Vickie Maris is a singer-songwriter and conference speaker on personal/team development topics. She is an author, podcaster and consultant.
Her talks and workshops typically focus on team dynamics and communication, and the importance of team members being able to utilize their innate skills and styles on a project.
She often uses unique examples from her life as a musician, and from her experiences training llamas and her Connemara pony.
Her newest workshop is an experiential learning event for teams that involves an up-close look at how musicians work together in an acoustic rock band. Participants get to be on stage (or near) a performing band, and then participate in a conversation led by a certified Everything DiSC facilitator to review the DiSC styles of team members as well as the musicians. It provides a unique way to better understand non-verbal communication, leadership dynamics, and the importance of role selection. The band is available to entertain during your cocktail hour after the learning experience if you would like to enjoy the music beyond the workshop.
Vickie is an Authorized Partner - Everything DiSC® & The Five Behaviors® of a Cohesive Team; and holds certifications as a trainer and facilitator - Everything DiSC. Earlier in her career, she earned her Master Facilitator Certification in The Basic Principles, Zenger-Miller.
Vickie has served in marketing communications roles and business development roles in the agricultural industry and in academia. Her two most recent roles were in continuing education. At the University of Notre Dame she was an associate director in the Stayer Center for Executive Education. While at Purdue University in the College of Engineering, she and her team developed and successfully launched the online, Lean Six Sigma certification courses and the online series in project management. She later served as director of graduate programs in Biomedical Engineering.