About Vivian

Vivian Blade

Recognized as one of Engagedly’s Top 100 Global HR Influencers of 2021, Vivian Blade, MBA, MBB, PMP is a sought-after leadership expert and thought leader. She works with the world’s top brands, equipping leaders with the resilience that inspires teams to recover quickly in the face of ongoing disruption and thrive in spite of insurmountable odds. Her impact is felt as a frequent speaker for association conferences, and in delivering transformative leadership development programs, executive coaching and consulting for corporations. 

In her work with the world’s top companies, Vivian applies her extensive business, finance and leadership experience from a 20-year corporate career with Humana and GE, to coach and develop aspiring and established leaders in building high-performance, high-quality and high-service level organizations.  Her corporate experience as a leader and individual contributor spans product management, marketing, ecommerce, Lean Six Sigma and customer experience. She also works in academia as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Louisville College of Business.

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. Her #1 best-selling book Resilience Ready: The Leader’s Guide to Thriving Through Unrelenting Crises reveals the key to living and leading with resilience. FuelForward: Discover Proven Practices to Fuel Your Career Forward reveals the inside secrets of career success. And her upcoming book, Influence, unpacks how to SCALE this essential skill for greater impact. She also is a contributor to two additional 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 fulfills her passion for growing the next generation of confident and competent leaders by volunteering her time on the boards of various organizations, including Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and The Lincoln Foundation.

You may contact Vivian at vivian@vivianblade.com / vivianblade.com.