"Success is built upon stress, resistance, and even failure—all important tools that build our character, strengthen our resolve, and prepare us to lead forward."
Vicki has spoken internationally on topics of leadership, stress management, rewiring your thinking, and women’s issues. She has conducted stress management training for relief workers in hot spots around the world and worked with Empower Women Leaders to design and implement The Women’s Bucket Brigade. A grassroots project that equipped Liberian women to train neighbors in Ebola prevention, along with the distribution of buckets and disinfectants.
She is an author of the book, UN-DE-TERRED: Embracing Our Purpose, Facing Our Challenges and co-author of Discovering God's Purpose: A Guided Journal Connecting Me to God's Plan for My Life. Vicki finds it a privilege to speak to women about who they are and their potential.
Graduating from Michigan State University, Vicki earned her Ph.D. in Family and Child Ecology with an emphasis on psychosocial health. She has received additional training in stress management and in trauma care from the Harvard Medical School/New England Deaconess Hospital: Clinical Training in Mind/Body Medicine, The Center for Mind/Body Medicine, The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, and Certificates of Completion in Stress Coaching and Crisis Response and Trauma Care from Light University. She is an Amen Clinic Certified Brain Health Coach.
She has an M.A. in Classroom Education and has taught in higher education in the United States, Asia, and Africa.
Vicki is a John Maxwell coach, speaker, and trainer, and a member of Igniting Souls on Fire.