Valerie J. Wilson is the Executive Director of Talent Management at Harland Clarke Holdings, leading a team of Learning and Development professionals and is responsible for maximizing organizational and individual development for close to 10,000 employees across the globe. In this role, she serves as a leadership development advisor, diversity and inclusion professional, workplace culture consultant, certified facilitator and talent management strategist.
Valerie is the chairperson of the HCH Diversity and Inclusion Council which currently includes 60 council members and aligns with two active Business Resource Groups that drive D&I Strategy across Harland Clarke Holdings. Valerie is Vice President of the Greater San Antonio Diversity Advisory Board and serves as a board member of the Texas Diversity Council.
She is the founder of Essence Learning, a non-profit dedicated to helping leaders and professionals create a balanced life and develop their full potential.
As a public speaker in the corporate workplace, religious sectors and non-profit organizations, she draws from her personal experiences and 35 years of leadership teaching, coaching, developing and inspiring self-awareness and personal development.
Valerie is a mother of three daughters, and one son-in-law, and is the proud grandmother to five very active grandchildren. She has a passion for home decorations and loves to plan celebrations for all occasions. Valerie’s personal mantra is “Celebrate the life you live now; live intentionally”.