Vernice FlyGirl Armour

Inspirational Speaker, America's First African-American Female Combat Pilot, Former Marine and Pentagon Liaison Officer

FlyGirl is a top inspirational speaker, America’s first African-American female combat pilot, and the author of Zero to Breakthrough. FlyGirl’s fresh, edgy style, high, contagious energy and unique, gutsy essence jump off the stage, page, and screen and moves people to action.

  • Vernice FlyGirl Armour`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Vernice FlyGirl Armour`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Georgia, USA

  • Vernice FlyGirl Armour`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Vernice FlyGirl Armour`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Georgia, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

A New Conversation: Actively Transforming a Company, Culture and Country

This isn’t about politics, this is about being proactive. This is about coming together and deciding what we can do as an organization to create an equitable culture for employees, stakeholders and customers that serves all involved. This is about establishing rules of ...

This isn’t about politics, this is about being proactive. This is about coming together and deciding what we can do as an organization to create an equitable culture for employees, stakeholders and customers that serves all involved. This is about establishing rules of engagement for civil, productive conversations that find solutions, not fault.

• Why it’s time to turn THE Conversation into a NEW Conversation
• A way to face uncomfortable issues without playing ostrich
• How to prevent a counter-productive herd mentality
• How to set an example of civility – so people are motivated to respond in kind

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Get Gutsy. LEAD Gusty.

Security is the new risk. We know that real leadership takes courage. Guts. Bravery. A big pair of brass ones. Because the decisions that leaders make have a massive impact on everyone around us. It takes courage because true leaders always have...

Security is the new risk. We know that real leadership takes courage. Guts. Bravery. A big pair of brass ones. Because the decisions that leaders make have a massive impact on everyone around us. It takes courage because true leaders always have something to lose. 

 

FlyGirl’s message can be shared virtually and professionally, LIVE or via a customized prerecorded video series, along with customized runtime. Presentation can range from short inspirational leadership clips, full keynote or team focused workshop.

   

The audience will leave with the insight to:

  1. Leverage their Leadership Instinct
  2. Lead Decisively in the midst of Chaotic Conditions
  3. Engage audaciously with the marketplace and clients – fill the gaps
  4. Reframe obstacles into opportunities

 

This program can be customized for all segments of the workforce:

  1. Senior and Mid-level Execs
  2. Sales Teams
  3. Kick-Off Meetings
  4. Technology Enterprises seeking to seize on this Defining Digital Moment
  5. Teams facing tough times of transition

 

Your team can’t afford to be complacent and as a leader, your job is to have the courage to take calculated risks, to innovate, inspire, lead and guide your organization or business to new heights. Your team needs to know who you are , and what you stand for so that they can be empowered to carry out your vision and the mission. One Mission. One Goal. One Team.

#Together #StayGutsy #LeadGutsy

 

Welcome to TeamFlyGirl

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Zero To Breakthrough™: A Breakthrough Mentality Creates A Breakthrough Life!

Put passion back in your life and design the path to your dreams with a ‘Breakthrough Mentality.’ Be inspired by Vernice’s personal story of setbacks, challenges, adventure, success and triumph. Vernice takes you on an amazing journey through ...

Put passion back in your life and design the path to your dreams with a ‘Breakthrough Mentality.’ Be inspired by Vernice’s personal story of setbacks, challenges, adventure, success and triumph. Vernice takes you on an amazing journey through her life experiences and, most importantly, the lessons learned. Unleash the personal leadership power needed to take your life to the next level! Attendees will discover:

•  How Passion, Purpose & Positive Steps create breakthrough results and shape your destiny.

The Tangibility of Possibility.

Delay is not Denial and to Retreat does not mean Defeat.

How to ignite your spark and make YOUR dreams a reality!

(Great for Employee Resource Groups, Women, Minorities and Students)
Driving Diversity Deep into the DNA of Your Organization

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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! Vernice calls this making a commitment to the commitment. Give your ...

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! Vernice 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 results!

•  Ignite Your Work-life: Infuse passion in your life professionally and personally!
•  Breakthrough Obstacles: Recognize and utilize the skills and talents of everyone around you.
•  Unleash Your Inner Potential: Unleash your full potential no matter your starting point.
•  EXCELerate your Success: Lead a Zero-to-Breakthrough™ life with a Breakthrough Mentality™ as a foundation.

