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"The opposite of courage is not cowardice. It's conformity." - Rollo May
Victoria founded her company on the core belief that business and art don't have to be separate; that there are untapped talents hiding inside you and your team, and that when you have the necessary techniques to strategically infuse your own creative genius into a standard communication setting, a transformation takes place. Faces light up; what was dull and dry crackles with energy and life; fresh images and original ideas emerge; and the audience, prospect or client sits smiling, engaged, affirmed and transfixed. "Wow," they think. "This is different. This is exciting. I get it. And I want more." The result: you rock the room. You distinguish your brand, you expand your influence, and you grow your bottom line. How do we know our system works? Because we've seen the results over and again with our clients.
WHAT - PRESENTATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, PRESENCE
From C-suite executives at Fortune 100 companies to elite entrepreneurs, NY Times best selling authors, TED speakers, top teams and industry leaders, Victoria has helped thousands of individuals take an ordinary communication or presentation opportunity and turn it into a memorable performance experienceone filled with originality, creativity, authenticity, impact and lasting results.
WHO (BEFORE) - DECADES OF SHOW BUSINESS
A graduate of Stanford University with a distinguished academic record, Victoria draws on two decades of professional show business experience:
- Hundreds of performances of her one-woman shows at theaters and high-profile comedy festivals throughout the United States
- Carolines on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Catch a Rising Star
- Featured role in the film documentary "Bessie" directed by Academy Award winner D.A. Pennebaker
- Japan NHK-TV's documentary with Robert DeNiro & Harvey Keitel
- A cameo on HBOs "Sex & The City"
- 27 television commercials
- A Super Bowl spot
- Advanced training with legendary mime Marcel Marceau
- Representation by David Steinberg manager for Robin Williams and Billy Crystal
- ABC's Good Morning America stage in Times Square
- Off-Broadway premiere of "Three Years from Thirty" written by & starring Mike O'Malley ("Yes, Dear" & "Glee")
- Producing and directing credits, with critical acclaim from The New York Times
Victoria has delivered key product messaging to over 50 million people through her television commercial appearances alonean experience that among many others taught her the art of high impact communication and what it takes to make a message land. In the growing market of online and video communication, this background has proven invaluable in helping people connect with an audience "live" and "through the lens".
WHO (NOW) - COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIST
As a Communications Strategist, Victoria is known for her electrifying Keynote Performances and the transformational, customized, learning experiences she creates for her clients-both live and online. She speaks each year before tens of thousands of people, often as the opening keynote speaker on some of the world's largest stages.
Why do senior executives at Fortune 100 companies call on her for presentations & communications training? Because she delivers, pure and simple." - IBM. Her clients include leaders and top teams at Microsoft, Starbucks, PayPal, Polycom, Oracle, Lowe's, Intel, Verizon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, McDonald's, 24 Hour Fitness, New York Life Insurance, Million Dollar Round Table, The World Bank, Columbia University, New York University, Stanford University, and a full range of government and non for profit agencies.
Victoria is the founder of the Executive Mastery Series, The Elite Group Experience, Rock The Room and The Through Line programs and systems which have transformed cultures and teams around the globe. Each year, she gives a percentage of her business income to non-profit organizations who engage the performing arts to help underserved youth build self esteem and communicate more effectively.
In 2011, she was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.
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