Motivational Speaker

Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker, Spoken Word Poet and Entrepreneur. 


Ingrid Marsh, aka The Badass Gal, was ridiculed for many years about the way she spoke, for not having a 'Blackcent.' She was also deemed to be too opinionated for being willing to speak up and speak out on issues that mattered to her. After years of trying to silence herself to fit in, she eventually decided to own her uniqueness.  Society's expectation of her as a woman to be silent and her diction was, in fact, her gift. In a world where women are supposed to fit in either through their gender and/or race, she now empowers other women to celebrate their uniqueness too and live an utterly fulfilling life.

Motivational Speaker, Confidence Expert, Communications Coach and NLP Practitioner, Ingrid Marsh, at age 50, transformed herself from a couch potato to a runner in the park. She did this by running every day for 30-days in the rain and killer snow the media dubbed, The Beast From The East. It was not only to make healthy a habit, but to illustrate that despite her age or not looking like the stereotypical outdoor runner, outward characteristics has nothing to do with ability, but rather, the gentle act of putting one foot in front of the other.

On radio -Interview on Hayes FM

She uses a medley of mindfulness and personal development tools to empower women to dissolve their fears and reach their full potential irrespective of their gender, race or age. Described as game-changing, her talks ignite passion, as well as inspires greater belief and self-confidence.

The Badass Gal 30 day transformation


Ingrid Marsh is a motivational speaker, confidence expert and communications coach, growth mindset trainer, NLP Practitioner and Saturday School Teacher. Through her work on raising awareness of unconscious gender and racial bias prevalent in Artificial Intelligence, she is also a member of the IEEE Global AI Ethics Outreach Committee. Dubbed the Oprah for this generation, her signature talk Unleash Your Inner Badass, revolutionises the way we tackle women's confidence and influence. At its core, it makes us aware of the unconscious impact made by imagery on women's self-belief and that stereotyping is not just about equality but is also a confidence issue. Research shows unconscious biases and fixed mindset cultures not only impact our wellbeing and creativity but also become self-fulfilling prophecies that prevent women from reaching their full potential. The situation is compounded further for fear of eliciting what is known as stereotype threat where women and those from minority groups are reluctant to try anything new for fear of confirming the stereotype of their social group.


Scientific research, such as that from Dr. Carol Dweck, highlights that ability is not solely a result of genetics but is learned. Ingrid’s work has been developed and tested from working with children at a Saturday school and teaching communication and public speaking skills to adults. It proved that learnable techniques and environment make the difference and not DNA.

Attendees describe the events as being more like experiences than talks that take audiences on a mind-blowing journey. While being a whole load of fun, her talks have been developed using the latest neuroscience research into how intelligence, healthy habits, and talent actually grow. Ingrid has empowered hundreds of women to ditch their unconscious limiting beliefs, to express their individuality, talk to large crowds compellingly, as well as achieve extraordinary success in both their professional and personal lives. They especially empower women and those from minority groups to not to see themselves stereotypically, but rather, to bring their whole selves to work, express themselves fully and unleash creativity which in turn helps organisations to improve engagement and productivity.



For most of her life Ingrid refused to define herself or her ability by a stereotype. That was all except for one area. She was a child of a single parent. Her father didn't want to know her and for that label, she deemed herself incomplete. He left her mother when she was pregnant with Ingrid for her mother's niece - her first cousin. It would be true to say that she went into broadcasting in the vain hope that he would see her name one day and squirm with regret. She has also achieved extraordinary success as an entrepreneur with a series of successful businesses. Her quest, however, to get back at her father brought her to her knees. It took over forty years and being burnt out for her to say, enough was enough. It was one rainy day in a pub in Balham when she was on her knees mentally, spiritually and emotionally, that holding a pen like a knife, scrawled her father's name on a napkin, went outside and burnt it. She cried and at that moment, forgave him for abandoning her, but most importantly forgave herself for giving him the power to define her worth. She was complete, she decided, just the way she jolly well was. She took her skills in broadcasting and NLP, nonetheless, to empower other women to ditch the labels, shine their light in a bigger way, find their voices and become compelling communicators. For them to recognise that the perfection, is in the imperfection and that with self-belief and repetition of key skills, nothing is in fact beyond them. 


Her Badassery shows no boundaries. As a single parent, she moved her son mid-secondary from a school with a fixed mindset culture and limited expectations of him. Despite an impeccable behavioural record and leaving his primary school with straight fives in his SATs, they refused him the opportunity to do treble science in his GCSEs. In the new school, among a string of As and A*s, he took the treble science and achieved an A* in Physics, A* in Biology and an A* in Chemistry. 

Also as a single mother, she founded a kickass prestigious French lifestyle store in Islington that turned over a quarter of a million within just a few months of trading. In her earlier career, Ingrid worked in Account Management serving major financial institutions, such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. She owned properties and single handedly with no family support funded her son's private education.

