Meet the Team
Kate Pigeon-Owen – BA Hons Business and Marketing, CIMI, Manager and Wellbeing Consultant
Kate’s career started in the City, working for Extel Financial, part of the Financial Times, working with accountants, solicitors and financial institutions. Since then Kate ran a successful Stress Management company in London before moving to Norfolk and setting up her own international company, Childways Ltd, offering training and consultancy in the UK, Europe and the Far East. As a manager Kate knows and understands the responsibilities of looking after the needs of her team, and has many years’ experience of working in the corporate, statutory and voluntary sectors.
Always interested in helping individuals, Kate trained in more recent years as a counsellor and has worked for charities such as Turning Point assisting with Relapse Prevention, low self esteem and addiction issues. She is a trained Mental Health First Responder and a member of the British Menopause Society.
Kate was also a founding member of a new Steiner school in Suffolk and is a facilitator of international accredited trainings in child and parent attachment. Helping both children and adults cope with their own stress levels and achieve their goals is a passion in Kate’s life.
Kate has appeared on television and has spoken on BBC Radio Norfolk and Woman’s Hour, as well as publishing numerous articles on education and stress in several leading newspapers and magazines.
Christine Constable – BSc (Hons) Public Administration, MBA – Consultant
As a Senior Manager and Consultant for over 25 years Christine specialises in Sales, Marketing and Managing Change. In 1988 she received the Eastern Daily Press ‘Business Woman of the Year’ Award. Christine has worked with a variety of leading national and international organisations across both the public and private sector. Christine spent 7 years as an ‘Investors In People’ Award Advisor, and 5 years as a licenced IIP Assessor devising training, coaching and troubleshooting programmes for a wide range of organisations seeking to address and manage large issues in a volatile business world. She is currently Managing Director of her own UK based company and a major shareholder in a Kenyan export business.
Christine is a qualified Mental Health First Responder.
‘Wellbeing International have assembled a skilled and creative team of specialists, able to work together to produce unique support solutions for businesses, teams and individuals – so that everyone can give of their best in the workplace and lead happier and less stressful lives’.
Caroline Roberts – Consultant
Caroline has been on her healing path for the past 28 years. Her journey has involved studying Aromatherapy, Shiatsu, Crystal Healing, Kinesiology, Supercoherence, Pranic Healing and Rose Alchemy. She weaves threads of all of these modalities into her work with clients.
For the past 20 years she has been involved in infant massage promoting nurturing touch and communication, training over a thousand instructors for the International Association of Infant Massage. Her current area of interest is circle work and she has both experienced and witnessed how when women gather within a dedicated time and space, whilst respecting the principles of the circle, deep transformation and healing can occur.
‘I am delighted to be part of the team as I share, alongside Kate and Penny, their desire to promote and explore our sense of wellbeing’.
Dr Imogen Shaw – MA, MB BChir, DRCOG, DFSRH, PG Dip Gynaecology
Imogen qualified at Cambridge University and Westminster Medical school and has been a GP for 25 years, with particular focus on women’s health and the menopause.
Following a sabbatical in gynaecology, she qualified with a post graduate diploma in 2008. She is a co-author of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines for menopause, and has written a book for GPs on managing the menopause.
She lectures to GPs and interested parties on management of the menopause.
She is a member of The British Menopause Society and The Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and runs an NHS community gynaecology clinic.
Marian Hammerton – Finance Manager
Marian joined the team in 2018 as the finance manager.
‘Helping things grow and flourish – be it finances, people or the odd plant – is what I really enjoy although family always comes first. Outside of work my sons, a house in need of refurbishment and a garden keep me busy’.
Sarah Bush – Events Organiser
Sarah’s background in photography and graphics means she’s perfect for promoting our events and keeping on top of social media. As a trained counsellor too she’s also passionate about wellbeing and good mental health.
‘I love being part of the small but cohesive team here at WellBeing International, where we thrive on helping our clients reach their wellness goals’.
As well as being busy at the Wellbeing office Sarah is currently training to be a nutritionist.
Penny Simmonds – Retreat Facilitator
Penny has been a leading Reflexologist for twenty-seven years, having completed her training as a General Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor.
As well as providing reflexology workshops she facilitates meditation sessions, a variety of hand and foot workshops and her popular ‘Introduction to Healing’ course aimed at those wanting to learn relaxation and visualisation techniques as well as healing for friends and family.
Penny is an expert in supporting women going through the Menopause.
‘Working at Wellbeing International, alongside other colleagues, creates an opportunity to combine our unique skills and knowledge in order to provide training and workshops that are tailored for the specific requirements of our clients.’