Optimum Living

About us

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Colette Heneghan

I have always been passionate about food and natural approaches to health, however this wasn’t my first career path. I graduated from Manchester University with a First Class Honours in Business & Information Technology. I was super ambitious, had a huge interest in technology (especially mobile phones – the bills at uni was testament to that) and my goal was to be a CEO for a technology company as quickly as possible. I joined a large global telecommunications company as a graduate and worked my way up the business, changing roles every year moving onwards and upwards. I was the youngest in a high-performing team of Global Account Managers, managing a strategically important client, a huge revenue target and a dispersed virtual team.

The role was interesting, challenging and I enjoyed the competition, however I started to feel the consequences of being ‘hyperconnected’ ‘constantly driven’ alongside ‘never-ending deadlines’. This manifested in feelings of being wired and tired at bedtime, no energy in the mornings, swapping meals for meetings and day-dreaming about the luxury of having enough time (and energy) for the gym. I went on a mission for answers to remedy this, I asked colleagues, health professionals and people I admired who I thought were thriving – but I found that they were also feeling burn.

So, I decided to research the answers myself and went back to university. I studied for 5 years, another undergraduate degree and a Master’s of Science later and I have some of the answers, not only that a way of communicating that makes these answers resonate and apply. Our unique approach combines this real-life corporate world understanding and human physiology knowledge to ensure our work is relevant, practical and achievable in a busy, career committed person’s life. The approach is not coming from a medical or idealist viewpoint but more from a perspective of: ‘I have been there, experienced it first-hand the daily pressure and felt consequences’.

My personal aim and that of Optimum Living is to support organisations and teams to create environments where people can be their best and truly thrive!

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Meet The Team

I have a great team of like-minded associates whom support delivery of Optimum Living’s work, take a look at a few of the key team members here:

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May Simpkin

Nutritional Therapist

May is a nutritional therapist, seeing clients at her busy clinic in Cobham, Surrey, where she has...

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Nicole Lomas

Wu Style Instructor

Training under the tuition of Sifu Gary Wragg at the Bethnal Green Academy, London since 2007, Nicole...

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Annie Colman

Sports & Deep Tissue Massage Therapist

Annie is a Sports & Deep Tissue Massage Therapist at The Cobham Clinic in Surrey, having...

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Jamie Blowers

Rocket Yoga

Jamie has been studying movement seriously for 20 years. Jamie trained in Dance at The Northern School...

Testimonials

The seminar was educational, eye opening, entertaining and importantly reinforced key messages that will aid performance and reduce risks associated with alcohol consumption in the sporting population. Thanks very much for your expertise.

 

Rob Leather, Head Physio, LCCC

Colette is a hugely knowledgeable and highly enthusiastic individual who has a natural ability to inspire people to improve their understanding of health and wellbeing issues. Colette is armed with a number of simple but highly effective tips which will help make a difference to the quality of individual’s lives.

Phil, Analyst, Enterprise Operations Telecoms

Colette speaks with real passion and belief which really shines through.  She also shows true understanding and empathy with her audience.  Highly recommended for well-being and health coaching in the workplace.

Hilary, Internal Communications, Mobile Telecoms

Amazing and a truly inspiring presenter, Colette makes accessible to the busy person health and wellbeing. Thanks for showing us the way – I guarantee your expert advice and guidance will be put to good use within our team for a long time to come!

Matthew, Corporate Sales, Software

Inspired, invigorated and feeling valued. This is how I left Colette’s workshop. After 18 years in a Corporate environment, no-one had ever offered advice on how to manage stress or improve my nutrition and energy levels, so this was a breath of fresh air. Thank you kindly for your insight. I plan to make ‘big’ changes.

Helen, Marketing & Communications, Telecoms

The approach to the subject area was the crucial bit for me, Colette made it relevant to business needs and used language that made it easy to follow. From the workshop I have made a number of changes that are positively affecting my energy levels and productivity inside and outside of work and 3 months on they are still part of my life. I highly recommend Colette and Optimum Living’s approach to any large global business looking to make some ‘real’ improvements to their team’s wellbeing

Richard, Global Account Manager, Mobile Telecoms