Certified Business Psychologist helping people and organisations flourish at work and in careers with wellbeing and success tied together so that more people can make everyday a best day. I do this by applying evidence based research to create programmes and interventions which help support professional, personal and organisational growth, wellbeing and excellence.
I bring a back story of nearly 30 years in people development, organisational operations, board level leadership and learning, having spent over two decades working as a consultant initially within the marketing industry for blue chip businesses such as Nokia, Unilever, Sony Pictures and PepsiCo before transitioning and setting up my own coaching and consultancy business in 2015. As well as developing the skills of a competent strategic marketer early in my career, I gained lived experience, skills and strengths in, and a passion for, people development as I led small and large teams, often across multiple sites or in a state of organisational change and growth.
Today, I combine work as a University Lecturer at Kingston Business School and an independent Business Psychologist. My mission is to support learning and growth of individuals, middle and senior leaders, and teams to confidently step-up and lead themselves and those around them more effectively in careers they love, using their cores strengths and skills to optimise potential and to build organisational cultures which inspire growth and support wellbeing. I am passionate about potential - finding it, nurturing and supporting others to learn and grow to fulfil it. Learning makes me tick, supporting others learn makes my heart sing.
I am an ICF certified Executive and Positive Psychology Coach. I have a passion for understanding the whole person and have several certfications in psychometrics which allow me to work with clients to truly understand their behaviours and preferences so that they can gather deep insight and reflect effectively quickly and create action plans for development. With an enthusiasm for positive psychology in the workplace, my focus is on enabling people to confidently use their strengths and belief system to step-up and lead themselves and those around effectively in careers they love and to have the mindset, skills and wellbeing to flourish everyday with confidence and clarity. I am particularly passionate about female advancement and health in the workplace and generally ensuring what underpins careers, team and individual growth is positive wellbeing.
Want to work with me? I work with people across many sectors including IT, Health, Pharmaceutical, FMCG and Marketing. I can work with you one to one or within organisations offering support to individuals or teams.
Certifications & Qualifications:
- MSc Business & Occupational Psychology (distinction)
- Certified Business Psychologist (The Association of Business Psychologists)
- Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching (ICF certified)
- Certificate in Positive Pyschology Coaching (ICF certified)
- Certified Lumina Learning Practitioner
- Certified Everything DiSC practitioner
- BPS Occupational Ability & Personality Test User
- Chartered Management Business Educator (CMBE)
My university work:
I have worked at Kingston University within the Business School since 2016. As a practitioner lecturer I support undergraduate and post graduate students in their learning and development on MBA, MSc Global HRM, Organisational Behaviour and Business Management Courses. I am part of the Future or work/ New ways of working research hub. Read my academic profile
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Career Coaching supporting people to actively design and maintain a career that delivers fulfilment, empowers them to keep on achieving all they want and which supports their ever-changing life
Executive Coaching supporting leaders and managers in the development of skills to become stronger performers and deliver greater success for themselves, those they work alongside and businesses.
Supporting the strategy and planning of personal or organisational leadership development and transformation programmes.
Example themes: Creating Connection & building relationships, Strengths , Direction & Drive, Self-leadership, Vision & Engagement, Developing Influence, Engaging Cultures, Women in leadership, Wellbeing and Resilience
Supporting organisations prioritising performance with engaging and effective training that delivers sustained individual, team and business excellence and growth.
Bespoke training design
On and offline support
As a BPS Registered Test User, I am qualified and verified to administer and feedback on Occupational ability and personality assessments for selection, people development and career guidance/ coaching.
Also available - for workshop and independent assessment;
BeTalent Decision Styles
Everything DiSC ®
Five Behaviours ™
Reasons to work with me
I have been there and done it – whether it’s navigating career change, balancing motherhood and work or leading teams and organisations through transformation and growth, I have real life experience, wisdom and tried and tested strategies to support you with.
Challenge – I’ll ask you the questions you are avoiding asking. I’ll take you deeper than you can alone so you truly challenge yourself to look at things differently plus face feelings, thoughts and behaviours which do not serve you well or are holding you back. View my coaching framework for more on how I work.
Fun – With creativity in my DNA from years of working in marketing, our sessions will be fun and interactive. Get ready for movement, drawing, playing with objects and more!
Results – I get results with clients. With clear goal setting and accountability transformation take place from day one. Read my testimonials for specific results and feedback.
My coaching experience with Victoria has been extremely beneficial, targeting an improvement in commercial thinking within my current role. She ran the sessions with a combination of planned structure and flexibility to challenge my thinking and encourage the development of new skills. I would highly recommend her as a coach!
Victoria is a professional, authentic and an incredibly insightful coach. After just one coaching session together she managed to unpick what was holding me back on my job search and also to face the fears that I had created along the way. She also brought empathy to the session and a wealth of experience of the corporate world which she has spent a long time working in. I love her honesty and pragmatic approach.
"Knowing what it's like to feel stuck, trapped and dissatisfied in my career empowers me to help others to believe and create the changes they need to maximise their potential for greater success and happiness".- Victoria Walsh