Vivian Hairston Blade, MBA, MBB, PMP

President & CEO 

Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting, LLC

Vivian Blade, MBA, MBB, PMP is a recognized 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 the face of her own crisis following a successful 20-year corporate career with Fortune 100 companies, Humana and GE, Vivian launched her current leadership consulting practice, applying 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.  She also works in academia as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Louisville College of Business.

Vivian is the author of two books, FuelForward: Discover Proven Practices to Fuel Your Career Forward, which reveals the unwritten rules to career success, and Resilience Ready: The Leader’s Guide to Thriving Through Unrelenting Crises. She is 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 is also passionate about making a difference in her community, leading and serving on the board of directors for a number of service and professional organizations.

For more information on her inclusive leadership development / talent management consulting, training, assessments, speaking, and executive coaching, contact Vivian at: