Dr. Marianne de Pierres

Content Creator

“Through my work at Performance Frontiers, I hope to see the ripple effect of well-written content take shape in our clients’ communities.”

Marianne is Performance Frontiers’ content specialist. She is passionate about learning and development and its intersection with creative and bold thinking. Whether writing novels, articles, business case studies, Marianne writes to resonate.

Marianne translates our experiential learning and development programs into powerful online and published content. She also leads our constant drive to remain as pioneers in the leadership and organisational studies space, keeping in touch with the latest trends in adult learning, leadership and neuroscience. Through her work at Performance Frontiers, she hopes to see the ripple effect of well-written content, backed by robust research, take shape in our clients’ communities.

A veritable Renaissance Woman, Marianne’s body of work defies strict categorisation. She is a prolific author and novelist, writing award-winning fiction for adults, young adults and children across genres and formats. In particular, she is drawn to science fiction and fantasy – where she imagines new worlds and conjures possible futures. She has consulted as a futurist and future scenario writer with various businesses to influence social and cultural change.


  • Content writing - all formats/genres, fiction and non-fiction
  • Copy editing
  • Storytelling
  • Research
  • Writing education
  • Futurism and future scenario writing
  • Learning design
  • Public speaking
  • Facilitation


University of Queensland

Doctor of Philosophy - Creative Writing

University of Queensland

Grad Certificate Arts - Writing, Editing and Publishing

Curtin University

Bachelor of Arts - Film and TV, Literature

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Articles by Dr. Marianne de Pierres

Why Should We Think About Eco-systems?

“We are in the midst of a revolution in consciousness – from separateness to connectedness.” Giles Hutchins If you ever read science fiction when you were growing up, you will probably relate to Jeff Bezos’ burning desire to expand into...
Dr. Marianne de Pierres
Insights Leadership

Bridging Polarities – The Ginsburg-Scalia Effect

Despite our best intentions, we won’t get along with all of our work colleagues all the time. Differences in values, beliefs, objectives, priorities, and goals are inevitable in the workplace (and in life). And that’s ok. Dissent can be a...
Dr. Marianne de Pierres
Insights Leadership Partnering Teams

Generative Power – Mapping AI Systems

A decade ago, when Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms began talking about New Power, it was a jump across a chasm from command-and-control management to much more distributed, horizontal leadership styles. Power, they declared, was no longer something to be hoarded but...
Dr. Marianne de Pierres
Conscious leadership Future of work Insights Leadership Storytelling