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Kirstan Marnane

Faculty member

Fifteen years working with CEOs and their teams, and leader of McKinsey’s flagship Remarkable Woman Program.


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Kirstan Marnane

Kirstan has coached senior executives across levels, sectors and industries for the last 20 years. Of all her professional activities, she gets most satisfaction from coaching and provides a space for optimal performance and well-being for her clients - challenge and a safe haven.  

Kirstan spent over 15 years at McKinsey & Company where she worked one to one with many CEOs and their top teams on issues including team alignment, post-merger management, performance improvement, talent management, and cultural change. Kirstan is a Meyler Campbell qualified business coach and a founding member of the Institute of Coaching affiliated with Harvard’s Medical School. She is faculty on a number of executive leadership programs and continues to lead McKinsey's flagship Remarkable Women Program, dedicated to unleashing leadership skills in women executives. Kirstan harnesses her experience to help her clients – from individuals to executive teams and corporate boards – identify and use their strengths to tackle tough issues, define their vision, and stay energised and on track to where they want to go.  A focus on strengths and 'appreciative inquiry' are red threads running through her work.

Kirstan has lived and worked in China, Italy, Germany and France, working as a journalist, teacher, and literary agent. She has lived in the UK for 20 years.
 

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