Maurice is the founder and Chairman of the Blackswan Group, which includes a business transformation and coaching consultancy that operates globally in over 30 countries.
He is a pioneer of executive coaching and is cited as one of the top global coaches.
Prior to Blackswan, Maurice was SVP, EVP and Head of Function for many organisations such as Nortel and Manpower. He is respected for his work and thought leadership on ’Strategy’, ’Mindset’ and ’Change’ in which he practises and consults around the world.
Maurice personally coaches and mentors many CEO’s and board level Directors of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, whilst sitting as Chair and Non-Executive on a number of advisory boards.
He is an author and poet and passionate about the positive role that changes can bring to people’s lives. His last best-selling book ’New Mindsets for New Times’ sets the scene for much of his work. He is Irish, married to Karen with a home base in North East England and he has four children.
He is a keen half-marathon runner and a Liverpool fan and is regularly involved in a number of charitable events and challenges, including being Co-Founder and CEO of the renowned ’Green Carnival at the Coast’, a major fun-filled community weekend at the spectacular headland location of Tynemouth Priory and Castle.
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"Obsessive about his strong work ethic, commitment and, at times, brutal honesty, he has been voted the most engaging speaker at a number of global events. Maurice is best known for his innovative, engaging and humorous style over a range of topics that include leadership, innovation, culture change, new business mindsets, and the role trust and authenticity play in business engagements."
"Forthright, outspoken and a smart maverick, all can be used to describe Maurice Duffy when he is performing against competition, and certainly true of his very successful business career."
"Combining determination and a no-nonsense attitude with a great sense of humour, Maurice is a great advertisement for business entrepreneurs. His personal experience of business, the lessons he has learned, and the philosophies that have helped him, make him an enthralling public speaker."