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MA., PGCE, M.Ed
Stress is inevitable, how we respond isn't. We all have the power to change how we act, feel and think, we just need to know how...
"We engaged Andrea to design and deliver our leadership team away day and support executives team manage stress. We then invited her to offer a fresh pair of eyes on our culture of wellbeing within the entire organisations. She helped us create an innovative and effective and wellbeing strategy and guide us through the implementation stage. Andrea has had the ability to see the big picture, engage and support our people and inspire us to do things differently. These changes have impacted recruitment, retention, and made SHG a better place to work".
Jenny Delic, HRD,
Springfield Healthcare Group
I’ve been an educator and consultant for 30 years working in London, New York, Brussels, Washington DC, Houston and now back in the U.K. The experience of teaching in inner London and six international moves with four children taught me about the powerful impact of stress on wellbeing. My personal struggle with burnout fuelled my journey to find ways to take charge of my wellbeing, improve my health and enhance my resilience.
It is cutting edge science that informs my approach. If it’s not evidenced-based it doesn't get shared. I’ve spent thousands of hours researching and training all over the world, so you don't have to. I'm insatiably curious, I love to collaborate, innovate, and provide effective solutions to master stress and improve wellbeing. I'm passionate about what I do and I'm committed to ensuring my services are streamlined and impactful.
My comprehensive search for easy to use, evidenced based solutions, lead me to the explore the role of the nervous system and brain. I have used a Polyvagal lens since 2016 and I believe a neurobiological approach offers a rich, nuanced framework that can be easily applied in a wide range of settings.
I believe that forward thinking leaders, coaches and educators are the pioneers who will transform our society from one that ignores the brain and nervous system to one that learns its mechanisms thereby enhancing their own wellbeing and lives of others.
NeuroSmart Learning was created to drive this transformation, to empower leaders, coaches, and educators to understand the nervous system and brain and to equip them with the skills to navigate challenges, and foster environments that promote psychological safety, trust, and collaboration.
NeuroSmart Learning works with purpose-driven, people-centred individuals, teams, and organisations from a variety of sectors, including, health care, education, technology, oil and gas, construction, and law. As part of our mission to educate and empower educators, we deliver affordable workshops to schools to support societal change.