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How to be a Human First Leader

How to be a Human First Leader

Want to know how to be a better leader? It's simple: be human first, professional second. Human-first leadership values authenticity, connections, professional vulnerability and intentional work-life balance. It’s about inviting people into a space where how we live...

Let’s talk about failure

Let’s talk about failure

Success Stories Are Overrated! This week, I'm delivering the opening keynote at The International Boys’ Schools Coalition. I don't know if I'm more excited about standing in the Great Hall or being Steven Bartlett's warm-up act! (Yes, THE Steven Bartlett!) I’m a huge...

Keynote for the Academy Transformation Trust

Keynote for the Academy Transformation Trust

Watch the full keynote What a total privilege it was to speak at the Elevate woman launch for Academy Transformation Trust recently. Their program championing women in leadership looks an incredibly exciting and is all about meeting people where they are. My keynote,...

How Will Your Story Shape Lives?

How Will Your Story Shape Lives?

There’s a mahoosive difference between telling a story and storytelling. People often show up to my keynotes assuming they’re going to hear my story. But actually it’s never just my story. My focus is on taking my story to our story and ending on YOUR story. And...

Mindset In Morocco Giveaway Winner

Mindset In Morocco Giveaway Winner

Humans are awesome! There I said it. With so much negativity in the news at the moment, your nominations for my Mindset In Morocco giveaway has given my team's faith in humanity a huge boost this week! The heart-warming nominations that the Be Human First team have...

It’s not bragging if it’s true!

It’s not bragging if it’s true!

When I ask people to raise their hand if they are a success in my keynotes the response is always stilted. People hesitate, nervously glance around and then nudge their neighbour, “Go on Maureen, you put your hand up!” This is your friendly reminder to take a moment...

I’ve been shortlisted for the International Speaker Awards!

I’ve been shortlisted for the International Speaker Awards!

I am so excited to announce that I've been shortlisted for two awards this year. The first is Best Showreel and the second is the prestigious Booker’s Choice Award.Both awards are fantastic, but I’m especially grateful to be shortlisted for the Booker’s Choice it’s an...

Keynote for Youth Sport Trust National Summit 2024 in Telford

Keynote for Youth Sport Trust National Summit 2024 in Telford

Telford International Centre - 650 Everyday Heroes and the Youth Sport Trust at their National Summit all about School Games. For me team sports = belonging. At school, it taught me the essence of what it means to be part of a family - connecting, supporting each...

Keynote for Milton Keynes Head Conference

Keynote for Milton Keynes Head Conference

A keynote for Everyday Heroes! It's not every day you get to stand on stage in your hometown and speak to the incredible adults who taught your actual children. This was a great opportunity to thank them for the outstanding work they do. As you know, leaders in...

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