Visionary Leadership


be the change

Who We Are


                                       Merry Graham


                                              Merry has had a successful career in business management within the FMCG and public sectors.

                                              She then trained as a psychotherapist and in organisational and leadership development.


                                              Over the last 25 years Merry has coached leaders and consulted to organisations on integrating

                                              cultural change.  She created the Whole-Person Authentic Life Education Model to get to the real              

                                              roots of sustainable performance and set up the Visionary Leadership Foundation to seed the

                                              Whole-Person Authentic Life Model of success into communities via young leaders.


Merry has-been at the fore front of leadership development since 1990, championed accreditation and supervision within the profession and supervises other leadership consultants.  She is also author of "21st Century Leadership", speaks regularly around the world on leadership and advises CEO's, entrepreneurs, politicians and professionals from the world of theatre music and sport on transforming cultures through holistic leadership. She has extensive experience of working with complex layers of organisational cultures and transitions and combines her business and theatre background with her educational and psychology training as a powerful force for change


As one CEO said: "if you can get over the fact that Merry is an avid Newcastle United fan you will find her invaluable"




                              Maggie Holleran

                                   Maggie started her career in HR management and for the past 25 years has had extensive  

                                   experience of working in operational, managerial and project management roles including leading and developing  

                                   teams in the public, private and 3rd sectors.


More recently she has trained in Whole-Person Leadership coaching and works with Merry at Visionary Leadership to train and coach leadership skills to individuals and teams within Corporate and NHS organisations in the UK and Europe.  She is also co-facilitator on the Whole-Person Coaching programme. Qualified with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management and member of the Association for Coaching and BACP.  Maggie also holds a Diploma in Gestalt Counselling, Facilitating Parent and Infant Relationships, Certificates in Coaching and has trained as a Health Creation Mentor.


Maggie combines her experiences from a variety of business and charity backgrounds with her passion to get the Whole-Person Authentic Life Education development work out to the next generation of leaders.  She believes her coaching and counselling work with current leaders will be the catalyst to bring on the next level of younger leaders to influence workplace cultures and communities in the future.