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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Photo credit: Matt Ferguson


The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

December 19

The Five Second Rule: Transform your
Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage
By: Mel Robbins


January 16, 2018

The Talent Code:
Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How
By: Daniel Coyle

Entrepreneurial You

February 20, 2018

Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise,  
Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive 
By: Dorie Clark

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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