Optimum Living

About us


Colette Heneghan

I founded Optimum Living in 2012. I have always been passionate about food and natural approaches to health, however wellbeing was not my original career plan. I graduated from Manchester University with a First Class Honours in Business & Information Technology. Following the technology career path, I joined a large global telecommunications company based in the UK, I worked within their sales function across the organisation and the globe. Latterly I worked as a Global Account Manager, managing a strategically important account, a huge revenue target and a dispersed virtual team.

The job was challenging, interesting, busy and I loved it – but despite this I decided to follow my  passion and I became a full-time student again. I studied for a total of 5 years, culminating in an MSc in Personalised Nutrition. I am a big believer in continuous learning and maybe even destined to be a ‘forever student’ – a theory a number of my family and friends will support!

The mission of Optimum Living is to combine corporate world understanding and human physiology knowledge to support busy, career dedicated individuals and teams to improve their health and vitality. The approach is not coming from a medical or idealist viewpoint but more from a perspective of, I have been there and experienced it first-hand and understand only too well the pressures involved in our time-poor modern lives.

I am extremely passionate about working with organisations’ to support improvements in their employees’ life balance, whilst enhancing an individual’s overall health, happiness and performance at work.


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…


May Simpkin

Nutritional Therapist

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


Nicole Lomas

Wu Style Instructor

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


Annie Colman

Sports & Deep Tissue Massage Therapist

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


Jamie Blowers

Rocket Yoga

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


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