top of page


Executive Coaching Testimonials

Entrepreneur Using Mobile Phone

Working with Vivian as a coach was one of the best things I have done for my professional and personal growth.  Throughout our sessions, I grew tremendously, not only as a leader but as a better communicator.
I gained the skills and confidence to navigate a dynamic working environment and now approach situations much differently because of the tools I was given.  This progression has made me more effective, productive, and successful.  Vivian’s commitment to my progress was evident in every interaction, and she always remains available whenever I need advice.  I honestly would not be where I am today without her coaching, and I am forever fortunate that our paths crossed.

Steven L. Belmont, DNP, CRNA, APRN, CFII
Assistant Professor of the Practice
Assistant Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program

Vivian has provided me with the foundation and thought processes on how to improve my leadership skills, communication, and overall executive presence.”

Thomas Scalera, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ITT Corporation

“Vivian is a seasoned professional who was extremely helpful to me as I transitioned to a new role within my company. She skillfully guides, using her knowledge and insight as to what makes leaders of organizations successful, and she was an invaluable resource who helped me to identify and focus on specific areas of strategic importance to the company. I highly recommend Vivian to any individual interested in maximizing his or her leadership potential.”

Elizabeth Heck, Chairman, Greater New York Insurance Group

Vivian Ciampi was a gift from my previous institution; they invested in my professional development by connecting me with Vivian. Initially, I was skeptical of the outcome of our coaching sessions; however, my skepticism dissipated rapidly over our time together. Not only did I experience tremendous success at my previous institution—even during times of significant frustration in my role; but also, Vivian was instrumental in coaching me to tell my story and sharpen my narratives when answering behavioral interview questions to land and leap forward exponentially in my next role.

Recognizing the power of her services, I decided to personally invest in my ongoing coaching relationship, which continues to pay off holistically in my life, especially with managing the intensity of this new role. The coaching relationship brings balance in my life because it allows me to see my work as my work, not something personal nor heavy that weighs on me, even though I see my work as one of my life’s purposes; the coaching relationship situates work in a way where I know everything will be completely fine because I have the space with Vivian to consistently adjust my approach to being successful in my role from both an offensive and defensive manner. She has coached me through managing a campus culture with mixed feelings about a significant organizational change under my leadership to cultivating a healthy team dynamic with my immediate direct reports.

Kamala Kiem,

Dean of Students

Clark University

Group Coaching Testimonials

Working with Vivian came at the right time in my career. I was at a crossroads where I was presented with the opportunity to manage more people within our organization but needed a deeper understanding of how to build relationships to maximize success. Vivian provided the training, tools, and resources to help me become a better manager of people and how that process has a direct impact on culture. Her expertise in this area has had a tremendous impact on how I navigate the many challenges I face on a day-to-day basis. Her commitment to improving each of her clients is unmatched.”

Zach Dayton
Deputy Athletics Director

Fairfield University

I am thrilled to recommend Vivian Campi as an executive coach to anyone seeking to improve their leadership skills and reach their full potential. Vivian's coaching has had a profound impact on me, both personally and professionally. Through her guidance, I have gained a heightened level of self-awareness, improved my empathy, and developed resilience in the face of change.
One of the most significant benefits of Vivian's coaching has been the improvement in my leadership ability to develop others. She has taught me effective coaching and mentoring techniques that have helped me to bring out the best in my team members. Additionally, Vivian has revealed and challenged limiting beliefs and behavior patterns hindering my effectiveness as a leader. This has enabled me to unlock my team's full potential and establish a culture of accountability.
Overall, Vivian's coaching has improved my motivation, engagement, and retention while also enhancing my productivity and leadership skills. Through her coaching, I gained greater confidence as a leader and improved my rapport with leaders and direct reports. I highly recommend Vivian's executive coaching to anyone looking to accelerate their leadership development and achieve their goals.

PeJay Lucky, M.S.
Assistant Dean for Student Success
Bellarmine Campus- Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road - Fairfield, CT 06824-5195

Staff Meeting

Workshop Testimonials

Vivian Ciampi was our keynote trainer for MNI’s 2019 annual sales meeting. The presentation was the perfect combination of real time information and content that kept everyone engaged for the 90 minutes. The reviews from the sales reps were incredibly positive and they all felt they left the meeting with actionable items that will grow their revenue. 

Klarn DePalma

Executive Vice President

MNI Media

Working Together on Project

Vivian worked with me on Board Management in my first ever Executive Director role. Her perspective and advice helped me through a tough period of professional growth. She helped me to see and value what I bring to the table and what sets me apart.  In my current ED/CEO role, I reached out and she worked with my team in a staff retreat setting with a focus on culture and communication. Almost 2 years later we are still practicing her active listening and rules for clear communication. She has also worked with me directly in this space, as I manage swift team growth and positive culture maintenance. She really listens but she is very firm in her resolve, so it can be a skin thickening pursuit. As it turns out, that is exactly what I, and dare I say many of us, need. Truly it has helped me shape and grow as a leader in a very real way. She helped me develop my confidence and assertiveness while maintaining my own style and edge. It was the very springboard that I needed, and I hope to continue to work with her periodically as I continue to grow in leadership in the executive space. 

Erika Eng,  She/ Her, Executive Director

Career Coaching Testimonials

Graduation Hat Throw

After being in the consumer products industry for 21 years as an engineer I decided to make a transition into another field of work.  At first, I was reluctant to seek professional coaching because I didn’t think I needed it.  However, after a session with Vivian I realized how wrong I was from personal presentation of myself in interviews to maximizing my career goals.  Vivian brought light to my strengths and gave me the confidence to seek the next level in my career. During subsequent meetings we worked on my Linkedin profile and resume, which now provides me a constant stream of inquiry from industry, unlike before.  I would not have been able to make this transition without Vivian’s guidance.  I would highly recommend Vivian to professionals seeking advancement in their career.

Michael R. Curello BSME, MBA. 

Engineering Manager

Times Microwave Systems 

In navigating my transition from administrator in higher education to writer and consultant for nonprofits, I could not have had a more professional or more effective coach than Vivian.  With just the right balance of validation and challenge, she encouraged me to rediscover and refine my skills as a communicator, an entrepreneur, and a leader.  Thanks to Vivian’s coaching, this phase of my career is even more creative and fulfilling than I had hoped it would be.

Suzanne Solensky

First Gen Yale University Graduate

Non-Profit Director

bottom of page