Joshua Vickery is a vocalist, teacher, conductor, director, and arts advocate and is the proud Founder and Executive Director of Central Florida Community Arts which he founded in 2010.
The organization consists of about 1100 artists in multiple choirs, an adult and youth symphony orchestra, children/youth arts program, theatre, School of Performing Arts, and arts and wellness initiatives.
In a few short years, Joshua has taken CFCA to new heights. He has been named the Arts Educational Professional of the Year by the Florida Arts Education Alliance, Top 3 Arts Advocates by Orlando Weekly, and he is also been acclaimed as 50 of the Most Powerful People in Orlando and is highly recognized as one of the Top 3 Community Leaders by Orlando Magazine.
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- How business leaders can remain balanced in their search for success, power, and money
- The importance of leading a life full of meaning and purpose
- The importance of being a part of a community, connecting to others, and building strong relationships
- How to grow from a grassroots initiative to a full-fledged organization
- How to successfully bring people together from multiple disciplines and marginalized populations
- How to create opportunities out of need as the situation calls for it
- The importance of passion and the role it plays in any grassroots initiative
- The importance of having a team that moves in the same direction from the top-down
- The importance of finding things you’re passionate about outside of work and finding time for downtime, friends, and family
- How to focus on the moments that truly fuel you and not get dragged down by the day-to-day operations