Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour
As a child, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour aspired to be a mounted police officer. She achieved this dream, and much more, by becoming the first African-American female combat pilot in US military history. A third-generation Marine, she proudly served two tours in Iraq, flying the fabled SuperCobra attack helicopter in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon her return to civilian life, Armour applied the values and techniques learned from her trailblazing experiences to launch her company, VAI Counseling and Training, LLC, in 2007. She now teaches these life-changing principles in leadership seminars for corporations and individuals worldwide, and has summarized her winning formula in a recent book, Zero to Breakthrough: The 7-Step, Battle-Tested Method for Accomplishing Goals that Matter. Known for her fresh, energetic, can-do style, Armour has been featured on Oprah Winfrey, CNN, NPR, and other news outlets.