Who is Kerene?
Managing Director – Mindful at Work
Workplace Mindfulness Consultant | Speaker | Author | Coach
I’m happiest creating opportunities for people to learn and grow.
Whether that’s delivering a team programme, running a workshop, writing an article, speaking at an event, or individual coaching – my intention is always the same – getting you to your ‘aha moment’ and then providing the tools to embed that insight into a new behaviour.
Some background: I began my career as a Registered Nurse (loved it), moved into tertiary teaching (absolutely loved it) became an academic leader (loathed the bureaucracy), and consequently left to start my own coaching business in 2006.
In 2010 (after a relationship ended unexpectedly and with a strong desire to get out of Whangarei) I took a role in Wellington as a Senior Career Management Consultant (love, love, loved working in the private sector!).
Part of rebuilding my life included a daily meditation practice. This made such a profound difference I trained as a teacher.
In 2016 I launched Mindful at Work in a naive attempt to bring mindfulness into the workplace. It was tough at the time because back then mindfulness was mostly relegated to the weird woo-woo new age basket.
However, today mindfulness has come of age, so I’m pleased I hung in. I believe managing our minds is the secret sauce for becoming the better humans we all want to be.
I’m the author of ‘Crazy Busy’ – If busy is the new stupid, then mindful is the new smart – a book for busy people who struggle to switch off and want to reconnect with what really matters – and also a co-author on the Awakened Mind app.
Known somewhat infamously for my shoe collection, I enjoy minimalist apartment living, walking along the waterfront, yoga (a bit of a fanatic!), writing, reading, going to the movies, spending time with people I love, excellent coffee, and a good Pinot Noir.
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