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Born in Dublin, Ireland
Represented Ireland in the Ford Supermodel of the World Competition where my 20-year career as an International model began. Graced the covers of hundreds of magazines and walked many runways for designers. I lived all over the world including NYC, Paris, London, Sydney, South Africa and many more.
Travelled to Calcutta in India with Goal and spent many years working in philanthropy for multiple Mental Health, Addiction and Children’s Charities around the world.
Spoke at and chaired the 1st ever parental mental health conference in Ireland when my speaking career was taking off and continuing to grow worldwide.
Published first book – Self-care for new mums and continued to do live events called ‘The Full 360’ and ran workshops all over Ireland and keynotes in the US.
Moved to the United States to follow my dreams, lost everything, hit rock bottom due to Covid and turned it around again using the principles I teach!!
Through navigating many dark nights of the soul, I’ve learnt to transform my pain into power and listen. Truly listen to the call from within. Over these past three years, I’ve done some of my deepest work yet. My mental, physical and spiritual health has continued to grow exponentially from this journey.
In December 2019, after moving to LA to begin our dream life, my dreams came crashing down fast with lockdown, when the job I came to do, disappeared overnight. I was terrified, lonely and felt like the rug had been pulled from underneath my feet, yet again.
Instead of letting the ‘why me’ take hold for too long, I went inwards and practiced what I teach. While my transformation this time, was more profound than ever, so was my pain. I questioned being here, and often struggled to take another breath when the trauma so deeply embedded,rose from within. I felt it would never end.
This time I didn’t pick up the wine bottle, I didn’t let my anxiety get the better of me. I showed up and sat with the pain. If I wanted the freedom that is part of life’s plan for me, I knew this deep work was unavoidable.
Part of my soul’s mission is to learn how to turn pain into power, understand pain, alchemize it and see its teachings and potential. My daily prayer each morning is
How can I serve?
I’m a single mum to an 11-year-old boy and my intention for him is to have a strong, present, supportive and positive role model. In this lifetime I am clearing old generational wounds and patterns. Some of these patterns have lived in my DNA for hundreds of years.
is about understanding yourself on a much deeper level. Our mind, body, and spirit are connected, and they all affect each other. If one is out of balance, the others are too.
We all need to find a level of balance and harmony that works for us.
WHAT I ENCOURAGE is radical awareness of self so that you can truly begin to see your patterns. Awareness is the greatest agent for change in your life and with acceptance comes a willingness from within to take the next steps that truly matter.
Making small daily changes helps you to build the confidence to follow your dreams and believe in yourself. Consistency and discipline are the master teachers of this journey and showing up every single day, no matter what stands in your way, will lead you to a life of greatness, fulfillment, fun, joy, love, effortless expansion, growth and connection. Success is a side effect of living this way.
No matter what anyone tells you, it’s never too late to change your life.
Most importantly showing up and doing the work is about giving yourself permission to lead with love and practice self-care and self-compassion. If I have learned one thing on this journey, it’s that self-care is not selfish, it’s the most selfless thing you can do.
We are all here to serve and when we serve from this place and space instead of passing our pain onto others, we can hold space for others to heal too
So, join me on this adventure.
I would love to work with you and help you to build the life you deserve.
Alison Canavan has been named one of the top 8 transformational coaches in the US by USA Today for 2021. She specializes in managing change, stress, burnout & overwhelm. She helps companies support their workforce who are transitioning back into the corporate office and finding their work/life balance. Her focus is on 360 health and wellbeing with mental health; including depression and anxiety being at the forefront and focus of her work. Alison is a UCLA trained Mindfulness Facilitator from The Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, a Master NLP Practitioner, HeartMath facilitator, Nutritional coach, Raw Foods Master and an award-winning author of Minding Mum – It’s Time to Take Care of You – the world’s first 360 self-care book for mums focusing on Mums health and wellbeing post birth.
Alison’s workshops and talks include incredible tools for transforming and understanding people’s daily struggles which include chronic stress (responsible for 90% of disease), anxiety, depression and addiction in all forms from sugar to alcohol, co-dependency and more– helping people to become more aware of what’s driving their habits. Her heart-led business and 360 approach to wellbeing is innovative, inclusive and accessible to all.
As a meditation teacher she understands the power of a daily mindful approach to living. She believes that to create peace in our life we must carve out time for self-care, go within and create space to heal, learn and grow.
Alison has worked with thousands of clients in her private practice and for over a decade has been teaching about The Power of Gratitude on stages across the world and how it can create incredible perception and paradigm shifts in your life. Through her life changing 5-minute journal, Alison offers an innovative way in a short time every day to experience real change.
She spoke at The Mindful Life Conference in Washington in April 2017. She has lectured in Trinity College in Ireland on the module of Motherhood and Mental Health. In June 2014 she chaired and spoke at the first-ever Barnardos Parental Mental Health Conference in Ireland at Croke Park. She delivers talks on stress in the workplace to CEO’s and business leaders across the world and has become a highly sought-after motivational speaker and contributor to the wellness space. Some of her previous clients include, You Tube, Plancorp, Vista, Medstar Health, Bank of Ireland, Allianz, Deloitte, City National Bank, Moxifit, Aegis Living, Google, Barnardos, Deutsche Telekom, AllBright, Coinbase, Vitality, Paypal and Bristol Myers Squibb.
