Marian O’Brien

Co-founder, Project X Partners


Marian’s creativity, inventiveness and learning curiosity, which she has nurtured & developed throughout her 25 year career working for and consulting within large scale financial services organisations (both within the UK and internationally) brings innovative & future focused thought leadership to the Project X Partners practice.

Her expertise in Agile HR transformation, leadership development, organisational change and project management coupled with her passion and interest in the application of new and emergent learning technologies and approaches ensures Marian provides leading edge strategic advisory to support organisations in enabling the people side of change.

Marian is a certified Agile HR practitioner & scrum master, a qualified NLP practitioner and an experienced Personal & Executive Coach. She is certified in a range of psychometric & behavioural assessment tools including MBTI, SDI and Voiceprint and is energised when working with leaders, teams & individuals to support them in growing and developing to become more effective in achieving their goals.

Valued by clients for engaging communication style and her open, creative yet pragmatic approach to solving complex organisational challenges, Marian has a proven track record of successfully
designing integrated human capital architecture and developing strategically aligned people and culture initiatives. As a skilled facilitator and conference speaker she is in high demand to share her
expertise & insights with others in the People, Culture & Agile community.

Marian has an awesome personal & professional network and enjoys spending time with friends, colleagues and making new connections. Her passion for travel, photography and design and being open to new experiences has provided her with numerous insights and stories which hopefully one day will be published in a another book she aspires to author.


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