The mission of Vybrante Ventures is to unlock the highest level of potential and performance in individuals, teams and companies with whom we partner.
To create the most vibrant version of yourself, your team or your company, we believe:
Vybrante Ventures is a professional services company dedicated to unlocking the highest level of performance for innovative companies and professionals by providing:
- Executive and Life Coaching
- Team Effectiveness Coaching
- Human Capital & Compensation Consulting
We partner with each client to create concrete strategies and action plans to bring about extraordinary and sustainable results.
Who Am I?
Many words have been used to describe me over the years, but at heart I’m someone whose deepest purpose and greatest joy is to help individuals and teams unlock their true potential and elevate their performance beyond what they thought was possible.
Whether it’s been my time on an Equity Derivatives Structuring desk, a COO of a start-up Technology company, a Compensation Executive in Fortune 250 companies, or even in my earlier artistic years as a classical actress and violinist, my passion to unleash people’s highest selves has been the common denominator throughout.
What's My Background?
I have been fortunate to accumulate some wonderful credentials and experiences that make me uniquely qualified to add value to my clients on many levels. This includes: B.S. degree from Northwestern, special certification program from Oxford University (Balliol College), Professional Coaching Certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), and Certification in Energy Leadership. I have spent nearly 2 ½ decades in the business world, primarily in Financial Services, Technology and Strategy and Risk Consulting firms and have had the opportunity to coach and mentor a wide variety of individuals at varying career and life inflection points.
Kerrian Bard Fournier
CEO & Founder
Tara Rae Bradford
Director, PR, Brand & Marketing
Director, Community Impact
Community Impact Commitment
At Vybrante Ventures, we are committed to making a profound difference in the world.
Through Vybrante Volunteering we seek to provide best-in-class developmental tools and workshops to underserved groups, as well as small to mid-size non-profits who typically would not have access or budget for these services.
The powerful tools we use at Vybrante Ventures are designed to unlock human potential. Imagine if everyone had access to the tools needed to unlock their fullest abilities?
Now imagine how this would create a cascading effect on Humanity! As Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
For more information, please contact DoriCocoros@Vybrante.com
Kerrian is the catalyst that we all search for but struggle to find. She is a high octane coach with incredible insights. Kerrian leverages techniques only the best in the industry can truly pull off and her ability to empathize and truly understand how to break down problems make her best in class.
I would highly recommend her as a coach, as a mentor, and as an incredible human being. She is truly my catalyst and I look forward to continuing to work with her to maximize my potential.
Digital Product Manager / CSM / CPM
I had the privilege of selecting Kerrian to perform a compensation study for Kuehne. I and my co-president were extremely impressed by how Kerrian thought about the nuisance of the different roles at our organization. We did not have cookie cutter job descriptions which made for a very challenging engagement. Kerrian's unique skill set of breaking down a problem and attacking it piece by piece is a true testament to her professionalism and experience. In addition, while working with Kerrian we had an opportunity to get a glimpse into her ability to coach. When we decide to engage a senior coach we know we will choose Kerrian. We would highly recommend Vybrante Ventures to anyone looking for coaching and consultation services.
Co-President, Kuehne Company
Kerrian came highly recommended when we retained her to advise on a global restructuring and implementation of our HR and Benefits administration. The firm had an in house human resource and benefits person who had been with the firm for 25 years. Upon her leaving the firm, a decision was made to conduct a comprehensive review. Kerrian quickly gave me the clarity and confidence on how we should move forward. She ascertained not only what was needed, but also took the time to understand our unique culture so that when a new HR model was implemented it would thrive. Kerrian helped us create a future vision for our HR function and then after extensive research, managed the RFP vendor process and found us the most effective and cost-efficient model to drive productivity, profitability, and performance going forward. I highly recommend Kerrian not just for her deep subject matter expertise, but also as someone who goes above and beyond to ensure the client’s expectations are not just met but exceeded.
Managing Partner, Hill Wallack LLP
Kerrian has been my coach and mentor for many years and her techniques and advice have been invaluable as I have grown as a leader. My most recent session was to prepare for my first ever experience as a panelist at a conference. I had the subject matter and content down, but the delivery and the nerves put me in a state of sheer panic. She was able to coach me through how to deliver the content, manage the jitters, and transformed my mindset from one filled with fear to one of peace and fun. Her approach helped me to nail my conference panel performance; I can now speak in front of a large crowd of people without hesitation.
In addition, Kerrian has helped me clearly define and articulate my personal brand, create a roadmap on achieving my goals, and provided support in navigating the complex web of politics in an environment dominated by men. Her personalized and intuitive advice and insights have been invaluable in helping me become a best version of myself. I am truly grateful for her services.
Executive Director, Morgan Stanley - Global Head of Credit Electronic Trading Strategy
Kerrian has the unique ability to be incredibly effective at both an organizational and individual level. Her razor-sharp intellect and ability to look at issues from various angles, helps leaders create strategic clarity and vision with an accompanying execution road-map. Her passion for unlocking team and individual potential is boundless and by working with them is somehow able to elevate their performance beyond what was thought possible.
President, Holland American Line
Kerrian is an expert coach with a human touch. She’s mentally tough when navigating complex, ambiguous situations and emotionally attuned to the human beings involved in critical business decisions. This rare combination, coupled with the ability to express a clear strategic vision and path forward, makes her someone I’m grateful to know.
Senior Director, Broadridge Financial Solutions
Kerrian is a very organized, knowledgeable and hard working professional. She has impressive command of business and operational practices and delivered excellent guidance and support in an interim Sales Compensation role. This proved the versatility of her capabilities as she dove right in and determined the primary drivers of the situation, swiftly established an action plan and delivered. I am sure her new firm will offer outstanding services to all clients served.
President, Broadridge Financial Solutions
Kerrian has the ability to bring out the deepest potential and the highest level of performance in a leader. Her ability to help an executive better understand the core of where they “come from” and how the heart and head work together enables leaders to build better outcomes for themselves, their reports, and the company. She has an innate ability to see this from a panoramic strategic perspective as well as the tactical execution level, which is paramount for success. In addition, her spirit ignites a higher level of drive, engagement, and joy - all work and no fun… That’s not her MO. Enjoy, learn, engage and flourish!
President, BoardBench Companies, LLC & Global Advisory Board, DocuSign
I can’t recommend Kerrian enough as a top-notch coach who will help you clarify what you want in a complete compensation package and confidently enter into negotiations with potential employers. She was an extraordinary and valuable pillar of support and guidance as I navigated my most recent negotiations with a future (now current) employer’s offer, and she was a genuine champion in my corner. With Kerrian’s coaching, I addressed my fears and discomfort around asking for what I’m worth in the job market, made decisions that were right for me, prioritized discussion points, and ultimately felt well-prepared and equipped going into two rounds of counter-offers. She also helps you gets results – I came out of the final conversation accepting an offer and signing bonus that truly felt like a win-win for both sides, and I couldn’t be happier in my new job, complete with a salary and benefits that I’m thrilled about. A million thanks to you, Kerrian!
Senior Learning & Engagement Manager, Engineering @ Etsy