Nicole Caley, Founder, CEO (Chief Executive Optimist) for Living Virtuously LLC, was recently selected by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) as the Most Inspirational Member of the Year for 2022.
Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor, and only 1 member is selected for this distinction. Nicole Caley is being recognized for her exemplary efforts and genuine dedication to inspire and empower professionals all over the world, while enhancing society with her service and dedication. She has more than 20 years of professional experience as an expert in the accounting industry. Nicole is committed to the development of others and the professional guidance; she provides through her leadership efforts. She is also a sought-after motivational speaker.
Nicole was previously honored at IAOTP’s 2018 Annual Awards Gala as their Top Professional of the Year in Finance and Management, and she was awarded as IAOTP’s 2019 Empowered Woman of the Year at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. As the Most Inspirational Member of the Year for 2022, she will receive this honor on stage at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas this December. www.iaotp.com/award-gala
The President of IAOTP Stephanie Cirami stated, “We are honored to have Nicole Caley as part of the IAOTP family. She is an effective leader, who adds true substance and depth to every role she has served. Being recognized by IAOTP as a unique individual, she has maintained her commitments to her community and shows extraordinary efforts in all she is affiliated with. We know we will continue to see great things from this amazing woman.”
Nicole’s impressive repertoire of roles includes almost two decades of senior leadership roles in operational accounting at multi-billion-dollar organizations. In her roles, Nicole concentrates on organizational leadership, staff development, and training. While in these roles, Nicole has hosted several Women’s Leadership Summits that led to efforts of developing a Women’s Business Council to support women’s leadership opportunities and close the gender gap on 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.
Through Living Virtuously LLC, Nicole exudes her true passion of serving the Chicagoland area through private speaking engagements and volunteer work that are specifically focused on the young girls from the inner city of Chicago. She provides tools to help them triumph past sexual abuse. Nicole is relatable and authentic, she understands and connects with people from all backgrounds, social statuses, ethnicities, and religions.
In late 2018, Nicole established Payables Solutions Partners, LLC. with the goal of driving continued advancement in the world of Accounts Payable (AP). As an advisor, she provides guidance to global organizations as they navigate through systems, process, and organizational changes, as well as completing a full review of their AP operation to provide 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 specialist and managers (APS/APM), accounts receivable specialist and managers (ARS/ARM), procure-to-pay specialist 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. In 2021, Nicole was awarded with 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 perseverance, mentors she has had along the way, and staying passionate in all her business endeavors. When not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. For 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 who 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 to 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.
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