Maria Brosnan is an educational leadership and wellbeing specialist, coach, mentor and trainer.

Over a 30-year period, Maria has worked in a variety of wellbeing capacities; from counselling end stage cancer patients to wellbeing training with school leaders.

Prior to developing Pursuit, Maria’s passion for education saw her co-found and manage two award-winning education technology businesses, The Story Spinner and Striver.

She was a Director of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA). And is currently on the Board of Trustees for a London bereavement charity.

She hosts the podcast ‘Pursuit of Wellbeing’, and her book “Pursuit of Sleep’ will be available in December 2020.

“Teachers are statistically more likely to suffer from stress and anxiety than the general population. While this is difficult enough for them as individuals, it has a fundamental impact on children.  Research shows that children taught by stressed teachers are more stressed themselves. They’re less able to think clearly and learn.

If we’re to change the trajectory of the health and educational outcomes of our young people, we have to do something dramatic and I believe that improving the wellbeing of our teachers will have the biggest impact.

This is why I created Pursuit: to offer wellbeing information, inspiration and support to people like you, doing the most important job in the world.”