"Mary is a multifaceted coach and her expertise covers executive
leadership coaching, personal coaching, personal and team brand
development, consulting and presentation coaching, amongst other things.
She has helped my teams and me personally in all these aspects. She is
an expert in her subject and each of her interactions help achieve great
results. She has also presented at my Team Annual Summit event in November 2009,
and then I watched her at multiple other such events. Each of those
performances have been superbly received by the audience.
We continue to work together and she is my first port of call for the subjects I have highlighted here.”
Varun Bijlani, Executive Partner, IBM
"Mary completed an exercise for myself and my new team -this was designed to ensure greater self awareness for all participants and to increase team work. The results were excellent and all found the sessions extremely beneficial. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mary for coaching or development work. A highly energetic, candid individual – who has a fabulous array of experiences to draw upon."
Steve Kenny, Head of Sales, AEGON Asset Management
"Mary always delivers whether it is in a one to one coaching situation or when presenting to a large audience. I have used Mary on a firm wide basis and on a personal basis and would recommend her. Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative."
Scott Barnes, CEO, Grant Thornton UK
"I am unashamedly a great fan of Mary Spillane and her work. She has a transformational impact on individuals she has worked with on our courses in entrepreneurship, by bringing straight talk, clear and valuable guidance and humour. She has helped numerous young and nascent entrepreneurs prepare their pitch for investors in close 1-to-1 situations. She has also held a very large room full of doctoral students at Cambridge University in the palm of her hands with presentations on how to make a personal impact.
Mary is also generous with her connections and networking and I enjoy working with her."
Shailendra Vyakarnam, Director, Tristart
"Brilliant and truly unique. I would recommend Mary to anyone who wants to improve both verbal and non-verbal communication techniques."
Helen Moss, Partner, IBM Business Consulting Services
"Mary is a great coach, stretching you beyond your comfort zone and building greater self-belief and confidence. As a Consultant she brings with her a huge and varied experience of many aspects of business and politics, both here and abroad, as well as being fun to work with."
Iain Gray, CEO, Technology Strategy Board
"I have worked with Mary over the last 10 years at PwC, IBM and Whitehead Mann. She has a lively personality, is hugely knowledgeable in her field and has a great sense of humour. Great fun to work with, superb colleague."
Graham Jones, Partner, The Inzito Partnership
"Mary is quite extraordinary. A rare individual whose impact and value is matched by her content, insight and understanding. She has terrific people skills, both 1-to-1 and with large groups. She uses her energy and sense of humour to deliver direct and frank messages in coaching and mentoring scenarios. She has a great ability at getting straight to the point of issues and in bringing clarity to situations. A fantastic motivator and energiser, she is force of nature. I strongly recommend her."
Neil Goble, Partner, Korn Ferry
"I have worked with Mary as both a colleague at Whitehead Mann and as an independent consultant. She is effective, motivating and often inspiring. Mary is thought provoking and challenging but has the style, humour and engaging personality to ensure change is always a constructive process. I recommend her as a professional and as a person. Mary is simply outstanding – if you want to be challenged or want to reach new heights then Mary will get you there."
Anthony May & Nick Hedley, Hedley May LLP
"Mary has the unique ability to consistently deliver the right message, whether it be a large corporate presentation or one to one coaching. As a global trainer and presenter, Mary’s direct yet down to earth approach crosses continents and cultures; it is problem solving, engaging and highly motivating. Everyone gets an ‘aha’ moment! She is quite simply one of the most accomplished and professional presenters you could wish to hire."
Liz McCredie, Marketing and Communications at The Sedona Group
"Mary has worked as a consultant on several leadership and communications projects with me and each time has brought significant value. She has been an excellent coach and sounding board to leaders. She is not afraid to speak honestly to them in order to be of value and help them to improve, which is exactly what is needed from a consultant.
Mary focuses on helping leaders look good both in what they say and how they say it. What’s more, she quickly gets to grips with the important strategic organisational messages and then brings in broader, external issues. This has been very helpful in both grounding and adding context to organisational messages in a number of cases, for projects including blogs and leadership events.
Mary’s direct style means that every meeting or interaction has been both efficient and effective. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with her each time and look forward to further opportunities to do so in the future."
Melissa Kell, Communications Manager, Deloitte
"Dear Mary, a big THANKS for your truly magical performance! You mesmerized, energized and inspired our Greek audience!! Everybody we talked after you left was talking enthusiastically about you and I received soooo many complements for your speech. I personally want to tell you that you are the best speaker I’ve seen in the last few years.
I’m happy to have met you and let’s stay in touch to do more wonderful things together."
Georgia Kartsanis, President, CEO Clubs Greece
"It was such a pleasure meeting you!!!
Words are not enough to say thank you for your acceptance to speak at our 1st WIB Personal Branding event. Everyone raved about you & your presentation! Everyone said that they have never heard a speaker that was as charismatic, inspirational & interactive as you were. They were in awe!!!
You definitely set the highest standards for the other 3 personal branding events we are planning in 2011.
Once again, a million thanks!!!"
Angela Boyatzis, Executive Officer, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce
“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your presentation to LBG today. It dovetailed exactly with everything we had been presenting on career development and self-projection, and I learned a lot too. I hope that we can keep in touch”
John Lees Associates, Career Development Advice, Training & Coaching