About Me

Co-Creation…Collaborating to create inspired training.
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Learning…Creatively blending business and technology.
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Powerful Rocket Fuel for Success!

Stand out professionals study their craft carefully, internalizing the mechanics until “muscle-memory” kicks in and allows nuance and personal style to emerge. This opens doors to new reserves of capability, allowing creativity and fun to flow freely. Through active listening, creative writing, senior level design, project management, and professional coaching, I creatively cultivate capability in your team that fuels business growth.

Here’s where I’ve gathered my wisdom:

  • In the trenches: 29 years creatively synthesizing business and technology
  • Foundational expertise: BS in Business & Technology from Philadelphia University, with deep experience in software methodology & design, quality assurance, project management, and process consulting
  • Training expertise: IDD Certification, with 12 years experience in adult learning principles, ISD methodology, curriculum design, e-learning development & technologies, and workshop facilitation
  • Business Ownership: Co-Creation Learning was established in December, 2007 to allow for more creativity in serving client needs and forming creative partnerships
  • How I stay in touch: Member, ASTD, International Coaching Federation, & regional business alliances

Cultivating effective learning that inspires insight, builds capability, and elevates human performance is both my greatest joy…and my highest honor.

How can I help your business move from the mundane in training to a new level of excellence?

Valerie M. Shoulberg
Testimonials
Valerie is a wonderful teacher—taking yoga with her has changed my life in a huge way, physically, mentally, and spiritually. She takes care to accommodate all of her students on an individual level while making sure that everyone gets what they need from the class. I will be forever grateful to her for giving her time freely to help others. I feel blessed to have had her come into my life.Jolene G., yoga student
Valerie is a wholly thoughtful and committed professional instructional design and development consultant. Valerie has a very strong work ethic and seeks always to get clarity in requirements. Valerie is not afraid to ask difficult questions which effectively move projects forward. Valerie provides excellent, high quality training deliverables and is a pleasure to be around.Annemarie DeMarco, PMP, Technical Account Manager, NewsGator
Valerie’s superb attention to detail and technical expertise served her well as she designed and developed multiple learning programs for our internal business clients. Her ability to remain calm and focused amidst high pressure coupled with her strong project management skills enabled her to successfully handle multiple priorities and effectively manage stakeholder expectations. … I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again!Patricia Barsella, Manager, Global Learning and Organization Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb, PMP
As a volunteer, you made me very proud of our Recovery Community’s willingness to help others. You have been dedicated to your mission to help us ‘feel refreshed, energized, joyful, and at peace.’ We will always be grateful for your service.Jeanne McDermott, Volunteer Coordinator, Central Bucks Recovery Support Services, The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania and PRO-ACT
It’s rare to find someone with both technical skill and business savvy, and she demonstrates a mastery of both. Valerie is a gifted communicator, and it shows in everything she does. She handles herself with grace and professionalism, and she’s been a joy to work with. I can recommend her highly as a creative learning professional.Patricia Patchet, Business Project Team Lead, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Valerie … was equally comfortable and capable in both the instructional designer and instructional developer roles. She also excelled at client and project management, with serious proficiency in a number of courseware development tools. All that combined to make Valerie a versatile and invaluable addition to my workgroup. Given the opportunity again, I would definitely have her as part of my team.Chris Cimitile, Director, Organizational Development & Learning, Cricket Communications