Valerie Cade is the Founder of Bully Free at Work, which is dedicated to helping you cope with and stop workplace bullying. With 1 out of 6 people having been bullied in their lifetime careers, workplace bullying is becoming an epidemic – but there is hope for organizations and individuals.
What works? The “winning with difficult people” strategies do not work with workplace bulling or highly adversarial situations. In fact, traditional conflict resolution doesn’t work either, yet this is what people try to apply- but to no avail.
Bully Free at Work provides keynote presentations, seminars, on-site customized training for front line and leadership, consulting, on-line learning and many resources to help support you whether you are a target or a leader.
Valerie is an award-winning presenter who is considered one of North America’s top experts in the field of coping with and stopping workplace bullying.
She is author of the best selling book “Bully Free at Work: What You Can Do To Stop Workplace Bullying Now” which is currently distributed in over 100 countries.
With a solid organizational development background, not purely an academic or an “opinion based” approach, Valerie’s style is not only informational, but inspirational; you will feel hope to turn the corner – even with the most challenging situations. Valerie’s 20 years of experience as a relevant and results based implementation practitioner have had her sought after by organizations throughout North America.
For the past 20 years, Valerie has led hundreds of sessions throughout North America, Europe, China and Russia, with a relevant, humorous and heartfelt approach combined with a true sense of wisdom. She has a stand up comedian presence while still talking seriously and strategically about the realities and implementation of workplace bullying in organizations.
In addition, Valerie earned the Certified Speaking Professional Designation (CSP) in 2001, which is the highest earned speaking designation in the world with less than 1000 recipients worldwide… and as one of the first females in Canada! In addition, Valerie’s ratings as a presenter average 4.9/5.0 for all size audiences.
As CEO of one of Canada’s largest training companies for 10 years, Valerie helped turn this near-‐bankrupt company into profitable success. In addition, her work in creating inspired workplaces, where people “want to”, helped raise satisfaction levels in organizations to over 80 – 90% -‐ sustained.
Valerie was the 2002 National President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers and has received the President’s Award for distinguished service – twice!
She was also unanimously voted by the National Board to receive the “Spirit of CAPS” Award for her outstanding contribution and professionalism to the speaking industry worldwide.
Valerie has genuine compassion and she is knowledgeable and well researched. She can turn a lifetime of hurt into hope.