Heal the Divide with Vernice FlyGirl Armour

Vernice FlyGirl Armour has inspired countless organizations and individuals to make gutsy moves and breakthrough results. Vernice has a unique vantage point and has empathy for what fractures our nation: Cop, Marine, Black, Female, Gay. Vernice first propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years and became America's First African American Female Combat Pilot.

As featured on CNN, The View, Oprah Winfrey, and others – Vernice FlyGirl Armour has inspired countless organizations and individuals to make gutsy moves and breakthrough results. Vernice has a unique vantage point and has empathy for what fractures our nation: Cop, Marine, Black, Female, Gay. Vernice first propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot in a record-breaking three years and became America’s First African American Female Combat Pilot. She has two honorary doctorates, was a Diversity Liaison Officer to the Pentagon for Headquarters Marine Corps, and is a member of the COMCAST/NBCUniversal Joint Diversity Council. Her signature book, Zero to Breakthrough™, was published in 2011, and she’s at work on her next book, The Gutsy Move. Vernice now mentors and keynotes for elite senior executive Women in Tech and demonstrates how to navigate courageous moves in challenging corporate climates – and in times like these.

Here’s the interview. Below you’ll find a transcript of this podcast episode that has been edited for your reading pleasure. You’ll also see links at the bottom of this post where you can find more information on the people and ideas mentioned in the episode.
Produced by: John Patterson & Tyson Crandall

The Influence Ecology Podcast is produced by Influence Ecology, LLC in Ventura, California. This episode was recorded June 11th, 2020 and was produced by Tyson Crandall and John Patterson. You can find a transcript for this and other episodes at InfluenceEcology.com. This episode is made possible through the assistance of the Influence Ecology faculty, staff, mentors, and students around the world. Co-founder Kirkland Tibbels and our colleagues comprise an international collective of professionals who are active in the development of the philosophy of Transactionalism and the discipline of Transactional Competence™. Kirkland is considered a leading philosopher and authority in the field and he has authored more than 500 papers on the subject, study, and discipline.

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Influence Ecology is the leading business education specializing in Transactional Competence™, having published and contributed to the only comprehensive text on the subject, Transactionalism: An Historical and Interpretive Study by Trevor J. Phillips. Co-Founder Kirkland Tibbels has authored more than 500 papers on the subject, study, and discipline of transactional competence and is a sought-after lecturer at universities, major corporations, and civic organizations around the world. 

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