Vivian James Rigney

Vivian delivers Peak Performance Coaching to successful business leaders and executives across the United States and Europe. Prior to coaching, he worked in corporate at executive level, understanding through personal experience the connection between successful leadership and the elements of trust, authenticity, effective communication and emotional intelligence. Vivian has since built up a successful coaching practice throughout four continents.

He has lived and worked in the United States, Germany, France, the UK, South Africa and Finland.

Recent Coaching Assignments

  • Newly recruited functional head of an international finance company  who rapidly ascended to senior executive level by demonstrating strong and empathetic leadership during a period of turbulent and dramatic organizational and environmental change
  • Senior Vice President of a major global technology company  including preparation towards a C-level position, including board gravitas, smarter negotiation skills and cross-departmental leadership
  • Global Vice President of a leading pharmaceutical company  working to support her new position and influence at board level (on-boarding)
  • North American CEO of an international food company  supporting his thinking and effectiveness at managing his team’s development, as well as developing more effective strategies at managing upwards with his board
  • Senior Vice President of Marketing for a major consumer products company  developing behavioral flexibility with different audiences, particularly international. Improving awareness of and application of Emotional Intelligence within her leadership style
  • Managing Director of an International Investment Bank, who, while operationally and technically talented, wanted to have much greater impact and connection with key stakeholders

Education & Professional Qualifications

  • MBA – International Business and Finance, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France
  • MII Marketing, Dublin Business School, Ireland
  • Influence and Negotiation Strategies Program, Stanford University – Executive Education
  • Best Practices in Leadership Program, Harvard Business School – Executive Education
  • Advanced Diploma Executive Coaching Mastery, Kudos, Oxford, UK
  • Masters in NLP Applied Psychology, ITS, London, UK
  • Certification in Coaching, ITS, London, UK
  • Member, International Coach Federation

Coaching Signature

Vivian has an open, direct and intuitive, yet empathetic coaching style, with an emphasis on developing strong trust and rapport with his clients. His coaching challenges thinking, behavior and attitudes, towards sustainable change in performance. This is achieved within an accountable and dynamic partnership between coach and client.

As a mountaineer, he has successfully climbed the highest peaks on all seven Continents – most recently Asia’s Mount Everest in 2010. This has been a particularly challenging, humbling and rewarding journey – one that links powerfully with his coaching in facing challenges through personal growth.

Contact Information

Tel: +1-212-922-0931

Mobile: +1-646-684-5353

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Posted on 14th Jun 2021

By Andrew Deichler June 7, 2021 Clients tout skills learned in coaching that helped them through pandemic struggles fter taking an initial hit in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, coaching has demonstrated surprising resiliency. This emerging industry and profession has proved to be an asset to many companies—even during a time when organizations have been cutting […]

Posted on 25th Jan 2016

It is perhaps one of the fastest growing areas in corporate human development—how to create high performing teams. And, I stress the word human, because the keys to success nowadays have less to do with IQ smarts and competence/skills, and more to do with the ways in which individuals trust, engage, communicate and execute together.     Today, there […]

Posted on 17th Dec 2015

NEW YORK, NY, May 11, 2011 – “Alpha” personalities rule in business. But these men and women who dominate and domineer colleagues and subordinates, and can insist on always getting their way, often ignore their blind spots and may actually cause more damage than they’re worth. Even with all their smarts and drive, Alpha leaders are apt to […]

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