About Keren Smedley
People and relationships are my passion. When these are going well at home and at work, life becomes easy and much more pleasurable. When they’re in a difficult place and things are tricky we suffer deeply and can be seriously unhappy. As an experienced life and business coach and media spokesperson on the complex area of relationships in all aspects of our professional and personal lives I can offer you support to help you to live the life you want.
My special interest is the 50+. I confess I’m of that age group myself and when I turned 50 I was aware that there were different issues facing me in my life to when I was young. I’m interested in working with you on all aspects of your life - we have relationships wherever we go. That of course isn’t to say that I don’t work with all ages and of course a lot of our relationships are intergenerational.
I run workshops on 'Relationships, Love and Sex', 'Feel Good and Look Fab!' and many more. Look here for more details.
Testimonials from the latest workshop:
'Thank you for the excellent seminar on Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it and thought it very well-run and well-balanced. It was also great to meet such a terrific group of women. Plenty of food for thought...' Gill
'Many thanks for a super workshop on Saturday and your kind hospitality. It was a pleasure to meet you and I thoroughly enjoyed the day' Jacky
'Thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday ... we will definitely be at more workshops in the future. I look forward to seeing you again' Helen
I have worked for over 25 years as an executive coach, management trainer, consultant, team facilitator, supervisor and coach-therapist so I have a vast experience of different situations and events and have the techniques to help you to manage your life and to have the success you deserve and desire.
I write regularly for major newspapers and magazines, Daily Mail, Woman and Home, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Stylist and Woman’s Weekly, to mention a few, and can be heard on radio and TV discussing and advising on all aspects of relationship issues.
I am Woman’s Weekly Agony Aunt and feature writer so no problem is too big for me. I’d love to work with you to help you with anything that is troubling you right now, or that you just want to develop and improve.
We all have different personalities and styles and I work flexibly adjusting my style of working to meet your needs. I am integrative in approach, flexible and results driven. I draw upon a number of approaches to leadership, management and psychology. Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Transactional Analysis and Humanistic Psychology underpin my work.
I have written three books for the 50+. ‘Who’s that woman in the mirror? The art of ageing gracefully’ Headline (2008); ‘Who’s that sleeping in my bed? The art of successful relationships for Baby Boomers’ Headline (2009) and very recently, ‘Live the Life You Love at 50+: A handbook for career and life success’ McGraw Hill (April 2013
These books will all offer you tips and ideas to enhance your lives. You can dip in at will as a topic becomes relevant for you. I share the secrets of my successful practice as a professional coach and relationship expert and help you to get in touch you inner resources and develop a positive outlook on life.
'Who am I? Where am I going? Why do I feel so stuck?’ Keren Smedley’s new book poses those difficult questions to help challenge old ways of thinking and offers positive tools and ideas to help us move forward.”
THE SUNDAY TIMES
They say 50 is the new 30. With insight, positivity, and brimming with practical ideas and solutions, this book shows us how reaching for the stars at 50+, is both achievable and empowering.”
JO HEMMINGS, Behavioural Psychologist and Relationship Coach
“When you arrive at the last page of Keren Smedley’s wise and entertaining advice, studded with anecdotes and mental exercises, you will not only know more about yourself, you will anticipate a lot more joy from your future.”
IRMA KURTZ, writer, broadcaster and Agony Aunt for COSMOPOLITAN