Bio: Valarie is an accomplished speaker, facilitator, consultant, and executive coach, focused in the area of leadership, teambuilding, innovation, customer experience and change. Valarie has worked with companies across many industries including health care, pharmaceutical, education, construction, government, manufacturing, wholesale, retail, technology, non-profits, utilities and finance. Her mission is to guide and provoke organizations to optimize business results through leadership development. Her belief is that each individual can achieve their fullest potential given the tools and opportunity. Throughout her 20 plus year work history, Valarie has assumed critical management, leadership, and consulting roles of significant scope. She has years of business experience in the areas of leadership, sales, customer service, information technology and talent development. Valarie addresses today’s challenges with effective, uplifting solutions. For businesses seeking improvement, striving for growth or stretching beyond yesterday’s boundaries, she offers a wide spectrum of educational, consulting, facilitation and speakers’ bureau services. Valarie is known for her energy, passion, and down-to-earth style. With an innate ability to understand all levels of an organization, she creates meaningful, impactful conversations and results. As a certified master facilitator of The Leadership Challenge™ for over sixteen years, Valarie has designed and delivered The Leadership Challenge™ in many various settings and formats including; speeches, lunch n learn, half-day sessions, customized versions, conferences, forums and virtual delivery. Valarie has articles that have been featured in the Training and Development Association magazine, Leadership Excellence and others. she was the recipient of the 2018 LEAD (Leadership Excellence and Development Award) Top Leadership Partner Award. Valarie holds a MBA from Xavier University and a B.A. from Wilmington College.