Hello!

I’m Vivian …

I’m a trained, certified, and experienced executive coach.

I founded Be Coached in 2016 with the mission to help you achieve your version of success, through your vision, by customizing a coaching experience to get you there faster.

When I got my first corporate job with a Fortune 100 company, I was thrilled, motivated and ready to “climb the ladder.”

But, I quickly learned that it was not as easy as just keeping my head down, working hard, getting results, and waiting for someone to notice.

Demands including bosses, coworkers, conflict, change, accountability, competition, raising kids, relocation, toxic work environment, were often tricky to navigate and often put me into chronic stress.

I thought that all of the demands and the resulting stress was just something that I had to survive. 

I didn’t see the role my own habits, personal triggers, and assumptions had on my ability to succeed. And, when given feedback, I certainly didn’t accept it.

I robbed myself of achieving my vision of success.

Hello!

I’m Vivian …

I’m a trained, certified, and experienced executive coach.

I founded Be Coached in 2016 with the mission to help you achieve your version of success, through your vision, by customizing a coaching experience to get you there faster.

When I got my first corporate job with a Fortune 100 company, I was thrilled, motivated and ready to “climb the ladder.”

But, I quickly learned that it was not as easy as just keeping my head down, working hard, getting results, and waiting for someone to notice.

External forces like bosses, coworkers, conflict, change, accountability, competition, raising kids, relocation, toxic work environment, were often tricky to navigate.

I blamed these obstacles for slowing me down.

I didn’t see the role my own habits, personal triggers, and assumptions had on my ability to succeed. And, when given feedback, I certainly didn’t accept it.

I robbed myself of achieving my vision of success.

Corporate Leadership Development resources are not enough …

And I should know. I created and delivered many leadership development courses myself as a Talent Development Professional!

I read books on leadership. I went to women’s conferences and summits. I had mentors.

But none of this served me in critical moments when I had to deal with difficult people and situations, conflict, crazy team dynamics, work/life balance, and stress.

You may recognize this as daily life in corporate America…

Following the nice process laid out in that leadership binder on your shelf doesn’t work in real life.

Here’s what does work.

Coaching.

It wasn’t until I worked with a coach that the light bulbs turned on for me.

My coach gave me feedback on my behaviors in the moment, called me out on my assumptions, guided me to identify what drives and triggers me, and challenged me to make some changes.

No advice.

No tips and tricks.

With the guidance and support of my coach, I got there myself.

And, I want the same outcome for you!

Through coaching with me, you’ll gain the skills to redirect yourself back to your path. By becoming aware of what drives and triggers you, you’ll respond to tricky situations more effectively. Discovering and leveraging your talents will help you gain confidence by understanding your leadership voice.

Could you get these results on your own?

Maybe.

Of course, you have the capability to do this work yourself… But, I will help you accelerate your success.

With the guidance and support of my coach, I got there myself.

And, I want the same outcome for you!

Through coaching with me, you’ll gain the skills to redirect yourself back to your path. By becoming aware of what drives and triggers you, you’ll respond to tricky situations more effectively. Discovering and leveraging your talents will help you gain confidence by understanding your leadership voice.

Could you get these results on your own?

Maybe.

Of course, you have the capability to do this work yourself… But, I will help you accelerate your success.

My coaching approach is based on Positive Psychology which is about what is Right with the person versus what is Wrong. I approach each client Fully and Completely believing that they know what they need to do more of and with the help of the coaching process, will get there themselves.

No one wants to be told what to do.

Our brains like our own ideas the best.

From My Clients…

  • Anita M. Minneapolis, MN | Sr. Director
    "Vivian took time to really engage with me on what mattered most to me during our time together. Once she knew my goals, she didn't hesitate to challenge me and drive accountability to help me think and act differently. Working with Vivian has helped me be more accepting of my "humanness" as a leader and made me realize that I do not need to aim for perfection in leadership - I just need to "be me" and lead."
    Anita M. Minneapolis, MN | Sr. Director
    eCommerce Retail Brand Holding Company
  • Linda D. | Sr. Manager
    "I felt a real sense of enlightenment as we dug into my five top traits and if you will, liberation from the perspective of who I am. Vivian's coaching style is very welcoming and approachable. She uses her innate gifts and abilities to connect with others and with me!"
    Linda D. | Sr. Manager
    Leading Insurance, Financial and Technology Company
  • Katie L.
    "Having Vivian walk me through the results of my talent strengths assessment was really valuable! I gained insight into myself and discovered things about me that I always knew existed but never saw them truly as a tool I could wield for my success at work, as a wife, and as a mother. I was blown away with what was discovered!"
    Katie L.