Hi there, I’m Victoria Parham, but please, call me Victoria. Thank you for stopping by to connect. So, you wanna know more about me, hey? Well, grab your favorite beverage, take a seat, and let’s get acquainted.
My journey to entrepreneurship began over twenty years ago while my husband Andre, served on active duty. Unable to launch a stable career of my own, due to frequent military relocations, I made the decision to build a career that was conducive to my mobile lifestyle – an online virtual business; but allow me take you back, a little further.
A bit of History:
I was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey to Harold & Helen Mitchell. My mom was a nurse and daddy, he was a Jazz musician (trumpet player who played with some of the legends, Sassy Sarah Vaughn, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and, countless others).
Immediately upon graduating high school, I decided to skip college and instead, I joined the United States Military (Army). I spent much of my career overseas in Europe, where I met and married the love of my life – Dre. Within a year, I became an Army wife, Veteran, and mother. Instantly my life was changed.
The reality of the military lifestyle soon reared its ugly head. As much as I tried to establish a career of my own, I was unsuccessful due to frequent relocations, economics, and, geography.
Fueled by frustration and anger, I began my quest to design a portable career that would fit nicely into my new life as an Army spouse.
If you’re frustrated with your job and looking for a career (traditional or through self employment) that will fit your lifestyle – don’t be afraid to explore your options and more importantly, don’t be afraid to give it a try — you just might succeed!
My life changing moment happened in August 2000, during yet another relocation from Maryland to Alaska, I ran my business from the backseat of our family SUV (22 days, 5 hours, and 30 minutes).
What specifically could I do from a vehicle, you ask? I managed day-to-day operations, conducted conference calls, meetings, printed and shipped packages, checked and responded to emails – just about everything I did from my home office.
This experience did two major things for my life:
1. Proved that virtual working works – where we work does not matter – how we get the work done does.
2. Positioned my company to become the prime federal government contractor for the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Portable Careers Training Initiative, where I trained spouses on how to start, grow, and manage an online company – mentored and coached spouses from the idea phase all the way through the start-up phase.
If you would like to learn the full scope of how this opportunity of Going after your Dream and not Quitting paid off – I welcome the opportunity to speak at your event, training, or workshop – just Contact Me.
Fast forward to today: I am a (Motivational) Life Coach to Women on a Path to Personal Growth and Entrepreneurship.
In closing, I leave you with this thought, everything about your personal life affects your professional life, to be successful at both, the two must be in alignment. When one area is off, the other is impacted also.
If you are tired of spinning your wheels and you’re serious about Growing your Life to your Best Life – Contact me for a free one hour (1/Hour) Consultation!
My Strongest Attributes:
Listener – the greatest gift you can give is your time and ear.
Entrepreneurial Spirit – I believe in self-empowerment and self-sufficiency.
Persistence – people who succeed & win – do so – because they never quit.
Visionary – your life is bigger than your experiences – stay focused.
What I love most about Life Coaching is: watching clients transition from being powerless to becoming Empowered over every aspect of their life. I am humbled and honored to be a part of that transitional experience.
10 FUN Facts about me + 1 Freebie!
What I know for sure is: God is in Control of Everything.
Zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Fav color is Black.
Dogs are my fav animals.
I’m an Army Veteran – Married to an Army Retiree.
I lived in Anchorage, Alaska (49th State) for three years, loved it!
I’ve been fired from one job in my life, yep – it happened.
My favorite piece of technology, I can’t live without is my Galaxy Note :).
Born & raised in the city, prefer Country Living.
My longest road trip ever lasted 22 days, 5 hours, and 30 minutes.
Freebie Fact – My fondest childhood memory, Michael Jackson concert at the Meadowlands.
Thank you for taking a few moments to learn more about me. If you feel a connection and are interested in working with me, schedule a free one hour consult and let’s chat about your next chapter.
Overview of Experience and Qualifications
Highly dedicated self employed entrepreneur with extensive virtual administrative staffing support, training, coaching, and project management background. Successfully launched and operated an online administrative staffing, virtual careers training, and consulting firm for 10 years, to include, competing and winning major state and federal government training contracts for 6 consecutive years. Secured language interpretation projects for the Alaska Public Defender’s Office and The Iditarod. Trained, coached, and mentored military spouses on How to Start, Grow, and, Manage an Online Virtual Business in CyberSpace, a portable careers training initiative with the Small Business Administration, operated under a Department of Defense Contract.
Current Customized Services
Life Coaching 1-on-1.
Girlfriends Group Coaching
Reaching your Peak Group Mastermind.
Take a look at some of the clients I've worked with over the years.