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Nicole Caley selected to be featured in IAOTP’s Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication

New York, New York, United States - 01-24-2023 -

Nicole Caley, Founder, CEO (Chief Executive Optimist) for Living Virtuously LLC, was recently selected to be featured in the 2nd Edition of the Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

While being selected to be published in IAOTP's Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication is an honor, only 50 of the world's most brilliant, courageous, inspirational professionals are selected for this distinction.

These special honorees are hand selected to share their stories of perseverance, resilience, passion, and strength. Nicole Caley has made outstanding contributions to society and had an incredible impact on her industry. A chapter will be dedicated to each honoree. The book is anticipated to be released in the 1st quarter of 2023.

Ms. Caley will have a dedicated chapter in the 2nd Edition of the Top 50 Fearless Leaders Publication. She will be honored for this distinction at IAOTP's Annual Awards Gala in December 2023. She was recently honored at IAOTP's Annual Awards Gala at the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, as the Most Inspirational Member of the Year for 2022.

Through Living Virtuously LLC, Nicole exudes her true passion for serving, extending well beyond the Chicagoland area, through private speaking engagements and volunteer work specifically focused on young girls from the inner city of Chicago. While many may say she was a victim of child sexual abuse, Nicole prefers to refer to that time in her life as a gift she was given to help others. She chose to channel pain and sadness into a victory, a shame she defeated and would spend a lifetime helping others defeat as well. Nicole has used Living Virtuously and her story to provide tools to help not only young girls, but also adult women triumph over past sexual abuse. Nicole is relatable and authentic; she understands and connects with people from all backgrounds, social statuses, ethnicities, and religions. She teaches people that their past does not have to dictate their future. 

In addition to Nicole's passion for the empowerment of women, her impressive repertoire of roles includes almost two decades of senior leadership roles in operational accounting at multi-billion-dollar organizations. In her full time “job” Nicole concentrates on organizational leadership, staff development, and training in her roles. While in these roles, Nicole has hosted several Women's Leadership Summits that led to efforts to develop a Women's Business Council to support women's leadership opportunities and close the gender gap in senior leadership. In 2019 she was featured in the book America's Leading Ladies Who Positively Impact the World, sharing the pages with Oprah Winfrey, Melinda Gates, and many other amazing women. 

In late 2018, Nicole established Payables Solutions Partners, LLC., intending to drive continued advancement in the world of Accounts Payable (AP). As an advisor, she guides global organizations through systems, processes, and organizational changes. She also completes a full review of their AP operation to offer a comprehensive plan to meet the client's business needs. Nicole also provides leadership coaching, specializing in emotional intelligence, conflict management, and creating high-performing teams. 

Nicole dedicates a significant amount of her free time as the President of the Board of the Illinois Chapter of the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM). She is also a valued partner of IOFM, teaching global certification for accounts payable specialists and managers (APS/APM), accounts receivable specialists and managers (ARS/ARM), procure-to-pay specialists and managers (P2PS/P2PM), and order-to-cash specialist and managers (O2CS/O2CM).

Before embarking on her career path, Nicole earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting with a Certificate in Forensic Accounting and then her Master of Business Administration from Benedictine University. 

Throughout her remarkable career, Nicole has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. In 2016, she was awarded AP Director of the Year for Organizations >$1B by the Institute of Finance and Management. In 2017, she was selected as Outstanding Professional of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. For 2018, she was selected as the Top Professional of the Year in Finance and Management by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP), and for 2019 selected as Empowered Woman of the Year and featured in TIP (Top Professional Industry) magazine. She was awarded IAOTP's Most Inspirational Member of the Year for 2022. In 2021, Nicole was awarded the Benedictine University Alumni Rising Star Award, which recognizes graduates that have made significant contributions to their field. This year she will be considered for an exclusive interview on TIP Radio.

Looking back, Nicole attributes her success to her resilience, perseverance, her drive to choose, and staying passionate in all her business endeavors. When not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. In the future, she will continue making an impact on young girls lives through her speaking and coaching abilities and her extraordinary life experiences.

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization that handpicks the world's finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries. These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers, and help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You must be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires. IAOTP prides itself to be a one-of-a-kind boutique networking organization that hand-picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals together.

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