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About Vicki

Vicki has 30 years of experience consulting with hundreds of businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and health care, education and government organizations, primarily in California.


Major Accomplishments

  • Established and facilitated Leadership Development Programs for aspiring community leaders

  • Coached individuals to improve their organizational, leadership and supervision skills

  • Adjunct instructor for University of San Francisco and Alliant University (formerly California School for Professional Psychology) in both bachelors and masters level organizational behavior and leadership development programs during the 1990s

  • Provided struggling nonprofit organizations and their boards of directors with strategic plans that have been implemented with successful results

  • Facilitated and developed Continuous Quality Improvement Systems for health care organizations

  • Managed a Dixieland jazz band www.riverboatjazz.com


Background and Credentials

  • MASTERS DEGREE in Human Resources and Organization Development, University of San Francisco

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE, University of Washington

  • CERTIFICATION from National Center of Nonprofit Boards

  • CERTIFICATION from Inscape Publishing to administer DISC Personal Profile products


Awards and Recognition

  • Woman of the Year 2005 for the City of Visalia, California awarded by the Visalia Chamber of Commerce www.visaliachamber.org

  • Rotary International Group Study Exchange Leader to Germany in 1997

  • Woman of Achievement Award, Business and Professional Women, 1997

  • Community Service Award, Proteus, 1994

  • Women of Distinction and Women Helping Women Award from Soroptomists International


Vicki's Family

family

Vicki's Family: Sons, Daughters-in-Law, Granddaughter, Life Partner and Louie Cocker

Leadership Quote

Leadership is the ability to influence the behavior of others. You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips

Goldsmith