Welcome to Mary-Louise Clark Associates

Have a look and get in touch - one conversation can be enough for us to learn what
you need, and to suggest how we can help you get to where you want to be.

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Facilitation

Coaching

Training

Welcome to Mary-Louise Clark Associates

Have a look and get in touch - one conversation
can be enough for us to learn what you need,
and to suggest how we can help you get to
where you want to be.

READ MORE

Facilitation

Coaching

Training

WHAT WE DO

Facilitation

As neutral and independent facilitators we work with groups who have never met before, which meet very rarely, or who sit together every day: we understand the different challenges represented by each

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Coaching

We offer both Executive Coaching and specialist one to one Personal Impact coaching. To each session, you bring an agenda of issues to resolve, and your coach will help you solve problems, establish priorities and make the most of opportunities. We challenge, offer alternatives, and provide support.

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Training

We use our background as theatre professionals to write and perform scenarios, forum theatre and role plays based on research and consultation with you and your organisation, and participants then get to rehearse challenging situations and receive specialist feedback. Some of our recent work in this area includes Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination, Managing Under performance, Managing Tough Conversations, Customer Relationship Management.

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Teambuilding

Our popular creative Community Building challenges include The Dissonance and Harmony singing workshop and The Bigger Picture painting session. These make an ideal ice-breaker or end of session group challenge and by taking participants out of their comfort zone help bring some of the themes from your session or programme to life in a practical way.

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About Us

Mary-Louise Clark

sasha-new-4bMary-Louise has been working as a facilitator, coach, trainer and programme designer for sixteen years with experience throughout the public and private sectors. For the past 9 years she has provided business consultancy, facilitation and coaching for the cross Whitehall creative thinking facility The Innovation Space (formerly futurefocus) for Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (formerly BIS/BERR/DTI). She is an I
CF accredited Executive Coach and has held coaching contracts with Department for Business, London Development Agency and National School of Government. She is a member of the Oxford Said Business School Coaching Community and coaches for them on a number of programmes including the Executive MBA, Oxford MBA, High Performance Leadership, Transition to Leadership, Women Transforming Leadership and Advanced Management and Leadership Programmes. Mary-Louise has ongoing team coaching relationships with a number of Senior Leadership Teams in both academia and government. Having originally graduated from Cambridge University she worked as an actor for the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company and ran her own practice as a vocal coach. Drawing on this experience she developed her specialist personal impact and communication skills coaching. Mary-Louise has worked with most Whitehall Departments and has been involved with a huge variety of projects including over 50 Government programmes. Mary-Louise was Programme Director for the Department of Communities and Local Government 2013 and 2014 Autumn Leadership and Policy Schools designing and delivering a tailor made programme.

Mary-Louise also designed and facilitated the NHS Leadership Academy Board Level Conference on the theme of Ethical Leadership which included researching and creating bespoke, interactive Theatre Based training highlighting current ethical issues for NHS Commissioners and Board members. This is just one of a huge variety of theatre based training interventions designed and delivered for clients around topics ranging from performance management issues, bullying and harassment, difficult conversations, giving and receiving feedback to doctors giving bad news and work with sales teams across the sectors.
Mary-Louise was co-designer of the Industrial Smorgasbord Symposium in Copenhagen for Green Templeton College, Oxford which explored how creative industry practitioners can bring value to business and the corporate world. Mary-Louise also runs the popular creative team building workshops The Singing Workshop and The Bigger Picture. Mary-Louise is accredited to use various psychometrics including Lumina Spark and NEO. She is also an expert user of the online collaboration tool Meetingsphere.

Mary-Louise works with a small number of specialist associates including actors, writers, coaches and facilitators with expertise including diversity, mindfulness, scenario planning and forum theatre.

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