10 April 2016

TESTIMONIALS


I worked with Maryam when she was the event manager for the Open Data Institute’s summit and awards ceremony in 2016. She is an events demon, understanding all the nuances of putting on a successful event – from speaker management to production to motivating the team. She is a joy to work with, full of creativity and energy, and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.

Laura Davis

Laura Davis, Owner, Maydew Consulting

 

I met Maryam when I was preparing to give my first TEDx talk. I was part of a small group on one of her public-speaking masterclasses. She knew exactly how to get each one of us – with varying degrees of public-speaking experience under our belts – to realise how we could up our game and become more compelling speakers. For her, it wasn’t about your standard pitch or spiel; she was focused on finding that one idea we had tucked inside that would be memorable to strangers – and to do so in your own voice and narrative style. I loved the masterclass so much that I asked her to deliver the same for my entire team. They loved their experience, too!

Kawika Solidum

Kawika Solidum, Chief Executive, BeyondMe

 

Maryam Pasha is an inspiration! She is an excellent manager of people and projects, knowing how to get the most out of her speakers, coaching them through the process of delivering a presentation and empowering them to reach their full potential on the day. Maryam is a unique blend of creativity, professionalism and drive. Her energy is infectious. She is clearly very highly thought of by her team and this to me speaks volumes.

Dr Christine Checinska

Dr Christine Checinska, Head of Design, Navabi

 

Maryam is an incredible event curator and organiser. Working with her over the last 5 years to deliver large complex events has been a pleasure. She is always on it with a big vision and the ability to make it happen. Her experience enables her to think ahead, manage risks and inspire her team to give their best. I cannot recommend her enough, she has creative flair as well as a very safe pair of hands to take on your project or event and make it amazing.

Ravinol Chambers

Ravinol Chambers, Founder and Director, Be Inspired Films

 

Maryam curated the fabulous TEDx East London 2016 at which I spoke.Of course it was faultlessly organised, brilliantly put togther, exciting and fun. And the team of volunteers she recruited and managed were effortlessly helpful, on message and lovely. To be honest none of that surprised me. But seeing Maryam presenting, encouraging, holding the whole thing together was a real pleasure. If you don’t get Maryam to curate and run your event you are missing out big time.

Sue Lukes

Sue Lukes, Migration expert and Chair of Music in Detention

 

Maryam was a pleasure to work with, always positive even in the face of deadlines and pressure she remained calm and focussed. She was also a real asset on site at the live event acting as part artist liaison and part stage manager. It is a pleasure to recommend Maryam as a partner or freelancer. I look forward to working with her again.

Chris Dawson

Chris Dawson, Founder and MD, The Field: a strategic brand agency

 

I have found Maryam to be an open individual who is great to work with, full of ideas and the energy and drive that is essential when working in the third sector. She is capable of thinking on her feet, able to relate to colleagues, clients and supporters from all walks of life and committed to delivering the best possible experience for every event she leads.

Nancy Rowe

Nancy Rowe, Head of Insight, Razorfish

 

When I was asked to do a TEDx talk with TEDxEastEnd, I was excited but also incredibly anxious. Maryam was so useful in guiding me in what my key messages were and what my presentational style was going to be. She never judged me or changed me into someone else. Maryam is a woman with her fingers in lots of pies – lots of right on, cutting edge, avant-garde sort of pies!

Jay Stewart

Jay Stewart, Director, Gendered Intelligence