Meet the Team


Together we can do great things” Mother Theresa

Jennifer Geach at Athena

Jennifer Geach

Profile: Jennifer is passionate about tailoring unique personal learning and development experiences for individuals or collective groups at Athena, facilitated by the Athena Herd and Team so that you can become the best that you can be.

Qualifications:

  • Co-founder of Athena;
  • LEAP Equine Facilitated Learning Practitioner;
  • Senior Solicitor qualifying into financial markets in 2008 during one of the most volatile times in the market;
  • Member of the Society of Computers & Law.

Experience: Jennifer has over 20 years experience of working internationally with magic circle law firms, global investment banking clients, international investment management firms headquartered in the United States, Insurers, American and European Information Technology companies.


Graeme Green at Athena

Graeme Green

Profile: Graeme is a committed developer of individuals, and builder of teams, with strong personal Mindfulness and EQ skills.

Qualifications:

  • Personal and professional coach;
  • Equine facilitated, embodied and experiential learning expert;
  • Mindfulness trainer;
  • Mental Health First Aider trainer;
  • EQi, Emotional Intelligence psychometric assessment and coaching.

Experience: Graeme has over 25 years of practical experience of team development and leadership in the insurance industry leading teams charged with delivering robust business facing operational services. He is a director of the CIC, Equilibrium for Life, and founder of the Mindful Horse. He has been delivering training alongside horses for nearly 10 years.  Graeme has worked with clients as diverse as young people from Pupil Referral Units, fellows of Oxford University, and the executive team of a Global Construction business. He also provides Mindfulness training to clients of the Mental Health charity MIND.


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Maria Carlsvard

Profile: Maria is passionate about combining psychological therapy with the wisdom and intuition of horses.

Qualifications:

  • LEAP Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy & Learning Workshop;
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling;
  • Certificate in the Therapeutic and Educational Applications of the Arts;
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Couple Counselling;
  • Accredited Counsellor by BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) since 2004.

 

Experience: Maria has been working professionally with clients for over 18 years.  In particular, Maria has gained experience working in Primary Psychological Therapy and in private practice.  She has encountered and worked with a wide range of issues, such as addictions, mental, sexual and physical abuse, childhood issues, sexual identity, depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, autism and Asperger’s, to mention a few.


Ann Newman

Profile: Ann is passionate about the finer detail of making your experience with us at Athena second to none.

Qualifications:

  • LEAP Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy & Learning Workshop;
  • First Aid at work;
  • Mental Health First Aid;
  • Food hygiene.

 

Experience: Ann has spent a lifetime with animals and recognises the positive effect that they have on individuals who are able to value animal company especially after challenging times.  Ann has owned horses for getting on for 50 years and also enjoys being an experienced dog owner, handler and trainer.  Ann excels in attention to detail.


Michelle Jamison at Athena

Michelle Jamieson

Profile: Michelle is passionate about energy healing, health and well being and is passionate about making sure everyone, animals and humans, is looked after and generally fit and well here at Athena.

Qualifications:

  • Certified Agent of Consciousness;
  • Certified Reiki Master;
  • Animal Reiki Practitioner;
  • Laughter Yoga Wellness.

 

Experience: Michelle has a lifetime of experience.  During a healing session with Michelle, Michelle will apply different techniques such as dowsing, chakra healing, balancing and wholistic Reiki assisting you with the healing where your body needs it most.