Vicki Hitzges


About Vicki Hitzges - Motivational Speaker and Author, using Humor and Storytelling to create dynamic teams and cultivate great working environments:

Keynote speaker Vicki Hitzges connects with her audience. She’ll give your group the skills to create a productive, positive work environment. You’ll notice a change in employee morale, increased teamwork and improved customer service. That means you’ll enjoy higher profits. Having happy employees could be the MOST significant factor in your organization’s success!

Vicki had a dream first job working in the Dallas Cowboy’s front office. That job led to a career in television in Dallas where she had the privilege of interviewing U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, both George Bush and George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. She attributes her ability to talk to audiences today because she had to think fast and speak to everyone from political figures to business moguls to movie stars and athletes, under the pressure and bright lights of a television studio.

Later, as a publicist, she worked to get clients featured in the news. One of her clients, motivational guru, Zig Ziglar, admired Vicki’s creativity and urged her to speak. In fact, she became one of only a few speakers he personally mentored. Within three months, she’d spoken around the world.

Due to that rich background, Vicki learned to craft stories, use humor, share practical content and involve her audience. In 2004, she earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. CSP is the highest earned designation awarded by the National Speakers Association to recognize proven expertise and experience. Fewer than ten per cent of speakers worldwide hold the title.

She’s authored two books that enjoy five-star reviews and have sold more than 10,000 copies within the first year of being printed (rare for business books), Attitude is Everything and Stuck on Stop – How to Quit Procrastinating.

She’s spoken across the U.S. and as far away as Qatar, New Zealand (twice), Panama and Thailand.  

Powerhouse clients include Microsoft, Allstate, Cisco, Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, New York Life, Chase Bank, GTE, EDS, Bell Helicopter, M&T Bank, the US Marines, the FBI, Baylor Hospital, Safeway, Victoria’s Secret, Deloitte & Touche, Merck, Abbott, and the CIA.  

Your group will enjoy Vicki. (And if they want to hear behind-the-scenes scoop from her years of reporting about celebrities including President Bill Clinton, singer Better Midler or actor-director Ron Howard…have ‘em ask!)

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What Vicki Hitzges Talks About: 

Put Away the Lawnmower, Charlie, Those Are Trees Out There 
(Team Work/Customer Service)
Interactive, fun presentation designed to teach and remind your people how to connect. Skills learned: How to make a positive first impression. How to communicate. How to listen. How to encourage others. How to see the best in bad situations.  

Baby, Take Off Your Stress – You Can Leave Your Hat On (How to Relieve Stress)
We’re stressed!!! But, in this high-energy presentation, your group will get the cure. They’ll discover the dangers of stress, why they feel it, learn five tried-and-true ways to banish stress, and practice eight, wacky ways to zap stress instantly. Highly interactive. Terrific keynote or fun breakout.

What Vince Lombardi, Mary Kay & an Old Crank Can Teach You
(Inspirational Speech) 
Learn from the best – a legendary football coach and a business superstar and even pick up a tip or two from an old curmudgeon. Your people will learn how to build strong relationships, risk enough to get ahead, boost their self-esteem, plus get — and keep — a positive attitude. Best of all, they’ll laugh as they learn. 

Attitude Shmattitude (How to Stay Positive)
Do your people need an attitude adjustment? This program will send your attendees back to work with a new outlook! Based on Vicki’s international best-seller, Attitude Is Everything — 10 Steps to Staying Positive.  

Old Dogs – New Tricks (Conquer the Challenge of Change)
If your organization feels the strain of going through change, you’re not alone!  

The good news: Your people CAN change! This breakout presentation tells how.

How to Stop Procrastinating
Why we do it
Why other people do it, and
What to do about it. 

Your people will understand the cause and leave with the cure, ready to take action.

Vicki will teach your group crucial people skills as well as how to stay positive and productive. As a result, they’ll feel better about themselves which will lead to strong teams, loyal customers, more finished projects and a fatter bottom line.

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 Recent Publications

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