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Ally Maughan founded People Puzzles in 2010 because early in her career she recognised that people problems were often the biggest, single factor holding a company back from growth. Alongside this, Ally is passionate about businesses being profitable, effective and good places to work: often a trio that work in harmony.
With a background in operations then consulting, Ally has worked with more than 100 SME and mid-tier companies. Each one of them unique yet facing common challenges; needing support with structure, leadership, growth or other people-related pain points.
Results-oriented, Ally delivers her own blend of business insight with direct, practical advice firmly based on commercial realities and outcomes. Her time-management skills are legendary, leading others to want to tap into ‘the Ally effect’.
Leading People Puzzles, a rapidly changing and scaling business, is Ally’s biggest challenge yet. She loves taking the opportunity to speak about her journey, and share insights from both working with and leading a scale-up business.
Ally gained a BSc in Human Sciences at UCL, University of London in 2001 and qualified with a Masters in HR Management at the LSE’s School of Leadership in 2007. When not figuring out those ‘people puzzles’, Ally walks the tightrope of trying to have it all with business, family, and a lifelong passion of playing fairly average hockey and lusting after petrol-powered vehicles she is currently not allowed to own.