Speaker | Author | Leadership Tools to Maximize Collaboration
Victoria Hepburn, PCC, is a seasoned professional speaker, author and recognized leadership expert.
Her customized programs are designed to cultivate effective team communication and emotional intelligence to BOOST team productivity, employee wellbeing, and overall organizational effectiveness.
Her passion for team collaboration and building non-toxic work environments started early in her almost 20-year award-winning Fortune 500 sales and engineering career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
While working in a complex and fast-paced environment, Victoria learned firsthand that good intentions only matter if you have trust and clear communication within your team.
Her corporate journey started after graduating from a New York University and Stevens Institute of Technology dual Bachelors degree program in chemistry and chemical engineering.
Victoria landed a role leading a vaccine manufacturing team at Merck. She was promoted to Senior Safety Engineer and then to Field Sales Representative. She went on to enjoy and award winning sales career at GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences division and later BD in the Medical – Pharmaceutical Systems unit.
Throughout her Fortune 500 corporate career, her continuing education in leadership and teamwork began out of necessity – to meet the diverse needs of her team, customers, and business while growing her career.
Daily, she took pride in working with dedicated people working to solve some of the world’s most complex problems and help make the world a better place for the people we care about.
By taking every leadership training she could, seeking out mentors from 6 months to 30 years ahead, and quite a bit of trial and error, she cracked the code to becoming an effective communicator, mentor, and coach for her team often leading without authority or power to “make” the team do the right thing. Building trust and uniting the team around the same mission and vision became second nature.
In every corporate role in her award-winning Fortune 500 sales and engineering career, she was able to practice and share the skills and habits that help professionals manage emotions, build trust, and get better business results through cross-functional collaboration.
Motivating and engaging a team with trust and positive collaboration, even when they don’t like each other, is a skill that can be learned and leveraged in various situations.
As she moved into project management and collaborative corporate sales, she learned how to adapt continually and found ways to deal with exhaustion, burnout, and other negative impacts of the “always online” collaborative overload work culture.
Victoria earned numerous awards in engineering and sales roles at Fortune 100 corporations, working with remote and hybrid teams for nearly 20 years. She has experienced work burnout, navigated toxic work environments and significant business disruptions.
Today, Victoria runs a coaching practice and a speaking business, where she speaks at colleges, conferences, and corporations, delivering her signature speech, Profitable Remote Relationships, which is designed around the BOOST framework featured in her Amazon bestseller “Pressure Makes Diamonds: Simple Habits for Busy Professionals to Break the Burnout Cycle”.
Victoria has earned the title “Remote Career Strategist” due to her fun corporate upskilling training, such as BOOST Confident Collaboration, Turnaround Toxic Teams and BOOST Team Leadership Success.
Through her coaching practice, Hepburn Coaching, she helps busy professionals practice the power skills that lead to remote work success, such as building trust, communicating well, and adapting to change quickly! She is high-energy and dedicated to her clients’ success.
When Victoria speaks, crowds listen. She is often a guest on several podcasts and radio shows and has been featured in several articles. In addition, she travels the country speaking. Through her books, including “Pressure Makes Diamonds,” “Unlock Productivity and Wellbeing at Work,” and “Remote Work Secrets,” Victoria shares the how-to information for maximizing business opportunities and personal well-being by working from anywhere.
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