Some personality types are very challenging to work with. The "Climber" doesn't have to be one of 'em.
We've all met The Climber. She's young and on a meteoric rise to the top of the Corporate Ladder ... your Ladder or one pre-defined by the Industry you work in.
The Virtual Chief Performance Officer happily ties cargo to this rocket ship. Find areas where you and The Climber agree, and then let The Climber get credit for agreed-upon ideas. Just like that you're getting stuff done.
Oh, I know, nobody likes this idea, because YOU deserve credit. Well of course you deserve credit! But that's not what a Virtual Chief Performance Officer does. The VCPO makes sure that the company performs at a high level.