Kerry is our Communications Coordinator and Relationship Builder, joining Starter Culture in August 2022.
Kerry left the corporate world of healthcare communications as a Medical Copywriter in 2018 after devoting two years of evenings and weekends to re-training as a Mindfulness-based Interventions Teacher and Awareness Coach with the Centre for Mindful Living. This was largely driven out of necessity for her own mental health, finding the work to be exacerbating an inner dilemma of morality and freedom.
This teacher training opened doors to working with individuals and groups to connect more deeply to their inner world and awareness of their outer social and environmental influences.
Pre-pandemic, Kerry worked with young people who had left the care system, people without a home, and various local council initiatives across London. She also ran public group courses, workshops and retreats in the UK and abroad - bringing elements of meditation, play and movement into the arena for deeper exploration.
She now helps organisations to improve their work culture and employee wellbeing. This is done through 1-2-1 work as well as in-person workshops.
A key component of this work is online mental resilience programmes with Tough Cookie for teams and organisations, with a focus on inner and outer dimensions for healing and cultivating deeper resilience that may enable change to come from within both the individual and organisation.
Kerry recently completed the Wildwise programme, Call of the Wild, a year-long outdoor leadership training. This, along with a growing and urgent awakening to the importance of re-finding our ecological selves as humans, is shaping the current and future direction of her focus and energy.