Today we’d like to introduce you to Vicki High.
Vicki, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My mission is to help people. As a survivor of domestic violence, I struggled to find courage and strength to thrive. My business acumen grew as I applied myself in the field of education, first in technology and then in dozens of other businesses as an instructional designer, developer, and facilitator. I also operated two businesses. While I was active in my community, serving as Mayor, Economic Development President, in 2002, I was also the Kaufman County Chairperson communicating countywide recommendations to legislators at the Austin Capitol.
A coworker introduced me to alternative and complementary healing. I was intrigued and as I investigated possibilities, I was astounded. First, I became a Reiki Master Teacher, then I studied and traveled with the founder of Reconnective Healing. The experiences were extraordinary, and when I shared them, the founder said, “That’s not what I taught you. I don’t know what you’re doing. Call it something else.” That’s when I became the founder of Heart 2 Heart Healing.
It seemed that I was two people: the corporate executive and the energetic, empowerment, healing practitioner. I really needed to be merged back into one person. That’s the idea behind CE2O. C for Corporate, E2 for enlightenment and empowerment, and O for opportunities. For the last 20 years, I have changed peoples’ lives through corporate projects, civic leadership and healing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues. I’ve only just begun.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
There were plenty of obstacles, but I learned quickly to turn them into stepping stones. People weren’t ready to hear about the miracles I witnessed. Only now, people are beginning to open up and listen. These accounts are incredible. They completely changed my world.
Some of the miraculous encounters challenged what I learned in my faith growing up. My own eye-witness experiences added weight to changing my beliefs. At first, my family staged a spiritual intervention, but I told them my life was mine to live. Quickly they said, “You’re right!” Today, they are more accepting because they have benefitted from healing experiences.
One of the major challenges was the expectation that the acceptance of my gifts would come more quickly. I’ve learned patience. It wasn’t always easy to wait for just the right moment.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
My experience as an instructional designer and business consultant has provided opportunities to create training programs for Fortune 10, Fortune 100 and Fortune 1000 companies. One corporate trainer said, “I don’t know what you do, but there’s something extra in your classes and I love to teach them.” I was often asked to do special projects in vertical and horizontal marketing and to develop an eLearning curriculum on business and financial acumen, serving as both subject matter expert and designer in one of the Fortune 10 companies. It’s still in use today.
I love the flexibility of being my own boss and choosing what projects I want to create. This year, I have become an international best-selling author as a contributor in four books, When I Rise, I Thrive, Healer, Life Coach, and Inspirations, in addition to my Heart 2 Heart Connections: Miracles All Around Us book. I have three more books scheduled before the end of the year. Empowered Dreams is a life coaching program that helps people architect the lives they’ve dreamed of living.
One of my favorite projects is Kalming Kids. This takes the knowledge and practice of energy/unconditional love into schools to help teachers and students cope with the fear, stress, and difficulties in the classroom. Kalming Kids focuses on a harmonious classroom by promoting social, emotional health of both teacher and students for a collaborative, safe and cohesive environment through a calming-down and self-regulating process.
What were you like growing up?
As a young girl, I loved to read and learn. I spent hours pretending to be a teacher, grading papers and teaching class to various dolls and stuffed animals. As I became a teenager, I was active in my church, touring around the county with the Christian Contemporary Singers from Plano. We sang on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., performed on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour, and entertained at the State Fair of Texas on what was then the Mobil Stage. I was an excellent student, graduating with honors.
I enjoyed helping people and I still do. I loved to spend time with my neighbors who were elderly and yet, they were fascinating to me because of what they knew.
- Heart 2 Heart Healing Sessions $125.oo per hour
- Heart 2 Heart Healing Practitioners’ Workshop $444. per participant
- CE2O Instructional Design – estimates based on project requirements
- Empowered Dreams Coaching Program – Group rate $260.
- Empowered Dreams Coaching Program – Private rate $1,300.
- Website: www.heart2heartconnections.us
- Phone: 972.841.3099
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: @drvickilhigh
- Twitter: @h2hmatters
- Other: www.empowereddreams.com