At age 50 she had hit a low point in her life nonetheless, and suffered pains in her back and hips, arthritis in her knee and high blood pressure. Eventually, it began to erode her mental health. At age 50 and over 30 consecutive days, she ran for an hour in the rain and killer snow the media dubbed the beast from the east, to transform herself from a couch potato to a runner in the park and vlogged it. She did so rocking her signature big black cornrows, looped gold earrings and shocking pink lipstick. Now the running community does not 'look' like she does. The transformation was not only to get fit, therefore, but also to demonstrate that outward characteristics do not determine ability, but rather, the simple act of placing one foot in front of the other. Once again she made the seemingly impossible, possible and is no longer on blood pressure tablets, checked out of physiotherapy and runs every other day to remain fit and meditate.

Her communications skills have led to voice-overs for radio ads aired on the BBC and local radio stations. She was a life coach columnist for The South London Press Newspaper and radio station Asian Star. She has appeared as an expert on Nick Ferrari's LBC radio show and joined panels on OH TV sky 199 alongside MP Tessa Jowell and UK Olympian Will Bayley. 


If your team are ready to Unleash Their Inner Badass Book Ingrid for a Talk Today. She provides breakout sessions, workshops, joins panels and is a keynote orator who has been described by Google as a fantastic public speaker.


Testimonial (see more below)

Ingrid Marsh is a phenomenal and captivating speaker!

Ingrid gave our Closing Keynote and not only did she capture our audience, she also related to each and every one of them. This in itself is a characteristic of a phenomenal speaker. Ingrid carried the audience along on her journey AND actively made them a part of her delivery. She bravely shared her most personal struggles and showed vulnerability which truly inspired and connected with the audience. She was truthful, blunt and 100% transparent as she spoke to the audience of Career minded Women in Business. 

Jessica Ajayi, Event Organiser  - Get Supply Ready. 


Ingrid Marsh Personal Development Coach redefining charisma

Signature talks

Are you ready to unleash your inner badass?
    A talk that empowers participants to unleash their creativity, story, and power within. Participants will be equipped with tools to disconnect from negative messages, especially those steeped in stereotypes; shatter their inner glass ceiling, reach their full potential and unleash ridiculous levels of creativity.

    Unconscious biases and Artificial Intelligence

    A fun yet thought-provoking talk on raising awareness of the unconscious biases prevalent in AI. Her talk includes empowering ways of mitigating its impact and helps organisations to protect their reputation.
      By the end of her talks participants will be equipped with tools to: 
      • Bring their authentic selves to work and unleash new levels of creativity 
      • Be ready to adopt the benefits of a growth rather than have a fixed mindset, and unlock their metal blockages
      • Be empowered to speak up and speak out compellingly
      • Bring their unique ideas, solutions, and perspectives to the fore
      • Replace the limiting beliefs that hold them back 
      • Acquire more power, presence, and personal impact 
      • Communicate their vision with confidence 
      Other signature talks:
      How to express yourself authentically
      Badass Body Language
      Power, presence and personal impact
      The power of storytelling
      How to be an authentic entrepreneur
      Work/Life Balance  





          Talk on being an authentic entrpreneur and unleashing your inner badass:

          “Ingrid Marsh is a fantastic public speaker!” 
          — Google Campus

          Talk on Unconscious Bias in Artificial IntellegenceI:

          "Always love listening to the wonderful Ingrid Marsh"
          — Robert McCargow, PWC, Artificial Intelligence Programme Leader and the 38th most influential person in the world in AI.  

          Talk on Unconscious Bias in AI at Tech for good:
          "Hello. Just wanted to say thank you for the talk on Monday. It has certainly got us thinking about the unconscious bias that might exist in the work we do. We spend a lot of time trying to avoid personal bias, that's important for great design but I've never really considered there might be a gender, race, social bias lurking within the design patterns we choose. it's helpful to be reminded where our blind spots might be. Thanks again.

          -- Elliot Engers - Co Founder and CEO Infinity Health



          By the end of my talk participants will be equipped with tools to: 

          • Bring their authentic selves to work and unleash new levels of creativity 
          • Be empowered to speak up, speak out
          • Bring their unique ideas, solutions and perspectives to the fore
          • Replace the limiting beliefs that hold them back 
          • Acquire more power, presence and personal impact 
          • Communicate their vision with confidence 

          Other signature talks:

          How to express yourself authentically

          Power, presence and personal impact

          The power of storytelling

          How to be an authentic entrepreneur

          Work/Life Balance 

          More Testimonials:

          “Ingrid is fire!! Innovative, Engaging, Raw.”
          — Lanre Atijosan - The Beauty Bank
          “Great opening presentation by Ingrid Marsh. Thought provoking indeed!”
          — FALAK S SALEEM
          “Great energy, great speaker, great inspiration with some wonderful tips too.”
          — Sara Stafford-Williams
          “I echo the too! great event last night. Loved the vibe and the positive energy in the room.”
          — Parwinder Dale
          “Wonderful event! Love what you are doing and stand for. ”
          — Natasha Hayles
          “If I wore a wig could I come to your courses too?”
          — Michael G