(August 26, 2016) VIVO Team was established in November 2012 as a market expansion of Renée Safrata’s consulting business started in 1987. The company is a training and development company that builds teams and develops leaders, offering a web-based platform to companies who invest in their people. VIVO’s customers want to remove the complexity out of training and development while having the analytics to track success. The VIVO platform diagnoses, trains and analyzes project-team productivity then provides rich training content for improved team performance and business results.
In 2013, Renée secured VIVO’s WEConnect International certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and she starting finding opportunities almost immediately. Says Renée:
“Being an ambitious female entrepreneur with 28 years of business experience, it seemed like a no-brainer. Certified – who knew and why not? The day my certificate arrived I decided my philosophy would be to ‘show up.’ In my first year I went to every conference available and in addition to taking-it-all-in for a deeper understanding of the opportunity, I pitched my business and stepped up to speak on panels. ‘Showing up’ has resulted in a huge network of fellow women-owned businesses, corporates, VIVO’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the opportunity to speak in 2014, 2015 and now again, this November at the upcoming conference.”