Region Advisor Biography
Victoria Noethling, DTM
Location: Roswell, Georgia, United States
Member Since: 1998
Region Number: 2
Home District: 44
Supporting Districts: F, 1, 12, 52, 100
Toastmasters offices held and terms of service (international, region and district level):
- 2016-2017 District Director
- 2015-2016 Program Quality Director
- 2014-2015 Lieutenant Governor Marketing
Toastmasters honors and recognition:
- 2015-2016 Excellence in Program Quality Award
- 2014-2015 Excellence in Marketing Award
How does your experience relate to Toastmasters and the region advisor role:
The region advisor role is primarily to provide support to the district leadership team. This is done through monthly calls and occasional visits to the district for face-to-face interaction and assistance with club growth efforts. Another key role is that of a trainer: during the regional training in the winter and just prior to the International Convention, the region advisors provide the leadership team training. The effectiveness of this training is key to helping the leadership team be successful. The trainers must provide needed insights, experience and formal training, but also help build relationships with the trios across the regions. This strengthens the network and provides valuable resources to help the new leadership team navigate the coming year.
What is your experience with coaching individuals and/or teams? What key strengths do you bring to the district leaders?
I have had many opportunities to serve as coach to individuals and clubs alike. Corporate environments can be challenging for members who must prioritize their work and Toastmasters goals. Over the past 20 years I have seen the pendulum effect and have been able to keep our clubs strong. As a leadership team member, I enjoyed visiting as many clubs as I could to learn more about what the members wanted and needed. Through these visits, there were many opportunities to serve as a coach. In my work environment, I was a program/project lead working with multi-function/multiyear programs. Most had little experience as project managers and it was necessary to take them to a performing team as quickly as possible.
Why are you interested in serving as region advisor?
I think my main driver is within that question: my interest in serving. I love helping others, I love seeing people grow as communicators and leaders, and I love seeing them get recognized for making their goals. It is all about paying it forward. I love sharing, helping and learning from others.