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About Kerry

Hi, I'm Kerry

I'm passionate about inspiring and supporting people to feel well, based upon 4 pillars - physical, mental, social, and spiritual health. 

I design and deliver insightful, inspirational, and practical talks, workshops, and group - as well as individual - coaching sessions. 

My unique approach blends my skills and expertise in the holistic practices of Life Coaching, Mindfulness, Shiatsu and Yoga. 

I also help women connect with their own inner wisdom and intuition, to find the clarity they need to make the best decisions around their personal fulfillment and wellbeing. In particular, I help women contemplating a non-conventional path to motherhood.

I believe that the qualities of clarity, courage, and wisdom - that we all need to make the best out of life - are naturally present.  But we often need support and gentle guidance to access them.  This is what I am deeply passionate about, and I always aspire to do.

All of my sessions, are available online.

Whether you're an employer or an individual, I'd love to work with you. 

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My Story

In January 2020, I became a first-time Mum to my baby girl. My Yoga and other holistic practices and lifestyle are key in supporting my physical and mental health during this amazing, but tiring, transition. 

Like most people, I know what it feels like to be stressed. Or very busy, tired or just not feeling 100%.  I also know what backache is like, from many years spent sitting working at a desk (as well as from a few injuries acquired from falls while skiing, horseriding and biking!). 

I knew that I always wanted to help others as a profession, but instead of following a calling to the health & medical field, I chose to study French & Marketing.  This led me to Paris for a few years where I was quickly immersed in a high-pressured corporate environment working in a large international law firm. 


My keen desire to work in the area of health eventually drew me to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva.  During the 9 years that I spent here,  I had the privilege to work on many different global public health projects including HIV/Aids, health in emergency situations, women’s health and malaria research.  I enjoyed the often highly-pressured environment, along with the many enriching and sometimes challenging aspects of working in this large, multicultural, UN global organisation.  

Becoming A Holistic Health Practitioner

My interest in holistic health and the body/mind link deepened with my Shiatsu studies  – also, my desire to work more with people in a hands-on way increased with time.  While still working at WHO, I became its first “holistic” therapist where I gave regular Shiatsu sessions to staff – often public health professionals suffering from high stress-levels, perhaps due to to constant travel and frequently working in challenging and stressful environments. Having a special interest in how stress affects people, I did my “memoire”, or thesis on "Stress in the UN Workplace". 

A few years later, I took a sabatical in India to complete my first level Yoga Teaching qualification. When I returned to WHO, it was here that I began teaching Yoga to staff at lunchtime and after work.  It was a natural progression to introduce elements of Shiatsu into the Yoga classes. Yoga with the healing touch of Shiatsu - or Ki-atsu Yoga - was born!

Since I left WHO in 2010, I have worked in a start-up medical device incubator and in a training and HR company.  In 2013 I returned home to live in Ireland, and in 2015 I decided to take the leap into full-time self-employment.  I've now turned a long-held dream into my work - I help people to feel healthier, happier and more resilient in their everyday lives.

My work is relevant for every industry, wherever there are people.  I work with many different sectors including pharma and medtech, aircraft leasing, finance, technology and UN.  My sessions are suitable for any workplace environment. ​

 

I also work with Ireland's top health insurance company, Vhi, designing and delivering health & wellbeing sessions & talks for their many corporate clients.

My work now also focuses on supporting women around personal fulfillment, wellbeing, and motherhood.  Read more about my story here.

 

Relevant Qualifications

Diploma in Shiatsu Therapy (International School of Shiatsu, Geneva)

Diploma in Yoga Teaching (advanced level) (Yoga Alliance, NRYS-700)

Diploma in Executive & Life Coaching (Positive Success Group)

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"My mission is to inspire and support every person who I work with, to live as well a life as possible on every level - physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. "    

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Championing Workplace Wellness

Having held different fast-paced international corporate and UN roles for over 20 years, I understand the challenges many people experience, both physically and mentally.

At the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, I became the organisation’s first “holistic” therapist - helping public health professionals suffering from high stress-levels due to constant travel and frequently working in challenging and stressful environments.

The results of my Ki-atsu Yoga (combination Shiatsu & Yoga) lunchtime sessions were remarkable.  Participants expressed a greater ability to manage their stress, reduced back problems, headaches and other complaints.  As a result of the positive impact of my early sessions,  I went on to design a broader range of workplace health and wellbeing sessions and talks.

A healthy workforce is a happy and more productive asset to your company and the broader society.