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Coach Name:Marie J. Laidig

Location:Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Zip Code:EH25 9QL

Company name:Insight Expedition

Job Title:Transformational Leadership Coach

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Professional Experience:Owner and Transformational Leadership Coach, Insight Expedition

Conversational Intelligence Coach Practitioner

Corporate Programme Director Coracle Program, Columba 1400 - 2005-2011

Dialogue Coach and Facilitator, Dialogue Associates - 2003 -2006

Associate Consultant, Forth Road Management Consultancy - 2000 -2003

Motorola University Account Manager, Motorola - 1993 - 2000

Qualifications and Accreditations:
Conversational Intelligence Certified Coach

Certified Dialogue Coach and Practitioner

Accredited to Administer Emotional Intelligence Instrument - ECI

Accredited to Administer Leader of the Future 360 - Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching

Accredited Life Passion Mapping Coach & Facilitator

Accredited to administer Kantor Institute Boundary Profile

Accredited Kantor Institute Structural Dynamics Facilitator and Coach

Accredited Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach

6 Sigma practitioner - Motorola University

Change Management - Centre for Creative Leadership

Associate Member - European Mentoring and Coaching Council

Associate Member - International Coach Federation

Accredited Master Facilitator - Motorola University

Management & Marketing Post Graduate Diploma - Heriot Watt University


Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Marie J. Laidig

CIQ Certified Coach

Marie brings a wealth of experience from working across International organisational structures, cultures and sectors. She has a unique ability to listen to connect with others and has built a reputation of successfully coaching and supporting her clients’ transition to senior leadership positions, and leading change in teams and organisations.


“Marie was my coach during a period of substantial change and personal stretch for me. Her ability to question, challenge and understand in a supportive but directive manner was invaluable to me.


Leadership and performance coaching


Marie encourages leaders to design and author their own unique leadership signature and the effect of leadership presence. She is able to draw on her extensive experience of dialogue practice to support clients to change the nature of the conversations they have with themselves, how they talk and think with others and change the cultural environment they create.


She guides her clients to reflect, reframe and refocus on their strengths and development opportunities, moving past self-limiting behaviours and enables them to realise new aspirations.


She is highly experienced in successfully supporting individuals to transition to the next level within an organisation. Marie’s clients are often required to develop a range of new skills for the senior role. She supports them to develop strategies for employee engagement and in successful stakeholder management understanding the business and political environment they operate in and maximise their impact.


Marie has considerable international experience coaching leaders of Global Change programs and has coached and facilitated extensively with multi cultural/ multi-functional project teams to successfully integrate often disparate teams or teams brought together through acquisition to become high performing teams.


“You have a great skill in facilitating self-analysis and appraisal. You have helped me to challenge my own preconceived thoughts and ideas and opened myself up to new approaches and ideas. I have found time spent with you to be motivating, challenging and inspiring.”


Team coaching


Marie coached the leader of a 24-month technology project that instigated and implemented new ways of working in the oil fields of a Global Oil Company. Integrating ‘people, process and technology’ she coached her client’s project team from a local to Global Project.


Marie has been “Super Coach” to a coaching cohort and project team on the Scottish Government’s pilot programme for aspiring Head Teachers. She designed and delivered the coaching program and provided support for the coaching cohort. The program was adopted by Scottish Education and is recognised as a valid option to an academic route to Headship.




Marie was invited to serve as the program director to design and lead an 8-day values-based leadership program delivered on the Isle of Skye specifically community-based bringing young people living in tough realities together with corporate leaders.


After two years with successful outcomes for both young folks and leaders, the residential program was included as an alternative to a Harvard as a leadership offering in a global bank.