I have always been a self-starter and passionate about being in the world on purpose and have been involved and initiated numerous entrepreneurial ventures. This journey has been one of creating my own path through life which was aligned to my own values whilst seeking to make a positive difference in the world.
As a young teenager, I made candles and sold them on the school bus and later headed off to the Fiji Islands with VSO in my 20’s. On return I became a full-time volunteer for the Dublin Simon Community, International Rep for Voluntary Service International (VSI), Chair of Dublin Food Co-op and more recently founding the Good Food initiative in 2016. Through the Good Food Initiative, I hosted innovative classes for parents in our own home on wholefood cooking, fermentation, bread making and other skills to support parents and myself to build our children’s health. We hosted leading-edge teachers including Katie Sanderson, Dorene Palmer from the Happy Pear and Dearbhla Reynolds author of The Cultured Club.
I also wrote 2 recipe books as part of the Good Food Initiative and prior to this, as part of a community development initiative researched and wrote a local history which gathered stories and insights from people in a small community in rural Ireland. (This local history prompted me to study social work and then psychotherapy as I saw first hand the value of listening and story telling!)
IN 2014, I participated in the Common Purpose Leadership training and served as a Learning Group facilitator 2014-2017 to support senior leaders in different sectors address leadership issues in their workplace.
I initiated the 1st Conscious Living and working Conference in Dublin in 2019 to provide a forum to bring awareness of the connection of personal wellbeing with that of the wellbeing of the planet, and the important role of business in promoting these agendas in a cohesive manner.
I have been a self-employed psychotherapist for over 20 years and managed my own practice and continually create opportunities to work with companies, groups and individuals.
This entrepreneurial spirit is now crystallised with the new initiative in The School Of Conscious Living. The school is in its formative stage and seeks to embody my commitment to supporting people who are ready to create positive change for themselves and those they work with and are ready to see beyond their current horizons. There are so many possibilities in this juncture of our evolution as a society if we can seek to access our own internal power and seek to create a more aware, empowered way of living and ultimately create a more inclusive, and compassionate and responsive society.
That if we can tap into our own inner strengths and knowings and find ways to collaborate and build community -this will make a valuable contribution for ourselves, the people around us and the world !
It’s my belief that the new world starts with us !
This book outlines what we mean by “creative entrepreneur” and how it really encapsulates taking the path towards freedom and creative expression. We take a look at some of the typical characteristics and identify some of the challenges of taking this kind of path and the support that may be of help on the way! Get your copy of the new e-book to hear more about Engaging Your Creative Entrepreneur and taking your courageous next step. There is also some information about ongoing courses and workshops.
Discover the real secret of the mince pies & more in this little gem of a book. A collection of Monica’s beloved late mother Christina Haughey’s recipes. Over 20 delicious recipes that will invoke nostalgia & the desire to get out the wooden spoon & bake! Available to purchase online at SHOP IN IRELAND.ie