Hannah McNamara is a qualified coach, a trainer, a Chartered Marketer and a published author with over 15 years Sales & Marketing experience. By the age of just 26, she was running the Marketing department of a National UK Retailer reporting directly to the Chief Executive. As Head of Marketing, she has managed multi-million pound marketing budgets, advertised on TV, on radio, and in the press. She has also worked agency-side and in media sales, which gives her an excellent understanding of how Marketing departments and agencies can work effectively together.
Hannah gained her 2:1 BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Kingston University and specialised in Marketing. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Chartered Marketer. She qualified as a Coach at The Coaching Academy with a course that is accredited by the OCN. Hannah is a published book author (Niche Marketing for Coaches, Thorogood 2007) and writes for business and professional publications. She has been featured in magazines such as The Marketer, B2B Marketing, Solicitors Journal, Start Your Own Business, and Business Network, as well as consumer magazines such as Zest. She is a popular seminar speaker and has appeared at events such as the Business Start Up Show.
Prior to becoming a professional coach in 2004, Hannah led and managed her Marketing teams through periods of considerable change when the organisations were under budget-restrictions, and individuals and departments were under intense pressure to achieve targets. This involved a high level of facilitation in cross-functional meetings and management away-days. She has relevant practical experience and brings a holistic view of business, allowing individuals and teams to serve their customers well, be they internal or external customers. She has a knack of cutting through jargon and assumptions to reveal the real issues and has excellent communication skills.
Hannah's client list includes AXA Insurance, Allen & Overy, Canada Life, Cobra Beer, The Children's Society, Damac Properties, Pinsent Masons (law), Rooks Rider Solicitors, Breytenbachs Solicitors, EMB (actuarial consultancy), Expert Witness Institute (professional association), Go Pensions (pensions & HR consultancy), Business Link London, and Croydon Chamber of Commerce, as well as a number of small business owners and private individuals. Hannah is a provider for Leadership & Management Development under the Learning and Skills Council's Train to Gain programme, plus she was the Chair for the Cluster Action Team for Wandsworth Borough Council, Lambeth Borough Council and Southwark Borough Council on a project called London B2B Net funded by the London Development Agency (LDA).