Motivational Speaker and Workshops - Skills in resilience, inner confidence and flourishing your mind.
"I'm on a mission to help women (and men) elevate their consciousness above the stereotypes that silently limit them. For them to be strong enough mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally to power through the hurdles that come their way and to be all who they were meant to be."
Ingrid is a Motivational Speaker, NLP Practitioner, Holistic Empowerment Coach, a Broadcaster and Growth Mindset Guru. Her poem, The Blind Side, has been published in a Collection of Poems called 'Words by' funded by Unicef. With her work on unconscious bias prevalent in the tech we create, she is also a member of the @IEEE AI ethics committee. Described by Google and more as a fantastic public speaker, she is a serial entrepreneur who has owned everything from a lifestyle shop in Islington to a tech online food marketplace. In her earlier career, she worked in Account Management for ICV serving financial institutions such as JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. Her work includes voice-over radio ads on the BBC, life coach columnist for The South London Press and Asian Star Radio. She has appeared as an expert on Nick Ferrari's LBC show and joined panels on OH TV sky alongside MP Tessa Jowell and Olympian Will Bayley.
HER RESILIENCE IN CHILDHOOD
Her father had left her mother when she was pregnant with Ingrid for her mother's niece - her first cousin. Her mother nonetheless, was the first badass Ingrid knew. Her mother's response to this pain and tragedy was a simple one: "You're not going to be able to look at my children," she told us she said to herself, "and be able to say they came from a single parent family."
Her mother worked around the clock. She purchased and raised her seven children up in a five-bedroom house. They were fed 'five fat meals every day'. Their school uniforms were purchased from the prestigious White Hall Clothiers and their shoes only from Clarks.
It would be true to say, nonetheless, that Ingrid went into broadcasting and mastered the art of public speaking in the vain hope that her father would see her name one day and squirm with regret.
After over forty years at trying to get back at her father, however, it was one rainy day in a pub in Balham that Ingrid suddenly realised she was mentally, spiritually and emotionally exhausted. Her quest to get back at her father had brought her to her knees.
That is when she suddenly said to herself, enough is enough. She was complete, she decided, just the way she jolly well was. Holding her pen like a knife, she scrawled her father's name on a napkin, went outside and burnt it.
Holding her pen like a knife, she scrawled her father's name on a napkin, went outside and burnt it.
Ingrid then decided to put the skills she had acquired in broadcasting and public speaking to get back at her father to better use. She decided to empower women to ditch the negative beliefs around their stereotype, to recognise that the perfection is in the imperfection and that with self-belief and repetition of key skills, nothing is in fact beyond them.
HER RESILIENCE IN FAMILY - MOVING HER SON THREE TIMES FROM SCHOOLS WITH LIMITED EXPECTATIONS OF HIM
Ingrid's son is now at a leading Russell Group University studying economics and politics. However, in order for her son to reach his full potential, as a single mother, Ingrid has had to move him three times from schools with limited expectations of him. One of those moves was mid-secondary from a school riddled with unconscious biases and discrimination. Despite an impeccable behavioural record and leaving his primary school with straight fives in his SATs, they refused him and those of the same race and ability, the opportunity to do treble science in their GCSEs.
In the new school however, one with a growth mindset and with their unconscious biases in check, among a string of A's and A*'s in all academic subjects in his GCSE's, in the treble science he was previously denied, he achieved an A* in Physics, an A* in Biology and an A* in Chemistry. Further evidence that stereotyping and our unconscious biases are preventing women and minority groups from reaching their full potential. He is one of the only few black boys under the age of 25 in a Russel Group University.
HER RESILIENCE IN HEALTH
All what happened with Ingrid's son took an impact on her health however, and brought her to her knees. Nevertheless, she decided to empower women further, as a result of her pain. She did this by totally transforming her health at age 50 by running every day for 30-days in the rain and killer snow the media dubbed the Beast From the East and vlogged it. Looking nothing like the stereotypical park runner, it was to demonstrate growth mindset. To illustrate that age, race, outward characteristics, social status or the size of your butt, have nothing to do with your ability. To further demonstrate that through the gentle art of placing one foot in front of the other, you can make the seemingly impossible, possible.
HER RESILIENCE IN BUSINESS
As a single mother, over fifteen years ago, she founded the prestigious French lifestyle store in Islington that turned over a quarter of a million within just a few months of trading. She owned properties and with no family support funded her son's private school education. Indeed, Ingrid bought her first property at age 23. A three bedroom semi-detached in the Guildford Suburbs. Although it ultimately didn't bring her fulfilment as the sheer ambition that got her there was to get back at her father.
