About Susan Keane
About Susan Keane
Susan is a qualified accountant and has over twenty years’ experience working with organisations of all sizes across a diverse range of industry sectors.. As director in Ibec Susan was responsible for developing and implementing strategies around competitiveness through people. Having exposure to a wide range of businesses in the private and public sector gives Susan a unique insight into the dynamics at work in businesses and how to develop sustainable wellness strategies that support their culture.
Susan’s strong business acumen serves her well in addressing clients’ needs in challenging environments. Susan understands the complexities of managing people in stressful situations in tandem with achieving business’ goals. Knowing the right balance is crucial when designing and implementing programmes that secure the right outcomes. Combining her wellness expertise with business knowledge Susan brings a compassionate but results orientated approach to her work.
Expert in wellness strategy development and an acreditated MBSR facilitator.
Susan develops mindfulness programmes tailored to meet specific business needs and established ‘The Mindful Business Movement’ which provides a platform for organisations to share knowledge and support peers in implementing mindful strategies in complex and challenging business environments.
As an independent assessor for The KeepWell Mark Susan audits and advises clients on how to implement effective wellness strategies.
Susan is passionate about yoga and mindfulness and qualified as a yoga teacher in 2007. She is an accredited Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) facilitator and is a member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland (MTI), and the Yoga Professional Alliance.
Susan trained in India, Spain, UK and Ireland and brings a compassionate but practical approach to teaching mindfulness. She engages in continuous professional development and adheres to the ethics and standards prescribed by The International Framework for the Integrity of Mindfulness Based Programmes 2017.
Interested in exploring mindfulness.
Testimonials on recent mindfulness training
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Susan’ strong business acumen serves her well in addressing clients’ needs in short turn around times, in dynamic business environments.
Susan understands the complexities of managing people in stressful situations and in tandem with achieving business goals. Knowing the right balance is crucial when designing and implementing training programmes that result in attitudes and behaviour changes.
Combining her wellness expertise with business acumen, she brings an empathetic and compassionate approach to her work.
Susan’s Personal Mindfulness Journey
‘’My mindfulness journey started over twenty years ago as I watched a loved one battle with terminal cancer. Around the same time I started to experience recurrent and late miscarriages which continued for over ten years. I naturally conceived, lost late, I had three ectopic pregnancies and then continued blindly into numerous rounds of IVF.
During this time as my professional life gained momentum, however I was broken inside even though I carried on as normal, I was on autopilot and I didn’t realise it. I found a meditation class by chance, and from there the seed was planted.
A common misconception about mindfulness is that it makes us ‘happy’ or ‘relaxed – this is not just about that. Mindfulness builds resilience and can awaken an inner strength in us. Mindfulness is a tool that helps me relate differently to thoughts and emotions that if not checked can become all-consuming. Mindfulness enhances self-awareness, brings clarity and anchors us to the present moment, particularly in times of turmoil.
Life is a challenge, we all have suffering, hurt and insecurities. For me, mindfulness is a tool that helps me grow, nourishes in times of difficulties and connects me to life as it is now. My experience taught me that, we can’t separate the personal and professional Susan. To be our best selves we approach work and personal life as one.