Talent Management Strategist, Author, Keynote Speaker, Leadership Development Trainer, Executive Coach, CxP Expert
"Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." Michael Jordan
It was this type of perseverance that made Michael Jordan among the greatest athletes in the world. As a professional, you face obstacles in your career every day as you aspire to greatness. Turn those obstacles into opportunities. You can "figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” And, you don’t have to go it alone.
Vivian Blade works with ambitious organizations and professionals who are determined to win. She has a track record of equipping professionals with the skills and self-confidence to be highly successful in their careers.
Vivian is a recognized talent development expert, working with companies to build solid and sustainable bench strength in your leadership pipeline. In her work as a consultant, author, keynote speaker, trainer and executive coach, her passion in Building Leaders and Developing Excellence empowers companies to fuel incredible leadership, and professionals to fuel incredible careers.
With over 20 years of experience working for Fortune 100 companies, GE and Humana, Vivian successfully advanced in her career to GE’s Executive Band, representing the top 4% of executives in the company. Following a successful career with GE, Vivian launched her current practice in 2009. She applies her extensive business, finance and leadership experience to coach and develop aspiring and established leaders in building high-performance, high-quality and high-service level organizations.Vivian works with the world's top companies from a variety of industries with regional to global operations.
Vivian is a prolific writer whose articles, featured in a number of professional, industry, and business publications, and published books have helped thousands of professionals succeed. She is the author of the book, "FuelForward: Discover Proven Practices to Fuel Your Career Forward", which reveals the inside secrets of career success, and a contributor to two books published by the Association for Talent Development "Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love", and “Work the Problem: How Experts Tackle Workplace Challenges”.
Vivian holds an MBA and B.S. in Business Administration and teaches aspiring leaders at the University of Louisville College of Business.
Her expertise in her field is evident in the professional certifications she holds, including GE Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Black Belt and Green Belt, Certified Project Management Professional, Certified Net Promoter Associate, and ASTD Training and Consulting Skills Certificates.
Vivian delivers an energetic, power-packed program that empowers and inspires.