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Moyra Mackie

I help individuals and organisations to do things differently – to challenge traditional ways of acting and thinking to get to greater motivation  and engagement and improved performance.

Trust is the key

I believe the secret to efficient organisations lies in reducing FEAR and increasing TRUST;  in improved leadership and open, constructive conversations.

I believe that people turn up to work wanting to do a good job.  I don’t believe many people get up in the morning and say to themselves: “I’m going to be a bad manager and a difficult colleague today”.

But I do acknowledge that many people consider that they work for a bad manager or with a difficult colleague.

I help you to solve the disconnect between intention, action and reaction

After more than fifteen years as a coach, trainer and consultant, I believe it is not the big stuff – the expensive restructurings – that make a real difference. It’s the small everyday decisions we make, recognition we give, passion we display, that lead to noticeable and lasting change.


And my clients will tell you that I can help you to improve your decision making, change your habits regarding feedback and motivation, and boost your passion for what you do.

Learning and change are constants in our lives

Yes, it’s obvious that I love what I do.  But I also love what you do too. And neither of us has reached our full potential yet.

I encourage my clients to look to science to help inform their decisions and learning.  Not the science of accounting, but the science of psychology.

My passion is to connect managers with the science of what makes all of us tick

Because if we followed the century of evidence we have to hand, there would be many more masters of motivation and leaders of high performing teams.

So whether you are looking to develop individual leadership and management skills, build a trustful team or plan and implement a major change management program, I can offer support, challenge and expertise.

You may have noticed I’ve used images of Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta on this website

That’s because, like these beautiful pictures, I am out of Africa — Zimbabwe, to be precise.  The other images are taken at Ashridge Business School, where I did my MSc in Executive Coaching.

I’ve lived in Italy and the US, too, as well as the UK. So I’ve seen the impact different cultures, mindsets and behaviours can have on business performance, and I believe it’s a crucial “hidden influence” on teamwork in global organisations.

Before my career in consultancy and executive coaching, I worked for Saatchi & Saatchi and also qualified to teach English as a foreign language. On the surface, both entirely different, although both are really about effective communication.

Qualifications and affiliations

I am an Ashridge Accredited Coach, certified to EMCC Master Practitioner level.  I also hold an MSc in Executive Coaching.

Moyra Mackie

Moyra Mackie

Moyra Mackie helps leaders and teams to work with courage, compassion and creativity. She is an executive coach and consultant and the founder of Mackie Consulting.

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