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Vernice Armour

First African-American Female U.S. Combat Pilot & Author of "Zero to Breakthrough"

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 Vernice Armour Biography

Known simply as “FlyGirl”, Vernice ignites her audiences with a dynamic spark that can’t be extinguished. Soar through the execution of any plan by harnessing the power of a “Breakthrough Mentality” mindset! From the moment she leaps into the audience, she shows attendees how to go from “Zero to Breakthrough” and create a personal flight plan utilizing her candid strategies to help win on the battlefield of life!

Leveraging her “Breakthrough Mentality” mindset, she propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years and became the United States Marine Corps’ first African American female pilot and, shortly after, she was recognized as America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot by the Department of Defense.

Upon completion of two tours in Iraq and leaving the military, Vernice launched VAI Consulting and Training, LLC. By applying the Zero to Breakthrough™ Success Model to her own company, Vernice produced over six-figures in revenue within the first 12 months and over a million in the first 5 years! Her passion is helping others create similar results.

As featured on Oprah Winfrey, CNN, Tavis Smiley, NPR and others, Vernice Armour’s fresh style and presentation methods have inspired hundreds of organizations and individuals.

Vernice ultimately impacts organizations and individuals with an understanding of the passion and leadership required to excel. Through her keynotes, executive and group coaching, seminars and executive retreats, Vernice conveys messages of Zero to Breakthrough™ through her unique insight and life strategy: “You HAVE permission to Engage!”

Vernice travels extensively in order to create a global movement based on the Breakthrough Mentality mindset. In order for us to change the current conditions we are going to need to think and execute differently. We are going to need leaders to step up, lead and Get Gutsy. Our society and global community needs people to take personal responsibility and accountability. We win or lose together. One Mission, One Goal, One Team™.

Her signature book, Zero to BreakthroughTM (Penguin 2011) chronicles the process she utilized to transition from beat cop to America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot. She is an internationally recognized inspirational leadership keynote speaker for premier leadership conferences and Fortune 500 companies.

Vernice has two honorary doctorates, been featured extensively in the media to include Oprah Winfrey, CNN, MSNBC and the View and is a member of the COMCAST/NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. She has also received awards as a pioneering pilot, to include her commanding role in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She was the Marine Corps’ first African American Female pilot, first African American woman on the Nashville Police Department’s motorcycle squad, Camp Pendleton’s 2001 Female Athlete of the Year, two-time titleholder in Camp Pendleton’s annual Strongest Warrior Competition, and a running back for the San Diego Sunfire women’s professional football team.

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Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter

Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter

Speaking Topics
  • Zero to Breakthrough: How a Breakthrough Mentality Creates Breakthrough Results!

    The constrictions of a "Zero Mentality" cost companies lost productivity and lost revenue. When teams get stuck and unable to break through barriers, opportunities don't go away, competitors simply take advantage of them. Give your team the boost they need with Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour's seven steps from the "Zero to Breakthrough Success Plan." Armour shares her experiences as a police officer, combat pilot, and entrepreneur to illustrate what propelled her to EXCELerated results, breakthrough barriers, and create breakthrough opportunities. These steps can be harnessed and unleashed by anyone with the determination and desire to excel.

  • Cleared Hot!

    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 and create breakthroughs for their teams with five simple steps.

  • Who Needs a Runway? Take Off from Where You Are!

    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! FlyGirl 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 Breakthrough Results! This speech will 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.

  • Driving Diversity Deep into the DNA of Your Organization: One Mission, One Goal, One Team

    In this speech, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour—a former diversity officer for Headquarter Marine Corps and liaison to the Pentagon—reveals what it took to help a 200,000-personnel organization get back on track. She explains how, when you bring people together, it is normal to have differences and similarities that result in tension and complexities, but that what is key is how you manage that diversity. 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!

News
  • Women on front lines? Of course - CNN.com

    Editor's note: Captain Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour is America's first African-American female combat pilot, having flown AH-1W Super Cobra Attack Helicopters for ...

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    Booking fees for Vernice Armour, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Vernice Armour, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Vernice Armour for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vernice Armour for your next private or corporate function.
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Vernice Armour

First African-American Female U.S. Combat Pilot & Author of "Zero to Breakthrough"

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Vernice Armour Biography

Known simply as “FlyGirl”, Vernice ignites her audiences with a dynamic spark that can’t be extinguished. Soar through the execution of any plan by harnessing the power of a “Breakthrough Mentality” mindset! From the moment she leaps into the audience, she shows attendees how to go from “Zero to Breakthrough” and create a personal flight plan utilizing her candid strategies to help win on the battlefield of life!

Leveraging her “Breakthrough Mentality” mindset, she propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years and became the United States Marine Corps’ first African American female pilot and, shortly after, she was recognized as America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot by the Department of Defense.

Upon completion of two tours in Iraq and leaving the military, Vernice launched VAI Consulting and Training, LLC. By applying the Zero to Breakthrough™ Success Model to her own company, Vernice produced over six-figures in revenue within the first 12 months and over a million in the first 5 years! Her passion is helping others create similar results.

As featured on Oprah Winfrey, CNN, Tavis Smiley, NPR and others, Vernice Armour’s fresh style and presentation methods have inspired hundreds of organizations and individuals.

Vernice ultimately impacts organizations and individuals with an understanding of the passion and leadership required to excel. Through her keynotes, executive and group coaching, seminars and executive retreats, Vernice conveys messages of Zero to Breakthrough™ through her unique insight and life strategy: “You HAVE permission to Engage!”

