I not only work one on one with individuals, I also offer group workshops tailored for corporate businesses and workplaces. Designed to help staff’s mental state and give them tools to deal with stressful situations and be more efficient, productive and, most importantly, happy at work.
Each program is tailored to the type of business and roles of the staff.
“I recently engaged Kathleen O’Keeffe to help with our annual Leadership Forum in Sydney. Pacific National is a National Freight Train Company that runs 24/7 365 days a year moving freight across Australia.
Our leaders have been under much pressure running to large train timetables and having to make changes on the spot due to recent fires and floods across NSW. I spoke to Kathleen about the extra pressure they were under and what we could do to help them maintain calm when the pressure is on to make clear and conscious decisions during the 12-hour shifts they are working.
Kathleen suggested a Therapeutic and Functional breathing workshop and sent me a breakdown of the time she needed and what she would cover. When I told the 30 people attending we had someone coming to teach them to breathe properly most were a little sceptical, however after listening to Kathleen about what they would get out of the sessions, it was exactly what we wanted, so we locked her in to be a part of the day.
Kathleen’s sessions were broken down into two parts. The first part was the science and techniques behind breathing optimally and practising. The second session was to refine what was taught and to answer any questions. We were then taken through an in-depth breathing session as a group. Both sessions hit home. By the end of the first session, everyone in that room spoke positively about how they felt after it and by the end of the day, the feedback from the group was excellent.
Kathleen then followed up with the group via email, including videos of breathing exercises that were taught so they had a point of reference, and most are using what they were taught daily, including me.
I highly recommend Kathleen, she was professional through the whole process from start to finish, and her knowledge of breathing without the use of slides or notes was impressive, you could tell she had a real passion for what she taught. Everyone in that room sought Kathleen out after she had finished to thank her and ask about their reactions. Kathleen took the time to give individual feedback, and I was surprised to receive individual emails from everyone thanking me for the day, which is the first time that has ever happened”.
Thank you, Kathleen!
John Comerford - Operations Manager NSW Central Pacific National
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