Viv Groskop

Award-winning comedian & author

Speaker Themes

  • Women in Leadership
  • How to own the room
  • What does resilience look like in a post-pandemic world?
  • How to have a voice on video-conferencing/How to own the Zoom
  • How to own “Hybrid Working”
  • How to lead from outside the room
  • Spontaneity, flexibility and the new normal: the art of making it up as you go along
  • Being yourself at work post-Covid

Travels from

London, UK


Viv Groskop is an award-winning comedian, author and TV presenter. In the corporate sector she is an executive performance coach, specialising in training senior women for advanced leadership roles.

As a performer, she is known for her creative and ambitious five star sold-out Edinburgh Fringe shows Anchorwoman (2017), Be More Margo (2016) and Say Sorry to the Lady (2015). Her podcast We Are Women was shortlisted for Podcast of the Year at the Audio Production Awards 2017.

Her book, How To Own The Room: Women And The Art Of Brilliant Speaking(November 2018) – was the first book on public speaking aimed solely at women.

On her podcast of the same name, Viv Groskop interviews inspirational women who reveal the secrets of brilliant speaking. It’s a concise, practical burst of advice and from women from all walks of life — some famous names, some working behind the scenes. Participants have included Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, Elif Shafak, Julie Andrews and Professor Mary Beard.

Her 2020 follow-up, Lift As You Climb: Women And The Art Of Ambition, has received much critical acclaim.

She has also authored two other best-selling books, I Laughed, I Cried (Orion), about her late-in-life career change from journalism to stand-up comedy, and The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature (Penguin), about solving life’s problems by reading Tolstoy.

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Viv is passionate about women achieving their potential, especially as public speakers. She delivers her keynotes with  her trademark authenticity and wit, covering themes from empowerment and diversity to the importance of female role models. She’s also an excellent moderator.

“Viv is brilliant” — Jo Brand. 

“The queen of funny. You have to see this woman” — Mary Portas.

“Absolutely hilarious” — Jennifer Saunders

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