Valerie Cade

Valerie Cade

Calgary, Alberta
Bully Free at Work, Respect, Leadership, and Communication Expert
Valerie Cade is an award-winning speaker, one of North America's top expert in the field of workplace bullying and creating respectful productive workplaces. Valerie Cade provides Valuable information and actual tools, personally delivers the Bully Free at Work online learning that leaves the audiences inspired, informed and transformed
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Valerie Cade has earned worldwide acclaim as a professional keynote speaker and business consultant.  Valerie truly has a gift for inspiring those who work to support and lead others, whether it’s in healthcare, government, the corporate sector, education or not‐for‐profit settings. Her uplifting, inspirational and acclaimed presentation style always inspires the audience with practical solutions for teamwork, communication, workplace culture, leadership, conflict resolution and productivity.

1 out of 6 people have come face to face with a bully in their life.  Bullying has become a silent epidemic. Valerie brings hope for organizations and individuals to overcome destructive bullying and harassment behaviours by colleagues. 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. Valerie Cade’s presentations are enthusiastic, engaging, creative, humorous and genuine. She gives attention and takes pride in researching each client’s situation to tailor her presentation to meet and exceed audience member needs and aspirations.

Valerie Cade is an award-winning presenter who is 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, Cade 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 Cade became a Certified Speaking Professional Designation (CSP) in 2001. The CSP is the highest speaking designation in the world with less than 1000 recipients worldwide. She is one of the Canada’s first females to receive the CSP. Valerie’s presentation ratings 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 Cade 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.

Cade understands dedication as she is the first woman to receive the Top Candidate Award for Canadian Basic Military Training. Valerie Cade has a genuine passion for helping people and organizations to become world class and receive the respect and dignity they deserve. Above all Valerie Cade is knowledgeable, well‐researched and can deliver powerful presentations in an inspirational way. Valerie is genuine and possesses a great amount of compassion. Her presentations offer audiences and individuals solutions to improve communication, become more resilient and deal with conflicts in the workplace in a calculated and constructive approach.



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Valerie Cade Topic Presentations

bully free at work - yes! you can have a respectful workplace

  • Keynote Presentation
  • If you were to ask employers and employees what they could change about where they work, 90% of people would mention an inter‐personal situation that they’ve spent far too much time thinking about! It’s workplace bullying.

    Furthermore, they would add: “And I am not sure what to do about it either!”. Valerie gives participants the full awareness, hope and implementation to help stop workplace bullying both personally and organizationally. She restores hope and gives inspiration to create a respectful workplace with sustainability.

    Valerie Cade Always Inspires You to “Create the World-Class Workplace You Deserve!” Ideally, for the strongest impact, precede your Bully Free at Work session with a powerful complementary keynote address on the same subject. Bully Free at Work can be a break-out session, a seminar or keynote address.


encouragement for the encouragers - how to build trust with people you don’t understand, don’t connect with, but still have to work with

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Valerie Cade’s inspirational keynote will help professionals want to ‘work through anything with anyone’! “Wouldn’t it be great to know how to handle others ‘who don’t get it” and to be able to lead them to a win-win understanding with ease?”

    Valerie’s powerful keynote address strikes all chords. Her presentation helps replace defensiveness with understanding through humor. She cites relevant examples and creates the ability for participants at all levels to be able to approach others with ease.

    You‘ll be able to narrow the inter‐personal gaps between co‐workers and figure out ‘why do they do what they do’ and create a respectful workplace for all. You will be inspired through humor and specific insights that will give people an open mind to hear you. You will be able to identify your “most difficult situation” at work and be able to have a “here’s what I can do about it” plan.

    You will find that while it is often natural to take things personally, it is not productive. But how do you take things professionally? Valerie will show you how! You will be given the top three difficult situations with a “how to” plan in order to go back to work empowered! AND!!!

    Here’s a great option: You can have a video presentation put to music with your participants as the stars! This session is customized using photos of your participants and organization showing their meaningful work through their own eyes. Examples are available upon request for your review. Finally, Valerie can produce a follow up webinar customized to answer questions for participants.

the politics of workplace bullying - creating civility & accountability

  • Keynote Presentation
  • If it’s not rational, it’s political! How much time and energy have you already invested into tying to navigate through and deal with disruptive behaviors?

