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Female Founder Spotlight: Mairead Molloy

30 April 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder

Meet the Successful Founder: Mairead Molloy
Meet the Successful Founder: Mairead Molloy

Mairead Molloy has worked as a Relationship Strategist and in the relationship industry for the last seventeen years. She has expert knowledge in human relationships, in particular the know-how and skills to ask the right questions, hear the answers and so get to the heart of each person she sees.

If things go wrong and you need a helping hand and a sympathetic ear, or you simply need to share, then that is where Mairead comes in. She will talk to clients one-on-one, in complete confidence, and will listen to what they say. More importantly, she will hear what they don’t say too. That is the benefit of experience.

Mairead help all kinds of people in all kinds of situations – those in a new relationship, a long-term relationship, or not in a relationship at the moment. She can support you through the journey, from major relationship crisis to smaller issues that are holding you back or making you unhappy.

Can you tell us a little about your background and the company?
I’m Irish and I was brought up with 5 sisters in Wexford, Southern Ireland – we had a great childhood! I studied Hotel Management in Dublin and went on to buy my own Hotel in Cannes France which I keep for 6 years before selling it. Before that  I opened a computer software development company in Ireland and sold that before I left for France.
I moved to London next and did a degree in Psychology (Psychology BSc) and LLM (MA in International Criminal Law). I also have studied eating disorder psychology as I find  there is such a big link with eating disorders within relationships. 

I am a Member of the British Psychology Association MBPsS and my areas of specialism are:- Relationship Psychology, all types of relationships including divorce mediation etc as well as Food Psychology taking in Psychological Approaches to obesity and  Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders.

I have ran a successful global introduction agency for the last 17 years and I am director of  half  its franchise operation. I began practicing as a Relationship Psychologist 6 years ago.

How did the idea come to you for the company?  
I have spent 17 years working in relationships. I decided it was time to share my knowledge and innate awareness to help people sort out and manage their relationships – but first, to sort themselves out. The funny thing is, when it comes to relationships and their problems, I can very quickly filter and see who is serious and who isn’t, who’s cheating and who isn’t, who’s lying, etc. I am  a natural inspirer and comfortable interacting at all levels and presenting ideas and information in a highly credible style. I am open and relaxed with others and can put people at ease quickly.

How did you achieve awareness?
Mostly through word of mouth and personal recommendation.

How have you been able to gain funding and grow?
I didn’t look for funding and for the moment I don’t really need it or want it, I want to grow slowly building my own nest and self fund my business.

What are the key successes?
• Have a five-year plan for success. • Realise that you, not others, ultimately control your success. • Brainstorm alternatives to tough situations. • Celebrate your achievements. • Shrug off your setbacks. • Develop a support network. • Always stand for integrity in business. • Remind yourself that every day is a new opportunity. • Keep yourself in top physical condition. • Always be open to learning new ideas.

What were/are the challenges and how have you overcome these?
I find people are slow to come back when it comes to getting things done, I treat everything with a sense of urgency, maybe I should slow down !
Also it is hard to find good people, but when you do hold onto them and treat then right.

What are your plans now/for the future?
To grow my business in a positive way and to feel good and positive about something again.

What would you like to share with others to encourage them to start their own entrepreneurship journey?
Do it if you can, there is always a way – if you want it bad enough, that is and always follow your instincts. 

Can you share your top tips for entrepreneurial success?

Keep your head down 
Work hard 
Don’t share your secrets ( sorry, but don’t!) 
Save some money 
Talk to people – Throughout the pandemic, people are networking online, it works 
Know what you are talking about
Only take clients you can help
Follow your instincts
Don’t take any nonsense from anyone

Who are the 5 people who inspire you the most?
Nigella Lawson – She is simply amazing and without knowing it, she inspires.
Graham Norton – He makes me laugh and I don’t really find a lot of things funny!
Donna Liddy, my lifelong friend – she never gives up, no matter what 
Phil Hall PHA – we worked together for over 13 years he’s quietly gets on with it but in a Herculean way 
Rosie Molloy – My mother because she knows everything about everything and is always right 

What are your favourite inspirational /motivational quotes?
I can’t bear the generic quotes that are everywhere and I find they don’t help if you are feeling rubbish! For example, you will see a summer scene with daisies and a gorgeous puppy and a cloud bubble that says something like “enjoy the small things”. Life is not like that. My quote would simply be: “Keep yourself together the best you can, keep going and ask for help from those you really trust.”

What are your social handles and website links so our readers can connect with you?
Instagram

Twitter

LinkedIn