Keren Smedley

B.Ed (Hons), FAHRI, FCIPD, BACP (Accred), Association for Coaching (AC), IABMCP (Coaching & Counselling), Diploma Counselling & Supervision, BACP Accredited Counsellor & 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 & counsellor with over 30yrs experience in the Private, Public &; Not-for-Profit Sectors. She works across a range of industries including Education, Health &; Social Care, Law, Finance, IT, Publishing, Media & Retail. Keren is an Effectiveness Consultant & Change Facilitator, specialising in helping clients to find positive solutions & reach their full potential.

In 2004, she expanded her portfolio to specialise in the 50+ age group both in the workplace & personally. She offers 50+ Coaching & training, which gives people the opportunity to increase motivation, re-energise, gain confidence to change & 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 & work/life balance.

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

Her expertise & key interests focus around these 5 themes:
black Vision/Executive Coaching; Values-based Leadership & Cultural Change
black Midlife & Ageing: Behavioural & Attitudinal change; intergenerational working
black Developing High Performing Teams (HPTs) motivation & effective performance
black Communications & Change Leadership plus Performance & Stress Management
black Cross-cultural Coaching including Relocation, Managing transitions & 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 & Successful Relationships for Baby Boomers; Live the Life you Love at 50+: A handbook for Career & 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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