Coach, trainer, writer, speaker, musician, dancer, traveller, listener, talker, reader, watcher, linguist, geek, gourmet and eternal student. Currently thawing out in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain, after a year and a half in beautiful Finland, working online.Work - Tho' It's Really Play
I run Soul Ambition
, offering coaching and training in many areas of personal, business and arts development, to private, public and voluntary sector clients. Read testimonials at soulambition.com/testimonials
and contact me
if you'd like to work with me.
I blog about life, love and everything else on Dream It, Do It, Love It
! I've had a wellbeing column in the Irish Sunday Mirror and a career development column in the Belfast Telegraph/Sunday Life. I write travel features and other copy for various publications and books.
I'm currently finishing a Master's in Music, Mind and Technology (music psychology, cognition, tech and neuroscience) at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, where I've been researching music learning and wellbeing, using positive psychology and coaching. I'm also studying an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology - the world's first such programme - from the University of East London, UK.
I've been hosting and performing at the Soul Ambition Sofa Sessions
since January 2010. After getting invited to move it to the Ulster Hall for their 150th anniversary celebrations in May 2012, local virtuoso Conor Scullion
asked "Suitcase" Suzy
Coyle and I to start a 'musical collaboration' over the summer. That's turned into a 3-piece band, You, Me & the Sea
, and has been the best adventure - http://soundcloud.com/YouMeSea
Over the years I've played with Beat Carnival
's BEATnDRUM - playing samba, reggae, maracatu, afoxé. (See www.beatcarnival.com/BEATnDRUM
.) Through Beat, I've been lucky enough to take part in training by amazing musicians like Grupo Bongar, Moleque da Rua and Monobloco, and participate in carnivals and other performances (like this one in Bologna
- as part of 'BelBoBru', a 3-city music/theatre/puppetry collaboration between Belfast, Bologna and Brussels).