to success in that environment and it helped groom Velton very well for the path he was about to embark upon.
Velton continued his education and growth in the hospitality industry moving across the country and into sales positions at numerous hotels, with some of the most exclusive and highly sought-after hotels in the country. Serving as a Sales Manager and later Director of Sales & Marketing, Velton learned how to not only navigate the selling process himself but how to teach, train and motivate his staff to high levels of success.
Achieving the position of Director of Sales & Marketing opened Velton’s eyes and mind to his passion for helping others and mentoring individuals in search of greatness. He became a corporate trainer and was often called upon to lead training sessions for large groups on the regional and national levels.
After record-breaking years of success which included leading the sales team of the year for a major hotel chain and taking another sales operation from $24,000,000.00 to $98,000,000.00 in four years, Velton began to develop and write his own training curriculum.
In 2008 during one of the most difficult economic times in recent history, Velton launched his company, Strategic Solutions LLC to share his sales, service, and leadership knowledge with businesses around the world. His first book, “Prospecting the Key to Your Future Success” hit the market in 2010 and quickly became in great demand. He has since written additional books titled, Strategic Planning; Planning to WIN!”, co-authored a book dedicated to the memory of Harriett Tubman and Nelson Mandela entitled “The Daughters and Spirit of Harriett” and has recently completed writing a new book entitled “Leadership Dynamics” The Principles of Leadership.
He is the host of a weekly TV Show; “The Executive Think Tank” Tuesday @ 2:00 PM.