VivGrant Cropped BWViv has been in the education profession for over thirty years. She is a former primary head teacher and over twenty years ago was one of the youngest heads in the country to turn around a failing primary school.

She has been a lead trainer and consultant for a number of educational training bodies, including the Department for Education, the National College, The London Centre for Leadership in Learning at the Institute of Education and the NUT. Viv was a contributing author to the 2011 publication “Mentoring and Coaching in Schools” and in 2014, she published her first book, “Staying A Head: The Stress Management Secrets of Successful School Leaders.”

Viv has written for the Guardian and appeared on TV, BBC Radio London and BBC Radio 4 Woman’s hour, talking about her work and the role coaching plays in helping school leaders to excel.

As an Executive Coach and Director of Integrity Coaching, Viv works with others who have taken on the mantle of school leadership. Viv understands what it takes for school leaders to overcome the deep, hidden, inner struggles of school leadership. It is for these reasons that she has dedicated her professional life to helping school leaders locate meaningful ways to rise above the stresses of their roles and find fulfilment in the work that they do.

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