Maureen is a Course Co-Leader for the BA (Hons) Design Management and Cultures in the School of Design, London College of Communication. She is also an associate lecturer for the EMBA (Fashion) and MA Fashion Management, London College of Fashion. Her areas of expertise are the creative industries, entrepreneurship, leadership and cultural diversity.
Maureen has experience of working in the cultural, creative and education sectors in the UK and internationally, including Africa, Brazil, Caribbean, China, European Union, India, and USA. She is a visiting lecturer at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, University of the West Indies, and the International School of Management, Senegal.
Maureen is the Founder and Director of Freshwaters Consultancy, which offers fresh thinking, new ideas, perspectives and approaches in helping individuals and organisations create successful and sustainable futures. She designs, develops and delivers bespoke programmes in leadership, professional and strategic development and entrepreneurship that transform individuals and organisations. Clients have included the Museums Association, the Arts Council England Cultural Leadership Programme and National Cultural Foundation Barbados.
Prior to creating Freshwaters, Maureen held a number of senior cultural management positions including Director of Strategic Development for Talent & Skills 2000, a creative industries employability project for young people.
Maureen has a BA (Hons) Education and Dance from the University of Surrey and an MA in Arts Management from City University.
Maureen is a personal professional development coach, an accredited emotional intelligence assessor and is interested in the correlation between emotional intelligence, performance and career success.