Jeannie McGillivray, navigating mountains, empowering growth and leadership.

Inspiring you to create change

Jeannie McGillivray is first and foremost a creator. She writes, she speaks, she makes. She's an impact entrepreneur, founder, oneness teacher, medical herbalist, wife, mum to Ella Joy, and she’s also a bit of a maverick.

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Meet Jeannie McGillivray

Mystic, maverick, mentor

Jeannie McGillivray

With 25+ years of experience as a female technology leader, including heading up software development studio Remote, an in-depth study of spirituality, and formal training in Western herbal medicine and Ayurveda, Jeannie has intensely explored themes of self, purpose, leadership, and transformation.

She has studied Advaita, or non-duality, for over 30 years, and in 1993, learned mantra meditation under Shantananda Saraswati, the Shankaracharya of the North of India.

Author of two best-selling books, she speaks, writes, and teaches based on deep reflection, insight, and experience as the creator of the Heart Leadership approach to leadership, a blueprint for bringing kindness and meaning to life in the workplace. 

Jeannie is passionate about the juncture between profound health and impact entrepreneurship and started her formal education in Western herbal medicine and Ayurveda in 2015. She recently founded The Valleys, a range of organic botanical formulas that support high-performing entrepreneurs in achieving great things in the world. 

She hosts the Changemaker Mindset podcast, born from a desire to highlight the stories of individuals and organisations making a significant impact on our world's most pressing issues. 

A message from Jeannie

In our journey through life, we are often confronted with the stark realities of our world's challenges, and the issues can seem daunting, even insurmountable. Amidst these challenges lies a beautiful opportunity to step forward and catalyse positive change. I want to share with you the profound importance of embracing the role of a changemaker.

Being a changemaker is not reserved for the few with immense resources or extraordinary power. It is a role for you, me, and everyone who acts purposefully. It's about making conscious choices that benefit our communities and our planet, advocating for justice and equality, and inspiring others to join the movement towards a better future.

Why is it so crucial, now more than ever, to become a changemaker? Because the decisions we make today shape the world we leave for future generations. Every action we take, no matter how small it may seem, contributes to a wave of impact. 

In my journey, I've learned that change-making is as much about personal transformation as it is about transforming the world around us. It requires us to look inward, question, and transform. It challenges us to stand up for what's right, even when faced with adversity. Above all, it allows us to connect deeply with others—those who share our vision for a better world and those whose lives we aim to improve.

As you navigate this website, I invite you to reflect on how you can embrace the role of a changemaker. Consider the issues that move you, your skills, and the steps you can take to contribute to positive change.

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Board Experience

As someone deeply committed to fostering sustainable economic growth and innovation, Jeannie has contributed to various boards, leveraging her passion and expertise to drive meaningful change. Her recent role as Chair of the Shropshire Economic Partnership Board (SEP) is a testament to this commitment.

Midlands Engine Business Council: Convened by then Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick and Sir John Peace, Jeannie is a founding member of this council, symbolising a collective effort to propel the Midlands forward. The council focuses on uniting entrepreneurs and business leaders across the region as part of the government's initiative to level up every part of our community.

Shropshire Economic Partnership Board: Jeannie is Chair of the SEP, a role she has embraced enthusiastically. The board is pivotal in delivering the Economic Growth Strategy 2022-27 for Shropshire, providing crucial oversight for deploying UKSPF government funding within the region. The goal of the Board is to catalyse economic opportunities, address challenges, and ensure the prosperity of businesses throughout the Midlands. The SEP aims to champion growth and sustainability for the business community, navigating through turbulent economic conditions to unlock potential and empower businesses to thrive​​​​​.

University of Chester & Arts Alive: Jeannie's role as an advisory board member for the University of Chester’s MSc in AI, Data Science & Entrepreneurship and her time as a Trustee and Treasurer for the local charity Arts Alive formed a bedrock for her experience on various Boards. These positions allowed her to directly impact education and the arts, further diversifying her contribution to community development and enrichment.

Through these roles, Jeannie has engaged with a broad spectrum of senior business leaders, providing a business voice that shapes the future priorities of the Shropshire Council, the Midlands Engine Partnership, and the government. Her mission remains steadfast: to help businesses leverage technology for a sustainable world where economic growth enhances our communities and the planet. Allowing her to contribute to shaping a future where innovation, sustainability, and community thrive together.

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