Hi, I'm Kirsty,
and in March 2020 like it did for many, gave me the push I needed to make healthier changes when it came to my own mental health.
Work-life went from working more than double my contracted hours in the city, long, late night commutes and the daily interaction you'd expect from a large open plan office, to working from a dining table in my flat.
It became apparent very quickly realised that I hadn’t been looking after myself as I should have been and things needed to change, for the better.
I resigned from a 'dream' job, and began my career of freelancing. My employer was incredibly supportive and this kick started my journey of putting my health and wellbeing as my number one priority.
I started working sensible hours, stopped work at weekends, took up beach volleyball, spending time outdoors with my pup and learning what made me 'truly' happy.
Overall productivity and performance at work naturally improved and realising the impact that having a ‘healthy' work-life balance could actually have.
Despite an unstable and unpredictable market for construction, I exceeded all work targets in 2021 and had a record performance.
I later discovered 'neurodiversity,' and the impact this could have on an individuals at work if not properly diagnosed. Shortly after this I was diagnosed with ADHD.
Turns out this had been having a big impact on my mental health and explained why I’d found working in a open plan offices overly distracting and often exhausting - despite being an extrovert and often feeling drawn to busier, louder more social spaces.
Having designed and delivered workspaces for half my career, I began researching and speaking with businesses who were facing similar challenges for their employees.
This is why Kirsty Hayward Workplace Wellbeing Consultancy was born.
I have carefully developed a convenient and effective end to end solution specifically for businesses wanting to create more inclusive and productive workspaces.
We provide access to a wide range of market leading experts who provide host of wellbeing initiatives through workshops, webinars, 1-2-1 and focus group coaching, workspace consultancy and interior and architectural design.
Your business and it's employees will be fully equipped with the appropriate tools and guidance that is needed to effectively and sustainably create happier, and healthier workspaces.
Meet Our Wellbeing Associates
Every project requires a bespoke approach.
To ensure that you have the right team, expertise and support to help you carve and create a more inclusive and productive workspace, I have taken the time to carefully hand select, onboard and partner with a portfolio of highly credible, multi-diverse, creative team of associates who are ready to start working on your projects - so that you don't have too.
Each expert provides a vast and extensive portfolio of expertise, ranging from inclusive design and refurbishment, coaching style workshops and online webinars ranging from: emotional intelligence, exec coaching, neurodiversity, fitness and health to money management and diversity and inclusion, to name a few.
Our associates are each from a variety of multi-diverse and or neurodivergent backgrounds coupled with an extensive wealth of experience.
We look forward to working with you!
Want to Join The Team?
We're always looking for new like-minded associates to join our team!
If you are an associate, coach or trainer and would like to potentially join our team of trusted coaches, please contact us to receive our application so that we can begin our onboarding process with you!
Oliver Heath is the founder and Director of Oliver Heath Design (OHD) – a leading sustainable architecture and Biophilic Design practice, on a mission to improve health & wellbeing in the built environment. Combining cutting edge research with human-centred, nature-led design principles, OHD creates happier, healthier, and more productive spaces to live and work – benefiting both people and planet. Oliver is also an established author, voice of authority in healthy buildings, and keynote speaker. When he’s not at work you’ll find Oliver outside, paddle boarding, surfing & camping with friends & family. Past and present clients include Bloomberg, Booking.com, Interface, John Lewis Partnership, Deutsche Bank, the BRE, and Westfield Shopping Centre URW
Biophilic Design Expert
Sara is an independent coach, therapist and trainer with a background in disability and employability work; and is openly autistic with ADHD.
Sara has previously taken on public speaking engagements for the International Association of Facilitators; King's College and GEN-UK. Before retraining as a therapist in 2008, Sara worked in sales and recruitment in luxury hospitality. Sara covers a diverse range of topics including 'neurodiversity: awareness & communication'; 'Creating healthy and dynamic working environments for neurodivergent people'; and' maximising & supporting neurodivergent talent,' for neurodivergent employees'.
Sara Louise Ackrill
Neurodiversity Therapist & Coach
A leadership trainer, executive coach, sleep & functional medicine practitioner, Hayley works at leadership level building resilience, managing stress, & maintaining optimum states of mental health through times of challenge & change. Her neuroscience-based coaching methodology with biofeedback, functional testing, nutrition, & sleep medicine is particularly useful in support of high-performing men, concerned about andropause, & women who need guidance on managing the menopause at work. Hayley specialises in sectors with unusually high levels of stress or change such as global management, finance, health, security & tech firms.
Functional Medicine & Leadership Coach
Helen is a lawyer turned psychotherapist and wellbeing and performance coach. Having trained and qualified at leading Magic Circle firm Linklaters, and then going on to make Partner at top City law firm Rosling King, Helen knows first-hand the challenges of living and working in the high-octane corporate and legal world. Blending this experience with her in in-depth knowledge of mental health, psychology and neuroscience, she offers unique and powerful insight into how we can become the happiest, healthiest and highest performing versions of ourselves. Through her unique approach, Helen supports professionals to unlock their personal and professional potential. In her spare time, Helen loves yoga, and likes to run and play volleyball.
Performance & Wellbeing Coach
Jamie is an established personal & fitness trainer with an international diploma in personal training & coaching, certified in motivation & lifestyle coaching, nutrition & weight management, corrective exercise & postural retraining. His passion is helping people move & feel better & living their best life, when it comes to keeping fit & healthy. Having worked in finance at a desk for many years, he suffered chronic back pain, bad knees & had a terrible posture. So 10 years ago he & has been running a highly established fitness, meditation & yoga studio in Barcelona & has also been training celebrities and CEOS’ such as Candy Crush, Danone & Soho House. Hobbies include road biking, house plants & croquet & baking cakes!
Conditioning & Personal Training
An established equality, diversity, & inclusion consultant, Ali helps companies put the joy into cultural change & business training. Ali has an established track record of developing multinational executive communications in the corporate sector & has extensive experience supporting senior executives and organisations on their diversity & inclusion strategy. Ali is hugely passionate about their work & believes that change works best when people feel inspired and involved. Ali delivers tailored workshops, training and consultation on trans & non-binary inclusion, gender diversity, LGBTQ inclusion & cultures of belonging.
Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
Lisa is an accredited Nutritional Therapist having graduated with distinction from the College of Naturopathic Medicine. A registered practitioner with BANT & the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, Lisa delivers 1-2-1 consultations & bespoke plans specialising in endocrinology, gut health, immunity, detoxification, energy production and wellbeing techniques. Lisa regularly
delivers talks, workshops and wellbeing webinars to both corporate & educational institutions including the Tate Modern, ALRA, 2CV Research & The Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
Her passion is helping others achieve their health and wellbeing goals
Nutritional & Wellbeing Therapist
Professional member of the Human Givens Institute, mentor & psychotherapist, Frejya Theaker currently provides 1-2-1 & group support to businesses and their employees via her specialist online workshops all over the world. Having taught business & economics, project managed financial systems & organised a symposium on Corporate & Social Responsibility, Freyja has previously launched an alternative online currency with futurist writer Hazel Henderson & been CEO of a UK start-up social enterprise co-founded with Anita Roddick. Her work is now dedicated to the understanding of non-duality and psychology.
Psychologist & Non Duality Teacher
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