Viv Grant (cropped)
Viv Grant

Viv Grant is the director of Integrity Coaching, the UK’s leading coaching company for school leaders. 


Viv has been in the education profession for over twenty five years.  She is a former primary head teacher and seventeen 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 is a passionate champion of school leaders and an advocate of coaching as a tool for supporting school improvement.


Her first book, “Staying A Head: The Stress Management Secrets of Successful School Leaders” was published in November 2014 and explores the role coaching plays in helping school leaders overcome the emotional and physiological stresses of their roles.


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