Where we came from…
The Vievero team has decades of shared experience that range from senior strategic leadership in global organisations to innovation and design in startup cultures, and everything in between! We’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to gather a wide, and substantial spectrum of knowledge and expertise that are crucial to the goal of building productive and lasting organisations, teams, and programs.
Where we are now…
Our name is no accident. Combining the French word ‘~vie‘ (meaning ‘life‘), and the Italian word ‘~vero‘ (meaning ‘real‘), Vievero is deeply committed to a life that has real meaning and the ambitious goal of making the world better in real, pragmatic, and meaningful ways. Which means dedicating our time, skills, and resources to supporting organisations, of all kinds, who make it their mission to do the same.
Where we’re going…
We want to be your secret ‘magic sauce’, true partners that you can rely and depend on to help you achieve your vision. Our years of experience have taught us one important thing: change is possible if you stick to simple, no-nonsense, and focused actions. This is no more true than in the area of social impact, and we’re going to work together make every day count.
Sonia Higgins // Director and Principal Consultant
Sonia has close to 20 years’ experience working with organisations in the areas of global sustainability, corporate social responsibility, human resources, technology, organisational strategy and effectiveness, mental health, and program design and development. This broad range of skills, knowledge, and expertise combined with well-developed business acumen has been attained working in cross-functional roles, domestically and internationally, in a variety of industries.
Sonia has a strong commitment and passion for the For-Purpose sector, having worked extensively with Not-For-Profit, community, and corporate groups, enabling her to develop sustainable solutions for clients, lead with engagement, and fostering productive, rewarding partnerships.
Her motivation is to affect change in social issues such as human rights, inclusion, education, mental health and animal welfare. She also holds a Non-Executive Director role at Good Return, is an alumni of The Observership Program, and is a Standard and Older Persons Instructor for Mental Health First Aid.
Steve Higgins // Director and Strategy Consultant
Steve has 25 of years experience in a wide range of organisational environments from multinational and global corporates to innovation-based startups. Both in an internal and consulting capacity, he has amassed skills and expertise in the areas of corporate strategy, business development, technology, e-commerce, sales management, project management, business and market analysis, marketing, and media.
Through the development and management of complex multi-stakeholder initiatives that have spanned functions, markets, and cultures, Steve’s capability to align teams to successful outcomes by cultivating productive and effective relationships has become his hallmark. He combines this depth of knowledge with a pragmatic approach to develop innovative, yet relevant solutions, with a passion to partner with clients in their pursuit for social change.