Marianne is a Workplace & Employment Mediator (and Civil & Commercial Mediator), Executive Conflict Coach, Transformation Consultant and Workshop Facilitator. Marianne is recognised for her empathy and sensitivity, including treating people with dignity and earning trust quickly. Marianne achieves lasting improvements from her consulting commissions, mediations and facilitations, including complex multiparty cases – and she believes fair, supportive and engaging relationships at work should be accessible for everyone.
Marianne serves as a guest lecturer, trainer and workshop leader in workplace mediation for undergraduates as well as HR and other professionals. Marianne has also judged at the National Student Mediation Competition, and is an assessor of newly trained mediators. Passionate too about mental fitness (ie people’s capacity to stay connected to their resourcefulness in times of setbacks and negative emotions), Marianne is promoting easier and more affordable access to support for those interested in improving their mental fitness.
Marianne also holds a Diploma in Procurement and Supply and an honours degree in Business. Before specialising in mediation, coaching and transformation consulting, Marianne facilitated teams and helped people develop their talents – as part of her leadership responsibilities initiating and collaboratively building a more inclusive and diverse global supplier base for a well-known multinational professional services corporation, in which she worked closely with the People & Culture function.
Additionally, Marianne served on the board of a global non-profit focused on equal opportunities for women-owned businesses in international supply chains. Marianne received an award (The International Alliance of Women World of Difference Award) for her efforts and collaborative achievements in support of improved livelihood prospects for severely under-privileged women workers in India.
Marianne’s interests outside work include family, walking, nature, cycling, travel, reading and culture.