Vivian VanLier is a Multi-Certified Career Coach, Published Resume Writer and Personal Branding Strategist who has been helping business professionals make transformational life and career changes, for the past 20+ years.
In addition to her excellent writing skills and expertise in the field of career management, she leverages her own unique background, training and experience in the “real” world of business to ask insightful questions that get to the heart of how her clients provide a unique promise of value to a prospective employer so they can outperform their competition in today’s highly competitive job market.
I’m committed to helping my clients gain clarity and confidence, get past limiting beliefs and see life as a journey of possibility. Whether you are seeking a new job or a new career, entering or re-entering the world of work, I’ve been there too. I firmly believe you can always reinvent yourself and reach for the stars! I’ve been a ‘trailblazer’ (breaking the glass basement twice); left the workforce, re-entered and changed careers twice before becoming an entrepreneur/solopreneur. I understand your challenges, fears and uncertainties. I also understand what drives hiring and business decision-making.
Education / Certifications
- BS in Business Administration, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
- CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer), JCTC (Job and Career Transition Coach), CEIP (Certified Employment Interview Professional), CPBS (Certified Personal Branding Strategist,) “Now What” Life Blueprint Facilitator (Laura Berman Fortgang), “Get Clients Now!” Facilitator.
- Additional training in Executive Coaching, Online Identity, Writing, LinkedIn Profiles, Life Coaching, and other career related topics.
Prior Professional Background
Prior to transitioning into the field of resume writing and career coaching, Vivian’s professional background included 10+ years of public and corporate accounting and 3 years of commercial real estate. She was hired as the first female accountant at her first two positions (breaking a long-held belief that only men could be trusted with the numbers 1 through 9 plus zero!)
Publications and Publicity
Vivian has been quoted as a career expert in 100+ newspapers, publications and websites such as Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com, TheLadders.com, Women in Technology (WITI) and CNNMoney.com, and was identified as one of “Hollywood’s top Career Counselors” on E! Entertainment. She’s been a contributor to 30+ nationally-published books.
Public Speaking / Presentations
Vivian has been a speaker, presenter and facilitator at professional conferences, universities, public career events and foundations in the US and Canada.
I write the Knock em Dead books about resumes, job search and career management issues. I have known Vivian for years and regard her as a worthy colleague and friend. She knows what she is doing, cares about the people with whom she works, and she is a great human being too. – Martin Yate, Author
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