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Keren Smedley


B.Ed (Hons), FAHRI, FCIPD, BACP (Accred), Association for Coaching (AC), IABMCP (Coaching and Counselling),
Diploma Counselling and Supervision, BACP Accredited Counsellor and Coaching Therapist, Master Practitioner NLP, EFT Level 3 Practitioner,
Diploma in Performance Coaching, QED Executive Coaching Certificate, Train the Trainers Meridian Energy Therapies (AAMET)

Keren joined Synergy Global in Oct 2014 as an executive/personal integrative coach, therapist and counsellor with over 30yrs experience in the Private, Public and; Not-for-Profit Sectors. She works across a range of industries including Education, Health and; Social Care, Law, Finance, IT, Publishing, Media and Retail. Keren is an Effectiveness Consultant and Change Facilitator, specialising in helping clients to find positive solutions and reach their full potential.

In 2004, she expanded her portfolio to specialise in the 50+ age group both in the workplace and personally. She offers 50+ Coaching and training, which gives people the opportunity to increase motivation, re-energise, gain confidence to change and develop their career, including: a confidential place to discuss the effect of family issues, such as supporting ‘Boomerang Kids’, home life, coping with stress/anxiety and work/life balance.

Keren also assists with planning for retirement - specifically, time to explore what successful retirement really means – what it looks, sounds and feels like – thus helping people understand how fears may limit success, family dynamics and exploring how retirees will use the extra time available for their goals. She is also an experienced media spokesperson and author on relationships for 50+ on all aspects of professional and personal lives. Her extensive published catalogue includes books and articles on creating age inclusive culture for HR/OD professionals, relationships and age-related issues.

Her expertise and key interests focus around these 5 themes:
black Vision/Executive Coaching; Values-based Leadership and Cultural Change;
black Midlife and Ageing: Behavioural and Attitudinal change; intergenerational working
black Developing High Performing Teams (HPTs) motivation and effective performance
black Communications and Change Leadership plus Performance and Stress Management
black Cross-cultural Coaching including Relocation, Managing transitions and Conflict

Her best-sellers are: Who’s that Woman in the Mirror? The Art of Ageing Gracefully; Age Matters Employing, Motivating & Managing Older Employees; Who’s that Sleeping in my Bed? The Art of Sex and Successful Relationships for Baby Boomers; Live the Life you Love at 50+: A handbook for Career and Life Success.

Her professional interests include founding the Association of Integrative Coach Therapist Professionals (AICTP) where she is Deputy Chair; Speaking at International Conferences on issues affecting those who are 50+.

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