Board Vice Chair
Vivian Miller, career coach and instructor at Career Transition Center (CTC) at Shaker Heights Library, joins the Board with an unquenchable thirst to assist our encore population ascend to their highest goals. She has been connected to the non-profit community for a number of years beginning with Cleveland Volunteers as a tutor and literacy coach for Experience Corp. Considering a career change from the legal community, she returned to school in 2011 to finish a degree in Information Systems Management.
Before graduation, she attended a workshop and attracted the attention of one of the co-founders at CTC. It was “love at first sight". Vivian was approached after the workshop to consider a position as a Career Coach and Instructor. Having had a long career as a court stenographer and executive legal assistant, the transition to the non-profit community was a no-brainer from the standpoint of de-stressing.
Since joining CTC several years ago, she has been on a meaningful journey assisting clients in regaining confidence after an unexpected separation from their long-term employment. Assisting clients from all economic spectrums has been an indescribable experience. Because of inspiration by CTC and work with EncoreNEO, Aim High Resume Services has been created by Vivian and is currently being developed and fine-tuned as an additional resource for those who are seeking assistance in re-entering or re-directing their career focus.
An unexpected opportunity to develop a travel bag and accessories business began in February, 2019 as a result of entrepreneurial strategies learned at Encore NEO. Vivian is forging a new career in handcrafted merchandise and has found her passion.
Also in 2019, an opportunity for new employment fell in Vivian's lap as a result of techniques learned through programming at Encore NEO! Vivian's portfolio now includes the position of office manager at Renaissance Unity Church where her responsibilities include providing an environment for enhanced communication and collaboration between the Minister and Congregation.
Vivian has a son and daughter living in New York and Connecticut. When not visiting them, she keeps busy building her travel bag business and participating in a quilting guild. She also facilitates a book study club on Sunday mornings.