Positive & Passionate Leader with Relentless Enthusiasm to Help Executives Grow & Succeed

WHO IS AVIVA?

I am committed to enhancing people’s lives because I love to see people succeed and accomplish something they never thought possible.

My purpose is to enhance the lives of others. I want to inspire others to become the leaders they can be through helping them to envision their goals and dreams both personal and professional and empowering them with the clarity and accountability they need to achieve them.

As a Vistage Chair, I facilitate group meetings of high-caliber CEOs, senior executives and business owners who help each other grow their companies. Members are fully present, engaged and ready to become better leaders. I challenge each one to continuously exit their comfort zone and strive to improve.

Prior to being a Chair, I was CEO of Pacesetter, where my unique focus on technology, developing talent, and strong family culture made me a pioneer in the steel industry. I challenged preconceptions of the industry, benefiting not only Pacesetter but also the entire market.

My culture-based people-focused approach drove results. I invested in my team through coaching and professional development, providing the tools to generate ideas, drive strategy and execute. I have relentless enthusiasm for continued learning and self-development, bringing new ideas to drive innovation and growth in a positive and engaging culture that encourages giving to one another and the community.

When I became CEO, I immediately joined a Vistage group to get the support and guidance of people in similar positions. For 6 years, I relied on the wisdom of the group to help me process complex issues and make tough decisions on topics such as talent, M&A, and change management.

Now as a Vistage Chair, I get to create an environment that brings diverse perspectives and experiences to CEOs who have a desire to grow and scale their businesses or achieve their visions faster. A mastermind of other CEOs who can come together regularly to share ideas and experiences and help one another avoid wrong turns and accelerate towards their goals.

Monthly meetings include the proven Issue Processing model which is a structured, thorough and efficient approach to tackle members’ most pressing challenges and optimize their biggest opportunities. Members push beyond assumptions and get to the real issues, helping them to better understand and evaluate options before making a decision. Meetings are conducted in a collaborative spirit and are strictly confidential.

Members report that spending time on their business (rather than in their business) with a group of peers makes them more effective leaders who achieve significantly better results for their businesses.

There are openings in my group. I’m searching for leaders with a growth mindset who are open to new ideas and are seeking feedback and peer input. If that describes you and you’re in Georgia, let’s have a conversation.

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Making a difference in the community is just as important as making a profit. I have had a longstanding commitment to giving back, including my participation with the Pacesetter Team in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for 5 years, as well as the It’s a Journey walks. I served on the Rabbi Search Committee for my Synagogue and now co-chair the Rabbi Transition Committee focused on a smooth transition of leadership during a time of transformation.

 When not in the office, I can be found with my husband Michael, son Ari, and dog Violet, spending time with friends and family, or on adventures such as zip lining, hiking, hang gliding and skydiving.

“I am beyond thankful for all I have, and I only wish that I could do even more for the community”

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