Alison began her professional career as one of the world’s top fashion models at the tender age of 15 and spent over 20 years traveling the world and walking the runway for world- renowned designers. During this time, she also battled with depression, anxiety and addictions. She transformed her own life using simple but powerful tools like meditation, mindfulness, movement, coherence training, breathwork, food and mindset techniques and has been studying and training and working in these fields for decades.
She created a “Wellbeing in the Skies” series for Ireland’s national airline Aer Lingus. This series looks at gratitude, meditation, anxiety, fear of flying, jetlag, a kid’s wellness corner and much more.
Alison continues to contribute to Podcasts, Newspapers, Magazines and TV and Radio shows around the world including The Sunday Independent, Mindful magazine, Spirit and Destiny, The Daily Mail, Ireland AM, The 6 O’clock show, Pregnancy and Parenting magazine, Oh Baby, VIP Magazine, Positive Life, You Magazine, Voyage LA, The Cutting Edge. Podcasts like The Living Proof, Real Health with Karl Henry, The Good Glow, Chasing Passion, The Courageous Life, Lovin.ie, Mindful Mama Podcast, Sandra Rea’s Fiercely Spiritual podcast, Alive and Kicking Newstalk, Motherly, iHeart radio to name but a few.
Today Alison is based in Texas and travels all over the world delivering talks and workshops. She is a passionate humanitarian devoting a lot of time to various charities particularly those concerning children and families.
Her interest in nutrition began in 2009 and she graduated with distinction in Nutrition and Health Coaching from the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health (IINH).
She also holds a diploma in PR, Marketing and Sales management from DBS (Dublin Business School) and has studied business in The National College of Ireland NCI.
Advanced Diploma in Diet and Nutrition therapeutics. (2015)
Raw Foods Mastery level 3 where she studied at The Life Change Health Institute (2016)
Licensed Master NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Practitioner (2016)
UCLA trained Mindfulness Facilitator from The Semel Institute of Neuroscience (2018)
Licensed HeartMath Coach (HeartMath Institute) (2019)
Life Coach at The Life Mastery Institute (2020)
Alison is currently continuing her studies in Alchemy and the Quantum Sciences
Woman’s Way – Mum of the year 2018 (Social Media Ambassador)
Irish Blogger Association – Book of the Year – Minding Mum
Alison was catapulted onto the international stage at the tender age of 15 when she represented Ireland in the Supermodel of the World competition in Las Vegas and had the privilege of presenting ‘Entertainment TV’ for the event. This has spawned a nearly 20-year career in the fashion industry which has taken her to the main fashion capitals of London, Paris, Milan and New York and as far around the world as South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. After spending 7 years in London, she moved to the States. She spent 8 years based in New York working all over the US where her career diversified into TV, Film, voice-over work and writing.
Alison returned home to Ireland from New York to have her first baby, James who was born in September 2010 and her presenting, radio and writing career continued to grow. She quickly became known as Ireland’s celebrity parenting specialist. During her pregnancy she was the Face of Mothercare, featured in several Pregnancy publications and presented a series of pregnancy diaries on TV3’s Ireland AM. Alison’s Mothering Diary appeared monthly in Ireland’s VIP Magazine. She also wrote a column for Supermum which was a quarterly supplement with The Mail on Sunday and had a weekly parenting column for the Irish Daily Mail for a number of years. She has contributed to various TV and radio shows on parenting and pregnancy issues in Ireland and had her own parenting shows which travelled the country. She was also the co- owner of Oh Baby magazine in Ireland at the time.
For many years she was the ambassador for Honda and hosted events called “An Evening with Alison Canavan and Friends” at their various dealerships around the country. These evenings covered beauty, fashion, parenting, nutrition and much more.
She was invited to talk about her own journey to wellbeing for various charities and corporates and soon became a big name on the speaking circuit in Ireland. Motivational speaking became her passion, and she launched her own events called The Full 360. These events brought 300 people into a room for a fully immersive wellbeing experience that encouraged people to join the dots with their own daily health habits. Alison shared health tips, guided meditations, gratitude practices, sound healing and much more.
During this time, she held many ambassadorship roles and wrote a weekly column for The Sunday Independent (Irelands largest selling Sunday newspaper) and also contributed to magazines like Positive Life and Spirit and Destiny. She was involved in wellbeing festivals like Vitality where she had a coaching stand and offered a new and unique way to look at how we live from the foods we eat to the products we use daily.
She was flying back and forth to The US a lot to deliver keynotes and so in 2019 decided to move full time to LA where she worked for Unplug Studios as a meditation teacher and delivered workshops to corporates. Like a lot of people when Covid hit, her business disappeared, and it was a difficult time as she left her home country where she was well established. It was a life changing few months where she dug deep and not only pivoted her business and moved everything online, but she also did her deepest personal healing work which she believes puts her in an even better position to do what she does today, which is to inspire people to live their best life.
In late 2020 she moved to Texas where she lives with her son on a farm and loves the tranquil life of the countryside. She has clients from all over the world that she coach’s and she deliver’s her workshops and keynotes to corporates across the US.
She continues to be a passionate humanitarian devoting a lot of time to various charities particularly those concerning children and families.
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