About Alison Canavan

               

Alison Canavan is an engaging, intuitive and transformational DreamBuilder coach. She helps people manifest their dreams into reality and live their best life. Her heart led business and 360 approach to wellbeing is innovative, inclusive and accessible to all. As a meditation teacher she understands the power of a mindful approach to living and this led her to create a “Wellbeing in the Skies” series for Ireland’s national airline Aer Lingus. This series looks at gratitude, meditation, anxiety, fear of flying, jetlag, a kids wellness corner and much more.

She is an award winning author of Minding Mum – it’s time to take care of you. The world’s first 360 selfcare book for mums focusing on Mums health and wellbeing post birth.

During quarantine her online workshops have helped thousands of people all around the world cope with the increased waves of anxiety and fear. Her workshops entitled “Keeping Energy and Immunity High” and “Envision your Life” have provided tools and support leading to incredible transformation in the collective.

Alison Canavan is a UCLA trained Mindfulness Facilitator from The Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behaviour, a Master NLP Practitioner, HeartMath facilitator and International motivational speaker.

Her interest in nutrition began having seen the destructive nature and relationship people had to health, wellbeing and food during her time in the fashion industry, where she travelled the world for nearly 20 years as one of the world’s top models. She began studying nutrition in 2009 and graduated with distinction in Nutrition and Health Coaching from the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health (IINH) in 2015. She also holds an Advanced Diploma in Diet and Nutrition therapeutics and has a Raw Foods Mastery level 3 where she studied at The Life Change Health Institute.

Towards the end of her modelling career she fully devoted her time to her greatest passion: true health and wellbeing for all.

Helping people to join the dots in their own lives and with their own health and wellbeing is Alison’s primary goal and passion and she empowers people to do this through her fun, uplifting and interactive workshops and talks worldwide.

Alison has become a highly sought after motivational speaker and contributor to the wellness space. She spoke at The Mindful Life Conference in Washington in April 2017. She has lectured in Trinity College in Ireland on the module of Motherhood and Mental Health. She delivers talks on stress in the workplace to CEO’s and business leaders across the world and in June 2014 she chaired and spoke at the first-ever Barnardos Parental Mental Health Conference in Ireland at Croke Park.

Alison continues to contribute to Podcasts, Newspapers, Magazines and TV and Radio shows around the world including The Sunday Independent, Mindful magazine, Spirit and Destiny, The Daily Mail, Ireland AM, The 6 O’Clock show, Pregnancy and Parenting magazine, Oh Baby, VIP Magazine, Positive Life, You Magazine, Voyage LA, The Cutting Edge. Podcasts like The Living Proof, Real Health with Karl Henry, The Good Glow, Chasing Passion, The Courageous Life, Lovin.ie, Mindful Mama Podcast, Sandra Rea’s Fiercely Spiritual podcast, Alive and Kicking Newstalk, Motherly, IHeart radio to name but a few.

She also holds a diploma in PR, Marketing and Sales management from DBS and has studied business in The National College of Ireland NCI. She is also a trained DreamBuilder coach from The Life Mastery Institute in The United States.

Speech Topics & Descriptions

The Full 360: The Mindful Path to Better Living

As a mindfulness teacher, Alison believes that awareness in all areas of our lives creates space for change. Until we fully accept who and where we are in this moment, we can’t take steps on the path to where we would like to be. Bringing mindfulness gently into all areas of your life helps to bring trained awareness to the forefront, empowering you to make better decisions, become less reactive, less stressed and more content.

For organizations, less stressed and more content individuals leads to a healthier company and greater growth.

Alison shares key tools and starting points for people focusing on her mantra that; ‘small changes done consistently bring about lasting differences in our lives’. This session includes mindful tips to gratitude, sleep and stress management.

 

You Have Greatness Within 

After years of trying to find happiness through external means and a devastating relationships with life and addictions, Alison turned her life around by connecting with her infinite internal resources.

In this talk, Alison lifts, shifts and ignites your spirit helping you to tap into your own infinite potential within. Alison explains that no matter where you are in life or what you are going through, we all have greatness within. However, we are often limited by our paradigms and limited thinking patterns. Once we learn to recognize these, we can all live a life beyond our wildest dreams.

Alison teaches accessible lifestyle tools like gratitude, mindfulness and journaling in her own unique way and introduces life hacks like her ‘Stop, Catch, Change’ technique so you can begin to catch your thoughts, change them and live a life you truly deserve living.

This talk can be tailored for both individuals seeking personal growth and organizations seeking a stronger corporate culture and business growth.

 

The Game of Life

For some people the joy has literally been sucked out of life like a vacuum. The busyness epidemic has created a paradigm of surviving rather than thriving. This has caused increased individual stress as well as strained cultures in the workplace.

In this thought provoking talk, Alison looks at life like a game where we all have the choice to take part. We do this by becoming a conscious or unconscious player. Are you a victim or a victor in your own life? Alison offers various different thinking tools to help you become not only an active and conscious player of life but a thriving and joyful one too.

 

Wake Up and Be Free

When we avoid life, we become disconnected and suffer with a disease of body, mind, spirit–or all three. This disconnect stunts our personal and professional growth.

When we wake up to our true potential, freedom awaits. By connecting with our emotions, we can begin to heal different aspects of ourselves that we have suppressed over time.

The greatest prison in this life is the one our mind creates. In this talk, Alison looks at the importance of catching your thoughts to help free your mind to not believe everything you think.