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Cleared Hot! You HAVE Permission to Engage

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...

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
•  Create breakthroughs for their teams with five simple steps

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Gutsy Speaker Live: Finally, an Event that Reveals Behind the Scene Speaker Secrets

The Gutsy Speaker Live event is unlike other events. FlyGirl pulls back the curtain and shares things that other speakers won’t. No question is off limits. Unlike other speaking programs that offer fragmented pieces of the puzzle, you’ll learn the science and systems of ...

The Gutsy Speaker Live event is unlike other events. FlyGirl pulls back the curtain and shares things that other speakers won’t. No question is off limits. Unlike other speaking programs that offer fragmented pieces of the puzzle, you’ll learn the science and systems of growing your speaking business using FlyGirl’s proven Gutsy Speaker framework.

 

Module 1 – What’s Your GUTSY Factor?

I’ll share a secret with you right now: Success is a choice and today you get to choose which path you will take. You can either intentionally move in the direction of your goals, or you can retreat and sabotage your dreams. As a speaker, when you discover your GUTSY Factor, you’ll be able to leverage it to consistently generate more gigs and spin-off business.

 

Module 2 – The Power of Your Message

Maybe you’ve got a big message to share and you want the skills to do it brilliantly on large stages. Or maybe you are simply looking to feel more confidence and clarity in speaking up at team meetings. This is about you becoming totally free, clear, and confident to share your voice so you can have the impact you want to have and change our world.

 

Module 3 – The Truth of Your Story

Have you noticed that when someone shares their story authentically, they create a powerful emotional connection? That is because vulnerability carries power. Truth is universal. Your biography carries details different than anyone else’s. But truth in the story is the thread that brings us all together.

 

Module 4 – Get Booked, Get Paid

Learn the secrets of landing lucrative speaking engagements. I’m talking about step-by-step instructions, battle-tested and time-proven strategies to position you to land the gig every time.

 

Bonus – High Quality Networking

If you have ever been to any of my events, then you know we bring high energy! Be ready for celebration, fun, and authentic connection with other inspiring people.

 

And Of Course, No-Nonsense Laser Coaching

I have too much respect for your gift and your why to beat around the bush and not give it to you straight. This event isn’t a parade of speakers. It’s you and me, crafting your path to your Gutsy Life.

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Mission, One Goal, One Team

Vernice reveals, as a former Diversity Officer for Headquarters Marine Corps and liaison to the Pentagon, what it took to help a 200,000 personnel organization get back on track! When you bring people together, you will have differences and similarities that result in tension ...

Vernice reveals, as a former Diversity Officer for Headquarters Marine Corps and liaison to the Pentagon, what it took to help a 200,000 personnel organization get back on track! When you bring people together, you will have differences and similarities that result in tension and complexities…THIS IS NORMAL! How you MANAGE diversity is the key! 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!

(Great for senior and middle management, Diversity Councils and Employee Resource Groups)

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About Keynote Speaker Vernice FlyGirl Armour

FlyGirl is a top inspirational speaker, America’s first African-American female combat pilot, and the author of Zero to Breakthrough. FlyGirl’s has a fresh, edgy style and a unique, gutsy essence that jump off the stage. She delivers messages that resonate with audiences like “You have permission to Engage;” “Take off from where you are;” and “In order to succeed you gotta ‘Get Gutsy!’”

Speaker Full Bio…

Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour is a top inspirational speaker, America’s first African-American female combat pilot, and author of Zero to Breakthrough. Leveraging her “Breakthrough Mentality” and “Get Gutsy” mindset, FlyGirl 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!’”

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

Testimonials

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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Article

Feb 2, 2020

2020’s Top African-American Keynote Speakers

Honoring 2020’s Top African American Keynote Speakers for Black History Month After the Civil Rights movement focused Americans on the...

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Apr 5, 2018

Vernice “Flygirl” Armour Inspires Audiences to Engage With Their Fears

Before Vernice Armour became the first African-American woman combat pilot in the Marines and an inspirational keynote speaker, she was...

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Podcast

Oct 1, 2017

Vernice 'FlyGirl' Armour

In this episode, BigSpeak host Mark Sylvester speaks with Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour, the first black woman to pilot for the U.S....

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