Vivian Blade

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What I Like to talk About

Women's personal empowerment in live and career. How to love yourself first to empower your life.

Unwritten rules to career success - secrets to getting promoted

Leadership development

Executive presence

Self promotion and managing your personal brand / reputation

My Background

Vivian Blade works with ambitious organizations and professionals who are determined to win. She is a recognized talent management expert, working with companies like yours to build solid and sustainable bench strength in your leadership pipeline. In her work as a consultant, author, keynote speaker, trainer and executive coach, her passion in Building Leaders and Developing Excellence empowers companies to fuel incredible leadership, and professionals to fuel incredible careers. 

Vivian has over 20 years of experience working for Fortune 100 companies, GE and Humana. Her experience and background make her the ideal professional for your company’s talent pipeline development. She holds an MBA and B.S. in Business Administration and teaches aspiring leaders at 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 book have helped thousands of professionals succeed.  She is the author of two books that reveal the inside secrets of career success: "FuelForward: Discover Proven Practices to Fuel Your Career Forward" (, and a contributor to "Find Your Fit", a book from the Association for Talent Development (

Vivian’s expertise in her field is evident in the professional certifications she holds, including GE Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Black Belt and Green Belt, Certified Project Management Professional, Certified Net Promoter Associate, and ASTD Training and Consulting Skills Certificates.

In 2009, she launched Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting, LLC.  She has worked with many global organizations, such as Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Brown-Forman, and GE, as well as individual professionals. 


I am the Program Committee Chair for the Kentucky Organization of Nurse Leaders. Each year we have a leadership conference for nurse leaders of all levels. Planning this event is a really big job - especially finding great and engaging speakers that our not-for-profit organization can afford. For our 2014 conference, with all of the changes going on in healthcare, our committee decided we need to find someone who could provide high quality education and information about how to deal with organizational change. Fortunately, one of our committee members put us in touch with Vivian Blade. Vivian was able to work our meeting into her schedule and created an excellent, very interactive and engaging presentation specific for our group's needs, about dealing with organizational change - thriving though change, and developing innovative strategies to address and facilitate change. Her information was cutting edge and it was great working with Vivian!



I had the privilege to collaborate with Vivian Blade, President and CEO of Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting, LLC to create a video on ‘Navigating Your Career using Mentors and Sponsors” for Humana’s Women’s NRG group. Vivian was instrumental in sharing valuable career insights for our associates. The technology capabilities and PowerPoint was high quality, and outstanding. Her communication style was clear, concise and engaging. Likewise, Vivian provided great insight in managing various types of professional relationships and powerful suggestions on how to strategically select the right mentor and sponsor related to associates development needs. 

I highly recommend Vivian Blade to present on mentoring and sponsorship. And, I do plan to collaborate with her in the near future.

Vonya Hodrick
WNRG WAH Committee Leader


Vivian is an absolute professional. She is graceful and powerful when she speaks and her expertise really came through as my guest on my podcast I received so many comments back from her interview and I know her insight was invaluable to my listeners. Thanks, Vivian!

Priscilla McKinney
President, LiTTLE Bird Marketing | Branding and Digital Marketing Expert | Keynote Speaker

Previous Speech Topics

Association for Talent Development International Conference

Women in Technology Conference

National Association of Women MBAs National Conference

Delphi Center Public Workshop

Books I Recommend

My Clients


Louisville, Kentucky

FuelForward® to the Life You’ll Love
FuelForward® to the Career You Deserve


Available Upon Request


Women's self empowerment Career advancement Executive Presence Career Success