Mary Daniels has coached and worked with individuals, entrepreneurs, social enterprises, CEOs and thousands of young people for over 20 years.
Born into a Ghanaian family, Mary was fostered at three weeks old by a white British family until her teenage years when, due to unforeseen circumstances, she moved back in with her blood relatives. Along with the unsettling transition between the two cultures, Mary also suffered from physical domestic abuse at the hands of her biological father. This series of events led Mary to the side of Tower Bridge in London at 24 with her baby in her arms and ready to jump. It was bizarrely one of the most peaceful moments of her life because she finally felt the weight of the world lift from her shoulders. However, a passer by stopped her in her tracks and Mary decided it was time to turn her life around. Mary’s first goal was to find her true identity and this gave her the determination to overcome her past. Mary is passionate about helping others to really know themselves.
Mary openly speaks about the challenges she has faced around her race and ethnicity growing up, finding comfort in her own skin and how we can all create a culture of belonging for our teams.