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Vivian Vella MA Psychological Coaching

Vivian is an executive coach and facilitator who works with senior leaders and teams within multi-national organisations. She has worked in the field of organisational development for over 25 years, starting this stage of her career as L&D manager at the British Airports Authority. 

Her leadership and team development work bring together her experience and interest in business and psychology. She draws on various schools of psychology to work skilfully with individuals to help them increase their self-awareness and clarify their choices for change to enhance their personal best performance. Her coaching is often as part of a leadership or high potential talent programme.  Since 2008 she has worked extensively on women’s leadership programmes within professional services firms.


Her client portfolio includes: EY, Linklaters, Nissan, Bank of England, IPC Europe, Diageo, L’Oréal, Amnesty International, Primark, Hertfordshire County Council, The King’s Fund, Bird & Bird, Hogan Lovells and the NHS.

She has an MA in Psychological Coaching from the Metanoia Institute, and her MA research was on resilience and well-being. 

She has trained to master practitioner level in NLP; she holds a diploma in Business Performance Coaching from Newcastle College. She is a member of APECS (the Association for Professional Executive Coaching & Supervision) and the Association for Coaching and has held a joint Chair position for the Independent Consultants Forum/CIPD Wimbledon Branch for two years. She is an accredited Myers Briggs Type Indicator administrator, and an accredited trainer of the Penn Resiliency Programme, from the University of Pennsylvania.


She was a visiting programme tutor and coach for 20 years at Cranfield University and is now a faculty coach at the London Business School.
Viv is conversationally fluent in French and Italian


Her personal style has been described as having an appropriate balance of energy and calmness creating a positive learning environment that is informative and thought provoking.  She provides both encouragement and challenge for personal change.

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