Mary is an expert in communications, business development, performance improvement and personal branding. She works to bring the best out of senior business executives and CEOs in Industry, Financial and Professional Services. She is used as a speech, business pitch and blog writer by these clients. Mary is in also in demand for conference and after-dinner presentations.
She was a partner at Whitehead Mann (executive search and leadership
consultancy) and has led the Imageworks Partnership (now Mary Spillane Ltd) for 12 years. She
founded Colour Me Beautiful in EMEA, fashion/beauty franchise with a
network of over 1000 studios in 27 countries (sold in 1999). Mary has written 7 books on presentation, image and personal branding.
Mary began her career as a special assistant to Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and to the UNHCR in Geneva.
In addition to an MA from Harvard University, an MSc from Simmons, Mary is pursuing an MA in Executive Coaching at Ashridge Business School. She is a qualified ‘Inspired Coach’ from the Institute of Human Development; a Hypnotist and Master Practitoner in NLP; and a Master Trainer, from the Master Training Institute, Lausanne. She is qualified in a range of psychometric profiling instruments. She is a guest lecturer at various business schools in entrepreneurship.