Nicole Tanner, PhD

Managing Partner

(650) 517-6235

nicole@viva-strategy.com

About Nicole

Nicole brings 20 years of experience in the public, non-­profit and philanthropic sectors including facilitating strategic planning processes and organizational change, and providing strategic communications consultation and execution. Her strong leadership and communications skills, paired with her commitment to quality, have been essential for designing and implementing a diverse array of large-­scale, high impact projects and initiatives. Nicole is known for being a visionary and strategic thinker, with an ability to grasp the complexities of multi­-sector partnerships and to expertly facilitate diverse groups towards their shared vision. She has a Master of Arts degree in Education, with a focus on Group Dynamics & Leadership in Multi­-Sector Partnerships and a Ph.D. in Education with a focus on Leadership in Community Collaboratives for Children from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Hidden Talent: I can milk a cow.

Favorite Word: Love.

I’m Inspired By: Leaders who consistently stand up for doing what is right no matter what.

Super Power I’d Like to Have: All of Wonder Woman’s super powers. Having super speed would be great and I would definitely like her bracelets, Lasso of Truth and the Tiara of Telepathy.