Mairi is a specialist in people development, training and talent initiatives delivering across the Civil Service and private sector for the past 10 years. As a trained professional actress and BBC TV presenter, Mairi uses her skills to enable individuals and groups to communicate and present better, build confidence, increase visibility and align personal branding to organisational values. She is passionate about unlocking potential through teaching how the body and breath operate and how these can be developed to influence ourselves and others into achieving more positive outcomes.
She previously set up the award nominated Coaching Squared™ programme and is founder of the Houses of Parliament Women into Leadership (WIL) programme. Mairi’s style is dynamic and she firmly believes that a hands on experiential approach allows us to learn at a deeper level and understand how the practise of new skills can help us evolve. Previous clients include Coca Cola Enterprises, Ministry of Justice, PwC, Transport for London, Serco, BT, Environment Agency, The Met Police and many central government departments.
She is an associate trainer for Civil Service Learning through CAPITA and frequently works globally with PwC as a high level role player enabling executives to practise networking, influencing and sales skills. As part of the year-long core delivery team for the PwC/HMRC Module 48 programme, she led bespoke sessions on the highest scoring elective “Communicating Confidently with Customers and Advisors”.
As a sought after speaker, Mairi regularly speaks for women’s networks across the City with practical sessions on confidence and impact skills based on the work of Harvard social psychologist, Professor Amy Cuddy.
In 2014 Mairi was invited to be a judge on the BBC Apprentice Final as part of a team of business experts assessing the market potential of a key product and in 2016 was a judge for the WeAreTheCity Rising Stars awards for pipeline talent across the sectors. She is the mother of two young boys, a School Governor and occasionally dabbles in stand-up comedy.