Victoria Powers | Performance Strategist & Coach
Thanks for visiting my Empowered LifeLines site!
I have several websites for my multi-faceted lifestyle - however, I consider this to be the most formal (business) site.
MY PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT
"To encourage and uplift people from all backgrounds by inspiring them to recognize their own power and providing them with tools and strategies to enhance the quality of their lives.”
The product of the British all-girls boarding school system (take that as you wish), I am a multi-dimensional adventurer who decided to move from London, England to the US in the mid 1990s. Hey - who can I say? I was young. It made sense at the time. And I am glad I did!
Academically, English Literature, French, Art and Mathematics were my main subjects in secondary school (high school) and I was a surprisingly speedy defense player on the hockey team - all the way through University (B.Sc. in Psychology).
I have a wonderfully mixed (racial, ethnic, cultural, spiritual) heritage and a very diverse lifestyle.This has given me an unusual range of valuable insight human behavior across cultural and international boundaries.
I am known as Ayshah (it's an Arabic word that means "life") to some, and to others I am Victoria. It all depends on when/how a person meets me. But I have been known to offer the choice- whichever one you armor comfortable with -providing you can pronounce it.... Nonetheless, if for some reason, you want to know why I simultaneously use both names - I'll tell you - when we sit down for a chat!
Some facts that may surprise you:
- For several years, I sang (as a soprano) in a 200+ Southern Baptist choir
- I love hockey and played at various levels many years ago
- I am an introvert. Yes. Really.
I am extremely passionate about cross-cultural education and have been active in the international arena for most of my life. In fact I am just plain passionate about life!
Over 2 decades, my career has spanned real estate, public relations, marketing, broadcasting, non-profit, international relations and event production and I have amassed some rather valuable skills, insight, expertise - and a vast network of great people. (Yes - still an introvert...). My professional life now focuses on a more holistic approach to living my personal mission (see above) which centers around enhancing the quality of the lives of those who choose to seek me out.
I have operated a coaching and consulting business, Strategic Powers Consulting, LLC (formerly - ExecPointe. LLC), since 2009 and today, I primarily work on Performance Coaching and Digital Branding projects. Additionally,I take on other non-profit roles from time to time when moved to do so.
I am particularly passionate about social enterprise, the compassionate movement and change management - especially when cross-cultural awareness is involved. I was part of the founding team for Compassionate Atlanta - where I continued to serve until I moved to D.C.
I also enjoy creating joy through photography - with a developing focus on portraiture.
IN MY "SPARE" TIME...
I have a heart for volunteerism and have not only volunteered for several non-profit causes but have also been instrumental in developing volunteer-based teams.
Hobbies? I have several - in the past, when I lived in Atlanta, the hobby that occupied most of my spare time was the 620+ International Social Club I created and ran. It is of course unusual to call such an initiative a hobby, however it brought me great pleasure to be the catalyst of so many new professional and personal connections and of course to effect much needed change regarding international relations in the area.
I now prefer studying self-improvement and holistic practices and among other things, I am methodically developing a mindfulness meditation practice. I enjoy good hike and have been known to put on my boxing gloves too!
I have written (and ghost-written) several blogs and I'm currently working on two very different book projects. One is an extremely involved work of fiction and the other is an self-empowerment book!
MY PARTNER IN LIFE
I have been married since 1997 to my best friend, an Operational Excellence Leader in his field - and a prior US Marine. We live in the Washington DC area. We are both rather driven when it comes to our respective work - but I try to practice what I preach and regularly recalibrate my activities to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Sometimes, my husband does too! We both love traveling, mountain escapes and spending time by the water - and so whenever we can.
(Ayshah) Victoria Powers