Up to 75% of Entrepreneurs believe they had a more difficult life than others.
Accent Canadian, Passport Irish, and today I call Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland home. The most southern part of the Republic of Ireland. My adventures have taken me from Canada to Ireland, the UK, the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and at this point most of Europe.
The areas of Mental Health and Human Behaviour have been of great interest to me for as long as I can remember. I attribute this to a very challenging early family life and an ever-present curiosity as to why people do what they do, which over time informed the more personal question - why do I do what I do.
Since the age of sixteen, when I secured my High School Diploma, Irish passport, and left Canada, my life’s passion has been the pursuit of personal and professional development.
For well over a decade, this largely consisted of personal healing through self- and group-work and the guidance of trusted mentors.
I am an avid reader and researcher; and the area of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is of particular interest. Authors, and specialists in this area, such as Pete Walker (C-PTSD), Bessel van der Kolk (PTSD), Pete Burgess (Polyvagal Theory), Bruce Lipton (Biology of Belief) and Gabor Mate (Addiction) have been particularly influential in shaping my views and aiding my own personal development. I have also studied Carl Jung and have a 2-year Jungian Psychology Diploma obtained in 2019 from Ireland’s Jung Society led by Dr. Jasbinder Garnermann.
After more than 20 years running my own business working in the area of business growth, my focus is shifting to trauma-informed growth, performance and leadership as I set out to secure my PhD in the area of Childhood Trauma in Business. An area of enormous personal interest to me, and one I believe is accountable for a large portion of the challenges businesses face in the area of recruitment, culture, productivity, sales and innovation.
I will be documenting and sharing me learnings over on the Moody Cow podcast and blog, and delivering programs, training and workshops to enable business to perform better, over at NB3.io
Adults with childhood trauma have up to 30% less pre-frontal cortex
A series of 15 luxury adult colouring books to promote mental health, and the home of where I blog and podcast insights on childhood trauma in business.
Co-host of the Trauma-Informed Growth podcast exploring what and why trauma impedes us, as well as how to rewire for growth that feels more flow, less force.
Perform Better: People, Culture, Business.
I'm co-founder and lead advisor at trauma-informed tools and resources that improve performance.
Imagination, Ingredients for change, innovation and growth is
impaired in adults with unresolved childhood trauma