About Susan Keane
I am a highly experienced facilitator and expert in integrating resilience and well-being initiatives into the workplace. With over twenty-five years of experience in a wide range of organisations, I understand businesses, particularly middle management’s challenges in building mentally resilient, collaborative teams.
After graduating from UCD (B.Comm), I qualified as an accountant and I am an accredited coach and mindfulness teacher, specialising in workplace mindfulness. I am passionate about continuous learning and I engage in continuous supervision and training.
Delighted to partner with Mental Health First Aid Ireland, after rigorous training, I was appointed to their Mental Health First Aider Instructors team. This partnership complements my existing work in workplace mindfulness training and advising businesses on best corporate wellbeing practices.
Recently I obtained the Oxford Mindfulness Foundation Workplace Mindfulness teacher certification, which further deepens my knowledge in delivering impactful workplace mindfulness training.
I have been involved with Ibec’s KeepWell Mark, Ireland’s national workplace wellbeing accreditation since its inception in 2017.
My work includes advising clients on sustainable corporate wellbeing strategies and I have a particular passion for implementing team-centred mindful programmes that cultivate behavioral changes that strengthen mental resilience, deepen connections between staff and create safe spaces for courageous conversations.
When coaching clients, Susan focuses on providing a safe space for individuals to explore and identify actions to unlock their potential. Combining mindfulness knowledge with researched coaching tools, Susan adopts a person-centred approach for individuals to tap into their potential. The space provides an opportunity for clients to become aware of unhelpful habits and build competencies that support and enable them to excel and be their best selves.
Susan has been practicing contemplative practices for decades. She qualified as a hatha yoga teacher (YFNI 2007) completed her MBSR training in the Mindful Academy Solterenno Spain, and continues to deepen her mindfulness expertise through CPD programs, retreats, and participating in supervision work. Through her own personal experiences, she recognises, and increasingly research demonstrates that mindfulness is a force for positive change in the workplace, when implemented in a safe and sustainable way, in cultures that are compatible with the mindfulness foundations.
The Mindfulness in Business Series is informed by the latest research in mindfulness and our expert knowledge and understanding of the challenges businesses face in building connected and mentally resilient employees.
Organisations that have participated include Alkermes, Ibec, Irish Wheelchair Associations, Vistatec, and 4Most UK.
Susan is a member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association (MTAI) and was the inaugural chairperson of the MTAI Workplace Mindfulness Group. She engages in supervision and continuous professional development.
“Susan is very passionate about wellness and constantly promotes the wellness agenda. More importantly, she understands how wellness contributes to both the hard financial measurements and to employee welfare and engagement levels.”
B Kelly Vhi