Company Overview

Development First, LLC is a Virginia Beach-based leadership development consulting company. President Walt Hoff works with companies in various industries to build the capability of people leaders to help them guide, coach, and develop their people to achieve business results. Development First, LLC is designated as a minority-owned small business.

Company Experience

  • 37 years of business experience
  • Formerly a people leader responsible for developing the skills of people to achieve bottom-line results
  • Successful in sales, sales management, marketing, human resources, and training and development
  • Led people at all levels, from administrative assistant to manager
  • Provides real-world examples from experiences that allow participants to immediately apply concepts to their job


  • Government Agencies –US Bureau or Debt, Fannie Mae, L3 Communications
  • Pharmaceuticals/Biotech, Healthcare organizations
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • General Services
  • Aviation Supplies
  • Media
  • Software

Company Capabilities

  • Certified to provide face-to-face and virtual training classroom sessions
  • Designs curriculum and individual training classroom sessions
  • Provides consulting solutions to typical problems faced by people leaders

Company Designations

Cage: CNV98
Duns: 797045387
NAICS:541612, 611430
SIC code: 8742

Services Provided

  • Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Leading Change
  • Resolving Conflict
  • Negotiating
  • Influencing
  • Interviewing
  • Setting Expectations
  • People Skills Development
  • Reviewing Performance
  • Delegating

Partial Client List

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • PPL Corporation
  • 1199 Funds S.E.I.U.
  • Orbit/FR

Providing the skills that leaders need to guide and develop people to get the results that drive organizational success.