Victoria Reese is the founder of CH∆NGEworks LLC ~ Coaching & Nonprofit Consulting a company specializing in building human and organizational capacity by equipping, educating, and empowering leaders. CH∆NGEworks was birthed from her realization that in order to impact real community change you have to equip the leader.
As a W.K. Kellogg Community Leadership Network Fellow alumni and native of Battle Creek, the words of William Keith Kellogg, “I will invest my money in people,” strongly resonate with her.
With 30 years of mission-driven work encompassing equity, social justice, and expanding economic opportunities for vulnerable populations, Victoria has been at the forefront of many community development issues.
She has developed many programs, obtained a federal charter to operate a credit union, and spent 4+ years focusing her energy on creating strategies to decrease health disparities. She has a niche for moving programs from inception to fruition. She is actively engaged in the community serving on numerous agency boards, committees, coalitions, and grantmaking bodies.
Victoria holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University and has two passions: Building capacity within nonprofits and awakening the purpose in women enabling them to walk boldly and authentically in the world. She is a certified professional coach, and has wide-ranging facilitation instruction from Thinking Collaborative and the Interaction Institute for Social Change and holds a certificate in fund raising management from The Fund Raising School.
She has experience with organizations at every stage of the nonprofit lifecycle and specializes in individual and peer coaching, organizational development, strategic planning, board development, fund development, and program development strategies.
In her personal life she is married to her best friend, Tim and has one child, two step-children, and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, indoor cycling, and traveling.