There are few things more motivating than witnessing a person be the first to achieve something. Whether it was the first female pilot, first man on the moon, or first African American president, great accomplishments are made all the more unique when we see an individual shatter a ceiling first.
Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour’s accomplishments are even more extraordinary for this reason. Vernice is the first African American female combat pilot — a title she earned after spending two tours flying in Iraq. When she came home, Vernice saw firsthand how those around her struggled to create major change within their own lives. She went on to write a book called Zero to Breakthrough, which details a seven step process that draws from the important lessons she learned from her time overseas.
After finishing her two tours in Iraq, Vernice also launched VAI Consulting and Training, LLC — which saw revenue of more than six-figures within the first year of its inception. Since Vernice has experienced so much success on her own, she radiates boundless confidence and enthusiasm in her keynotes, coaching and seminars that will without a doubt inspire whoever is sitting in your audience.
Vernice has appeared on a number of prominent media channels, including CNN, Oprah, NPR, and much more. Her main takeaway motto, “Zero to Breakthrough” is a universal message applicable to all kinds of organizations, and will encourage employees to find the passion and leadership within themselves that will take their company’s performance to the next level.
In her talk, “Zero to Breakthrough — A Breakthrough Mentality Creates a Breakthrough Life!” Vernice expands on how exactly a breakthrough mentality can help you achieve your dreams. Vernice may be hugely successful now, but she has experienced her own fair share of setbacks along the way. However, these challenges ultimately proved to be beneficial, as they taught Vernice crucial lessons that paved the way for her later success. In this talk, Vernice explains three critical ideas. Firstly, she highlights how passion, purpose and positive steps create breakthrough results and shape your destiny. She also delves into the tangibility of possibility, and finally explains that “delay is not denial, and to retreat does not mean defeat.”
In her talk “Cleared Hot! You HAVE Permission to Engage” Vernice highlights how individual engagement is the ultimate key to an organization’s success. Using a “flight plan” analogy, Vernice will explain to your audience how they can harness their own talents with a “Breakthrough Mentality” type of forward thinking. She also details how individuals can also be leaders — or seek leadership — through mentoring, and how organizations should use diversity to their advantage.
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