Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour

Speech Topics

 Employee engagement, customer engagement, team engagement, personal engagement. No matter what area an organization is strategically trying to improve, individuals have to be engaged and execute in order for the plan forward! The key is giving the permission to engage from the inside out. Once that happens, your organization will be CLEARED HOT! There’s no secret…a solid flight plan is the key. Give your attendees a fast paced message that will show how them how to:
·         Harness the power of a ‘Breakthrough Mentality’ mindset
·         Lead through mentorship
·         Leverage functional and individual diversity as a strategic advantage
·         Create breakthroughs for their teams with five simple steps
The bottom line is that we have to move into action from where we are! Unfortunately, many people become paralyzed in the preparation phase. Decide what you want, put your stake in the ground and execute! Vernice calls this making a commitment to the commitment. Give your organization the boost they need to come together as a team, understand how their objectives support the overall strategy and accomplish the mission achieving the desired results! Give your attendees an invigorating perspective that reveals how to:
·         Infuse passion in your life professionally and personally!
·         Recognize and utilize the skills and talents of everyone around you
·         Lead a Zero to Breakthrough™ life with a ‘Breakthrough Mentality’ as the foundation
·         Unleash your full potential no matter where you are personally starting from
 Vernice reveals, as a former Diversity Officer for Headquarters Marine Corps and liaison to the Pentagon, what it took to help a 200,000 personnel organization get back on track! When you bring people together, you will have differences and similarities that result in tension and complexities…THIS IS NORMAL! How you MANAGE diversity is the key! The leader will discover how to:
·         Know your people and harness the power, skills and talents of the team
·         Unleash the full potential of diversity to impact the bottom line
·         Effectively tap into the power of the Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
·         Teach everyone to be an ambassador for diversity
·         Create a culture that values and respects all team members: One Mission, One Goal, One Team!
Put passion back in your life and design the path to your dreams with a ‘Breakthrough Mentality.’ Be inspired by Vernice’s personal story of setbacks, challenges, adventure, success and triumph. Vernice takes you on an amazing journey through her life experiences and, most importantly, the lessons learned. Unleash the personal leadership power needed to take your life to the next level! Attendees will discover:
·         How Passion, Purpose & Positive Steps create breakthrough results and shape your destiny
·         The Tangibility of Possibility
·         Delay is not Denial and to Retreat does not mean Defeat
·         How to ignite your spark and make YOUR dreams a reality!


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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.

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