Vivian brings twenty-five years of leadership experience in the finance and technology sectors and more than ten years executive coaching experience to her work with senior and high-potential emerging leaders across a broad range of industries.
Vivian knows what it takes to cultivate exceptional leadership. As a top finance and technology executive turned seasoned executive coach, she has spent the last three decades partnering with leaders at all levels to create meaningful and sustainable change that allows for a deepening of her client’s self-awareness, leadership impact and ability to produce measurable results.
Whether enabling rising executives to own the confidence and the relational sophistication needed to strengthen their presence, supporting C-suite visionaries to broaden and deepen their long-term reach, or guiding high-potential stars in harnessing of their unique gifts, Vivian is committed to translating her clients’ highest aspirations into accessible, sustainable change; and, acting as an insightful and dedicated guide along the way.
From her earliest days as a senior executive at Charles Schwab, Vivian has leveraged her leadership skills to align diverse groups toward a common goal, lead and form high-performing teams, and enable others to reach their highest potential. Now, with the support of a holistic set of tools and skills, Vivian helps her clients build on their signature strengths and illuminate habitual blind spots. Clients say her work gets to what really counts, stands the test of time, and is refreshingly honest and kind.
Vivian founded Gro Coaching in 2004 after completing her coaching certifications at New Ventures West and the Strozzi Institute. Previously she spent twelve years at Charles Schwab and left as a Senior Vice President. Prior to joining Schwab, Vivian was held positions as financial professional including Controller of a community bank. Vivian started her career as a Certified Public Accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick in San Francisco.
Education and Professional Affiliations
- Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley
- Certified Public Accountant (inactive), California
- Certified Integral Coach®, New Ventures Accredited Professional Coaching School
- Certified Somatic Coach, Strozzi Institute
- Transformational Coaching with the Enneagram
- Certified Five O’Clock Club Career Coach
- Certified in Booth 360 Tool
- Aletheia School on Integral Unfoldment
Vivian, although a longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, now lives near New York City in the Hudson River Valley where she enjoys the beauty and amenities of the region. She coaches clients in the United States and abroad in person, remotely or a combination of both. Vivian speaks Spanish fluently. She enjoys hiking, practicing yoga and meditation, and the never ending exploration of who she is and the unfolding of the self.