Vicki J. McCoy, MA
Vicki J. McCoy is an organizational development and communications consultant who specializes in developing high-functioning leaders and teams that communicate powerfully to get results. As president of her own consulting firm, McCoy Communications and Training, LLC, and cocreator of a comprehensive development program called Raising the Bar: Empowering Greatness in Individuals and Teams, Vicki is a sought-after executive coach who counts among her clients several leaders in government.
In 2010, Vicki was introduced to IFS by long-time friend and certified IFS therapist Stewart Brown, PhD, at a retreat where she discovered first-hand the healing nature of the Model. “This is therapy that works!” Vicki relates. “I also knew from the get-go that IFS was more than a therapeutic model.”
A self-described evangelist for the Model, Vicki recognizes that IFS has the potential for a broad and growing reach that will help heal the world and create peace within that will be reflected without, whether with adults or children. She has completed Level One IFS training and uses it in her coaching practice, as well as with her family. After taking her grandchildren to see the Disney*Pixar movie Inside Out, she helped them identify and map their own parts, which was a learning journey for all. “’Parts’ talk is often heard in our home,” she says.
Prior to the Foundation’s existence, Vicki worked alongside Toufic Hakim, PhD, Patti Pierson, and others in IFS community-building endeavors. She now enthusiastically joins the Board, bringing a wide array of skills to the table. “To have the opportunity to participate in the effort to take IFS as far out into the world as we possibly can—into schools and hospitals, into peacemaking and community-building, into self-awareness training, and into the arts and sports—is an exciting adventure and a great privilege,” remarks Vicki. Of her new role, she says, “It is an honor to become part of the Foundation Board, a group of dedicated, accomplished, and humble people who clearly have a great time working together.”