Vickie Seitner got involved in coaching as a Chief Administrative Officer as a way of helping her team through a merger. When she realized the value of coaching, she got the ‘bug’ and started her own coaching firm in 2008. With her Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology, she has always been interested in helping others in meeting and exceeding their development goals. She has spent the last four years coaching executives and business owners to achieve their personal goal and recently joined forces with Ellison Partners because of their accelerated training models and is excited to further her coaching career as a leadership coach. Ellison Partners is a Coaching/Training and Development firm specializing in the areas of Strategic Planning, Executive Leadership Development and Coaching; and Human Resources Training. They feature a program called LEAP, which is the only non-academic program on the market that will earn the participant three credit hours in any accredited master’s level program that fulfills the elective of ‘Strategic Leadership’. Even if someone were not working on a higher degree, it’s reassuring to know this is not a formulaic program but rather one that is true executive quality and drives value.
Tell us a little about your family. – My husband Stephen and I have been married since 1981. In my free time, I love spending time with my daughters, Samantha and Hannah, son-in-laws Matt and Jason, and beautiful granddaughter Avery. Nearly every summer, Stephen and I head for the mountains where we enjoy hiking in the wilderness and taking in the spectacular views.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Getting married to my best friend, Stephen.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Spending time with family, especially my granddaughter.
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know? – I used to have a motorcycle when I was younger.
What are you the most proud of? – My family.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – My Mom’s advice was treat others how I want to be treated. I try to live this way each and every day.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be? – Enthusiastic
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – The super power to be able to call on any super power based on whatever situation I’m in.
What is your greatest talent that you don’t utilize in your daily work life? – I consider myself very fortunate that I get to use my greatest talents, which are in coaching and leadership development, every day in my work.
Which talent would you most like to have? – Learn to play the piano.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – I would want to be a published author. Who knows, maybe someday I’ll accomplish that.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
What is your favorite movie? – My Favorite Year
What is your favorite TV show? – The Good Wife
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Bella Vita in Elkhorn
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – Abraham Lincoln