Award-winning comedian & author
Women in Leadership
The importance of authenticity
Embracing and learning from failure
Public speaking coach
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.
She is a regular guest presenter on BBC1’s This Week (with Andrew Neil) and on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review.
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 latest book is How To Own The Room: Women And The Art Of Brilliant Speaking (November 2018) - the first book on public speaking aimed solely at women.
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.
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