    Handling these disruptive, abrasive and bullying behaviors successfully requires some non-traditional training. This advanced session is more than ‘winning with difficult people’. Without this kind of training, you’re in the battlefield unprotected.


the behavioral economics of building trust

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Wouldn’t it be great to know how to handle others ‘who don’t get it” and to be able to lead them to a win-win understanding with ease?! This inspirational keynote will help professionals want to ‘work through anything with anyone’!

    This session helps to remove defensiveness with understanding through humor, relevant examples and creates the ability for participants at all levels to be able to approach others easily.

    You will be able to narrow the inter‐personal gaps between co‐workers and figure out ‘why do they do what they do’ in order to create a respectful workplace for all.


how to build goodwill so you can say what you need to say

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Have you found yourself in situations where the ability to communicate tactfully, yet with confidence, would help you get what you want? Most of us also want to do that in a way that is not at the expense of others or ourselves.

    We can ignore these conversations, but doing so will become the number one reason for low morale and lack of accountability, and these avoidance situations can be turned around if you have a “safe” way to approach one another.

    This session gives everyone tools on ‘how to say it’, but not at the expense of yourself or others…in a classy and uplifting way!


managing and motivating your remote workforce

  • Keynote Presentation
  • What are THE 5 Key Factors for ensuring an engaged team now that the virtual world is upon society? The good news is that it might be easier than you think. This virtual session is not just information; it is inspiration and implementation so it will have a lasting affect to propel you forward and give you and your organization the energy and reinforcement to move forward together.

    Help! I Can’t Wait for Them to Retire ~ Maybe it’s Time to Reconcile!


Thank you for the absolutely fantastic Bully Free at Work presentation – staff are still singing your praises and I’m pleased to see you’ve been invited as our keynote speaker at our Ministry of Human Services Staff Conference. Your presentation Bully Free at Work: Leading a Respectful Workplace especially for Managers and Supervisors was timely and right on target with the Government of Alberta’s Reaching Our Full Potential movement where the Deputy Ministers have committed to...

Linda Morrison

MBA, Regional Manager Workforce Planning & Regional Human Resources, Government of Alberta

Thank you for the excellent five days you gave us; you are a class act and an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only were we impressed (again) with your knowledge, but your natural delivery ability, genuine honesty and approachability made workplace bullying far more accessible to the audience than it might have been otherwise. You truly are delightful and we love your sense of humour!

Kris Bojda & Linda Cherry

Business & Industry Liaisons, Alberta Employment & Immigration

Through her natural, genuine style, Valerie connected well with our staff and provided useful and practical information delivering the session Creating A Respectful Workplace – Building a Culture of Trust and Goodwill. Valerie is professional and very skilled at sharing relevant experiences; balanced with solid research. Valerie Cade approach is direct and respectful and she made a conscious effort to meet people at their level. Valerie provided our staff with tools to explore their own...

Penny Mickanuck

Executive Director The John Howard Society of Grande Prairie

We were very impressed with the content of Valerie’s presentation and her depth of knowledge; we also very much enjoyed and benefitted from her delivery style which captivated the room. There was much anticipation before the 90 minute session and Valerie did not disappoint! The content was understandable and direct, and Valerie really helped humanize and organize a topic that is often hard to approach and get your arms around. We highly recommend Valerie for her well-researched content as...

Gudrun McLean

Adminstrative Assistant Talisman Energy Inc

First of all Valerie, may I once again thank you for your outstanding preparation, “above the bar” presentation with awesome style and relevance, and the complete acceptance and admiration of each and every one of our Pharmacy group attendees at our conference. Over the past 18 years, you are the first one who helped us not only gain an insight in going from “first class to world class”, who adrenalized our motivations to come forward, but most importantly, made us feel better about...

Larry Surkan

Pharmacy Director, Home Office Federated Co-operatives Limited, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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