We had the good fortune of connecting with Victoria Kopp and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Victoria, how do you think about risk?
I think I’m always taking some sort of risk and perhaps most people are, even if they don’t see it that way. From joining the army, to jumping out of a plane in Hawaii, to starting my own business – risk taking has been my life. The amazing thing about the risks or choices I make is that once I’m in, I’m all the way in. Even switching from psychology to life coaching was a risk. But after 6 years in the army, coaching was the thing that helped me manage my anxiety and heal my confidence. If me taking this risk can help anyone who was like I was, then it was the best risk I could have ever taken.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I personally sought out coaching because I hated myself, had little to no boundaries, and was still suffering from anxiety after my tour in Afghanistan. Coaching supported my healing and challenged me to go even further. Because of Life Coaching I haven’t had a panic attack in about four years. Once it worked for me and gave me the peace I was longing for, I knew I had to give it back to others. Personal development is never ending. That is the beauty and the challenge of it. I am continuously allowing myself to heal, learn, and grow as a person and a coach. The biggest challenge in getting to this place, for me, was realizing I didn’t have all of the answers and that I’m not supposed to. I don’t have to be perfect in order to help others heal. As a matter of fact, the more honest I am the more relatable I become and the more achievable results feel for others.
I am honored and appreciative of the clients I have, the lessons I’ve learned that help them, and the safe space I get to create for their healing. Victory Life Coaching has been the most challenging and rewarding blessing so far in my life. Seeing other people set free and thrive is my heart’s mission come to life through VLC.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Some of my go-to places around the city are Battle Ax. It’s this amazingly fun ax throwing space where the staff is very friendly and helpful. Of course The Battery. It’s right up the street from me and has so many great places. At The Battery you must eat Jeni’s ice cream, have a flight of wine at Cru, and try as much of the menu at Superica. After you’re nice and full, stop by PBR for the mechanical bull! It’s my favorite thing to have my friends try. To end the week I would dance Zouk in Piedmont Park at 4:30pm on Sunday and then head over to Taverna Plaka for Sunset Salsa at 5:00pm.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My whole entire life is full of shout outs! I’ve had incredible luck with people pushing me and expecting good things for me. This shout out I’m going to have specifically give you my parents, however.
My dad supports any dream I have ever had with full conviction that I can succeed with enough work; and his willingness to coach me has always encouraged me to do and then do again. I’m so grateful for this.
And my mom is the consistent rock that has only ever wanted the best for me. She wanted me to be strong and wise, so she did her best to be those things as an example.
My parents are my and my two brothers biggest support system. They raised the floor so high for us that I am glad I’m not afraid of heights. I get to continue building because of what they’ve given us.