Meet Our Senior Team

Meet Vivente’s Senior Leadership Coaching Team Members

We Strive To Be Your Partners, not Vendors.
Vivente Founder Peter Ivett
Peter Ivett
Peter is a founder of Vivente and brings over thirty years experience in the key facets that strengthen the bond between people and performance to optimise business advantage. Peter has a broad range of leadership and management experience across a wide range of industry sectors. Over the past twenty years Peter has consulted with and coached the CEOs and senior executives of companies such as Salmat, NRMA Motoring & Services, Sydney Ports Corporation, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Audit Office Of New South Wales, DeakinPrime. EnergyAustralia (Ausgrid), Corporate Express, Baycorp Australia, and News Corp Australia. He also is a Forum Group Facilitator for Family Business Australia.

Peter has a Masters of Business Administration from Macquarie University in management and undergraduate qualifications in business and marketing. He has completed Australia’s foremost program for educators, Stephanie Burn’s Training to Train, and the MGSM Master Class for Executive Coaches and is accredited to use the key assessment tools for high performance development. His blog on LinkedIn is widely read and often quoted. A strategic, big-picture thinker, Peter brings a whole-picture approach to his work with clients. Clients find him thoughtful and generous with his time…and he’s got a pretty sharp sense of humour, too.
Margaret Parkinson
Margaret Parkinson
Margaret is a founder of Vivente, an associate director and a widely respected executive leadership coach. Since 2000, Margaret has been the trusted leadership coach for executives and senior leaders in Australia and internationally across a range of public and private sector organisations including banking, financial services, FMCG, telecommunications, dot-coms, professional services firms and universities. Margaret brings to her coaching 20 years corporate experience with 10 of those years in financial services at senior level in the areas of major organisational change and organisational development. She has also consulted to senior business and human resource leaders around the globe to set and implement strategies for organisational and cultural change, leadership development and building high performance teams. Margaret is accredited in world-class individual and organisation development tools. Acknowledged as an insightful problem-solver with a bias for action and practical outcomes, Margaret enables results by rapidly, yet naturally, building rapport and trust. While she delivers “tough empathy”, her talent to listen with encouragement and support is highly valued by her clients. Margaret’s approach means she enables leaders and managers to strengthen the bond between people and performance within their organisation.
Ross McDuie
Ross McDuie
Ross is a high-performance and development consultant with over 20 years’ experience in consulting and human resource management. Throughout his years of consulting, working primarily with a major cultural change firm, he has focused on the human side of change and specialises in developing the attitudinal and behavioural capabilities of leaders at all levels in organisations. His experience in leadership coaching executives, managers and leaders has been diverse. Ross is accredited to administer the Life Styles Inventory (LSI), Organisational Culture Inventory (OCI), Organisational Effectiveness Inventory (OEI) and DiSC Personal Profile Systems xtensive. His enthusiasm and high energy, combined with excellent presentation and facilitation skills, enable him to be effective in individual coaching sessions, small group/team development programs and larger forums.
Tracey Keene
Tracey Keene
Tracey is a highly sought after, powerful executive leadership coach, facilitator and change management specialist.  Combining her 20 years of practical business experience with her knowledge and insight into human behaviour enables her to create a tangible difference to her clients. Tracey has coached executives and led executive leadership development programs in many industries including financial services, insurance, consumer goods, media and pharmaceuticals. She has a passion for and significant expertise in women in leadership and their professional development.  By mastering powerful questioning techniques with insight and compassion she enables clients to rise above the tried and tested. They develop new ways of thinking and behaving to reach new levels of excellence and success and strengthen the bond between people and performance. She is accredited in Human Synergistics’ LifeStyles Inventory (LSI) and has coached many executives who become more effective by honing their executive leadership skills using this powerful tool. Her success as an executive leadership coach stems from her extensive career as a senior business professional both in Australia with Lion Nathan, and in Asia Pacific with PepsiCo where she was based in Hong Kong.  In Asia she developed and implemented strategic people plans for fast growing countries such as China, Thailand and Vietnam, requiring a strong focus on building talent pools and leadership capability.