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Tyler Valentine

President/CEO at StagePoint Federal Credit Union

Laramie, Wyoming, United States

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Budgeting, Business Planning, Risk Management, Member Service, and Credit Union Management. Strong business development professional with a B.S. in Finance focused in Bank Management from University of Wyoming.

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: Laramie, Wyoming
Speaking Topics: Generational Dynamics, Credit Union Management, Next Gen Leadership

Speaking Fee $500 (In-Person)

Tyler Valentine Points
Academic 0
Author 4
Influencer 34
Speaker 1
Entrepreneur 0
Total 39

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Minimum Project Size: Undisclosed
Average Hourly Rate: Undisclosed
Number of Employees: Undisclosed
Company Founded Date: Undisclosed

Areas of Expertise

Customer Experience
Leadership 30.12
Management 30.26
Cryptocurrency 30.38
FinTech 30.44
Diversity and Inclusion 30.24
Culture 30.04
Change Management 30.04

Industry Experience

Financial Services & Banking


1 Article/Blog
2 Years Later
Tyler Valentine
January 28, 2022
I just read my last post here. It was over 2 years ago and just as we were heading into 2020. Man, what promise and optimism I had for the new decade and 2020 in general. It was going to be my year! Who knew that 2.5 months later how the world would change and with it my optimism, at least for a time.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture

2 Media Interviews
Small Credit Unions Bucking the Trend
February 01, 2022
StagePoint Federal Credit Union’s Tyler Valentine discusses his journey from teller to CEO and opportunities for small credit unions to tap into growth. Also, Glen recaps the latest developments in the never-boring world of cryptocurrency.

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Tags: Cryptocurrency, FinTech, Management

#2563: Why Laramie Plains Rebranded, Expanded FOM, and Launched a Foundation...
May 13, 2021
Well, that's just what the folks at Laramie Plains Federal Credit Union did during their COVID lockdown. President/CEO Tyler Valentine, never one to back down from a challenge, joined us on the show to share his credit union's recent "total makeover" experience (revealed March/April 2021) -- which consisted of a complete rebrand to StagePoint Federal Credit Union, a field of membership expansion, and launching its new Community Foundation.

Tyler explained the reasons and timing behind these moves, as well as the strategies, tactics, and expectations of their monumental efforts. So many takeaways in this informative conversation -- especially if you're looking to conduct a rebrand, FOM expansion, foundation launch, etc.

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Tags: FinTech, Leadership

1 Panel
Underground Collision: CUSO Mayhem Coverage: Pay Out Net Income, or Reinvest?
CU Today
March 27, 2023
Debating that issue during the Mitchell Stankovic "Underground Collision: CUSO Mayhem" meeting here were Tyler Valentine, president/CEO of StagePoint FCU, and Mary Beth Spuck, president/CEO of Resource One CU, who took the side of paying dividends; and Donna McNeely, president of Kinecta Financial Management, and Bill Butler, CEO, of Kachinga, who argued in favor of making investments.

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Tags: FinTech, Leadership

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3 Article/Blogs
Leading When Everything Goes Wrong
January 26, 2023

Leading when everything goes wrong can be hard. Last week, we had a system upgrade that went very badly. It impacted my team and our members and created stress for everyone. It required me to work through multiple issues over days. The root cause was completely outside of my or my team's control. Not being in control is something I don't do well.

As I was working with the upgrade team and my team to troubleshoot and test issues, I was hyper-intentional about how my reaction would impact both teams. I worked hard to remain calm, look for solutions and refocus on objectives in spite of overwhelming opposition or setbacks. I know I wasn't successful at doing this all the time, but I was working at it, and I think that's better than not even being aware, or just letting stress and emotion take over.

Here's my take on being successful in such a challenging situation, it is important for leaders to have the following qualities:

  • Confidence: Leaders facing difficult situations must remain composed and confident in their decision-making process, even if the situation is not ideal. By demonstrating self-assurance and maintaining a level head, they can reduce anxiety in their team and project an aura of control.
  • Empathy: Leaders must be able to empathize with the situation their employees are in. By understanding the emotional toll such difficult times can take, they can provide support and encouragement that will help motivate employees toward success.

  • Adaptability: Being able to quickly adjust to changing circumstances and come up with creative solutions is essential to leading when everything goes wrong. Leaders must be able to think on their feet and remain flexible in order to succeed.

  • Resilience: It can be hard for leaders to stay positive in challenging times, but resilience is key. By staying focused on the long-term goals and staying determined to succeed, leaders can help their teams to stay motivated and on track.

By having these qualities and taking a proactive approach to problem-solving, leaders will be well-equipped to overcome any setbacks they face and lead their teams to success.

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Management

Less Judgment, More Love
July 13, 2022

We live in a world where it's easy to judge others and be judgmental. We often make snap judgments about people based on their appearance, their actions, or what we think we know about them. However, it is important to remember that everyone is fighting their own battle. We don't know what someone has been through or what they are going through. So before you judge someone, put yourself in their shoes and try to understand where they are coming from.

It is also important to not be too hard on yourself. We all make mistakes and we all have flaws. It is okay to not be perfect. Embrace your imperfections and learn from your mistakes. Be kind to yourself and others, and remember that we are all human.

When we are understanding and compassionate, we open ourselves up to new perspectives. We become more tolerant of others and our differences. We also create a more positive and supportive environment for everyone.

Before you judge someone, try to imagine what they might be going through. What are their circumstances? What is their story? By understanding someone else's perspective, we can see them as a human being rather than an object or target of our judgment.

It is also important to not be too hard on yourself. We all make mistakes and we all have flaws. It is okay to not be perfect. Embrace your imperfections and learn from your mistakes. Give yourself more grace and understanding.

Lastly, remember to be kind to yourself and others. We are all human and we all deserve compassion and understanding. By being kind, we can make the world a better place for everyone.

It is important to be understanding and compassionate. We should put ourselves in someone else's shoes, remember that we are all human, and be kind to ourselves and others. When we do these things, we create a more positive and supportive world for everyone. Thanks for reading!


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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Diversity and Inclusion

Why Leading with Vulnerability is Essential for Strong Relationships
June 02, 2022

There are a few key reasons why being vulnerable is essential for strong relationships:

It allows us to be our true selves: We can’t truly be ourselves if we’re always hiding parts of who we are. When we’re vulnerable, we can let down our guard and just be ourselves. This vulnerability allows for deeper connection and intimacy.

It builds trust: Trust is the foundation of any strong relationship. When we’re open and honest with someone, it shows that we trust them enough to share our deepest thoughts and feelings. This level of trust is essential in both personal and professional relationships.

It creates closer bonds: When we share our vulnerabilities with others, it creates a unique bond between us. We feel closer to those who have seen us at our most vulnerable and accepted us anyway. This is because we know that they understand us in a way that others don’t.

It allows for growth: Vulnerability is often uncomfortable, but it’s also essential for personal growth. It forces us to face our fears and learn from our mistakes. Without vulnerability, we would never grow or change.

If you want to have strong, healthy relationships, then you need to be willing to be vulnerable with the people in your life. It may not be easy, but it’s definitely worth it.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion


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