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CPR Training For LIFE!

CPR Training For LIFE! is committed to reach as many adults and children as humanly possible  to provide all with the skills 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 ability 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 educating, motivating and training 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, 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 andcustom 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 & pickle ball tournaments, gardening, and joke telling (with extra cheese!).


Vickie's is known for her infectious spirit, positive attitude and limitless persistence in "getting the job done". Her philosophy is to appreciate each and every day and live life to the fullest.  It is her hope and her mission to be an encouraging influence in the lives of all with whom she encounters.

Thank you for visiting our website.    We look forward to working with you.

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