Describing her warp-speed success as “Zero to Breakthrough,” Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour is a model of passion, focus and commitment. Propelling herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years, she became the U.S. Marine Corps’ first African American female pilot and, shortly after, was recognized as America’s first African American female combat pilot by the Department of Defense.
After completing two tours in Iraq, Armour left the military and launched VAI Consulting and Training, LLC, where she produced over six-figures in revenue within the first 12 months and over a million in the first five years, by applying her Zero to Breakthrough™ Success Model. With a passion for helping others create similar results, she authored Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter, delivering insights, methods and candid strategies to embrace her “Zero to Breakthrough,” mentality and achieve success on “the battlefield of business.”
A popular, engaging and energetic motivational speaker, Armour shares her philosophy and process to help leaders and organizations adopt a “breakthrough mentality.” Outlining a variety of fundamentals, including emphasizing the difference between reacting and responding to situations, she provides insight and examples of how acknowledging obstacles can lead to achievement and success. Armour delivers her concept on a variety of platforms, including keynote presentations, consulting seminars and media appearances, having been featured on CNN, NPR and The Oprah Winfrey Show.