Having suffered with chronic anxiety and depression for nearly 20 years, Alison not only talks from experience but has also studied and worked with hundreds of people in her private practice.

She also looks at how we can train our mind to think differently using various mindfulness and gratitude practices.

 

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS/WORKSHOPS
The Full 360 Workshop: Live Better, Feel Better

The full 360 approach to health and wellbeing encourages people to look at all areas of their lives and not just one or two. Alison shares tools and techniques that help people connect, go within and create lasting change through intuition and everyday small behavioural changes. Alison firmly believes that real wellness can only truly be achieved when we connect the dots, taking a full 360 approach with our own health and wellbeing. This means looking at body, mind, spirit, our environment and the quality of our relationships.

This workshop will bring guests through different, fun techniques including mindfulness, gratitude, self-care tips and what effect our food has on our mood. Alison will also talk about looking at our toxic load and the products we use on a daily basis both in the home and on ourselves. Most women put on average 168 – 515 chemicals* onto their skin each day. This has a very strong and negative effect on our overall health and wellbeing and something Alison is passionate about spreading the word on.

The Full 360 event helps attendees make small changes that will give them the confidence to follow their dreams and to believe in themselves. Small changes make a big difference.

**Alison customizes a 44-page workbook, which should shared with each workshop attendee. Printing costs are separate from speaking fees.

Workshop takeaways can include:

  • Stress Management
  • Understanding Energy
  • Coherence and What That Means (with techniques)
  • Meditation/Mindfulness
  • Immunity Tips
  • Breathing
  • Eating well 
  • Gratitude
  • Daily Happiness Habits
  • Movement
  • Mindset – How to Shift It
  • Energy and Vibration – How to Keep Yours High

 

VIRTUAL – How to Keep Energy & Immunity High While Working from Home

When you can’t ‘go out’ how ‘going within’ can help you gain peace, perspective, boost immunity and lower stress.

In this online workshop Alison Canavan shares practical and accessible tools to help you stay grounded, centered and resilient during these times. This will help you to stay focused,positive and productive while working from home.

Testimonials

Events and CSR Executive, Allianz Ireland

Alison has been a fantastic addition to the Allianz Active & Aware programme. Her enthusiasm and passion for Health and Wellbeing was palpable from the moment she arrived. Her honesty about her journey was refreshing and ensured that her presentation was incredibly interesting and most importantly enabled her to connect with the groups she was addressing. Her presentation style is effortlessly engaging, exuberant and infectious, and most importantly inspirational as she demonstrates how everyone has the ability to take control of our wellbeing destiny.

Operations Director, Albany SPC Services

As a PTSD survivor, I wanted to say thank you for reminding me of some of the methods I can do to make my day smoother and to own my downs as well as ups…  we (me especially) are too quick to self criticise and it’s an easy pattern in which to slip back into.

The workshop was a wonderful break and much needed re-set in what is a stressful time for all of us.”

Coinbase

I want to thank Alison so so much! It was simply wonderful - so much powerful information. Her energy and enthusiasm was infectious. Please thank her for us, we are incredibly grateful.

CEO & Co-Founder Dealer Inspire

Alison Canavan was an uplifting, insightful speaker. We were lucky to have her keynote at our event; Refuel. She had our audience engaged, present, and even had people up and dancing. What I found most valuable was her takeaways for our team to lead a more meaningful impactful journey with their life.

CEO, Barnardos

Alison's energy, insight and emotional intelligence make her a joy to work with. She's an honest and powerful speaker who can hold an audience spellbound, and she puts her all into everything she does. We've always been grateful for her support for the work we do in Barnardos, but more than that because she is a continuing source of inspiration and ideas.

CEO, KYNE

Alison joined us for the final day of our annual three day off site meeting to help us focus on personal development. Alison’s session was at once practical in terms of steps we can take to balance home life and work life, but in truth it delivered much more...introspection, self-reflection, emotion  and motivation. It was real, tapped into our investment in our people in a genuine way and allowed us to look at our development as people rather than employees. It hit exactly the right note and at the right time. I would highly recommend Alison if you are open to honesty, sincerity and looking after your team beyond what the “job” provides them.

Adam Clayton - U2

I first met Alison on the 'Walk In My Shoes' fundraising and awareness project. Ali was a rock of good sense and committed to sharing her story with anyone who needed help or could help. She has an intuitive personality and a need to open things up for discussion until she understands all aspects of the issues. Ali is a doer and I am grateful that she has given so much of herself to raise awareness for mental health issues in Ireland.

Nutritionist and Corporate Wellness Consultant

Alison is a dynamic and engaging speaker whose passion can be felt in the room.  She is open and honest and get’s the participants thinking about how they can make small but impactful changes in their own lives.   The feedback I received from our team was extremely positive and Allison was coined "the best speaker" during our 3 day company offsite meeting.  Alison shared practical tools with our team and our employees have been utilizing her "Stop, Catch, Change" process to break habits and have removed cell phones from their evening and early morning routines.   I would highly recommend Alison as a speaker if you're looking for someone to reach your employees at their core and open their hearts to changes that will have the greatest impact in their lives. These changes lead to overall well being and in turn happier and healthier employees.  As a nutritionist for 25 years who is also passionate about mindfulness and well being, Alison hits it out of the park with her genuine nature, intelligence and incredible presentation skills. She makes mindfulness simple for everyone to incorporate into their day. Our employees left our meeting feeling inspired, not just about working at KYNE but how working at KYNE fits into their overall wellbeing.

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