“I want to inspire and empower people to keep on growing, learning and directing themselves to shine in the work they do without compromise. to have a plan, the belief, skills and the mindset to lead themselves & others to success’
Hello, I’m Victoria Walsh, Coach, Trainer, Strategic Marketer and Believer in Career + Life Happiness No Matter What.
Ambition + Living Life to the full. It’s what i stand for and what I want to help individuals, teams and organisations achieve as they navigate change & transition of life, career and growth.
WHAT’S MY STORY
A Kingston University, Business School graduate who admits she fell into a career in marketing through a passion of behaviour and creativity but without a plan. With over 20 years of career experience I’ve built a bank of skills, knowledge and expertise which has served me well as I’ve navigated the ups and downs of my own career effectiveness and satisfaction, management of career plus motherhood and the leadership of teams and businesses.
When I hit my mid 30s I had enjoyed a successful and diverse career within agency and client side roles of operations, promotional & integrated marketing, client service and leadership but found myself unaligned to where I was working and what I was doing. The love I had for brand marketing had been lost but a love of supporting, nurturing and driving others to succeed had replaced it. Through reflection, exploration and reassessment of success criteria, passions and my skill set, I discovered a new direction in the world of coaching, career management and training.
At the heart of my passion and what drives me as a coach & trainer is ‘understanding and inspiring others’ and today I’m enjoying working with a range of individuals from students to leaders, to master their self leadership mindset, strategies and beliefs to design, direct and shine in careers and in their workplace for themselves and for the businesses they work for.
LET’S TALK EXPERIENCE
With over 20 years successful business and career experience, I’m no stranger to pressure, commercial challenges and business management of small and large organisations and of course the personal highs and lows of career development.
I’m a qualified and certified Executive Coach, certified Everything Disc trainer and experienced business leader, trainer, university lecturer and mentor.
With over half my career spent at board level I’m very practiced in co-leading transition and change programmes, team management, leadership, motivation, HR, visioning, strategising and implementing business and professional growth.
As well as coaching and training, I currently contribute to the Institute of Promotional Marketing 30 under 30 scheme and work with Kingston University as a lecturer/ trainer on the business readiness programme with undergraduate business, marketing and law students, as a Marketing Expert Panel member and as a Beyond Barriers Mentor.
FROM MARKETER & BUSINESS LEADER TO COACH
I stepped into coaching from a successful marketing career where creativity, strategic thinking and getting under the skin of consumer behaviour were my strengths and passions. The bits i loved about my marketing career was people – getting under the skin of what makes people tick, inspires and motivates them. Thinking and behaviour, whether it was consumers I was marketing too, the talent I worked with or now my clients, is what genuinely interests me and what i aspire to help others understand and change for results
I’ve worked across a number of different sectors and in roles which have included company leadership, business development, client service, project management and operations.
SOME MORE THINGS ABOUT ME
I’m a creative and strategic thinker, process lover, detail queen and supportive person with a passion for digging deep and finding solutions. I love to grab hold of new challenges with positivity and well oomph!
Many have described me as focused and determined. I say it’s my hunger for growth and development for me and those around me which drives me, fills me with a can do attitude and that powers me on no matter the opportunity, challenge or hurdle.
I’m solution focused and work with pride and quality at the heart of everything I do. I’m a team player, I believe in people, I love to empower and love to support individuals and businesses to perform at the top of their game.
I have 2 personal mantras I live by which power my self leadership KEEPing me focused, calm and positive.
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, BELIEVE IN POSSIBILITIES, BELIEVE IN BETTER.
WE CAN DO ANYTHING IN LIFE BUT WE CAN’T DO EVERYTHING.
COMPLETING THE PICTURE OF ME
I’m a mum of two and wife to an avid Liverpool fan. Based in Teddington, Greater London (but working nationwide) with Izzy the Cocker Spaniel and Rhett the cat (yes i admit I Iove Gone with the wind!) by my side. I’m passionate about living life to the fullest and accepting no compromise to work life balance and fulfilment.
I tap dance in my spare time, love musicals (I have 5 grades in singing – but don’t ask me to sing in public!) and enjoy feeding my knowledge in any way I can.
I’d love to work with you, help you and support you be and believe in your best.
WHAT YOU GET IN ME AS YOUR COACH
As a coach I wish I could overnight magically create the change and improvement you are wishing for overnight, but takes a little time, commitment and a lot of effort to reap the benefits of coaching., But through coaching change and improvement is within your grasp.
What you get from me as your coach is;
I have belief in you! –You can achieve your vision of success. I believe you can succeed. So you will find an energetic and positive partner who is committed to your personal growth with no vested interest. I’ll keep you accountable, motivated and focused.
Positivity – It’s more than a smile and bit of energy (although I bring oodles of that), it’s the ability to see not a problem but an opportunity, to frame and put things in perspective and move forward with growth in mind.
Experience & empathy – I look back with pride on all I’ve achieved but it’s not been without my own personal struggles, stress, confusion, hair pulling and inner chat to knock me sideways on occasions. I’ve worked through highs and lows of the economy, faced redundancy, mergers, organisational transition plus with 2 children under 10 I know first hand how difficult it is to manage a busy life, pressures and still deliver your best.
Challenge – I’ll push you with your permission to look at things differently, facing feelings and thoughts you have not pushed yourself to acknowledge before.
Partnership – we work together. You lead and I follow in what we call a designed alliance.
Fun – With creativity in my DNA from years of working in marketing our sessions will be fun!