Public Speaking

Viv Grant is an inspirational speaker and expert facilitator, specialising in keynotes, workshops and sessions across a range of School Leadership topics.

Viv Grant

Public Speaking

Viv Grant is an inspirational speaker and expert facilitator, specialising in keynotes, workshops and sessions across a range of School Leadership topics.

The range of topics that Viv can be called upon to speak about are listed below:

  • How Headteachers can maintain and support their well-being amidst the challenges of the role
  • Vulnerability and courage, why School Leaders need to embrace both qualities to succeed
  • Building Successful relationships through Empathy and Deep listening
  • What resilience means in the life of School Leaders
  • The heart of coaching and its power to transform the life of the school leader
  • Emotional Intelligence and what it really means to let go of the Leadership Mask
  • Race, Identity and School Leadership

Viv Grant gives a talk at the IPPN Conference 2020 on the topic of ‘Leading Out Of Who You Are’.

About Viv Grant

Viv Grant is an author, inspirational speaker and Director of Integrity Coaching. Viv has been in the teaching profession for over thirty years. A former Head Teacher, she is a passionate advocate for services that support School Leaders’ well-being and commitment to racial equity and social justice principles.


Because of her experiences as a Head, Viv developed a deep interest in approaches for supporting School Leaders’ emotional and psychological well-being. She is often called upon nationally and internationally to speak at conferences on the subject.

As an Executive coach, Viv now works extensively with Headteachers and School Leaders, helping them to overcome the challenges of their roles so that they can maintain their humanity, joy, and love for the profession and the communities they serve.

As a pioneer in the field, the coaching provided by Integrity has recently been the subject of a research report produced by Leeds Beckett University for the National Education Union (NEU).

Her book “Staying A Head” is considered a seminal work in this area. Recognised as an expert in the field, she has contributed to various books and periodicals on the subject. 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.

Viv has also been an Advisory Board member of the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools at The Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University.

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 is currently a PhD student researching the relationship between Anti-Racism, School Leadership and Wholeness.

Press Coverage

Find out more about Viv’s reasons for championing the need to provide emotional and psychological support for School Leaders.

Testimonials

Viv Grant – OMG! So inspiring – I need her book.

Thank you so much. Viv Grant’s speech was very touching and I could relate to it so much.

Viv Grant – beyond excellent. INSPIRING and much needed.

Viv’s session came at just the right time!