Dr. Valerie Patrick, President of Fulcrum Connection LLC, is a facilitator, leadership trainer, and professional speaker that has helped a wide variety of technical organizations improve performance through science-based leadership and collaboration since 2014. Dr. Patrick is a PhD chemical engineer with 25 years of corporate experience leading technical and strategic initiatives to identify and deliver new sources of organizational value at Bayer and Monsanto. Her last corporate position was serving 4 years as the first Sustainability Coordinator/Strategist for Bayer North America (BNA) reporting to CEO Greg Babe. In that role, she launched BNA’s first sustainability report, BNA’s first GHG emission reduction commitment, and an employee sustainability thinking education program that reduced environmental impacts while generating millions of dollars in business benefits.
Dr. Patrick first became interested in strategic planning in 1996 when she interviewed corporate executives to learn more about strategic thinking as follow-up to an executive coaching program. Dr. Patrick has developed strategic plans for an innovation program, for a creative center, for Bayer MaterialScience’s sustainability program, for Bayer North America’s sustainability program, and for her company, Fulcrum Connection LLC. Dr. Patrick has also helped several other organizations develop strategic plans as part of her consulting practice. Finally, Dr. Patrick has over 10,000 hours of corporate experience as a team leader and is a Certified Professional Facilitator through the International Association of Facilitators.