FROM VICKIE'S BLOG

ABOUT VICKIE AUSTIN

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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BIZ BOOKS REVIEW

September

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

October

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

November

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

December

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
By: Stephen R. Covey

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.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Tomorrow (Tues.) I will be "Talking to Strangers" at 7:00 p.m. at Biz Books Review, sharing Malcolm Gladwell's late… https://t.co/EDEoqSXPzR
RT @DHBizLedger: A century of success? For @tomspricetweets it's all by deisgn. Our Feb. cover stsory: https://t.co/73fm7sKNMK
I say it's a *new* read. And an ambitious one at that. https://t.co/xMlbaeokXN
How fun to connect with @balancingmatter CEO Fifi Hunt @EBC_Morning! I'm surrounded by CPAs... thank you, Lord. 🥰
Ok, Mr. Opler... @MaryKaySlow and I both want to know (as well as all the @EBC_Morning attendees)--why DID you get… https://t.co/VY6xrYKygI
The leader of @WrldsFinestChoc, Eddie Opler, shares about the journey of a third generation business owner at… https://t.co/pMCZsNUAIH
RT @LarrySiems: Excellent, and with a beautiful reflection on Guantanamo Diary. https://t.co/ZWZPo796Zy

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