THE 1 THING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME!
Founder & Strategist
And for most of my childhood I hid myself.....
I was born and raised in London, England. My parents immigrated from Singapore. No one else looked like us and as a young child, I wanted to blend in rather than stand out, so, I became a very quiet child and was quickly labelled as "shy". It wasn't because I didn't have anything to say - I just wasn't as loud as those around me. People began to introduce me as... "Vivien – Oh she’s shy.” They would speak over me and never ask for my opinion.
But being quiet as a child had its advantages. I would read lots of books and found my voice in writing. By the age of 16 I had written 4 plays and 3 short novels.
It was my brother, Kevin, who taught me to push past my self-made barriers. He told me to always introduce myself before anyone else had the chance to - that way I got to define how I wanted to be remembered. To prove his point on my first day at university, he knocked on every door in my dorm and made me introduce myself!
Skip a few years forward and with more than 10 years of experience in marketing, events management and a career in public relations on three different continents. I have spoken in front of hundreds of people, and am no longer considered that "shy" girl.
I know the power of defining your narrative and am an advocate for making business communication a human connection.
One of the biggest myths is you have to be a great writer to tell a good story. The truth is with the correct framework anyone can turn their big ideas into a compelling connection.
I created CUCO to help businesses learn to engage with their customers through their communication efforts. We train forward-thinking organisations and empower leaders and teams in the art of strategic business storytelling - because you really don't have to be the dominant voice in the room - with the right framework + the right story, your audience will want to listen to you!