Unmasking the Mask

In this week's episode Leyla speaks to Marie Loney about unmasking the mask, how women can show their inner beauty in a genuine way. Continue Reading Unmasking the Mask

Welcome to the 237th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. Today, we’re exploring the concept of unmasking the mask with my fellow coaching colleague, Marie Loney.

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About my guest

Marie is a Wellbeing Executive Coach, who employs a person-centred approach to her practice. With over 20 years of experience in facilitation, training, and executive coaching, she specialises in enhancing mental fitness, productivity, stress management, resilience, and psychological safety.

Having personally faced stress, anxiety, exhaustion, and burnout in prior roles, Marie decided to specialise in wellbeing. She supports her clients in developing the mental fitness and wellbeing skills necessary for a sustainable work/life balance.

Her proficiency lies in dissecting situations and guiding clients to develop tools that enable them to navigate their journeys in a healthy manner.

Her extensive expertise spans leadership, wellbeing, and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) across diverse sectors, including beauty, fashion, education, medical communications, pharma, charity, art, banking, and media with a global reach, 

Marie recently spearheaded an initiative in collaboration with the British Beauty Council for British Beauty Week 2023. The initiative aimed to guide consumers on a transformative journey of self-discovery by prompting them to contemplate the significance of inner beauty.

Encouraging individuals to unmask their faces and turn their focus inward, the initiative sparked engaging discussions on the profound connection between inner beauty, outer appearance, and broader aspects of personal identity.

In today’s show on Unmasking the Mask

  • About Marie and what she’s working on at the moment. [03:12]
  • What the term “inner beauty” means to her [07:32]
  • Challenges global majority women face at work in being true to themselves. [09:11]
  • How workplaces can support the idea of inner beauty. [15:53]
  • Marie’s top three tips for good mental health. [19:17]

Quotes on Unmasking the Mask

  • The challenge that we have is that we have these norms of what beauty looks like.
  • I always start my day well.
  • Women of Colour are a spectrum of shades, and we should all be accommodated.
  • We are all beautiful.
  • External beauty we praise. Internal beauty, not so much.

Resources on Unmasking the Mask

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