Driven To Thrive: Your Go-To Career GPS for Success

10 Proven Strategies to Excel, Expand, & Elevate Your Career And Life

Driven To Thrive: Your Go-To Career GPS for Success

10 Proven Strategies to Excel, Expand, & Elevate Your Career And Life

About Driven to Thrive

Could you imagine?

Waking up every morning feeling energized, empowered and fulfilled within your career and personal life? Finding yourself doing purposeful work inside of an inclusive environment where you are seen, heard, and valued? Knowing exactly how to drive your career forward, while creating incredible value for your organization? Having the right strategies, tools, resources, and relationships to confidently achieve all your personal and professional goals?

If these things sound like faraway dreams instead of achievable realities, then Driven To Thrive by Alicia D. Reece should be your next read.

As a global executive coach and corporate consultant for some of the most talented leaders and respected Fortune 500 organizations, Alicia’s groundbreaking book reveals ten proven strategies to excel, expand, and elevate your career and life.

She draws upon over twenty years of experience as an HR leader, executive coach, business consultant and advocate for corporate professionals.

Having partnered with organizations like: Cisco, Gilead Sciences, Salesforce, NCR, Warner Brothers, FedEx, and more, Alicia shares the number one, game-changing secret to personal and professional success: emotional intelligence.

In the pages of Driven To Thrive, you’ll learn how to:

  • Harness your power 
  • Supercharge your career
  • Communicate with confidence
  • Level up your leadership
  • Win the game of organizational politics
  • Navigate career crossroads
  • Flourish in transitions
  • Position yourself to prosper

…and much more.

Whether you’re reassessing your career path, transitioning into a new role that requires you to deepen your leadership capacity, or desiring to positively impact your organization as a leader, let Driven To Thrive serve as your go-to GPS for success.

What Readers are Saying About Driven to Thrive

“Alicia is a masterful executive coach who has partnered with clients in Fortune 500 companies to achieve breakthrough results for more than twenty years. Now she is sharing her robust toolkit, knowledge, and wisdom is career management and leadership development with the world in this excellent read…Driven to Thrive. You will be inspired, motivated, empowered, and most importantly, armed with proven best practices to use in elevating your career and life.”


Clifford Samuel, Senior Vice President

Global Patient Solutions at Gilead Sciences (1996 – 2020)

“With an incredibly diverse background in the HR arena, Alicia has held multiple roles and has always had a strong focus on growth and impact. You can count on her to bring the power of her experience, leadership, and creativity to any challenge while also having a very authentic and motivating approach. She is a role model whom others regularly seek out for guidance, collaborative thinking, and coaching.”


-Francine Katsoudas, Executive Vice President

Chief People Officer at Cisco

“A timely and poignant book as professionals grapple with what’s next. Alicia is the executive coach you want to learn from and her book is crucial reading for those who want to optimize their careers, need to reassess their current career paths, or up level their leadership.”

-Jessica Charles, VP of Programming at Forbes

“There are a lot of ‘career coaches’ who offer very little, and then there is Alicia Reece. Alicia is a consummate professional who has all the ‘right stuff’ to help career-focused individuals achieve their career objectives. Her new, must-read book, Driven to Thrive, is right on point and a complement to her excellent one-on-one coaching sessions.”


-David Richardson, Founder and CEO of National Sales Network

Driven to Thrive is a riveting and thoughtfully crafted triumph that captures Alicia’s genius as an executive coach and leadership development thought leader. Alicia has skillfully leveraged her expertise in career management, leadership development, and business to create a playbook that merits deep reflection and will empower you to advance in your career and life.”


-Margarita Ramos, Principal Corporate Counsel at

Microsoft & Board Advisor to Bindle

Meet the Author

Alicia D. Reece is a certified executive coach, corporate consultant and facilitator, talent strategist, author and professional speaker. She brings over 20 years of global experience working with an array of Fortune 500 and enterprise clients, including: KPMG, Cisco, LinkedIn, Gilead Sciences, Kite Pharmaceutical, Lyft, FedEx, Salesforce, Warner Brothers, and others.

Alicia is the Founder and Principal of The Reece Group, a high-performance coaching and corporate consulting firm specializing in results and impact-driven strategies that energize employees, leaders, and cultivate teams.

The Reece Group offers customized assessments, training and strategies that empower professionals, leaders and organizations with the tools to effectively manage relationships, advance their careers and increase organizational effectiveness.

Having spent the majority of her career in HR leadership roles, Alicia is deeply invested in supporting professionals at any stage with navigating their careers with purpose, passion, and peace of mind.

With a reputation as a strategic business partner, Alicia’s skills as a consultant and collaborator have allowed her to lead and greatly contribute to diversity and inclusion initiatives, acquisition integrations, change management, leadership development, and transform employee engagement and retention within organizations.

Her work has led to transformative outcomes for both leaders and organizations, that include:


  • Helping companies enrich their career and leadership program offerings.
  • Collaborating with senior executives on inclusion and diversity strategies with an emphasis on the attraction, retention, and advancement of underrepresented populations
  • Mobilizing employee networks to drive business value in Human Resources, Sales & Marketing and Government Affairs
  • Devising a global high-potential leadership pipeline network
  • Partnering with leaders to drive their strategic planning and visioning processes.

Alicia holds a master’s degree in Strategic Leadership from the University of Memphis and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

She is a graduate of Coach U and possesses a host of certifications, including:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Hogan Assessment
  • Standout (Strengths)
  • DISC
  • Six Sigma (Green Belt) & Lean

Alicia has served on the board of the Technology Association of Georgia’s Workplace Learning Society.

When not empowering professionals and leaders in the workplace, Alicia enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter, wellness activities, and engaging in philanthropic initiatives.

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