MARYLEA BALSLEY, CMC
The day Ms. Balsley graduated from San Jose State University,
she flew to India to start a business. Since then, she
has started 5 companies and has sold 2 of them. Ms.
Balsley is of Germanic and Assyrian ancestry, was raised
in Asia, born in Italy, and subsequent travels led her
to 50 countries. An adventuress, world trader, and international
traveler, she has created her own opportunities as a
serial entrepreneur and wrote her first resume at 35
yrs. old, as that was the first time it occurred to
her. More recently, she has been spending time in Latin
America studying Spanish in anticipation of doing even
more business in Spanish-speaking countries.
1986, her San Jose-based consulting
company, Future Force™, has assisted companies
in their efforts to establish themselves in their respective
industries through strategic alliances and aggressive
and intelligent marketing. As a trainer
and marketing expert, MaryLea shares her resources,
wisdom and expertise in strategic planning and business
development with a wide variety of clients; helping
them to accelerate their power, market presence and
bottom-line profits. She works in either a guidance
or hands-on capacity depending on the needs, goals and
budgets of her clients.
MaryLea shares practical knowledge gained through her
experience as retail store owner, trade show and special
event coordinator, public relations specialist, wholesaler,
designer, importer/exporter, and sales representative.
Additionally, she is an accomplished professional speaker,
a recognized expert in entrepreneurial training, community
and economic development, and international
MaryLea is an all-around athlete and risk-taker delighting
in the exploration of ancient cultures, handicrafts and
art. Jewelry, fashion and nature, scuba diving and salsa
are among her other passions.