Viv Grant is an Executive Coach, Author and Public Speaker. She is the Director of Integrity Coaching, a leading provider of coaching services for Head teachers and senior school leaders.
Viv has been in the teaching profession for over twenty-eight years. When she was just 31 and expecting her first child, she was appointed as one of the youngest Heads in the country to turn around a failing primary school.
It was because of her experiences as a Head, that Viv developed a deep interest in approaches for supporting the emotional and psychological well-being of school leaders.
As an Executive coach, Viv now works extensively with Head teachers and school leaders, helping them to overcome the challenges of their roles, so that they can keep hold of their humanity, joy, love for the profession and the communities they serve.
Her book “Staying A Head” is the seminal work in this area. Recognised as an expert in the field, she has contributed to various books and periodicals on the subject, most recently a chapter on “Supporting Head teachers” for a newly published book “Mental Health and Well-Being in Teaching and Learning Environments”. As an expert commentator, her contributions have also been featured in The Guardian, London Live, Sky News, Radio Four, Woman’s Hour and the World at One.
Prior to setting up Integrity Coaching, Viv worked as a lead consultant on a range of leadership development programmes for the Institute of Education, the National College, the National Union of Teachers [NUT] and the Department for Education [DfE].
Viv’s website and blogs can be found here: www.integritycoaching.co.uk