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"Maggie has the confidence to interface deep theory with experiential psychology, in such a way that leaders go away having caught what they have been taught."

Fergal McDonnell

(Head of Leadership Development for Ideal Standard International)





I design bespoke training programmes embedded in your particular needs at this time, the dynamics of your system and the objectives you want to achieve. I bring a combination of business and psychology theory, delivered in a way that injects change directly into the business.



"We engaged Maggie to help the Leadership team and how we work together. She helped bring insight to the team we have today and the team we want to be for the future. Maggie has a fantastic ability to educate, engage and endear herself to all of us. As a result, we built a fantastic understanding of our individual and team bioenergetics, stress triggers and how we deal with them, and were able to re-form the team to be more effective for the future market."

Ed Alford (Vice President of Enterprise Systems for the BP Group)


"Maggie joined us when we needed to explore some team dynamics that weren't at their best. We had all experienced a wake up call from some individual behaviours that had caused real discomfort and threat. With speed and agility, she dug out the source of the issues and quickly built a programme to get us back on our feet again. A really great intervention that delivered a positive outcome."

FTSE 50 Company (Anon for confidential and legal reasons)


“Maggie undoubtedly has a deep understanding of psychology and the often complex dynamics of a leadership team; she is foremost though an exceptional listener who never avoids the 'elephant in the room'. She uses that depth of knowledge and experience to input directly into often very specific business challenges and bring quick and impactful change where it counts most. Maggie always ensures a lot of ground is covered and things keep moving forward.”

David Campbell (Group Chief Executive, PizzaExpress & previously CEO, Wagamama)


Previous programmes have designed space to work on:

leading through change

leading in a hybrid or virtual reality

engaging the diversity of ‘difficult’ personalities

building a feedback culture – holding courageous conversations

shifting the culture of an organisation

leading from Purpose

mastering our reactive behaviour under stress

aligning a team and building peak performance



“leadership programmes that open the mind, relax the defences and energise the journey”


If you would like an external consultant to work with you to design a targeted programme for your company, please contact me to book an initial consultation and/or a design meeting to scope your objectives and create a programme tailored to your context. I can offer this through my own company, Essence Partnership ltd, or for larger scale interventions through McKinsey & Company (www.aberkyn.com).




"Defenses are unnecessary walls that we use when we seek to protect the truth we are afraid isn't in us. These walls become the very obstacles that keep us separated from the prize we are striving to attain."

Macrina Wiederkehr

"Maggie brings a breath of fresh air to the executive coaching scene. Her material is deeply thought through and yet delivered at a level that makes it easy to absorb, compelling to work through, and really useful in the real world of the office. Take a course with her and it is bound to open your eyes- and your mind - to some new possibilities."

Nick Folland (Group Director - External Affairs at the Co-op Group)


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