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Vicki Thibodeau Walker, PCC, CPC, MSLIR

Vicki Thibodeau Walker - Leadership and Executive Coach

Vicki Walker brings over 20 years of experience coaching and consulting C-suite executives, emerging, current, and future leaders, business teams, high potential women, and mid-senior level professionals. She is passionate about helping her clients maximize potential and drive sustained, measurable performance improvements. She has successfully worked with executives to help manage through intense change and transition during organizational restructurings, acquisitions, and rapid growth initiatives in a wide range of market conditions. Vicki has focused her work on strengthening executive performance; leadership and team capabilities; building effective communication strategies; and integrating the full life cycle of people initiatives with business strategies. She has been instrumental in supporting a broad array of executives to transition to new leadership roles, as well as enhance current leadership performance.

A dynamic results oriented leader, Vicki built a successful career of progressive human resources and talent development experience holding senior level HR roles for organizations that include Plex Systems Inc., Ernst & Young, Automatic Data Processing, Rockwell International/Meritor, and United Technologies Corporation. She has a strong reputation as an astute, insightful, and trusted advisor and coach, with strong business acumen and an ability to form strategic business partnerships at all levels of an organization. In addition to the organizations noted above, Vicki has successfully coached clients in organizations throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, including: Mercedes Benz Financial, MRM McCann, American Axle, Carhartt, KPMG, EDL Energy, SECO Tools, DexKo Global, Trinity Health, Keller Williams Realty, Managed Programs Inc., Bank Mandiri, Henry Ford Health System, and various non-profit organizations.  Vicki also partners with the University of Michigan - Ross School of Business, as a member of their executive coaching team.

Most recently, Vicki was a senior global human resources leader in a privately held software company, as well as in a big four professional services firm where she partnered, coached, advised, and developed senior executives and their global teams. Additionally, she held various human resources leadership and executive coaching roles across the Fortune 500 in such challenging industries as manufacturing, marketing & advertising, aerospace, automotive, consulting, financial services, energy, healthcare, and technology. 

Education and Certifications

• The University of Rhode Island, M.S. Labor & Industrial Relations/Human Resources Management
• The University of Rhode Island, B.S. Consumer Affairs/Communications
• International Coach Academy, Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
• International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
• Everything DiSC, certified facilitator & trainer
• Experience with a variety of 360 tools, assessment & diagnostic tools including DiSC, DDI, Hogan, CCL, Kilmann Diagnostics, TRACOMM, Energy Leadership Index

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