I am a inclusion-focused, international mental fitness coach who works with those in education to achieve balance, calm, and a sense of thriving. I help you overcome imposter syndrome, workaholism, and overwhelm so you can move from a life of 'Blah' to 'Aha!'
Tired of not knowing just how to get where you want to go? Would you love to feel deep gratitude every single day? By aligning your values & your goals, we ensure you maximise the chance of living the life you want.
Together, we use tried-and-tested techniques to remove all internal resistance to the changes you need for optimal health, wealth, and relationships. Change can be scary, but we make it easy...and fast!
Once you've designed the life you want, we move quickly toward implementing your plan so you can feel empowered. Move rapidly toward the life you dream of and enjoy every step of the journey!
Focused sessions which make you the centre of attention. It's all about you as we clarify your personal or professional goals, clear all obstacles, and put it into action.
Timezone or location different to mine? No problem! Schedule a 1-on-1 video call with me and we'll work out a plan that fits with your schedule.
Join in with like-minded individuals for empathy, support, and celebrations as you move through your journey of transformation.
Meet some people who've worked with me...
The 10-week program offered by Abena was truly life-changing. Abena is a knowledgeable and experienced facilitator who created a supportive and non-judgmental environment for all of us. The content of the workshop covered a wide range of topics related to boosting mental health, including stress management, self-care practices, and improving relationships. Abena used a variety of engaging activities, and one of the biggest highlights of the workshop was the emphasis on practical tools and actionable strategies. Abena encouraged us to apply what we learned in our daily lives and provided us with resources to continue our self-discovery journey. The atmosphere of the workshop was truly inspiring. Abena created a safe space where I felt comfortable sharing my thoughts and experiences with near-strangers I grew close to, and I loved the sense of community that was created among the participants. We had a safe space where we could be vulnerable and authentic. Overall, I highly recommend Abena’s well-being program to anyone looking to improve their mental health and live a more fulfilling life. We all came with very different priorities so, whether we struggled with a specific issue or simply wanted to be proactive towards a happier and healthier lifestyle, this program met our needs. Thank you Abena for providing such a valuable and life-changing experience.
China and Malaysia
Abena was an excellent fit for me as a life coach on multiple levels; mentally, emotionally, practical & solutions based and with regard to values. I started working with Abena at a period of great change in my life, finishing my first book, my adult daughter leaving home, moving house and living as a digital-nomad, and transitioning from being a teacher to becoming self-employed as a mentor, tutor and content creator.
Most of the time it was a case of Abena perceptively drawing out of me the resources that I already had but hadn't fully utilised, but at other times, when I was lacking specific tools or knowledge, Abena had the knowledge or tools that I needed and we were able to work through them in an effective manner.
Abena is also incredibly perceptive and has excellent emotional intelligence, she knows when to push deeper into things and when to allow me to work through the process with a more empathetic and intuitive approach.
Working with Abena has really helped me appreciate how much work I've done, how to work in alignment with myself and also how to more effectively organise myself for the work that is still to be done.
UK and Thailand
“But where are you really from?"
As a child growing up in Northern Ireland, I got this question daily - sometimes even several times a day. Even though my answer was always, "Here," it didn't seem to satisfy people. My Brown skin in a sea of White made me stand out, no matter how much I tried to blend into the background. It was a question that told me I didn't belong, wasn't like everyone else, and never would be.
So, I made a decision and took action. Over 25 years ago, I decided that if I didn't have a satisfying answer, I would create a reality where I did - one that satisfied me. That decision pushed me to think about who I wanted to be, what my history could possibly become, without trying to be 'normal.' It encouraged me to take risks such as leaving my home country to live and work abroad. It led me to always stretch beyond my comfort zone. Now, I am 'from' the sum total of my experiences and learning. That once-irritating question took me on a journey to discover what truly made a life of meaning and purpose - I'm grateful.
For many years, that meaning and purpose came from my love of education. I taught kids, teens, and adults; I trained; I presented...and I never stopped learning. I continue that learning today through my doctoral studies focusing on Flourishing (Positive Psychology), Equity, and Education. I've unsurprisingly had many challenges along the way...not least in learning to accept myself as a perfectly flawed human being (just like everyone else). I practice self-forgiveness, self-appreciation, and how to let things go. It's a never-ending process, but the efforts so far have been transformational.
Fast-forward to today. I have lived in places that were my idea of paradise as a teen. I have a partner who I've been able to grow with to raise 3 energetic, challenging, and characterful children. My relationships are intentional, deep, and nourishing. I am clear about my values and feel no need to compromise on them. The most surprising thing of all? That although it was never my goal, following my passions and values has lead to a life of abundance in every way. Whether that's my upgraded perception or objective fact, it's time to pay it forward.
I believe everyone has the capacity to live a life full of gratitude, love, and flourishing - and yes, that includes YOU! Today, I am grateful to work with others to bring their dream lives to reality through coaching. If you'd like to move into the life you want, all it takes is the very first step.
I am a DEIB-focused, international mental fitness coach who works with those in education to achieve balance, calm, and a sense of thriving. I help you overcome imposter syndrome, workaholism, and overwhelm so you can move from a life of 'Blah' to 'Aha!'
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