Vickie Elmer lives a slash career as journalist / blogger / entrepreneur / coach – all with an emphasis on jobs, thriving, great choices and creativity. And yes, she will slash your writing, er edit your prose, if you are patient enough or willing to pay for her editing talents.
She writes about business, careers, leadership and change for Fortune, the Washington Post, Crain’s Detroit Business and occasionally, Ann Arbor Observer. She also contributes to Kiplinger and to CQ/SAGE Business Researcher and used to write for Quartz, the New York Times and others.
She blogs at WorkingKind on careers, kindness and creativity. Her other blog focuses on life and culture in Detroit. She’s co-owner and chief scooper at Mity Nice, a small social enterprise that gives teens work and customers joy.
Her superpower, if she has one, is her ability to move mountains and motivate and engage people – so they want to work and adapt to change.
The mother of three independent children, Vickie volunteers for a variety of organizations helping the homeless, encouraging community building, education and through Awesome Detroit, giving micro-grants to storytelling and civic media projects in Detroit. She has lived by the saying “Leap and the net will appear” for so long that nets now hang midair waiting for her next surprise or misstep.
Read the ‘Who am I?” post for a few more answers.
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