Motivational Speaker

Broadcaster, Motivational Speaker and Spoken Word Poet. 

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We all live with the knowledge that there are certain rules we have to follow or fulfill when it comes to being a woman. While society portrays only one type of stereotypical woman in the media, however, the overall impact of stereotype threat is widespread. It erodes women's self-esteem, stifles creativity and prevents them from reaching their full potential. The Badass Gal is on a mission to transform one million women worldwide to ditch these hardwired limiting beliefs, rock unshakeable confidence and increase their influence and impact.

ABOUT THE BADASS GAL

Ingrid Marsh, aka, The Badass Gal, is a motivational speaker, confidence expert, communications coach, growth mindset guru, 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 - The Rebel Gal's Pathway to Unshakeable Self-Belief, revolutionises the way we tackle women's confidence. 

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, 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. This is where women and those from minority groups are reluctant to try anything new for fear of confirming the stereotype of their social group.

EARLIER CAREER

In her earlier career, Ingrid worked in Account Management serving major financial institutions, such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. 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. 

THE SCIENCE/RESEARCH

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 also been developed and tested from working with children at a Saturday school and teaching communication and public speaking skills to executives. It proved that learnable techniques and environment make the difference to ability and not DNA.

HER BADASSERY

At age 50, she vlogged her transformation 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 growth mindset. To show that despite her age or not 'looking like' the stereotypical park runner, outward characteristics has nothing to do with ability, but rather, the gentle act of putting one foot in front of the other. 

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 A's and A*'s in all academic subjects, he sat 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. She owned properties and with no family support funded her son's private school education. 

HER TALK

Attendees describe the events as being more like experiences 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 grows. Ingrid has empowered hundreds of women to ditch their unconscious limiting beliefs around their gender, race, bodies and marital status; to express their individuality and to 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 lashings amount of creativity. An outcome that help organisations to boost engagement and productivity.

 

Interview on Hayes FM

The Badass Gal 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, body shape, marital status or age. Described as game-changing, her talks ignite passion, as well as inspires greater belief and self-confidence.

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 HER STORY

For most of her life Ingrid refused to define herself or her ability by her 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 labelled herself incomplete. Her father 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 and mastered the art of public speaking in the vain hope that he would see her name one day and squirm with regret. 
After over forty years at trying to get back at her father, it was one rainy day in a pub in Balham that Ingrid suddenly realised she was mentally, spiritually and emotionally exhausted. Her quest to get back at her father had brought her to her knees. 

That is when she suddenly said to herself, enough is enough. She was complete, she decided, just the way she jolly well was.Holding her pen like a knife, she scrawled her father's name on a napkin, went outside and burnt it. She cried, and at that moment, forgave him. She forgave him for abandoning her, but most importantly, she forgave herself for giving him the power to define her worth.
She then took the skills she had acquired in broadcasting and public speaking to get back at her father and put it to better use. To empower women to ditch the negative beliefs around their stereotype, 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.  

LET'S ROLL

If your team are ready to soar with confidence and through adopting a growth mindset, unleash lashings amount of creativity, book Ingrid for a Talk Today. The Badass Gal provides breakout sessions, workshops, joins panels and is a keynote orator who has been described by Google as a fantastic public speaker.

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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.  

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SIGNATURE TALKS

1. Unleash Your Inner badass - The Rebel Gal's Pathway to Unbreakable Self-Belief

A talk that empowers participants to unleash their creativity 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.

2. Unconscious Biases, Artificial Intelligence and Creating a Better Tomorrow

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.

OUTCOMES 

By the end of her talks participants will be equipped with tools to: 

  • Rock a new unshakeable level of self-belief
  • Bring their authentic selves to work and unleash new levels of creativity 
  • Adopt a growth rather than a fixed mindset, be more inclusive and propel beyond their usual boundaries
  • Be empowered to speak up and speak out compellingly
  • Bring their unique ideas, solutions and perspectives to the table
  • Dissolve the limiting beliefs holding 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

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MORE TESTIMONIALS 

“Ingrid Marsh is a fantastic public speaker!” 

— Google Campus

"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.  

"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

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

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