Vincent Ivan Phipps is an expert in amplifying attitudes and promoting communication excellence. He is owner of Communication VIP Training. The VIP represents the company’s expertise, Very Important People-skills. The VIP also are Vincent’s initials! As a motivational speaker, workshop facilitator and speech coach, Vincent has spoken in over 400 American cities and 5 foreign countries. Within 3 years, Vincent endured the following tragedies: breaking his neck in an almost fatal car accident, leaving his corporate job after 13 years, and he and his wife suffering the loss of their son. During these times of struggle, Vincent developed strategies to channel negative energy towards positive outcomes. He parlayed these skills into techniques for personal and professional empowerment. Vincent has been speaking professionally for 23 years. He is author of Lead Out Loud: Keys to Unlock Your Professional Excellence! Vincent has an undergraduate degree in Speech/Language Communication and a Master’s in Leadership/Management. Vincent is also a retired, undefeated, national storytelling champion. Out of the top 100 storytellers in North America, Vincent was ranked 8th in the nation by TripAdvisor. Vincent is the recipient of the highest earned honor awarded by the National Speakers Association, the CSP, Certified Speaking Professional. This designation places Vincent in the top 12% of the world’s best speakers and trainers.