Vicki Flier Hudson: Dialogue Across Differences

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Jeff Bond

As the CEO of Chat With Leaders Media and Executive Partner at People-First Elevation Team, I lead a dedicated team specializing in thought leadership development, stakeholder engagement, and effective global communication. We excel in producing corporate podcasts, meetings, and events to drive customer and team member acquisition, retention, and engagement. Additionally, we provide speaker coaching to empower thought leaders within our clients' organizations.

My approach is grounded in Conscious Capitalism, fostering leaders with a values-driven, pro-capitalism perspective. I firmly believe in business's transformative power, not only as a commercial venture but as a catalyst for lasting social and generational impact.

Beyond my professional role, I cherish my most significant leadership role as a father to three children, alongside my wife Katie. This personal aspect deeply influences my professional path, aligning my business strategies with family values, faith, and community service in Atlanta, GA.

Vicki Flier Hudson is the Chief Collaboration Officer of Highroad Global Services, Inc., a company that exists to release the power of diverse teams. She offers keynote presentations, workshops, and organizational strategies for working successfully across differences. Vicki has a strong track record preparing leaders for global and cross-cultural responsibilities. She has brought training and consulting to companies like Procter & Gamble, IHG, UPS, The Home Depot, The Coca-Cola Company, NASA, Martin Marietta, and many more. She is the author of the book Zen and the Art of Offshoring: How to Build a Collaborative and Profitable Team with Your Partners in India, and a recipient of Kennesaw State University’s Instructor of the Year award for International Programs.

Vicki is certified in TTI Success Insights DISC and 12 Driving Forces. She is also a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a certified facilitator of the Cultural Detective methodology, and a trained coach through CTI (Co-Active Training Institute). Previously, Vicki supervised and conducted training for Distribution and Manufacturing for Immucor, Inc., a worldwide blood bank automation company with affiliates throughout the globe. She also spent several years as a software analyst specializing in multi-country software implementation.

Vicki has lived and/or worked in Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Nepal, and Thailand. She developed a knack for riding camels, rickshaws, buses, and cement trucks across the globe, and enduring Indian train rides exceeding fifty-five hours at a time. She has traveled in several countries including Austria, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, and Singapore. She is an active member of the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) and Japan-America Society of Georgia, and served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and TAG’s International Business Society. In her spare time, Vicki sings and plays guitar in two hard rock bands, Overtime Crew and The Spirit of Rush.

Chat Highlights

  1. Can you share your story of how you came to realize your passion for global leadership coaching, virtual training, and cross-cultural training?
  2. How has the rise of polarization impacted your story and reframed your vision for how you carry out your purpose through your work?
  3. How can we seek reconciliatory justice without condemning or dehumanizing people whose beliefs and actions have been harmful either directly or indirectly to our lives?
  4. In what ways have you learned to communicate with people across political, cultural, and social beliefs – particularly when those beliefs are vastly different than your own?
  5. What advice would you have for leaders to effectively inspire their teams who have diverse and sometimes polarizing viewpoints?

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Visit High Road Global Services Website
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Watch this powerful story [Video] Using Empathy to Promote Dialogue in a Divided Society by Vicki Flier Hudson
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Follow Vicki on LinkedIn

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