Victoria Trabosh: Empowering Others To Succeed

Chatting With Champions Podcast Interview #15. Tyler Basu and Victoria Trabosh “Empowering Others To Succeed”

Victoria Trabosh | Empowering Others To Succeed | Chatting With Champions Victoria Trabosh is a thought leader, executive coach, inspirational speaker, author, co-founder and president of the Itafari Foundation, a non-profit organization that serves the victims and survivors of the genocide in Rwanda. She was recently chosen to speak at this year’s sold out East Bay Women’s Conference where she will be speaking along with this year’s keynote Marlo Thomas. She is a popular regular guest on ABC affiliate AM Northwest Portland, Ore for her inspirational guidance. She is also the radio host of Smart Women Talk, and has been featured in Boom! NW Magazine.

As a coach, Victoria brings an unquenchable desire to see people become their personal best, a background broad in experiences, and a focus and energy enabling people to reach their greatest goals and dreams. Philanthropist, entrepreneur, team leader, sales trainer, consultant, speaker, author, columnist and board member are some of the titles she has held over the years, giving her valuable experiences as a leader. For the past 10 years she has committed her life to helping others reach for the success that many only dream about.

She has over 35 years of experience in effectively leading a range of companies and teams. Some positions include controller of Allied Decals; president and owner of VHT Conservatorships and managing director for Private Client Group of U.S. Bank. She received a B.S. in Business from Indiana University.

Beginning in 2003, Victoria leveraged her career and life experience into her role as an executive coach and international speaker, author and columnist. Working with clients who are committed to reaching an even higher level of success is her most satisfying and fulfilling work.

In 2005, she co-founded the Itafari Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the survivors of the genocide of 1994 in Rwanda. This is being done in many ways, including supporting micro-finance for women, and primary and secondary education for children. To date she has raised over $800,000 for Rwanda and begun the construction of a school.

In  2011, Victoria published her first book Dead Rita’s WisdomDescription: – a funny, profound and powerful book that helps tap into the lessons we receive from those in our lives who love, teach and guide us.

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Topics discussed in this interview:

  • Victoria’s background and how she got started in business
  • Overview of the roles she held earlier in her career and important lessons learned from those roles
  • Process of becoming an executive coach and professional speaker
  • Challenges of being a coach/speaker and how to overcome those challenges
  • How to maintain balance in the different areas of your life
  • What it is about coaching others that she most enjoys
  • Process of founding and growing the non-profit Itafari Foundation
  • Challenges of raising money for a non-profit organization
  • Key concepts from her book Dead Rita’s Wisdom
  • Advice for entrepreneurs and professional wanting to make a bigger impact on the world and help others succeed