Vernice travels extensively in order to create a global movement based on the Breakthrough Mentality mindset. In order for us to change the current conditions we are going to need to think and execute differently. We are going to need leaders to step up, lead and Get Gutsy. Our society and global community needs people to take personal responsibility and accountability. We win or lose together. One Mission, One Goal, One Team™.

Her signature book, Zero to BreakthroughTM (Penguin 2011) chronicles the process she utilized to transition from beat cop to America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot. She is an internationally recognized inspirational leadership keynote speaker for premier leadership conferences and Fortune 500 companies.

Vernice has two honorary doctorates, been featured extensively in the media to include Oprah Winfrey, CNN, MSNBC and the View and is a member of the COMCAST/NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. She has also received awards as a pioneering pilot, to include her commanding role in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She was the Marine Corps’ first African American Female pilot, first African American woman on the Nashville Police Department’s motorcycle squad, Camp Pendleton’s 2001 Female Athlete of the Year, two-time titleholder in Camp Pendleton’s annual Strongest Warrior Competition, and a running back for the San Diego Sunfire women’s professional football team.

Vernice Armour Videos

  • Pegine TV Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour on Gutsy Leadership - YouTube
  • Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour: America's First African-American Female ...
    Aug 20, 2012 ... http://www.bigspeak.com/vernice-armour.html Known simply as FlyGirl, Vernice " FlyGirl" Armour went from beat cop to combat pilot in...
  • Ashford University: 2011 Commencement Speaker, Vernice "FlyGirl ...
    Oct 31, 2011 ... http://www.ashford.edu/ Ashford University was honored to have America's first African American female combat pilot, Vernice...

Vernice Armour Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Vernice Armour

Vernice Armour Speaking Topics

  • Zero to Breakthrough: How a Breakthrough Mentality Creates Breakthrough Results!

    The constrictions of a "Zero Mentality" cost companies lost productivity and lost revenue. When teams get stuck and unable to break through barriers, opportunities don't go away, competitors simply take advantage of them. Give your team the boost they need with Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour's seven steps from the "Zero to Breakthrough Success Plan." Armour shares her experiences as a police officer, combat pilot, and entrepreneur to illustrate what propelled her to EXCELerated results, breakthrough barriers, and create breakthrough opportunities. These steps can be harnessed and unleashed by anyone with the determination and desire to excel.

  • Cleared Hot!

    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 and create breakthroughs for their teams with five simple steps.

  • Who Needs a Runway? Take Off from Where You Are!

    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! FlyGirl 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 Breakthrough Results! This speech will 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.

  • Driving Diversity Deep into the DNA of Your Organization: One Mission, One Goal, One Team

    In this speech, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour—a former diversity officer for Headquarter Marine Corps and liaison to the Pentagon—reveals what it took to help a 200,000-personnel organization get back on track. She explains how, when you bring people together, it is normal to have differences and similarities that result in tension and complexities, but that what is key is how you manage that diversity. 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!

FAQs on booking Vernice Armour

  • How to book Vernice Armour?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Vernice Armour for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Vernice Armour, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Vernice Armour or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Vernice Armour?

    Booking fees for Vernice Armour, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Vernice Armour, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Vernice Armour?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Vernice Armour for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vernice Armour for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Vernice Armour or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Vernice Armour or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Vernice Armour is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Vernice Armour for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Vernice Armour generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Carey Lohrenz, Erin Gruwell, Carol Muratore, Story Musgrave, M.D. and Simon T. Bailey. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vernice Armour for an upcoming event.

Vernice Armour Speaker Videos

  • Pegine TV Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour on Gutsy Leadership - YouTube
    Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour: America's First African-American Female ...
    Aug 20, 2012 ... http://www.bigspeak.com/vernice-armour.html Known simply as FlyGirl, Vernice " FlyGirl" Armour went from beat cop to combat pilot in three ...
  • Ashford University: 2011 Commencement Speaker, Vernice "FlyGirl ...
    Oct 31, 2011 ... http://www.ashford.edu/ Ashford University was honored to have America's first African American female combat pilot, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour, ...
    Kill It With Your Keynote Part 2 Vernice FlyGirl Armour Woman ...
  • Pilot Vernice Armour says "Stand Out!"
    Motivational Leadership Speaker Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour Demo Video

Vernice Armour Speaking Topics

  • Zero to Breakthrough: How a Breakthrough Mentality Creates Breakthrough Results!

    The constrictions of a "Zero Mentality" cost companies lost productivity and lost revenue. When teams get stuck and unable to break through barriers, opportunities don't go away, competitors simply take advantage of them. Give your team the boost they need with Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour's seven steps from the "Zero to Breakthrough Success Plan." Armour shares her experiences as a police officer, combat pilot, and entrepreneur to illustrate what propelled her to EXCELerated results, breakthrough barriers, and create breakthrough opportunities. These steps can be harnessed and unleashed by anyone with the determination and desire to excel.

  • Cleared Hot!

    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 and create breakthroughs for their teams with five simple steps.

  • Who Needs a Runway? Take Off from Where You Are!

    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! FlyGirl 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 Breakthrough Results! This speech will 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.

  • Driving Diversity Deep into the DNA of Your Organization: One Mission, One Goal, One Team

    In this speech, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour—a former diversity officer for Headquarter Marine Corps and liaison to the Pentagon—reveals what it took to help a 200,000-personnel organization get back on track. She explains how, when you bring people together, it is normal to have differences and similarities that result in tension and complexities, but that what is key is how you manage that diversity. 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!

Vernice Armour News

  • Women on front lines? Of course - CNN.com

    Editor's note: Captain Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour is America's first African-American female combat pilot, having flown AH-1W Super Cobra Attack Helicopters for ...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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