Praise

Our team has had the privilege of working with outstanding companies and clients through the years, including McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. Here are a few of their opinions on Carly Vivian and our process.


Shawn FairweatherShawn Fairweather, Regional Director, Hospital Sales at Otsuka

“I have had the pleasure of working with Carly and the Cogency Group over the past three years. She has served as a consultant and trusted advisor during the expansion and realignment of three sales groups. This was during a time of tremendous change within our company and the pharmaceutical industry. Carly’s expertise in change management has been invaluable. She has helped hundreds of people perform at their best during times of great distraction. Her guidance has had a significant positive impact on the productivity of our company and the performance of our people. It is with complete confidence that I offer my highest endorsement of Carly as a consultant and expert in change management.”


Sean HurleySean Hurley, Senior Director, Managed Markets Genzyme a Sanofi Company

“My organization and I had an outstanding experience working directly with Carly and Cogency Group. Her professionalism and knowledge were key ingredients in transforming our strategic planning process from vision to reality. She is more than a “vendor.” Carly and Cogency Group become a partner in the best sense of the word. Presently, I am seeking opportunity to integrate her in a similar process within my new organization.”


Julie MaloneyJulie Maloney, Associate Director at EY

“I’ve been lucky enough to work with Carly over many years, at the Coca-Cola Company and beyond. Carly’s natural poise, keen strategic mind and focus on ROI make her an easy fit with any senior leadership team in any compnay or industry. Her expertise in change management and team development (including tools like the HBDI) generate powerful insights and real results. Which is why clients bring her back, again and again. She is that rare consultant who has both the technical and people skills needed to change minds, hearts and actions. Don’t hesitate to hire her!”


Francisco J Bethencourt
Francisco J Bethencourt, Head of Global Marketing; Business Leader

“Carly is a solid leader with a bright mind. Highly recommended. During times of changes at the Company, she demonstrated in-depth strategic thinking, extensive organizational capabilities knowledge and people’s skills to handle several new, complex initiatives. Approach to problem definition and problem solving is outstanding. Very methodic in execution and follow ups to make things happen.”


Pamela Harris-YoungPamela Harris-Young, Experienced Senior Sales Leader and Executive Coach

“When I was VP of Sales I had the opportunity to hire the Cogency Group for several key strategic projects. The partners of Cogency are dependable and do an outstanding job in ensuring that your organization achieves your overall goals. Carly was the partner on two of four key projects in which I hired Cogency. I enjoyed working with her because of her knowledge and commitment to excellence. She is a great person to have as part of your team on any key project.”


Michael GrindellMichael Grindell, EVP, Chief Administrative Officer at 22squared

“Carly is one of those rare and very talented people who has incredible technical skills – Carly is one of the keenest minds I have ever worked with – and a soul and approach that is warm, real, inviting, captivating. Carly is tough when she needs to be, supportive when she needs to be. She was the one who said the things that others would not. I would work with Carly anytime, anywhere.”


Greg BakerGreg Baker, National Sales Director, Hospital Division at Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

“I have worked with Carly and the Cogency Group multiple times on multiple projects. She has always delivered excellent results. She has quickly become a trusted partner. I am impressed with her ability to interact with colleagues at all levels and quickly establish expert credibility. Carly has always worked to make the assigned project a high level success and truly cares for the success of the company and individuals involved. I have valued my experiences with Carly and stongly recommend her as a business consultant.”


Roberto PalmakaRoberto Palmaka, CFO Brazil at Microsoft

“I worked with Carly and she demonstrated passion for her work, extremely well prepared sessions and drive for results, always interested in the success of the project we were engaged in. Carly has a set of skills as accurate business acumen, understanding the dynamics of the corporate world and a clear commitment to the improvement of individuals lives and professional goals. I recommend Carly.”


Linda Guy, Director of Sales- West at Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

“I have had the opportunity to work with Carly in her role as a consultant. She is an expert in change management and has also assisted my group in developing specific strategies to assist our team in development of our teams. She is excellent at communicating a vision and I highly recommend any organization using her skills.”


Barbara J. LutherBarbara J. Luther, Patent Attorney and Owner, The Luther Law Firm, Trademarks, Copyrights, Licensing

“As Cogency’s IP attorney, I have the opportunity to examine their many creative solutions for getting their points across to their clients. Carly is a brilliant communicator!”


Jody RussellJody Russell, Director-Human Resources

“Carly is an excellent consultant and coach with extensive experience in leadership development and strategic planning. She has experience in many industries and creative approaches to help her clients develop and thrive at work and beyond the office. Her experience and strategic approach to development makes every interaction with her a valuable long-term learning experience.”