As a Premier Leadership Coach and Mentor, Vance helps leaders create more success for themselves and their organizations, while each is being one of the 8% of successful people who are happy. His background includes being a successful senior executive, entrepreneur, board member, professor, team builder, author, publisher and leadership coach.
His past and present clients include Facebook, Pay Pal, Panda Restaurant Group, Pacific Life Insurance, AECOM, Outrigger Hotels, Danaher, Toyota, Boeing, Rockwell Collins, CoreLogic, PIMCO, Janus Capital Group, Experian, CBRE, St. Joseph Health System, Hyland’s Inc., KPMG, Hoag Hospital, Panasonic, Edwards LifeSciences, Medtronic, McDermott and Bull Executive Search, Transamerica Insurance, DaVita, Cylance and Teledyne. He is a sought after resource for WPO and YPO chapters and regularly holds weekend retreats for CEO’s and other senior leaders at his mountain retreat in Southern California.
Vance has been on a variety of profit, nonprofit and advisory boards. His affiliations began as Florida’s top Charter President of the US Jaycees in 1969. Representative current and past affiliations include: Founder of the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association, Founder and President of the Young Leader’s Organization and a board member of Silverado Senior Living, Inc., Private Access, PersonalCare Physicians, Stanford Business School Alumni Association and IMRI. Vance is a professor in leadership and entrepreneurism with Pepperdine University for M.B.A. and Doctoral candidates. He has been in “Who’s Who in America” for over thirty years and was a regular contributor to the Franklin Covey magazine Priorities. He was also selected to the Orange County Grand Jury.
Vance has been the operating head of publicly owned daily newspapers, owned his own media group, led groups of executives in myriad developmental situations and been an individual and organizational consultant. His interest is in life-long learning and stimulating the entrepreneurial spirit in each person with whom he works, while helping each be a “Happy High Achiever”.
Vance holds a B.S. degree from The Citadel, where he attended on a full football scholarship. His Master’s in Business Administration is from Florida Atlantic University, and he is a graduate of the Stanford Business Schools Executive Program. His Ph.D. from Walden University is in Organizational Psychology. His doctoral research was on personality characteristics associated with high achieving executives who became successful entrepreneurs. His work the last three decades has emphasized coaching leaders to be part of the eight percent of high achievers and successful/business leaders, who are also happy.