Viktoria Abelson, ACC, MBA, MSIMC, CPC, ELI-MP

Senior Consultant - Healthcare

Vicki Abelson is dedicated to leadership development across all levels of an organization’s continuum. As a Certified Professional Coach, Vicki combines her 15 years of healthcare leadership experience with research proven methodologies to help leaders and organizations realize their biggest goals.

Vicki specializes in helping clients to understand themselves better, developing action plans that move beyond a to do list, and creating personalized and meaningful accountability that propels a leader forward.

Career Highlights

  • 15 years of healthcare management experience in a large academic physician group
  • Led multidisciplinary teams that designed, built, and implemented a charge capture and billing system
  • Built a revenue management department that went from supporting 5 clinics to over 50 clinics in 2 years
  • Created a leadership path that allowed 5 direct reports to grow into progressively larger areas of responsibility and impact, including senior leadership roles

Areas of Specialization

  • Leadership Development for Mid-career Professionals
  • Action Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Women in Leadership
  • Work Life Integration

Unique Attributes

  • MBA and MSIMC from Loyola University in Chicago
  • Coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • Over 15 years of healthcare management experience including operations, revenue management, finance, and project management
  • Certified Energy Leader Index Master Practitioner
  • Developed curriculum on building resilience, stress management, and building confidence
  • Trained in Crucial Conversations, The Power of Habit, and Getting Things Done
  • Hobbies

    Yoga, hiking, drinking coffee

  • Food

    Pizza, sushi, bagels with lox and cream cheese

  • Movie

    Pride and Prejudice

  • TV Show

    The one I am currently watching

  • Book

    Fiction: Pride and Prejudice. Non Fiction: The Power of Habit

  • Quote

    Wherever you go, there you are

Consultant Insights

  • My ideal client is someone [an organization] that:

    Someone who is passionate about their career, who wants to grow, and who wants to see their team do amazing things.

  • The highlight of my career so far has been:

    Helping new leaders grow into progressively bigger and more impactful roles. Growing my own career from front desk employee to a senior leader within my department.

  • My superpower as a coach is:

    Cheerleading and being a calm presence.

  • My philosophy on life is:

    You get out of life, what you put into it.

  • I hope my legacy is one of:

    Kindness, purpose, and impact.