Hi, I’m Marie and I’m one of the co-founders, course designer and tutors for unchainyourbrain.org.
I’ve been working in the field of self development since 2003, when I co-founded Unchain Your Brain parent company, Lequin Leadership Development to help companies create world-class leaders and teams.
It’s been a genuinely interesting, fascinating journey. I’ve coached senior leaders from around the world and in a diverse range of international organisations, including: senior leaders at BBC Property, RWE, Disney, the board of Dennis Publishing, board members of GE Money, the board at Future Publishing, and board members of SEGRO (FTSE 100 property company). I’ve also worked at all levels at Npower, RWE IT, RWE Innogy, Thames Water, Welsh Water, BNP Paribas CIB, Tower Watson, Avon Fire Brigade, Sainsburys, Pepsico, GE, Vodafone, HSBC PB, and Lloyds TSB.
I trained with Performance Consultants and The Coaches Training Institute, and I’m ICF accredited. I’m also trained in NLP and Therapeutic Art, and have a BSc (First) in Business Management.
Before my career in this field, I worked at Harrods and then Deloitte Consulting. At Deloitte’s I specialised in change management and leadership development, which provided me with an excellent understanding of the issues facing businesses and an appreciation of the benefits and impact of coaching as a tool for motivation and empowerment.
What do people say about my coaching and training? Here’s a testimonial, which I think sums my approach up quite nicely…
“Marie has profound psychological insights into what enables and inhibits performance and well being. She’s robust, challenging – yet tactful and supportive. She helped me build rapport with colleagues and gave me many insights into how I could get the best out of my working relationships. Most importantly, Marie also encouraged me to manage my own well-being to conserve and build my energy levels. This has had an extremely positive impact on my life balance and resilience – and enabled me to perform my role well through a period of change, grow my broader professional relationships, care effectively for my family during a difficult time and improve my own health and fitness too. If you are lucky enough to work with Marie – expect to be surprised by her – as she is modest and unassuming in her style – but also expect her advice, toolkit and support to help you surprise yourself! I couldn’t recommend her more highly.” Rosemary Beaver, Non-Executive Director and Head of International Regulatory Affairs.
I use the highly regarded Co-Active Coaching model to help employees and leaders reflect, discover possibilities, and unleash their true creativity and potential by developing the confidence to let go of limiting beliefs and learned expectations.