Valerie Hardwick BA, MS

Life/Business Coach & DiSC Certified Training

Valerie Hardwick is the Principal owner of Balance Work Force, LLC., located in Phoenix, AZ.  Ms. Hardwick specializes as a workforce strategist, role behavioral analyst, DiSC licensed and authorized Wiley partner, facilitator, and business and life coach.  She is a high energy motivational business speaker that brings practical ideas that can be immediately applied to the workplace. Throughout her career, she has developed her intuitive communication and people reading skills into a strategy that helps professionals and individuals understand the different behavioral styles. She helps businesses transform themselves into great places to work that attract, retain and motivate people to their full potential. She combines story and strategy to teach audiences how to create high-performance organizations that lead to change, growth, and innovation.

Ms. Hardwick is a trusted business partner who works with individuals and organizations to identify and retrain undesirable patterns of thinking and behavior in order to create a workplace that meets and exceeds strategic goals. She assists in developing cohesive teams through effective communication skills that will improve workplace relationships and foster a collaborative work environment.

Possessing over 15 years of workforce strategy consulting, Ms. Hardwick possesses expert skills in platform facilitation and course design skills. She has delivered hundreds of courses in learning styles, role behavior, professional development, diversity and sensitivity, leadership development, providing feedback, performance management, and leadership, sales, and workplace management training programs. She has developed and executed tailored programs for an extensive variety of large and small organizations, including the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, OASIS Hospital, Arizona State University, and The Ohio State University.

Her educational achievements include a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Reno, Nevada in the Arts of Psychology and a Master’s degree in Science of Psychology from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. She is completing her second Master’s degree in Sociology. Currently, Ms. Hardwick is a faculty associate at Arizona State University for the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation & Entrepreneurship instructing at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.

She has worked with executives and their teams in diverse industries including universities, retail, financial services, legal services, healthcare, and technology.