Valerie Bernard is a Performance Improvement Consultant, Trainer, and Speaker. In addition, Valerie is a 5x published co-author of Work Smarter Not Harder, Transformational Leadership, and The Change Book Series 6, The Change Book Series 7, and The Change Book Series 8. Valerie is sought after for her expertise in improving performance for individuals, teams, and organizations. She is founder and CEO of Executive Training Centers, Inc®., which is celebrating 22 years in 2023. In January 2016, Dr. Bernard launched a second company, The Assessment Institute®. Since 2002, she has earned her stellar reputation by enhancing the performance of every organization she serves. High-energy, entertaining, and educational are words used to describe Valerie’s presentations. Her combination of expertise, humor, and inspiration energizes individuals to take action in both their personal and business lives. Dr. Bernard is a guide who partners with leaders and teams to teach the principles and how “Embracing the Power of Team®" can transform lives. Bernard inspires big thinking, decisive action, and welcome results, whether she is addressing groups of 12 mastermind team members or convention audiences of 5000. Valerie's leadership workshops deepen understanding about relationships and organizational systems. She is committed to transforming organizational leadership gaps into powerful performance results. Valerie is described by her clients as engaging, decisive, persuasive, and game changing for their organizations. Valerie is one of today’s leading authorities on utilizing psychometric assessments to build teams. Valerie helps individuals, teams, and organizations tap into untapped resources.
Valerie's style is results-oriented, and she tailors programs to meet each client’s unique needs. Open, honest communications are at the heart of all of her client engagements. She uses a straightforward approach to help executives set realistic and achievable change management and growth initiatives, and she considers herself a true partner in each company’s ultimate success. Valerie also believes strongly in establishing relationships at all levels within an organization to truly get to core issues and holds a looking glass up to a company’s leadership. She helps implement visionary, long-lasting changes to create a healthier culture and improve an organization’s overall performance. As a result, she has earned the respect of both clients and colleagues around the world who enthusiastically recommend her services.
In her spare time, Valerie loves reading and research! Her research focuses on the relationship between individual cognitive, behavior, and motivational characteristics and job performance. Valerie knows you cannot be all work and no play too, so she loves to get out on the golf course or horseback ride when time permits!
Valerie is proud to be from Point Pleasant, Mason County, West Virginia and a 3-time Marshall University graduate. Currently, Valerie resides in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.