Valarie Willis addresses today’s challenges with effective, uplifting solutions. As a facilitator, her mission is to guide and provoke organizations to optimize business results through leadership development. 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.
Valarie brings a strong background in leadership development, team building, branding, innovation, and coaching. Her business experience crosses the areas of leadership, sales, customer service, information technology, and talent development. She has consulted with companies across many industries including health care, pharmaceuticals, education, construction, government, manufacturing, wholesale, retail, technology, non-profits, utilities, and finance.
As Wholesale Business Director for Nine West Group, Inc., she launched several professional development programs and implemented strategic plans supporting five major shoe divisions that resulted in a highly effective and productive service center. Valarie also designed and helped carry out numerous client initiatives and training programs with the Tom Peters Company.
Valarie holds an MBA from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College. She received the 2017 Star Player Award from Wiley’s Certified Facilitator Network and the 2018 Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD) Top Leadership Partner Award.