Bio

Above and Beyond Associates mission and passion is to help people and companies strive to go “Above and Beyond’ others’ and your own expectations in their lives and/or businesses.

We strive to help you navigate over roadblocks, look above and beyond obstacles, and reduce negative impacts that invade our lives.

Good skills and knowledge bring a lot to the office place.  If you cannot see where you want to go and you feel like you are on a dead end street without lights, we can help.  We strive to help you see that guiding light that leads to success for you as well as for your company.

As our client, it is all about your needs and how we can partner with you to reach your goals and get you back on a passionate life journey.  We do not tell you where to go or what to do, but we will help you discover that path that leads to satisfaction and a sense of self-worth For You!

Change will happen, and to have the tools to better adjust to change can make the difference from success and failure.

Remember life can be fun if we are aware of roadblocks and have a mission to move forward, over, around, or through those impossible times and obstacles.

Vicki Toepfer

vicki@aboveandbeyondassociates.com 

Vicki Toepfer, having a passion to helping others achieve their goals, started as an (entrepreneur) small business owner in the service industry.  Working for nearly 20 years in various areas of corporations as well as running a side business, she has held positions in management for accounting, sales, customer service, human resource, and information technology.  Vicki used opportunities in these business functions to help corporations achieve business milestones and financial goals. She supported areas of quality control, purchasing, inventory control to gain respect for each area and the importance of how business collaboration contributes to the success of people and organizations.  So many times departments have a misconceptions that the certain teams do not serve an important role in the success of the company.  Many people who hold these positions live within their comfort zone and fail to communicate with other key stakeholders.  This leads to miscommunication, confusion, lack of respect, and trust issues that result in bad feelings between people and teams.

Vicki has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. She also holds a double Associates Science Degree in Accounting and Business Administration.

Stan Toepfer

stan.l.toepfer@gmail.com

Stan has taught in the public school system for 34 years instructing students in agriculture, FFA, and leadership.  He has been a driving force in improving student’s lives by challenging them to do the impossible and strive and set goals to do something that is not within the realm of what they thought they could accomplish.  Stan was very forward thinking in his classroom instruction and always wanted to stay on the cutting edge of new technology and new job areas to gain the interest of students. He was very active in the State Agriculture Teachers organization and was president as well.  He was advisor to the Highland Community College Servant Leadership program for 15 years, getting kids involved to give back to their local communities by leading through serving.  Most recently, Stan has been actively teaching at Rock Valley College as an aviation mechanics adjunct professor.

Stan brings a different and unique approach to the business world.  He has worked with young employees entering the job market.  He knows how they think, how they will perform best in situations, and what drives young employees to be successful for organizations.  His background might be different but his approach is the same, helping businesses to be successful and helping them push through tough times and emerge out on top.

Stan Toepfer has a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics, teaching certificate, Masters in Agronomy.  Stan has also received his Associates degree in aviation mechanics and does maintenance on his personal plane.