Member Since: 22nd Aug 2012
I graduated from Bristol University in 2000 with a law degree and a qualification as a Reiki Master. I spent the next eight years as a Barrister, practising law at a leading civil set in Central London. Inspired to find deeper purpose, I spent 2009-2012 travelling, exploring my creativity through photography and performance and my connection to the meditative dimension of life that had always fascinated me.
When I founded The Conscious Professional in the Summer of 2012, suddenly the twists and turns of my career made sense.
Since then it has been a delight to watch The Conscious Professional emerge as a leading Mindfulness, Resilience and Wellbeing Consultancy in the UK and internationally. Our clients include DLA Piper, Accenture, Warner Brothers, RPC, JLL, King and Amey and we are thankful to be a Recommended Provider by the UK Legal Education and Training Group. Beyond London, the UK and Europe, I regularly speak in North America and Asia/Pacific regions.
As The Conscious Professional has grown it has been a pleasure to be featured in titles such as The Huffington Post, The Mirror, Yoga Magazine, Female First, Small Business, Best Magazine, OmYoga Magazine, Attitude, SWTV, Soul & Spirit Magazine and more.
My first book '100 Mindfulness Meditations' continues to be a favourite amongst teachers and students of mindfulness alike and it is a joy to lead retreats at Champneys, and select centres around the world.
I am a brand ambassador for Warrior Addict.
Founder The Conscious Professional
4th Feb 2014
Thanks for the comment and question.
In my view, mindfulness and presence are pretty much interchangeable. Both are talking about one's ability to be fully available in the present moment with mind body and consciousness focused on the singularity of that experience.
Mindfulness obviously has an ancient origin in Buddhist texts. Presence has indeed become more of a 'teaching' with the popularity of Tolle and others - I am a fan and am looking forward to hearing Tolle speak at the Wisdom 2.0 Conference in San Francisco next week.
I hope this answers your question - for a more in-depth discussion of the semantics around this subject you might enjoy my previous article here.