About Valerie Hardwick

Life/Business Coach & DiSC Certified Training

Valerie Hardwick is the President of Balance Work Force, LLC., since 2004, and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Hardwick specializes as a business and life coach and as a DiSC licensed, trainer, and certified assessment facilitator. 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 that each of us attains. 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 and Balance Work Force, LLC can assist you in using your inner strength and resilience taking you from surviving to thriving. She will partner with you to identify the way you behave and think leading to breaking undesirable patterns, therefore, guiding you to meet and exceed your goals. Also, she will assist you in developing effective communication skills to improve your relationships with others in all aspects of your life.

She has exceptional skills in platform facilitation and course design skills. She has delivered hundreds of courses in learning styles, professional development, diversity and sensitivity, leadership development, providing feedback, performance management, and leadership, sales, and workplace management training programs.

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 in Arizona. Also, she is finishing up her second Master’s degree in Sociology. Currently, Ms. Hardwick is a professor at Arizona State University for the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation & Entrepreneurship instructing at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.

Valerie has worked with executives in diverse industries including universities, retail, finance, sales, healthcare, technology, as well as with families, couples, and individuals.


About Laura Tanner

DiSC Certified Training

Laura Tanner is the Director of Operations of Balance Work Force, LLC., and is located in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a DiSC trainer and certified assessment facilitator. Ms. Tanner is an innovative and creative skilled trainer and facilitator for DiSC with a spirit for helping people improve their communication skills with 25 + years of experience. Ms. Tanner has facilitation experience with both small and large groups, including mid-level and advanced learners. She has developed a unique and innovative approach to managing multiple facets of organized workplace challenges.

In her professional training career, she has been successful in instructional design techniques and methodologies using virtual and face to face delivery methods, classroom-based workshops,  and interactive webinars. Her work history includes leadership and organizational development, e-learning, recruiting, performance management, and a Registered Nurse. Her experience in patient care laid the foundation for understanding human relations and behaviors. She is currently a student at Arizona State University working on her master’s degree in Healthcare Innovation at the Edson College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation.

About Marie Stremming

DiSC Certified Training

Marie Stremming is a Sales and DiSC Trainer of Balance Work Force, LLC., and is located in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a DiSC trainer and certified assessment facilitator and been utilizing DiSC for 7 + years. Ms. Stremming specializes in building successful relationships with clients, organizations, and individuals with 20 + years of experience. She has an extensive background in healthcare/turnaround/merger and acquisition environments with Finance, Information Technology, and Human Resource teams. She has been successful and coached individuals, teams and executives utilizing the DiSC model with Leadership and Management, New Hires Program and Productive Conflict. Ms. Stremming seeks to gain the client approach and insight to customize training specific to the client requirements and to develop the training program design and workshop facilitation for the client.