CPR Training For LIFE! is committed to reach as many adults and children as humanly possible to empower all with the skills, knowledgement and confidence to potentially save a life!
CPR Training For LIFE! was founded by Vickie Onesti, President and Certified Instructor, who launched the company after her first-hand experience with the devastation of heart disease and learned about the tremendous benefits of empowering organizations, schools and communities with the education, resources and confidence to make positive changes and make a difference. Vickie is Instructor-certified through the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross to train and certify adults and children in CPR/AED and Emergency First Aid disciplines. She has spent more than 30 years in educating, training and motivating others to succeed in a variety of corporate, community and business endeavors. In addition to serving in executive roles in the commercial real estate industry and as a Director for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and sitting on the Safety Committee for Associated Builders and Contractors, she continues to consult for a number of corporate, entertainment and charitable organizations in the areas of business development, fund raising and event planning.
CPR Training For LIFE! is a division of One Stitch Training Corporation which is named in honor of Vickie's beloved parents who were both clothing designers and custom tailors and who taught Vickie and her brothers, Ron and Rich about the values of hard work, community engagement, contributing to social causes, and the importance of family.
Vickie was raised and educated in Chicago where she attended DePaul University and studied Marketing and Communications. Vickie enjoys spending her personal time with her two children, her close-knit family and large group of friends and colleagues. In her free time, you will find her contributing to community and social causes, involving herself in or creating programs to empower women and children, enjoying the outdoors, competing in racquetball tournaments, gardening, and telling jokes (with extra cheese!).
Vickie's is known for her infectious spirit, positive attitude and limitless approach to life!. Her philosophy is to appreciate each and every day and approach life in a "YES THEORY" sort of way. It is her hope and her mission to be an encouraging influence in the lives of all with whom she encounters.
I thank sincerely, for visiting our website - from my heart to yours! Vickie