Kirsty Kirkwood – Chief Executive Officer – Living Life Counselling
Kirsty joined the board of Living Life in 2006. She held a previous directorship with Investor Fund Services as well as being a Vice President of Human Resources for State Street. Kirsty qualified as a psychotherapist with Turning Point. She holds an MA in Strategic HRM from Coventry University and an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from DCU. She is a Fellow of the CIPD and an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor with IACP. In September 2011 Kirsty took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Living Life Counselling.
Angela Keegan, CEO – Threshold Training Network (TTN)
Angela has over 30 years professional experience across healthcare, social care, business and public sectors.With an initial qualification in Physiotherapy she worked as a clinician for 8 years in Ireland and the US. Then returning to college she completed a Masters in Business Administration which pivoted her career into management. Subsequent work roles have included Hospital Business Manager, Change Projects Manager, Head of HR and Administration and Management and Leadership Specialist. For the last 12 years she has worked in mental health, as CEO of a not-for-profit supporting adults with mental health difficulties.She has worked with statutory fund providers, a volunteer board, staff and clients to embed a philosophy of personal mental health recovery as the bedrock of the organisation. She is an advanced WRAP facilitator, an Anamcara Apprentice and a Certified Forest Bathing Guide. She is passionate about providing people with safe, compassionate spaces so that they can embrace their own uniqueness and nurture their connections with others.
Paul Brown, Social Prescriber South Wicklow
Since 1990 Paul, enjoyed a very fulfilling teaching and research career in the area of stress management/work life balance and mindfulness in the School of Business in University College Dublin from which he is presently on career break. In 2004 he branched out into a career in health & wellbeing. He has studied in Ireland, Britain, Germany, Greece and China and is qualified in a range of therapies including acupuncture, craniosacral therapy and health & wellbeing coaching. Over the last 10 years he has also facilitated many courses on stress management, wellbeing and mindfulness both for organisations and for groups of individuals. He is passionate about promoting and coaching people to better health and a better quality of life and has been working as the Social Prescribing and Wellbeing Coordinator in South Wicklow since January 2020.