Inspire. Engage. Transform.

VIVA is a social impact consulting firm offering comprehensive training, strategy, and communications consultation services.

ABOUT OUR COACHING & TRAINING SERVICES

Our premise: What do leaders have to know, and what skills to they have to possess, to be effective change agents? Using our years of leadership, training, coaching, and facilitation coupled with evidence from the field, we deliver programs that fuel leaders, their colleagues, and their communities. Emerging and established leaders will benefit from this time well spent.

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GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Deepen your understanding of leadership, its application, and its implication for your personal and professional life. Refine your understanding of your principal leadership style. Organize yourself and your work in ways that motivate yourself and others. Work positively with your team to achieve joint goals. Effectively engage board and staff. Plan powerful retreats that are worth everyone’s time. Share in our executive coaching, thought partnership, and wise counsel to increase your impact.

LEADERSHIP LEARNING COMMUNITY

The power of the cohort. Peer groups offer a powerful context for leadership development. Our cohort model combines emerging and established leaders in learning communities. Participants lead organizations that receive grant funding from our funder clients. With room for reflection, our work together is highly interactive. We use coaching, training, and other capacity building approaches to create lasting impact for the leaders, their organizations, and their funders.

EXECUTIVE COACHING

See you later indecision. Get coached. Adopt an inquiry-based approach to personal and professional development. Create impact through greater self-awareness, action planning, learning, and growth. Our experience is that you already know the answers to most of your questions but you need support drawing the answers out. We ask powerful but neutral questions, provide a safe harbor for reflection, and encourage you to act on next steps.

COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

Hone the essential skills you need to communicate effectively. Practice positive and strategic business communications that will serve you and your organization. Come to a communications boot camp and improve your messages and their delivery. Want to communicate better as a leader with peers, staff, and stakeholders? Practice your interpersonal communication skills with other leaders. Develop practical and immediately deployable knowledge and skills.

TEAMBUILDING AND COLLABORATION

Unity. Collaboration. These words get tossed around a lot. But how to actually develop cohesion and enthusiastic forward motion? These workshops support the development of practical skills and tools for tapping the creativity, experience, and commitment of internal and external collaborators. Participants have a forum in which to explore their challenges and aspirations as leaders.

MEETING FACILITATION

Death by meeting. We’ve all been there. Be the leader who is known for great meetings. This interactive workshop provides you with a primer on meeting theory and a facilitation framework for immediate use. Design meetings of the right type, setting, and duration. Get tools, tips, and techniques for facilitating successful meetings that create buy-in, and build lasting agreements.

OUR CONSULTING SERVICES

VIVA’s clients also benefit from our wide range of consultation services including strategy, communications, and implementation support.