About Victoria

Victoria Mavis is a speaker and presenter, best-selling author, human resource expert, entrepreneur, and a person with a lifelong disability. Whether in a group conversation or one-to-one, she masterfully taps into intimate experiences that inspire others to uncover their inner strength leading to triumph over adversity. While speaking on stage, her light-hearted dialogue is sprinkled with her signature stories of overcoming adversity including mobility limitations and challenges, childhood bullying, social acceptance, and workforce integration.

As a collaborative author on the recent best-selling book, “Building the Ultimate Network” she contributed her business networking expertise in ‘Commanding the Room.’ Her next collaborative, upcoming creative non-fiction book, “The Couch and the Hairball: How a Disability turns Tragedy into Triumph,” includes hard hitting life tragedies caused when a near fatal accident leaves the main character, Torri, with a lifetime disability. Readers will be inspired when they find themselves in her story, as well as the lives of other characters facing different types of life’s challenges, as they face their obstacles and discover how to summon the strength to press on.

In her personal life, Victoria is known to use her ‘Coffee Conversations’ as a time when she works with others in her community and challenges them to stretch beyond their comfort zones in order to achieve a higher level of personal and professional success.


Victoria is the President/CEO of Core People Resources, LLC, which is located in Eastern PA.   Her company created HRKnowledgeBaseTM, a web store featuring Human Resource (HR) experts, access to forms, documents, employer programs  and other professional resources that are needed to run businesses and non-profit organizations.

Victoria is an Area Director for BNI in North Central Pennsylvania, responsible for organizing and training business owners and professionals how to leverage their business through word-of-mouth marketing.

Victoria holds a MBA, is lifetime certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society of Human Resource Management, certified as a Behavioral Specialist and is a member of Rotary International, and other business, professional, and community organizations.

16 thoughts on “About Victoria

  1. Hey there would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using? I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique. P.S Apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

    1. Great question. No need to worry about being off topic. I started my blogs on WordPress.com. It became a whole lot easier when I purchased WordPress tutorials from http://www.learnwordpressnow.net/. With this info, I had a fast learning curve that made it easy to understand and get my blog up and running quickly. I’m now in transition to having my WordPress blogs hosted by someone else (other than wordpress), because I want functionality that WordPress limits. However, I still use the WordPress software to build. Hope that helps. If you need more info, please DM victoria@victoriamavis.com. Best of luck!

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  3. Victoria – kudos, kudos, kudos to you! What a fantastic accomplishment – your book, your speaking engagements. I realize how little I knew/know what you are up to. I love the blog about the rejection letter, so great, how you took out that slight “edge” in your tone when replying. Such a subtle change, but you took a higher road and gave something up so you could allow contribution in. Wow. Anyway, sounds like you are achieving ever greater heights in all areas. Good for you. All best wishes, Kennerly

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    1. Juliana, That’s a great question. And it deserves a big answer…I will make a post on that one someday soon…but let me start with a few pointers. There’s many ways to write books for different audiences, and ‘special needs’ is a large audience. You’ll need to break this down a little more so your message is targeted to a particular audience (i.e., cerebral palsy victims, athletics with disabilities, parents coping with a disabled child). Decide first what type of book it will be. Fiction, non-fiction, self-help, etc. What’s the theme? Who are your readers? Once you decide this, then the writing is the easy part. You want to start with an outline of the book. Do some research first and see what other books are out there for your audience on similar topics. This will help you get a sense for how best to write it as well as when you’re ready–to get it published. What I also suggest–join a writer’s group. They can provide continual feedback on your project. And you might want to pick up a book on writing/publishing. they provide great insights. Best of luck on your project!

  5. I don’t know exactly how to say this without being overly familiar or maybe impolite but those are not my intentions. It’s mostly about “disabled” .. I just can’t put that word and you together for some reason .. disabled is more like complete tilt non functioning etc.. and though I don’t know everything about you I know enough to see that if whatever it was that “disabled” you has not stopped you from loving, interacting, communicating and seeing a rainbow then you have redefined that word in my mind. I mean it seems some force at some point did try to render you null and void but it looks as if it failed miserably. Anyway just a thought.
    Your twitter buddy

  6. “What are you willing to give your life for?” I know no one asked ME that but if they had this is what I would come up with .. What I am willing to give my life for is every single thing I am currently doing and will be doing till I die. I would not be willing to give my life for any illusionary pipe dream that Walt Disney says I should be pursuing. If anything I would be more prone to follow someone or give my life to something far above and beyond myself so as to warrant awe and/or wonder as in a creator for instance. Certainly not another lost soul such as myself which in my book includes but is not limited to the entire human race. Which then brings me to the place where I must be honest enough to live a life that is worth giving myself to. Unfortunately because I’m human and see what humans are up to (which unfortunately is no good) I am just not that excited about my “possibilities”. I feel the best I can do is bank on the fact that there is a God and that He actually has some design for us/me which may turn out to be something I could actually give my life for with some measure of enthusiasm so as to give more meaning to the question “what would I give my life FOR?” I mention God because I am just not that partial to man and his brink of extinction program and that is why I am more partial to God and what ever program He may have in mind .. which I am assuming is somewhere in text or in stone or in some form I would be able to decipher if I was so inclined. Unfortunately the religious world being riddled with charlatans and carnival barkers puts me at a pretty big disadvantage but I figure if God does exist and He wants me to know He exists He will make it clear.
    Nuff said

  7. Hi sis ,
    you are one among few ,it is only by God’s grace that you are strong and confident as you are,because not many can be as you are
    may God bless and keep you more stronger that you can be an encourager and challenge to many

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