Vickie Austin fell in love with strategic planning during her career in healthcare marketing. Sitting in an executive boardroom in Scottsdale, Arizona, in the early 1980s, Vickie was enthralled with the process of mapping a future through words. She took that simple model and applied it to her own career development, then began helping others with their careers by creating strategic marketing plans for them. A business was born.

In 1997 she launched her company, CHOICES Worldwide, and in 2002 she transitioned to full-time coaching. She helps executives, entrepreneurs and those in mid-career transition map their own business & career success through strategic planning, networking and marketing coaching. Vickie specializes in working with professional services firms, helping them market and grow their businesses in accounting, healthcare, financial services, legal and consulting services.

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June 19th

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice
from the Best in the World 
By: Tim Ferriss

July 17th

Spark: How to Lead Yourself and
Others to Greater Success
By: Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch
& Sean Lynch

August 21st

Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success   
Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being 
By: Shawn Achor


Never Split the Difference: Negotiating   
As If Your Life Depended On It 
By: Chris Voss with Tahl Raz


The Culture Code: The Secrets of    
Highly Successful Groups
By: Daniel Coyle


Unleash the Power of Storytelling:
Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results
By: Rob Biesenbach

Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. She reads the book so you don’t have to!

This program is co-sponsored by the Wheaton Public Library, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and CHOICES Worldwide.


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