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CultureRunner helps arts and heritage organisations run better and smarter. We do this through research, organisational reviews, training and leadership coaching.  


We work with clients to support them through periods of change and to advocate for the role of culture and creativity in public life. Whether you need input into developing strategies, service transformations or one off events such as 1-1 coaching or board facilitation we can help. 

Our research and guidance aims to support greater investment in creative and cultural activities. This is demonstrated in our recent work editing Harnessing culture and sport to improve health outcomes which was produced for the Local Government Association. 

Mairead is a fantastic coach - positive, friendly and felt like we were in the room together although it was entirely remote. Mairead challenged me to think for myself and celebrate my achievements, something we don't get to do in our fast-paced daily lives. I would recommend Mairead's coaching to anyone at a point of change in their life.

Coaching client, 2022

"Working with Mairead and CultureRunner is always a joy. Mairead is extremely dedicated, thorough and organised. I always have complete faith that her work will be to the highest standard and with timely communication throughout the project. I enjoy collaborating with CultureRunner and would definitely recommend their work."

Tina Morton, The National Archives

"Mairead’s work on our Governance Review provided our trustees with a detailed plan on how to improve internal structures. During the information gathering process, she was very friendly, courteous and objective throughout. She put everyone at ease and handled the work with sensitivity, tact and professionalism. Mairead’s work has helped us tremendously."

It was such a positive experience! Reflecting on my life is something that I generally don't take the time to do. So it was incredible to have an expert who could gently guide me through that process. We worked on some small work related stuff, but also some big potentially life-changing stuff. I'm getting my pensions in order, booking that adventurous holiday and even beginning to kick-start my non-existant love life! I achieved huge amounts in just 6 sessions. Huge thanks Mairead! :)

Ian Murphy & Peter Rogers, Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum

Coaching client, 2022

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