A lifetime as a Disabled person, combined with 25 years in software and services, equips me to offer my clients insights of a different perspective
Year Qualified: 2017
Areas of Expertise
Helping people with long term health conditions or a disability, navigate the world and workplace and find confidence in being themselves
Full Member of Association for Coaching
120 hours of face to face coach training
Level 2 Certificate in Inclusion and Diversity
Logical Operations Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT®)
"Mary is cheerful, informed and inspirational. She has listened attentively and been available when I have needed support in coming to terms with a disability and all that it entails. I am continuing to work with Mary because I feel I can learn a lot from her, and to be given the chance to think through how my disability affects me, as well as thinking through how to make the best of life and grow in confidence."
Elizabeth, university professional,
wanting more career opportunities
"Coaching with Mary is a subtle and rewarding experience. The first couple of sessions, I thought we were just chatting and getting to understand each other before the ‘real’ coaching started. It never seemed like we were working or achieving anything special at the time, but I soon came to realise that after each session I was more motivated, had clearer goals and generally felt lifted and more enthusiastic about facing life’s challenges. Mary brings such a wealth of experience, empathy and good-humoured enthusiasm to every session that it is impossible not to leave feeling better than when you started. If you are struggling with something in your life, I would strongly recommend a ‘chat’ with Mary to get you back on track."
Rob, senior engineering manager, wanting to decide on what to do following redundancy
"Mary provided several workshops for Disabled job seekers on an employment programme called CREATE, a new initiative from ILMI. Mary’s custom workshops were described by the attendees as empowering, motivating, progressive, thought-provoking, supportive and powerful. Mary was a sensational hit with her peers and with her exceptional content and delivery style. Mary is now one of our go-to people."
Independent Living Movement Ireland, group coaching for disabled job seekers
I offer 25+ years of experience in technology for billion-dollar companies, as a service delivery leader following programming, support and engineering roles.
My teams have supported the electronic payments systems of many of the world's largest banks.
I managed global teams across all regions and cultures through 24/7/365 customer support and delivery challenges.
It was both amazing and exhausting!
What Drew You To Coaching?
As a proud wheelchair user, my life and work are dedicated to personal and organisational development to improve inclusion and understanding in society through coaching, consultancy and disability equality training. I want people to rock their difference, whatever it looks like.
Attributes of disabled people are often valued leadership attributes, collaboration, enabling others, empathy, and managing the unknown.
I’m not your regular leadership development partner. When thinking about how to optimise personal and organisational performance, collaborating with a disabled female leader and IT geek is not the most obvious option. However, to develop different outcomes you need an experienced person offering alternative perspectives and solutions. I will help you take on your most important challenges, find exciting new directions, make brave choices, and turn them into an outrageous success.
I use my wealth of experience from my corporate positions and as a person who successfully deals with a disability in my life, to assist my clients to maximise their own potential, build inclusive teams and deliver exceptional service to their own customers and employees.
6 months coaching package for £1,295
Monthly sessions by Zoom (over a maximum period of 6 months)
30-minute monthly progress check-in
12 months coaching package for £2,590
Monthly sessions by Zoom (over a maximum period of 12 months)
30-minute monthly progress check-in