Speaking gigs

I speak on all matters relating to career development, job search, professional identity, career networking, career coaching – and how to find satisfying work.

I really enjoy engaging with an audience at speaking gigs. Get in touch.

  • Vitae International Conference on Managing Internships & Placements
  • Economic History Society on Women’s Careers in Academia
  • IW Business Expo on Internal Career Management
  • University of Southampton on Social Media To Boost Your Career
  • National Institute for Career Education & Counselling webinar
  • Vitae Conference on Professional Secondments
  • Vitae Conference on Preparing Researchers For Industry Work Experience
  • Digital Literacies Conference on Managing Your Online Profile
  • Creative DigiFest on Professional Identity
  • RAISE conference on Career Transitions
  • University of Southampton on Professional Digital Identity
  • University of London on The Art Of Networking
  • NatureJobs Career Expo on Career Networking

Most recently


Association of Business Psychologists Annual Conference

Reading UK

Doing More With Less

The Association of Business Psychologists annual conference is the key annual event for business psychologists. I was delighted to be asked to present, joining other speakers from the NHS, HMRC, Capita, TMP Worldwide and other leading organisations. The conference had more than 30 expert sessions from a range of leading organisations speaking on ‘delivering more with less’. I presented a paper titled, It’s All About You.

Most independent consultants and small businesses just don’t have the budgets to commit to advertising and it’s increasingly hard to justify the spend. I argued that my audience were in a prime position to use their ‘self’ to communicate their services, their unique proposition and to engage with potential clients in innovative ways. Who better than a psychologist to understand new marketing channels and to communicate with authenticity? Who better than yourself to understand the requirements and nuances of online interaction and bring in new business? The challenge is not really in using the tools, it’s in believing and knowing that you have something to say, that you can be yourself and knowing that new opportunities will present themselves if you put your self out there.

It’s all about you now. Are you prepared to give it a try? #itsallaboutyounow

Madeline is a skilled and effective coach. I have observed her practice and found her to be caring and able to establish rapport quickly. She gets to the real issues for individuals and uses skilful questioning and interventions to help the person move forward.

~ Eleanor


Stories and storytelling

One of the most enjoyable aspects of my coaching work is discovering people's stories. Wherever they’re from, whatever they’re doing, however they’re feeling - everybody has something important to express.…Continue reading
University of Southampton

Coaching, teaching and employability projects to develop researchers, staff and students


Writing national guidelines to help staff manage internships and placements

St. George’s Hospital

Working on career development strategies with early career researchers

National Oceanography Centre

1-1 career coaching to develop awareness of careers outside academia

Elsevier Publishing

Working on the future of publishing with European Marketing Directors


Designing and producing online and video based learning for IBM (UK) Sales

Oxford Brookes University

Team coaching and 1-1 coaching for education professionals

Open University

Leading teams of writers and media developers to design and deliver flexible distance learning

CGI | Admiral plc | Logica plc

Working with clients to train their staff online and as Admiral’s Corporate Marketing Manager

Isle of Wight Council

Coaching and support for staff affected by change and redundancy

University College London

Designing online learning for university professionals

Land Registry

Writing and sub-editing online versions of the Land Registry Annual Report

University College of Estate Management

Working with subject specialists to produce online learning on construction and property law

Royal Agricultural University
Centre for Empowering Patients and Communities