CONVENERS

A sampling of those who use and deliver the “What One Person Can Do” conversation.

1 KATIE ABBOTT

Katie began her career in the Arts, her experience spanning the private and public sectors. This included helping to run a Live Performance Venue, a Contemporary Art Gallery and also a Theatre Company working within the Criminal Justice and Mental Health systems.

Working with a diverse range of people across different disciplines confirmed her desire to make people and their lives her priority and focus. She went on to train in Cognitive Hypnotherapy and later Transformative Coaching.

Katie’s investigation into mental wellbeing took her across many continents, learning and studying with some of the world’s leading health care professionals.

In April 2007 she set up a practice at the renowned 1 Harley Street in London. Katie has written for the National Press and is a contributing writer for The Guardian Newspaper UK.

2 ALLISON “JOY” CUMMING

Joy currently works for the Department of Massachusetts Veterans of Foreign Wars at the State House in Boston, Massachusetts in service of veterans. She chooses to spend her free hours volunteering for the VFW and other veteran organizations.

Joy is also “honored” to contribute to the Boothby Institute as a convener of What One Person Can Do.  I couldn’t be happier to be on this path with the Institute. Contributing positively to the world is what I feel I was put here to do.

3KATIE HARVEY

Katie Harvey is a Professional certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Katie trained at CoachU with whom she is now a member of the teaching faculty and a Professional Mentor Coach.

Katie is passionate about standards in coaching and for that reason served on the board of directors for the UK International Coach Federation.

Katie has coached clients on their leadership, personal management and career management within companies such as BT, BBC, Vodafone Global Enterprises, Everything Everywhere, Coca-Cola Hellenic, Orange, ABN AMRO, Microsoft, Honeywell, LogicalCMG, Hearst, Disney, AMEX and Accenture. She has also worked in the public and charitable sector with the NHS and The Terence Higgins Trust amongst others. Clients describe working with Katie as “So professional I feel safe to explore and challenge myself much further than I would alone” and talk about her style as “Insightful, warm and challenging”

4CHRIS MORRIS

Chris is known for getting results. He teaches meditation in the UK parliament and works privately with individuals around the world.

Chris combines a deeply peaceful nature with a fierce commitment to social justice. He is currently leading a global initiative based in Mumbai to coach future leaders of India. As a teenager, he took the UK government to the European Court of Human Rights and sparked changes to a law that previously discriminated against homosexuals. He’s confronted President Mugabe of Zimbabwe over his role in torturing journalists, and he has challenged religious leaders, government ministers and CEOs — always thoughtfully, provocatively, and lovingly.

Since meeting Bill Cumming in 2010, Chris has incorporated the principles of What One Person Can Do into his coaching. You can do the program with him directly or as part of a customised coaching program.

5 MAUREEN OSWALD

Maureen has been happily teaching middle school language arts for 28 years in Farmington, Maine. She is married with three enthusiastic, loving and unfortunately almost fully-grown adult children.  “Those childhood days were the best!”

Maureen knew by the age of 12 that she would be a teacher, having opened her own neighborhood “school” at that time and hiring a principal (age 11) with the $1.00 a week cost per student she charged.

The financial pay hasn’t increased much since that time, but Maureen feels that the rewards of watching children ignite with life is far more important. Recently, Maureen’s spirit was renewed after taking classes with Bill, whom she credits with inspiring her to inspire others.

Maureen loves meeting new people and observing their personal growth through classes such as “What One Person Can Do” and “Inspired Teaching”. She is excited about convening classes in order to be among others who share the desire to celebrate what lies within all of us.

6EMILY SCHWEPPE

Emily is in her second year of Graduate School, seeking licensure and a master’s in early childhood education.

She has had the opportunity to teach English in Mexico and Italy to children ages 5-9 and currently teaches kindergarten in an elementary school in Cincinnati.

Emily is lit up when she is working with youngsters in and out of the classroom.

Her goal is to create inspired learning environments as a means for children to experience love and possibilities.