Vickie J. Maris
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About Vickie J. Maris
Leadership instructor and author Pete DeLisle, PhD, introduces her in the executive education classroom as a renaissance woman.
Her writing, speaking and music is threaded with her eclectic interests. Vickie challenges audiences to record life experiences, so the opportunity to reflect and learn from the journey is an option. It's through her own journaling and writing that she takes readers and audience members on paths of reflection that include laughter, tears and rich conversation.
Vickie's many interests stem from the variety of activities she pursued in her youth. At age 3, she was memorizing songs from the record album I Do, I Do, that her parents received on their 25th wedding anniversary. She had a quest to be selected for the Paul Dixon "Paul Baby" Show. At 4, she was riding her first pony, Sugar Foot, and following her parents and much older sisters, to their wide variety of activities. With the many positive influences and role models around her during her growing-up years, author, Vickie J. Maris, developed an incessant drive for learning.
During her career she has been in communications, sales and marketing, business development and learning experience design roles in both corporate America and in higher education. She keeps current on uses of social media in marketing and in online learning and teaches on social media engagement.
She is a keynote speaker, instructor, podcast host, and provides coaching and strategy sessions around the topics of digital transition of content, voice search marketing and social media engagement
Vickie is also a singer, songwriter and recording artist alongside her husband, entertainer Scott Greeson.
On the farm, Vickie has raised and trained Connemara ponies and llamas for decades. She coaches youth in the training of llamas for obstacle course and pack classes, and plays music in her church’s worship band. She is an advocate through Compassion International for children in developing countries.
Vickie holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and a master’s degree in learning design and technology. She is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in business process quality and also holds a certificate in digital marketing.
You can subscribe to Vickie's podcasts, Agile Digital Business and Virtual Learning Tours, to hear more about her experiences in business, and particularly in digital delivery of content - in her show - Agile Digital Business (formerly Online Course Connections); and her adventures in music and life on a llama and pony farm, along with audio clips of her interviews with her mom and dad about their life during World War II - Virtual Learning Tours (formerly Heartsong Fit).
Visit her site, vickiemaris.com to learn more, or subscribe to her shows through your favorite podcast directory.
Titles By Vickie J. Maris
In the Changing Life journal, author, Vickie J. Maris, has written poignant short stories for each of the 30 days. After each story is a simple writing prompt or exercise designed to guide you through the practice of journaling. The routine for each day also includes a short prayer or meditative thought, time spent in silence and opportunity to write your own prayer or closing thought for the day.
You will read examples of loss in the author’s life ranging from job loss to the death of her father. She describes the mindset tools and journaling practices that have helped her in her own winding journey of grief. She also lists a variety of printed and digital resources for you to explore. Her husband, songwriter, Scott Greeson, contributed a story and a writing exercise stemming from his journey through grief after the loss of his first wife to congenital heart disease when she was forty-three years old.
Friend, open the pages. You can do this. Start with any day, or any subject that resonates with you. There is no right or wrong way. Simply open the pages of this book and begin.
Have you experienced a layoff? Are you going through grief from a loss? Are you a productive person who is now finding it hard to breathe on some days? Author, Vickie J. Maris, answered yes to those questions when she wrote this book on surviving a job loss and working through the associated grief. It is Job Loss and the Cutback Blues: A Journey of Grief, Uncertainty and Recovery After Being Let Go.
In this memoir of the author’s own journey during and after job loss, you will:
Be reminded of the values in keeping in touch with your personal and professional network of friends and colleagues
See that you’re not alone in the emotions experienced after an employer tells you that you’re being let go
Learn of the results that can come from creating a positive and grateful heart while a new version of you is being created through loss
Laugh and cry with the author in her stories that illustrate the value of keeping a journal to reflect on the music, scripture and words of wisdom of others that she heard while doing her best to stay engaged during a life-changing experience
Read personal illustrations of how faith is a foundation on which you can lean during uncertainty
Gain clarity on the complexity of a job loss if your self-identity has been tied to an employer or a job
You have been prayed for already. The author has been praying that this book reaches the people who will benefit from the stories, the examples of mindset tools in action and the witness of Christian faith.
If your heart is telling you that you are meant to be here in this moment, reading this book description, then don’t wait any longer.
Scroll back to the top of this page, and take action.