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 global, regional and national organisations and had the privilege of co-founding and managing a successful non-profit organisation, Health & Development Networks (HDN) and a for-profit strategic communications company, Inis. I currently work with the Irish Global Health Network and with Beyond Stigma.
I have worked extensively with the World Health Organization and currently lecture with various academic institutions in Ireland. Qualified as a Certified Facilitator of Byron Katie and an Executive and Life Coach, I am particularly passionate about working with people helping them find thoughts and beliefs that limit them achieving their full potential and keeps them stuck in their lives. I do that with leaders, organisations, teams, groups and individuals straddling the professional and personal domains. I also founded a non-profit Beyond Stigma focused on self-stigma and shame affecting people living with HIV, survivors of gender-based violence and sex workers.
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). I have lots of energy for life, love people, playing music, travel, learning new things, taking beautiful photos - vulnerability and connection.