Ingrid also retrained as a Chandler and Herbalist in her fifties to bring a more holistic approach to her work. To ensure women were not only mentally strong but were spiritually and emotionally strong also.
THE PROBLEMS WOMEN FACE AND HOW INGRID TACKLES IT.
We all live with the knowledge that there are certain rules we have to follow or fulfill when it comes to being a woman (and increasingly a man). While society portrays only one type of stereotypical woman in the media, however, the overall impact of stereotype threat is widespread. It erodes women's self-esteem and stifles creativity. Research also shows unconscious biases and fixed mindset cultures also impacts our wellbeing and through becoming self-fulfilling prophecies, prevent women from reaching their full potential. The situation is compounded further for fear of eliciting what is known as stereotype threat. This is where women and those from minority groups are reluctant to try anything new for fear of confirming the stereotype of their social group.
Dubbed the Oprah for this generation, Attendees describe her talks and workshops as being more like experiences that take audiences on a mind-blowing journey. Ingrid has empowered hundreds of women to ditch their unconscious biases and limiting beliefs around their gender, race, bodies and marital status, to name but a few; to express their individuality and to achieve extraordinary success in both their professional and personal lives.
This pathway to awakening your inner warrior, revolutionises the way we tackle women's resilience and confidence. According to Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, your inner warrior is a fundamental universal archetype that when cultivated equips you with the resilience, confidence and courage to overcome fears and reach unlimited goals. Described as game-changing, it ignites passion and resilience, boosts self-confidence and inspires greater self-belief.
The programme does this through getting participants to slow down and to propel beyond the limitations of gender roles, age and race.
OTHER TALKS - MITIGATING THE IMPACT OF UNCONSCIOUS BIAS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
With the growth of our unconscious biases and stereotypes being perpetuated in Artificial Intelligence, her other signature talks/workshops include: Busting Bias in AI. It raises awareness of the unconscious biases being perpetuated in artificial intelligence, how it erodes women's confidence and wellbeing, and what we can do to mitigate its impact. Please also sign campaign here: Please sign here.
Scientific research, such as that from Dr. Carol Dweck, highlights that ability is not solely a result of genetics but is learned. Ingrid’s work has also been developed and tested from working with children at a Saturday school and teaching communication and public speaking skills to executives. It proved that learnable techniques and environment largely makes the difference to ability and not DNA.
Her talks and workshops especially empower women to not to see themselves stereotypically, but rather, to bring their whole selves to work, express themselves fully, unleash lashings amount of creativity and to be strong. An outcome that helps organisations to boost engagement, happiness and productivity.
By the end of her talks participants will be equipped with tools to:
- Rock a new unshakeable level of self-belief
- Bring their authentic selves to work and unleash new levels of creativity
- Adopt a growth rather than a fixed mindset, be more inclusive and propel beyond their usual boundaries
- Be empowered to speak up and speak out compellingly
- Bring their unique ideas, solutions and perspectives to the table
- Dissolve the limiting beliefs holding them back
- Acquire more power, presence, and personal impact
- Communicate their vision with confidence
If you and or, your team are ready to disconnect from the gender stereotypes that is unconsciously clipping your wings, build badass resilience and boost creativity then, contact us.
Interview on Hayes FM
Ingrid Marsh, aka, The Resilient Woman, uses a medley of mindfulness and personal development tools to empower women to dissolve their fears, propel beyond the limitations of gender roles, age and race and to reach their full potential.LET'S ROLL
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Ingrid provides breakout sessions, workshops, joins panels and is a keynote orator who has been described by Google and more as a fantastic public speaker.
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Ingrid Marsh is a phenomenal and captivating speaker! Ingrid gave our Closing Keynote and not only did she capture our audience, she also related to each and every one of them. This in itself is a characteristic of a phenomenal speaker. Ingrid carried the audience along on her journey AND actively made them a part of her delivery. She bravely shared her most personal struggles and showed vulnerability which truly inspired and connected with the audience. She was truthful, blunt and 100% transparent as she spoke to the audience of Career minded Women in Business.
Jessica Ajayi, Event Organiser - Get Supply Ready.
“Ingrid Marsh is a fantastic public speaker!”
Ingrid is fire!! Innovative, Engaging, Raw.”
— Lanre Atijosan - The Beauty Bank
“Great opening presentation by Ingrid Marsh. Thought provoking indeed!”
— FALAK S SALEEM
“Great energy, great speaker, great inspiration with some wonderful tips too.”
— Sara Stafford-Williams
“I echo the too! great event last night. Loved the vibe and the positive energy in the room.”
— Parwinder Dale
“Wonderful event! Love what you are doing and stand for. ”
— Natasha Hayles