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Seeing change happen

Seeing change happen

NB: During the welcome to this episode of The Different Stories Podcast and during the conversation itself, you will hear it referred to as The Other Stories Podcast.

That was the original name of the podcast until we were requested to change it in November 2023, due to the presence of another podcast of the same name, of a completely different genre.

The podcast is now known as The Different Stories Podcast across all platforms.


Life has changed considerably for Marie Manley since 2012, when her husband of 25 years shared with her his desire to transition to becoming a woman. In this episode Marie shares what those years were like for her, how she was often the one ostracised or left out and how lonely she felt. She also talks about why she chose to stay in the relationship and how that works for both her and her partner now. Marie Manley is a firm believer that Equality, Diversity and Inclusion should be actively evident in every organisation. So joining SEE Change Happen, is a DEI consulting firm, as the Customer Operations Specialist in March 2022 was a positive turning point in her career. Based on her own experience, Marie is an advocate for how becoming transgender can affect families and friends. Between 2016-19, she contributed to the RDF documentary for Channel 4: ‘Making of Me’.


About the host Rachel Maunder

Rachel Maunder is a Story Coach, helping people find and craft their personal stories for greater engagement through speaking. Her secret sauce includes a blend of an ability to spot the key parts of a story and to highlight those in a relatable way. With a lifelong curiosity around what makes people different Rachel is an advocate and ally of acceptance and inclusion. Combine that with her gentle way of drawing people’s stories out of them and you’ll start to see Rachel’s motivation behind creating The Different Stories Podcast. Rachel coaches individuals and runs bespoke workshops for organisations.

You can find her contact details or book a complimentary exploratory call here:

DISCLAIMER: Any views, thoughts and opinions shared and expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please carry out your own due diligence.


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