Emma Gleadhill

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Emma Gleadhill

Emma Gleadhill
Educational Speaker and Trainer

I have a long standing reputation for delivering transformative learning in psychological wellbeing, emotional intelligence, and healthy relationships. I work with over 50 schools throughout the UK and numerous national and international organisations as a speaker, trainer and parenting expert. I am frequently asked to contribute to leading parenting podcasts and to feature as an expert interviewee in radio and newspaper features on family life, education, and relationships.

Aspects of my work:

  • Applying insights from the cutting edge of psychology to everyday life.
  • Unpacking the workings of the brain, and child development research.
  • Providing practical applications to enhance wellbeing and performance.
  • Proactive ways of strengthening and preserving mental health
  • Handling conflict and difficult conversations with less stress.
  • Dialling up presence in relationships: listening and questioning skills.
  • Child / adolescent development.
  • Parenting


In an uncertain and rapidly changing world, filled with conflicting and competing information, I bring clarity, insight, and humour as a speaker and trainer.

As a coach, my talks and workshops are thought-provoking, and designed to inspire further conversation and action.

I bring research-based insights into what drives human behaviour, group dynamics, and how small tweaks can make a big impact in our relationships with ourselves, with others, and with our work.

As a parent, I bring a down-to-earth humour from the trenches of family life.

As a governor, former school leader, teacher, and school-based coach, I am able to shine a light on the emotional aspects of teaching and learning.

What I Do

  • School based work: pastoral INSET, parent talks and workshops, student workshops, conference speaker.
  • Corporate training in wellbeing in the workplace, handling conflict, having courageous conversations.
  • Lunch time parenting talks in corporate settings.
  • 23 years’ school experience, 15 of which at a senior leadership / consultant level, enriched by the pre-clinical training to become a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust.
  • Media consultant – toxic relationships, relationships – Betty.me, Radio London.
  • Guest speaker on podcasts including The Parent Hood, School for Mothers, School for Fathers