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Mari Kennedy

Mindful Nation Ireland

An organisational development and wellness consultant, leadership coach, integral facilitator, mindfulness trainer, yoga teacher and change-maker, Mari works with individuals, teams and organisations who want to transform, develop and evolve in a changing world. 

In her late 30s, after leaving her job as Projects Coordinator for President Mary McAleese to take a year out, she was diagnosed with burn-out.  After 17 years in the public and private sectors, as a leader and strategist, she found herself sitting on a yoga mat, wondering how she had got to this place – the life she had built in shreds around her. 

While slowing down and rebuilding her health and her life, she became curious about the connection between well-being, resilience and high performance. She started a daily mindfulness practice that changed not just what she was doing, but significantly, how she was showing up. 

Three passions bring her alive: the future of work, the future of women, and the future of society. She works with leading edge organisations who put well-being at the centre of their success. She coaches and mentors women all over the world and collaborates with others who have a vision for a more caring society.