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.