Hi. I’m a qualified business advisor, coach and mindfulness trainer.
Having worked in consultancy for 30 years, and as a founder of several successful companies in the ethical sector, I know a lot about what makes businesses tick.
I’ve been practising mindfulness meditation for 25 years, and teaching for 7. I adhere to the Mindfulness-Based Teachers Good Practice guidelines.
Bringing these two things together, means that I can provide really practical help to nurture individual wellbeing, and help create highly productive organisations.
I have 25 years training in the Buddhist traditions of Vajrayana, Thervada and Dzogchen. In November 2017 in Portugal I was ordained as Karma Tsultrim Wangpo (meaning powerful ethical activist, in Tibetan) by my current teacher Lama Jangchub Sempa Gyatso in the lineage of Namgyal Rimpoché. I meditate every day and attend regular long retreats, and try my best to integrate my values and kindness into everyday actions.
My personal practice is at the root of my mindfulness training, giving it depth and integrity. I am personally committed to helping as many people as possible to live with more enjoyment and compassion, and to find deeper meaning in life. This is what drives and inspires me.
In terms of formal qualifications I have an MA and ILM Level 5 qualifications in business support, mindfulness teacher training and coaching. I’m a member of the International Stress Management Association and have a Mental Health First Aid certificate. I’m an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a director of 6 successful ethical companies, and have advised over 100 businesses, government agencies, third sector organisations and local authorities.
My qualifications and long experience in business development, ensure that the profound practice of mindfulness is applied creatively to help resolve contemporary workplace issues such as stress reduction, improved creativity and innovation, and better team working.