Advice on Decision Making

Decision making

After graduating from San Diego State University, Victoria Marie entered Corporate America, where she spent 15 years climbing the ladder of a manufacturing company until she ultimately became 1 of 5 Senior Managers. Despite finding success in this realm she chose to leave Corporate America to follow her passion, eventually earning CTACC Credentials as a Life Coach.
Today Victoria Marie has created programs geared toward young women who are in a transitional period. She works with clients, individually and in groups, face to face, as well as nationwide via phone sessions. Each client is valued individually with the work and program molded to ensure optimal growth and progression for each person. The following activity comes from her Life Coaching Workbook and focuses specifically on sound decision making.

“Every decision you make — every decision that you make every second — is not a decision about what to do, it is a decision about who you are. Every act is an act of self-definition.” ~Neale Donald Walsch

Problem Solving  –  Living Life Productively & Efficiently  —  Lifework: Segment 4 Section 1

Tips On Improving Critical Thinking

  1. Play strategy games: sudoku and solve crossword puzzles.
  2. Read more.
  3. Reading improves focus, imagination and vocabulary which results in heightened thinking skills.
  4. Engage in healthy debates in class or with your friends. Argue both sides of an argument.
  5. As Edward De Bono, the lateral thinking psychologist suggests, use the GBI technique, in which you list the good, bad and interesting points of a position.
    1. Look at a problem from as many viewpoints as possible

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein



decision making authorThanks to Transitions contributor Victoria Marie, CTACC –

One of Victoria Marie’s greatest joys is being a member of Alpha Phi. She joined the Gamma Alpha chapter during her collegiate years at San Diego State University and found leadership positions within the chapter: 1st as Historian, and later as the Rush Chairwoman for the 1989 Fall Rush. Victoria Marie attempts to stay in regular contact with the Alpha Phi sisters of her time, and has participated in several of the Alumni Teas & Homecoming events. Giving back to the sisterhood is the greatest gift Victoria Marie desires. If you would like to find out more about Victoria Marie’s work, visit