Vivien Katzav is the Business Owner of Katzav Consulting (Pty) Ltd, a Consulting Associate for The Ken
Blanchard Companies® and is an accredited John Maxwell coach, trainer and speaker.
She is passionate about empowering individuals to awaken to their potential. Her training style is interactive
and engaging, which allows participants to immediately experiment with concepts in a safe environment.
Vivien uses systems thinking and learner-centered facilitation, allowing each person to construct his or her
own meaning by talking about, listening to, and reflecting on content, ideas, issues, and concerns. In each
workshop she demonstrates how to implement these concepts in a holistic framework.
She has provided teaching, training and coaching services to employees at all levels, across different
industries and geographies from individual contributors to managers and executives. Vivien facilitate
workshops on such topics as selling, communication, diversity, emotional intelligence, conflict
management, recruitment, employee development and engagement, succession planning, career
management and process improvement. She is passionate about teaching individuals about the art of leading
themselves, leading their teams and leading the organisation incorporating concepts of mindfulness, lifelong
learning and happiness.
Vivien developed extensive knowledge of understanding people through 18 years as a professional nurse,
working mainly in the intensive care arena in the role of head nurse and tutor. She then spent 25 years in
the pharmaceutical industry, where she gained expertise in various roles within sales, marketing, human
resources, six sigma, learning and development as well as on the Executive team as Sales Director. Vivien
was instrumental in facilitating positive organizational change and improving employee engagement
through workshops on leadership, trust, change and conflict resolution.
As an entrepreneur, Vivien owns her own consulting company as well as holding the role of Director HR
and Personnel Development in a start-up Sales & Marketing company, LVH International, providing
syndicated pharmaceutical sales teams in East Africa and SADC region.
Vivien holds an MBA from the University of South Africa (UNISA) in conjunction with the UK Open
University, an advanced Diploma in Teaching, Training and Assessing Learning from City & Guilds as
well as several nursing qualifications.
Vivien is passionate about the healing space. She is drawn to empowering individuals to interrogate their
own understanding of their soul purpose and preparing for their greatest journey, one that they can live
consciously, making informed decisions about what they want and the legacy they choose to leave.
She believes that the concepts of celebrating birth and our entry into this world can be replicated when we
move towards leaving this physical realm. Training Death Doulas to embrace and share these concepts and>
creating individual completeness is linked to her earthly purpose.