"There’s always a way around a problem."
Award-winning CEO, Advocate, Trainer and Coach
Reverend Maureen Bailey LLB Hons F.R.S.A. is an award-winning experienced women and equalities specialist with over 25 years' experience, working in corporate, educational and charity settings. She is also a resilience coach, trainer and entrepreneur who seeks to raise awareness on prevention and aspirational issues, building self-esteem in women and families who have experienced abusive situations in their lives and supporting women start-ups in business. She is a sought-after speaker on domestic abuse, mental health, and self-esteem issues among other topics.
How can Maureen help you?
Maureen specialises in raising self-esteem and confidence in women, girls and families advocating equality issues. She loves coaching professional women and works well with women who have suffered abuse who now want to realise their potential despite the obstacles.
Maureen is a sought after speaker on domestic abuse, self-esteem and empowerment issues working to support families on keeping safe.
As a specialist on prevention among families and the workplace she has produced several accredited publications.
Maureen provides training to the government and other organisations on how to improve women issues within the workplace. Delivering bespoke courses for parents/carers working with organisations. Running courses to empower girls from 10 years old to lead programmes.
Maureen was awarded the Humanitarian International Woman of Excellence Award in 2008 and named as a Finalist for Inspiring Leader within a work place ( Precious Awards). In 2019 her consultancy practice was a finalist in Merton Best Business ‘Extra Mile’ Award. The Inner Strength. Network was awarded the William Sutton Prize 2018 “Highly Commended for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
She was the first Head of Woman and Equality Network for The Ministry of Justice for over 15 years. She currently chairs the Hate Crime Strategic Group for Merton speaking up against any form of discrimination within the workplace and/ or the community.
Delivery of accredited courses to support the community is a strength of Maureen's. Her approach is fair but firm and as she builds safe spaces for all the protected characteristics.
Her specialism is how to overcome abusive situations in the workplace and in the community.
As the Founder and CEO of Inner Strength Network she has over 20 years experience dedicated to coaching women and girls and their families to overcome difficult moments.
Further Experience and Credentials
• Businesswomen and supervision coaching.
• Domestic abuse working directly with survivors of abuse in and outside the workplace.
• Delivering Child Sexual Exploitation training in schools recognised by Merton Public Health when set up. Community focus work includes.
• Former Chair of the Merton Hate Crime Strategic Group
• Former Chair of the Church Road Children’s Centre.
• Former Deputy Chair of Jigsaw4U charity
• Former Governor of two Merton Schools
• Consulted by Deputy Commissioner at New Scotland Yard after the Everard Case
• LGBT rights ally recognised by Stonewall as such.
Consulted by police officers after the Floyd case.
Delivery of Bystander Training for Merton, training police, leaders, and community leads.
Delivery of Difficult Conversations to Merton Safeguarding leads, doctors, and other NHS staff.
Delivery of Psychological safety for leaders at schools to empower them to cope under pressure.
In recognition of her success Maureen was awarded the International Women of Excellence Humanitarian Woman of the Year (2008) and finalists in Merton Best Business Award and Inspirational woman in the workplace.
Fellow of the Royal Institute of Arts (RSA)
Gaby Grant MRICS
Maureen is a fantastic leader who I can truly rely. She provides honest and professional advice which enables me to make the best choices possible. She is a great listener and has built my confidence and enabled me to be my best self. She has made me aware of my strengths, and since being in contact with Maureen, I have learnt so much about myself from a professional and personal perspective. I am one of her many success stories and I look forward to continuing to learning more from her.