VIV Is To Live
VIV comes from the French word vivre or to live. At the core of the VIV, the mission is a desire to help others live and thrive through challenges. We believe that business coaching should go beyond simply talking strategy, and instead focus on sustainability, adaptability, and the ways we navigate change.
Meet Sara Wang, Founder of VIV Coaching
Sara Wang is a businesswoman and entrepreneur who has worked across Europe, Asia, and the Americas helping organizations develop international markets in both corporate and non-profit settings. Her work has spanned across many fields, from oil and gas, steel, real estate development, renewable energy, sustainable development, art, culture, and the Olympics.
The Path To VIV
Sara founded VIV Coaching in Vancouver, BC, to share her business knowledge and expertise with up-and-coming professionals. Her goal was to focus on young entrepreneurs, professionals, small-medium size organizations, and start-ups because she understood the need for these individuals to grow and transform in a healthy way from the start. Through her coaching, she has had the opportunity to meet and assist professionals from all backgrounds, in all walks of an organization’s life cycle. She hopes that, through VIV, she can incite positive transformations that allow her clients to unlock their full potential.
Throughout her career, Sara has built a unique and inspiring leadership style, alongside a self-motivating company culture, which encourages challenge and innovation. She always promotes self-improvement and an entrepreneurial spirit, while allowing room for mistakes and continuous learning. Sara is successful at aligning people and leading organizational visions and objectives. She is keen on encouraging sustainable dynamics in an organizational culture that is anchored in solidarity and mentorship. As a leader, she has learned to be flexible and open-minded and focuses on praising and encouraging progress instead of trying to be perfect.
Awards and Accomplishments
Sara was recently nominated for the Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. She’s been a senior management executive and consultant for over a decade. She’s also actively involved in philanthropic projects particularly in advocating for sustainable development, supporting education for underprivileged children, and promoting arts. She’s a volunteer mentor at local organizations such as the WeBC (previously Women Enterprise Centre), the Forum, and a Knowledge Philanthropist at Vantage Point. Her projects include the 2008 Olympics and the development of educational programs for underprivileged and marginalized children in developing countries. She also holds an MBA in Global Management from Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France, one of the world's top universities and business schools.