A woman that was born to be in front of people!
Between her humorous down to earth, ‘keep it real’ style of coaching and facilitating, engaging storytelling and infectious laugh, Mary has naturally inspired others to step up, wake up and get real within their own lives.
Mary’s wild and wonderful experiences over the last 25 years has led her to mentor and coach young people in schools, a prison and on young offenders’ programmes. She has run women’s groups, worked with inner city charities and designed, developed and delivered a variety of leadership, social action and personal growth experiences and retreats.
Mary has spoken at and worked with an array of clients some of whom include Future Foundations, The NCS Trust, Wellington Leadership College, JP Morgan, The Guardian Newspaper, Fulham Football Club, The International Dermal Institute, Elsevier, 42 Acres, Mckinsey and Co. and The African Leadership Academy.
Mary has an engaging, effervescent personality that audiences instantly warm to, she’s a very wise soul with much to share with the world.
Mary’s vibrant personality, leadership skills and ability for seeing what is needed and communicating that with ease, has also meant she has sat on advisory boards, been co-director of Alternatives, (the UK’s longest running Mind, Body and Spirit, not for profit events organisation), and was one of the original members of the educational panel for The Prince’s Charity, Mosaic.
It was at Mosaic that Mary was nominated for Mentor of the Year and was part of a group invited to Downing Street, in recognition of their contribution to young people’s lives. Mary has also spent several years coaching and working alongside senior leadership teams and CEOs, coaching and supporting them as they clarify, strengthen and grow their vision, ethos and people.
Whilst working with NCS Mary also supported the rollout of their flagship Mental Health Training, (in partnership with Young Minds) and designed and delivered their first partners Ethos training.
A very inspiring lady.
Princess Badiya of Jordan
In 2015, Mary was invited by Hay House to write her first book, 'Wild Awakening – 9 Questions that Saved my Life.' An uplifting and moving story of how a series of events culminated in Mary finding herself stood on the side of Tower Bridge, with her baby in her arms, ready to jump.
Since sharing her story around her mental health challenges as a result of childhood abuse, and a confused sense of belonging Mary’s book has been translated into Polish and Spanish. Mary was invited to give a TEDx Talk - 'Confessions of a failed 'Goodist'.
When Mary is not juggling the above, she is learning French (painfully and slowly), studying about her black history, and visiting and writing about sacred sites. Mary is also a committed student of Meg Wheatley’s transformational journey and programme, Warrior of the human spirit.
Mary is also excited to be softly launching one of her passion projects called ‘Unlocking HER’, a series of intimate events, experiences and coaching conversations, by 'HER' for 'HER'. To find out more visit her page 'For Her'