About us

Real Life Skills was started by Viv MacDonald. She has many years of portfolio careers behind her: from selling ice-cream in the Edinburgh Festival; to being a Stock Broker; to being a founder of a company which grew from 3 to 150 in 8 years. She also has an interest in people and how they can make the most of the opportunities that come their way. This includes taking risks and having adventures, as well as securing their own economic independence.

All the people that work with Real Life Skills share a commitment to helping people thrive, without prejudice or being patronised.


“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are”
Marilyn Monroe