Viv Grant is an Executive Coach, Author and Public Speaker. She is the Director of Integrity Coaching, London’s leading provider of coaching services for Head teachers and senior school leaders.
Viv has been in the teaching profession for almost thirty 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 are able to maintain their humanity, joy, love for the profession and the communities they serve.
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 is also an Advisory Board member of the UK’s first Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools.
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
Mary Myatt is an education adviser, writer and speaker. She works in schools talking to pupils, teachers and leaders about learning, leadership and the curriculum. She maintains that there are no quick fixes and that great outcomes for pupils are not achieved through tick boxes. She writes and speaks at conferences about leadership, curriculum and school improvement.
Margaret is co-founder of The Glass Lift, a registered Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Margaret has extensive experience of developing leadership capability and and facilitating behavioural change in a range of organisations across industry sectors.
Margaret is recognised as a thought leader, speaker and key practitioner in the drive for more balanced and inclusive leadership. She has co-presented at events with key researchers in leadership, equality, diversity and inclusion and was a key contributor to the British Psychological Society response to the Government Equalities Office: Closing the Gender Pay Gap, September 2015. She was a speaker at UK Policy event on Women and Leadership October 2016, and regularly speaks and presents at sector and industry events.
Margaret had a successful first career working as a senior marketing manager for several large companies including Microsoft Ltd. She sits on the Women Leading in Education Project Board and is also a Trustee of Devon Air Ambulance Trust.