Transformational leadership for a just tomorrow


Change is our inevitable: Justice & Care in the midst of it are a daily choice

I work with committed & transformational leaders to help them lead change that moves towards justice without exploiting themselves

I offer individual and group coaching that supports people I work with to be transformative in a way that promotes justice and embodies care so that they can lead boldly without burning out

I love working online because it means I can work with people wherever they are in the world. I am also really excited to be offering in person coaching and Shadow Work Coaching (a deeper dive) again in London, UK

Whichever option suits you best, let's work together!

Individual online coaching (1)

Work with me online from wherever you are in the world to build your practice as a transformational leader. Find out more and sign up here.

Group Leading Change in International Development 2023 (1)

A new Action Learning Set for up to 8 people leading change in international development spaces, begins in September 2023 and will run through till February 2024. Full details available soon. In the meantime contact me via for more information.

Coaching while we walk, London UK (7)

Coaching & Walk offers an opportunity to have a coaching session (or a series of sessions) while we walk gently together. This can enable us to connect with nature during the session as a mirror & inspiration for our transformational change work. Accessible options available. New for Summer 2023. Contact me for more information

Shadow Work Coaching London or Online (1)

A deeper dive into a specific issue or story you are stuck with using Shadow Work tools. Read more here about Shadow Work. Find my profile here on the Shadow Work European site. In person 3-5 hours or 3 sessions online over 3 weeks. Contact me for more information via


I'm Mary Ann, one name, no hyphen, no 'e'.

I am named after two of my female ancestors. Tending to people and the planet is part of the legacy they passed on to me.

Justice and drawing inspiration for the world around us and our ancestors have always been important to me. Deep care for myself is something I have had to learn.

I have been a leader in international development spaces for 20 years and a Coach and Facilitator for almost a decade. I also love writing, dancing, and lately also learning about plants, and I bring this knowledge into my practice to support you as well.

I help people lead change towards justice without sacrificing their well-being and I believe that the ability to adapt and be with transformational change will become increasingly important in the years to come as our planet changes. I am deeply committed to welcoming change and adaptation and want to share that through my work.

My approach focuses on learning from and connecting with nature (including our bodies!) and a trauma-informed approach to unblocking unhelpful patterns that I learnt in my Shadow Work training & practice.

“Mary Ann’s inspiring vision of resilient leadership and practical support on how to make it real has enabled me to step up to a more senior role confident that I can do it without running myself or my team into the ground by feeling we have to do it all “ Harriet Wallace

Harriet 2011

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You can also hear me on the Change Making Women, the podcast I co-hosted with Ziada Abeid my friend and colleague based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

On the show we talk to women what motivates and challenges them and how they take care of themselves while trying to make the world a better place.