Mrs Victoria Walsh

About

I began my career in the Marketing industry as a strategic marketer and consultant. I spent over 20 years working for award winning independent and global marketing agencies consulting for well-known Blue Chip businesses such as Unilever and PepsiCo, as well as in in-house roles at Sony Pictures UK and Nokia. As I attained board level leadership, my roles took me in a new direction with a focus on people and organisational development blended with business strategy.

I moved into academia at Kingston in 2016 to bring industry practitioner insights to undergraduate and post graduate teaching originally joining as part of the business readiness teaching team supporting students on the development of employability skills. My role has expanded over the years and I am currently responsible for module leadership and teaching for ‘Professional Development' on the MSc in Global Human Resource Management, as well as the module ‘Careers and Leadership Journey' on the MBA and Executive MBA. I also teach on Organisational Behaviour and HRM modules for undergraduates.

Alongside teaching at Kingston, I am a practicing Certified Business Psychologist and Certified ICF Positive Psychology and Executive Coach with my own consultancy. As a consultant, I am particularly committed to helping people and organisations create the transformations that humanise the workplace and maximise their potential.  I am very passionate about understanding the whole person and I am a certified Lumina Spark psychometric practitioner, as well as being a certified British Psychological Society Test User for Occupational Ability and Personality. Although I work with a wide range of individuals and organisations, I am particularly interested in female leadership advancement and wellbeing in the workplace. My recent research in this area has explored the 'Experience of female leaders and coping strategies during menopause transition'. 

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer

Qualifications

  • MSc Occupational & Business Psychology (distinction)
  • BA Hons Business Studies
  • Certified Management and Business Educator
  • Certified Business Pyschologist - The Association for Business Psychology
  • BPS Test User Occupational Ability & Personality
  • Practitioner Diploma Executive Coaching (ICF Certified)

Teaching and learning

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