His current and recent clients represent organizations that include Deloitte & Touche, eBay, Taco Bell, Sony, Lee Hecht Harrison, Freedom Communications, Boeing, Conexant, Autobytel.com, New Century Financial and Times Mirror. He is a sought after resource for WPO and YPO chapters and regularly holds weekend retreats for CEOs at his mountain retreat center in Southern California.
His affiliations began as Floridas top Charter President of the US Jaycees in 1969. He has also been on a wide variety of profit, nonprofit and advisory boards. Current affiliations include: Founder of the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association, President and Mentor for Orange Countys Stanford Business School Alumni Association, Founder and President of the Young Leaders Organization, a professor in leadership and entrepreneurism with Pepperdine University for M.B.A. and Ph.D. candidates and a board member of Silverado Senior Living, Inc. He has been in "Whos Who in America" for over three decades and has been a regular contributor to the Franklin Covey magazine Priorities.
Vance has been the operating head of publicly-owned daily newspapers, owned his own media group, led groups of executives in myriad developmental situations and been an individual and organizational consultant. His interest is in lifelong learning and stimulating the entrepreneurial spirit in each person with whom he works.
Vance holds a BS degree from The Citadel, a Masters in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University, is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program, and has his Ph.D. from Walden University in Organizational Psychology. His doctoral research was on personality characteristics associated with high achieving executives who became successful entrepreneurs, 92% of whom reported they are not happy. His work the last decade has emphasized coaching clients to be part of the eight percent of high achievers who are happy.
Married to Dr. Carol Ann Caesar, a psychologist, for 36 years, they have one son Eric, who is an H.R. Executive. Vance recently published "Uncommon Career Success" and is completing a book on life-long happiness. He is a frequent speaker to national and local audiences.