Hello, I’m Laura

  • Best Selling Author
  • Speaker
  • Change & Transformation Expert
  • Advisor

Hi, I’m Laura Mariani.

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I am an Author, Speaker and Change & Transformation Expert – Welcome to my site!

I am passionate about helping other women break through barriers limiting their personal and/or professional fulfilment, starting with the biggest barrier of all: their belief system.

In my career, I have seen too many talented women selling themselves short and missing out on opportunities. Not because there were none (there were ready for the taking) but because of how they approached the whole thing.  


I write and publish contemporary romance fiction and non-fiction positive psychology success books for women and resources to help #TheWomanAlchemist in every woman to change their life, business or career and transmute any circumstance into gold, a bit like magic, to Unlock Ignite Transform, educate. And, why not, inspire and entertain.

Writing my own books has always been a dream of mine and spent many years thinking about it before I actually took the plunge and self-published my first non-fiction book in 2017, and I blogged my journey writing my first book.

You can read all about the experience here .

Follow me behind the scene of my business, my creative process and my life. I am sharing my current favourite business & life hacks and experience so you can learn from my mistakes and be more successful in your business and life.

The short story

I am an Author, Speaker and Change & Transformation Expert.

I write positive psychology success books for women and contemporary romance with strong female characters with backbone, big hearts and a stubborn streak (well, after all that hard work claiming the career ladder, you need to have some fun!).

Here you will find information and inspiration on change & transformation for business and life through over 1200+ articles, books, tools to UNLOCK, IGNITE & TRANSFORM.


I am an Author, Speaker and Change & Transformation Expert, and Advisor.


I’m an independent (indie) Author publishing through my small press, ThePeopleAlchemist Press, an imprint of my company,  The People Alchemist Ltd.

ThePeopleAlchemist Press publishes fiction and non-fiction self-help, inspirational and transformational books and resources to help #TheWomanAlchemist in every woman to change their life, business or career and transmute any circumstance into gold, a bit like magic, to UNLOCK IGNITE TRANSFORM.


I’m an international Speaker – I speak at events ranging from industry conferences, trade shows and summits to corporate events on Change & Transformation, Transformational Leadership, Women in Leadership and customised Key Notes. 


Additionally, I am an Advisor & Non-Executive Director helping Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Start-Ups broaden and supplement their board experience and skillset cost-effectively. I provide independent support and objective challenge.

I have spent 15 years as a Senior Human Resources Director working for companies both in the Private and Public Sector, nationally and internationally across multiple sectors (Fast Moving Consumer Goods – FMCG for short – Retail, E-commerce, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Energy, Health, Media, Fashion/Tech, Third Sector, Social Enterprises contracting with Local Government) before founding my business, The People Alchemist.

Blowing up my trumpet a bit: I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD), Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (FAHRI), Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management (FInstLM), Member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Member of the Change Institute.

I’m based in London, England, with a strong penchant for travel and visiting new places.

Finally, I am a food lover, a ballet fanatic, and passionate about music, art, and theatre. I like painting and drawing, tennis, rugby, and of course, I love fashion (the Pope is Catholic, after all).

about me

Laura is extremely passionate about empowering women in business and this comes across when you meet her and in her new book. I subsequently invited Laura to speak at my November event where she received tremendous feedback. I would highly recommend having Laura speak at any event where there is a need to help women to overcome obstacles that they face on their way to the top leadership jobs or in starting a new business venture.


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