I’m Vivian McGrath, a successful television Executive Producer.   I tell other people’s stories in documentaries for major British, US and Australian TV networks.   Now I’m ready to tell my own.   It’s a story many of my colleagues don’t even know about me.  

I was just 22 and seven months pregnant the day my Ex nearly killed me.  He squeezed his hands tightly around my throat, his eyes fixed in a cold, murderous stare.  A voice cried out.  It was mine, but it wasn’t me.   A horrific rasping sound, squeezed out on my final desperate breaths of air, was begging him for my life.  I thought I was about to die that day.

When I found the courage to leave that destructive relationship, I walked out with nothing but my baby and what could fit in my car.  I had to rebuild my life as a single mother.   It was one of the darkest, toughest times
of my life.

But that’s just a small part of my story.  Yes, I’m a survivor of domestic violence.   But I’m not defined by it.   The more important part of my story is its happy ending.  How I went from being a victim to a survivor.  From a survivor to a success story.  Forging success in life, love and my career.   

The power to change it was within me all along.  You have that power to rewrite your story as well. 

I guess you’re here because you feel – or have felt – like I once did:

  • Unsure if you’re even in an abusive relationship?
  • Your gut is telling you to ‘leave’, but your heart is saying: ‘I love them’?
  • You feel trapped, with no way out?
  • You’re wondering how love can hurt this much?
  • You love the person you fell in love with, but don’t like who they’ve become.
  • You’re just hoping and wishing they would change?
  • You’re living a life that’s not you?
  • You want the ‘old me’ back?

I know your pain.  But it doesn’t have to be this way.   I’ve been there, done that and learnt the hard way.  I can be that person for you.  The one I wish I had to guide me through it when I was feeling as you are now.

Follow me (by subscribing below) and I’ll show you how to:

  • Know the difference between what is good for you and what is destructive.
  • Change your mindset from victim to survivor and take control back over your life.
  • Walk away from abuse when you still love your abuser.
  • Build your self-esteem and let go of pain.
  • Find love that’s healthy and doesn’t hurt.
  • Say yes when it scares you and when you need to say no.
  • Lean in to fear and embrace the unknown.
  • How to become strong, fearless and successful.

How to be Unbeatable.   

Find out more about my career in television here.   Find out more about my book – Unbeatable: (how I left a violent man) – here.