Tay & Val are business and life partners who co-founded MODERN MIND LABS: a global practice that supports companies like Amazon, Booking.com, VMLY&R, and many more around the world, to create and implement wellness-based, DEIB-informed, and culture-coherent leadership and team development initiatives.
Known for facilitating powerful and inclusive learning experiences, Tay & Val teach in an accessible and approachable manner – through science and storytelling; and make sure that everything you learn can be applied #IRL (in-real-life). To date, more than 100,000 people across diverse communities have experienced their work. Tay & Val are two-time TEDx speakers and have presented at international conferences such as Out & Equal Summit, Women In Cloud Summit, Seattle Interactive Conference, and more.
Tay & Val are seasoned certified teachers with the globally sought-after Search Inside Yourself Global (SIYG) for mindfulness-based emotional intelligence and leadership training. Through their partnership with SIYG, they’ve facilitated programs for audiences in the Americas, Asia, Middle-East, and Europe.
Fiercely committed to realizing the fullest potential of people and organizations — especially those in underrepresented and underestimated communities — Tay & Val completed the train-the-trainer program for Neurology of Equity & Inclusion At Work so they can bring the lens of DEIB to all the work they do.
Fun Fact: In 2010, Tay and Val set off to travel the world by bicycle to ask as many people as possible one question: “What is your dream?” This project brought them across three continents, twelve countries, and fifty-five cities. In three years, they spoke to diverse communities of all identities; and collected tens and thousands of dreams, hopes and aspirations.

Summits Attended: 2024 Pride

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.