Hi, I'm Marielle

(pronounced Mary-elle).


Personal Brand Keynote Speaker. Trainer. Publicist and Author.

This page is a little more personal than the rest of the site.  

I love the work I’ve been put on this earth to do. 

But it wasn’t always this way.

For a long time, I felt stuck because I was playing it safe.

Almost as if I was living someone else’s life.

That’s because I was.

I’d conformed to society’s exceptions:

Get a job. Work ALL the hours. Repeat. Retire.

Nope.

That’s not my movie.

I decided to create my own rules…

Here’s my journey…

 

Early Career - I Learnt To Shrink From Early

I never fit in. Born to immigrant parents in a working class Nottinghamshire town. I was told: “Put your head down and work hard,” from an early age. This well-meaning advice, didn’t serve me well. By thinking my work would speak for itself, I didn’t speak up or promote my work early in my career.

 

2010 - Quarter Life Crisis in Rio

Feeling like my life was stuck on autopilot and in need of a big change, I quit my 9-to-5 and booked a solo trip to Rio, Brazil. Six weeks of self discovery was bliss. For the first time ever, I stepped far outside of my comfort zone in a *major* way and never looked back!  

 

2012 - My American Dream

Two years after Brazil, I had itchy feet. I fell in love with the pace and energy of New York City. I had to live there! Friends thought I was mad. In a few short months, I was flown out on an all-expenses-paid trip to relocate to New York from London. I didn’t know anyone there but I was excited! I thought I’d be the black Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. My American dream - a high-powered corporate job in midtown Manhattan had come true! Or so I thought. I felt deeply isolated and unfilled. I was meant for so much more than the busy, fast-paced corporate life I was living.

 

2015 - Self Discovery

While working in my 9-to-5, I invested $300 in my first career coach. She helped me uncover my core values and motivations. I discovered something I’d been suppressing: I'm an entrepreneur at heart. A fire was lit inside of me. I plotted my exit by taking every course and speaking class available to me, building my brand the way I had for the CEOs and senior leaders I’d worked with. Yale University and New York University invited me to speak, opportunities began to come my way.   

 

2016 - Lost My Job, Found Myself.

I remember it like it was yesterday, being laid off was a huge blessing. I was free to take time out and dig deep into my life’s purpose. The low points finally began to make sense, they were preparing me for the work I do today.  I decided to turn my mess into a message to help other women.   

 

2017-2020 - Launched Women Who Influence

I wrote The Personal Brand Bible For Ambitious Women - which opened up many new exciting opportunities. I created the Women Who Influence brand, following the coaching model that many others advised me to create. Lead magnets, endless webinars, a membership programme - you name it, I tried it! But it still didn’t feel quite aligned. Then in a matter of minutes at the end of 2020, I lost everything when my website with five years’ of work was deleted. Looking back it was clearing the way, for something bigger.

 

2021 - Alignment

I invested in an incredible coach to dig deep into my childhood traumas, limiting stories and experiences that had been keeping me safe and small. Having the courage to do the deep inner work, is the biggest gift I could give myself. I had to make space in order to fully thrive.

 

2022 (Loading) - Global Deal

Almost by magic, I attracted a huge partnership deal to create a course for millions of people globally launching in Q1 2022.

Watch this space!

Personality Type - INFP:  The Mediator (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving) institutive, creative, empathetic.

“They have a whimsical way about them, which often comes along with an excellent sense of humour..” <<< Yes!

Star Sign: Taurus Sun, Pisces Rising, Gemini Moon

Favourite quote: “We can choose courage, or we can choose comfort, but we can't have both.”Brene Brown

Fave colour: Emerald green 

Holiday destination: Sicily

Food:  Escovitch Fish

Random fact: I once auditioned as a dancer for a music video and got the part!

Hi, I'm Marielle

(pronounced Mary-elle).


Personal Brand Keynote Speaker. Trainer. Publicist and Author.

This page is a little more personal than the rest of the site.  

I love the work I’ve been put on this earth to do. 

But it wasn’t always this way.

For a long time, I felt stuck because I was playing it safe.

Almost as if I was living someone else’s life.

That’s because I was.

I’d conformed to society’s exceptions:

Get a job. Work ALL the hours. Repeat. Retire.

Nope.

That’s not my movie.

I decided to create my own rules…

Here’s my journey…

Early Career - I Learnt To Shrink From Early

I never fit in. Born to immigrant parents in a working class Nottinghamshire town. I was told: “Put your head down and work hard,” from an early age. This well-meaning advice, didn’t serve me well. By thinking my work would speak for itself, I didn’t speak up or promote my work early in my career.

 

2010 - Quarter Life Crisis in Rio

Feeling like my life was stuck on autopilot and in need of a big change, I quit my 9-to-5 and booked a solo trip to Rio, Brazil. Six weeks of self discovery was bliss. For the first time ever, I stepped far outside of my comfort zone in a *major* way and never looked back!  

 

2012 - My American Dream

Two years after Brazil, I had itchy feet. I fell in love with the pace and energy of New York City. I had to live there! Friends thought I was mad. In a few short months, I was flown out on an all-expenses-paid trip to relocate to New York from London. I didn’t know anyone there but I was excited! I thought I’d be the black Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. My American dream - a high-powered corporate job in midtown Manhattan had come true! Or so I thought. I felt deeply isolated and unfilled. I was meant for so much more than the busy, fast-paced corporate life I was living.

 

2015 - Self Discovery

While working in my 9-to-5, I invested $300 in my first career coach. She helped me uncover my core values and motivations. I discovered something I’d been suppressing: I'm an entrepreneur at heart. A fire was lit inside of me. I plotted my exit by taking every course and speaking class available to me, building my brand the way I had for the CEOs and senior leaders I’d worked with. Yale University and New York University invited me to speak, opportunities began to come my way.   

 

2016 - Lost My Job, Found Myself.

I remember it like it was yesterday, being laid off was a huge blessing. I was free to take time out and dig deep into my life’s purpose. The low points finally began to make sense, they were preparing me for the work I do today.  I decided to turn my mess into a message to help other women.   

 

2017-2020 - Launched Women Who Influence

I wrote The Personal Brand Bible For Ambitious Women - which opened up many new exciting opportunities. I created the Women Who Influence brand, following the coaching model that many others advised me to create. Lead magnets, endless webinars, a membership programme - you name it, I tried it! But it still didn’t feel quite aligned. Then in a matter of minutes at the end of 2020, I lost everything when my website with five years’ of work was deleted. Looking back it was clearing the way, for something bigger.

 

2021 - Alignment

I invested in an incredible coach to dig deep into my childhood traumas, limiting stories and experiences that had been keeping me safe and small. Having the courage to do the deep inner work, is the biggest gift I could give myself. I had to make space in order to fully thrive.

 

2022 (Loading) - Global Deal

Almost by magic, I attracted a huge partnership deal to create a course for millions of people globally launching in Q1 2022.

Watch this space!

Personality Type - INFP: 
The Mediator (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving) institutive, creative, empathetic.

“They have a whimsical way about them, which often comes along with an excellent sense of humour..” <<< Yes!

Star Sign:
Taurus Sun, Pisces Rising, Gemini Moon

Favourite quote:
“We can choose courage, or we can choose comfort, but we can't have both.”
Brene Brown

Fave colour:
Emerald green 

Holiday destination: Sicily

Food: 
Escovitch Fish

Random fact:
I once auditioned as a dancer for a music video and got the part!