Meg Odling-Smee is an engaging speaker, a professional facilitator and a generous and outstanding communications coach. With a broad experience of different communities and organisations, she excels in bringing the best out of people, especially in stressful situations, with particular sensitivity to age, culture and background.

Meg's approach is one of creating awareness in the individual, giving constructive but clear feedback and providing tools for ongoing self-development. Her passion and belief are that as people unlock their voices so they are able to enjoy richer, more meaningful reltionships in every area of their lives.

After a childhood ranging through India, Newcastle, Nigeria and Northern Ireland, Meg set off alone to Malaysia in search of real adventure at the age of 18. Alternating between the UK and South-East Asia for the next six years, she set up hotels and restaurants, organised and chaperoned Miss Malaysia contestants and taught 4-18 year olds in one of the poorest regions of Malaysia.

In the intervening 20 years, she has established herself in the business, non-profit and educational sectors with experience managing sales teams, setting up and running innovative volunteer schemes and supporting people in independent living. Recent successes include coaching young members of the Asia community in North West London for university interviews.

Areas of Expertise

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Recruitment and training

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Facilitating public speaking workshops

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Motivation and management

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Consultancy

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Sales

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Volunteer retention

 

Current Roles

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Training young people in confidence and public speaking

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Volunteer facilitator: Speak Up! Speak Out!

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Taking Non-Violent Communications into schools

 

Not-for-Profit Work

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Five years with Community Service Volunteers: established first UK 'Make A Difference Day'

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At forefront of UK government's Millennium Volunteer programme

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Extensive experience of applications for funding and contract negotiation with Department for Education and Skills.

 

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