Imogen Maresch

Assistant Director (acting)
British Council
EQ: Resilience Through Change

Change can create strong emotions. These emotions then affect behaviour and, if not managed properly, can become a challenge for individuals, teams and their organisations. Drawing on current research in neuroscience, Imogen Maresch will show how strengthening the competencies of EQ (Emotional Intelligence) can equip you and your team to navigate better through periods of uncertainty and transition and remain resilient in the face of change.

Imogen spent eight years working in some of the UK’s leading outsourced marketing agencies, where she specialised in the design and implementation of communication strategies for clients including Mitsubishi and GE Capital. She then went on to spend two years as a management consultant for the Royal Navy, where she led the organisation through several successful, and highly-acclaimed, change programmes.

Imogen also held a senior role working in the UK Cabinet Office. Her role involved forming and sharing new ideas and practices to raise the standards of communication in UK Government. During this time she led several high-profile programmes, including creating and championing a strategy to increase employee engagement in the UK Civil Service. She also chaired the Government-to-Government Communicator’s Network.

Since joining the British Council in 2008, Imogen has delivered workshops for clients across a range of subjects from emotional intelligence to public speaking. She has also designed new workshops such as Creating Executive Presence and Leading with EQ.

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