I am a social entrepreneur, communicator, writer, trainer, facilitator and civil society activist with over 25 years experience in health, HIV, TB, education and gender. I have worked with the World Health Organisation for years as well as a whole host of global, regional and national organisations, and more recently Universities. I co-founded an organisation called Beyond Stigma in 2015 and when not working between Beyond Stigma and the Irish Global Health Network, I offer retreats, workshops and work with clients one-on-one.
Trained as a Certified Facilitator of the Work of Byron Katie and an Executive and Life Coach, I am particularly passionate about working with people helping them find and question thoughts and beliefs that limit them achieving their full potential and keeps them stuck in their lives. I have become increasingly aware that no matter what qualifications, experience and accolades people have, unless they have self-worth, self-belief, self-love and self-esteem, life can be very challenging. Leading with the heart, I work with leaders, organisations, teams, groups and individuals straddling the professional and personal domains.
I hate those bios that say nothing about the actual person so...I have two beautiful children, a wonderfully loving extended family, and I live in Dublin Ireland having lived and worked in South East Asia, Africa and Europe for 19 years. I speak French and Thai (not because I'm good at languages but because I just love connecting with people), hold an MSc in Global Health from Trinity College Dublin and a Diploma as an Executive and Life Coach and in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). In a recent crazy move, I am currently a PhD Candidate with University College Cork. I have lots of energy for life, love people, sing in a band, adore travel and learning new things,. I love to take photos and am inspired by vulnerability and connection.