Oswald R. Viva, author of It's Lonely at the Top!: A Practical Guide to Becoming a Better Leader of Your Small Company and several E-Books listed below.
"Walked in your shoes" as CEO of small business multiple times. Worked with hundreds of business owners coaching them become better CEOs. Over 14,000 hours coaching owners/CEO of small and midsize companies!
Oswald R. Viva is the founder and President of V&A Management, LLC; a consulting company founded in 1985, now dedicated to helping small and midsize businesses. He has over 20 years of top corporate management in large and small companies, including multiple "C" Level positions, 15 years as consultant in high-tech and manufacturing industries worldwide, and eleven years as CEO and executive coach for small and midsize businesses.
Oswald participated in eight startups either as a Principal and Founder or as a consultant in an acting leadership position, including multiple CEO positions. He was also the owner of one of the most successful franchises of The Alternative Board (TAB).
His education includes degrees in Mechanical Engineering and extensive training in Business Administration, Finance and Management. He is a Certified Management Consultant, Coach and Facilitator, a member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and a member of the Fortune Business Leaders council. He has served in the Board of Directors of eight entrepreneurial companies in various fields. He is the inventor of record in several patents and has received several awards in the management and entrepreneurial field.
Born in Argentina, he migrated to the US fifty-two years ago. He has been married to the love of his life for fifty-two years and resides in Acworth, GA. He is the father of four and grandfather of twelve.
E-Books Publications by Oswald R. Viva (available at www.skilbites.net) . - Accountability in the Workplace . - You are the Owner, But Are You the Right CEO? . - Delegate to Succeed . - Exit Strategy and Succession Planning . - Create a Culture of Empowerment . - Fundamentals of Job Interviewing for Managers (also at Amazon.com)
Readers Reviews of my E-Books I will certainly always associate the word "Accountability" with Oswald Viva. As a coach he is a true advocate of accountability and he demonstrates it in this book. As a reader you will take away valuable suggestions on how to apply the difficult leadership trait of accountability in your organization. Milo V. German, President, Country Estate Fence, Inc.
Reading it really was like sitting in our board meetings while you facilitated our group discussions and tried to hold us accountable; great job. Mark DeHarde, CEO of Ultraflex Systems.
In this book Oswald Viva pens his value as a mentor providing business guidance based on his vast experience and background in large and small companies in Corporate America and in coaching business owners and CEO. Jorge Madelon, CEO, Tolfer Industries
Over the years Oswald has been an excellent mentor and an insightful problem solver for me. Because I followed his advice I have time for personal life and I am a much happier person in my role. He has the ability to put his knowledge and coaching talent in writing, such as in this book and others he authored. Bob Rigg, President, The Rigg Darlington Group
As a coach Oswald has helped me grow as a business person. He is a trusted advisor; I value his opinion and look forward to hearing his perspective whenever I am faced with a challenge. In his writings he applies his coaching value in an easy to follow style that helps readers improve as leaders. John Gerloa, CEO, Tolvan LLC