Speaker Vernice FlyGirl Armour

Vernice FlyGirl Armour

America's First African American Female Combat Pilot

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $20,001 - $40,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Travels From
    Georgia, USA

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Leveraging her “Breakthrough Mentality” and “Get Gutsy” mindset, Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour 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, MSNBC, The View, FOX News, Oprah Winfrey and others, FlyGirl’s fresh, edgy style, high, contagious energy and unique, gutsy essence jump off the stage, page and screen and moves people to action. Since 2007, she has inspired countless organizations and individuals to make gutsy moves
and create breakthrough results.

Commanding corporate, STEM-centric and female executive and entrepreneur audiences across the globe, FlyGirl’s most requested keynotes, Zero to Breakthrough; One Mission, One Goal, One Team; and Get Gutsy. Live Gutsy!, deliver messages that resonate: “You have permission to Engage;” “Take off from where you are;” “We win or lose together;” and “In order to succeed you gotta ‘Get Gutsy!’”

Why FlyGirl?

A relevant, engaging and energetic Inspirational Leadership speaker, FlyGirl will share the precise steps she used to break six-figures during her first year in business and seven-figures in only four! One of her passions is helping business leaders and female entrepreneurs make gutsy moves and create breakthrough results. FlyGirl has coined “Zero to Breakthrough,” an experience-based, warp-speed success formula, that demonstrates how Gutsy Leadership works, and shows us how, with courage, power and grit, any of us can realize remarkable, goal-targeted achievement that propels us to limitless heights.

A Tennessee native and graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, FlyGirl holds 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. She has received numerous 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, a Camp Pendleton Female Athlete of the Year and two-time titleholder in their Strongest Warrior Competition, and a running back for the women’s pro football team, the San Diego ‘Sunfire.’

FlyGirl’s first signature book, Zero to Breakthrough, was released in 2011.

FlyGirl is married and resides in the Atlanta, GA area. In 2015, she gave birth to “FlyBaby,” her gutsiest move yet!

Testimonials 3

  • WOW is the short version. Here’s the longer/truncated version:

    · Isaac cancelled, Vernice rallied at the last minute (was on a plane within a few hours, didn’t even have a new contract yet)

    · Spent 3 hours on site the day before, then went out to dinner with the crew

    · NAILED it with her presentation – it was like she was their President – using their lingo, talking about their products, growth etc.

    · Her manager, Alex is great to work with – very responsive, has a “can-do” attitude and works weekends too

    Hands down, Vernice is the real deal – book her – you’ll be a hero with your clients.

    Ken Sterling

    EVP & Chief Learning Officer at BigSpeak!

  • I wanted to reach out and tell each of you how much I appreciate you!! Mark and his team were just absolutely thrilled with Vernice and everything she shared yesterday. In fact, when they got into their Listening Circle yesterday afternoon, they did 3 things:

    1. Passed the mic around and every single person shared one thing they got from Vernice’s keynote, which I typed up and will distribute to them

    2. Had an open discussion about the employee survey feedback and what their plan was to fix any areas that need extra attention (this included references to things Vernice said)

    3. Passed the mic around again and each said what they were grateful for (including being thankful that we booked Vernice)

    This group literally talked about FlyGirl ALL DAY. They even did the Cleared Hot chant at the end, with the hand motion and everything. I could not have even imagined this going better!

    Thank you so, so much!! And to Alex and Linda, this was my first time to plan a meeting for Mark. I was kind of making it up as I went along and you made my job so much easier. And seriously, I have never had a phone conversation with anyone who has a more pleasant disposition (and voice) than the two of you! Thank you so much for everything. Obviously, I am already recommending FlyGrl to everyone

    Priscilla Morrison

    Sr. Comms Specialist at FedEx Services

  • Thank you so much for all your help in coordinating FlyGirl’s participation in our 2017 NC Chamber Women > A Force in Business! The event was a huge success, and we have received wonderful feedback on FlyGirl’s closing keynote. I have included one quote below. Keynote speaker, Flygirl was AMAZING! She grabbed my attention and kept it. I was able to relate to her story and apply her transition to my life!

    Talisa Hite

    Events Manager at NC Chamber

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