Our ethos is to help leaders develop themselves to facilitate the growth of their business, their people and their wider social purpose.
Mindful Pathway is a consultancy that facilitates leaders’ development in complex and fast-paced industries (often technology, marketing and finance). We support them to develop their leadership behaviours to serve their people, the bottom line and their wider social purpose.
We have a passion for cutting edge leadership trends for SMEs that drive performance and enjoyment at work. We also work with a wider group of associates on areas such as culture development, employee experience and social responsibility for businesses that want to transform.
Ruth Farenga, Founder
Ruth believes in openness, connection, trust and efficiency. She believes in connecting with others and facilitating their growth so that they achieve what they need for the bottom line in their business as well as their wider meaning and purpose as a leader.
In this way, Ruth helps leaders balance the hard with the soft needs of a business.
Ruth has completed a Diploma in Mindfulness Teaching and a Diploma in Transformational Coaching accredited with the European Council of Coaching and Mentoring with Catalyst 14 in London. Ruth maintains professional training with institutions such as Oxford Mindfulness Centre (part of Oxford University) as well as ongoing supervision and CPD.
William James Davies DHP(NC), DCMT, CHFP
After a varied career path that took in finance, music and photography, William studied to train as a psychotherapist, and simultaneously began training in mindfulness with the Mindfulness Association, completing their Mindfulness & Compassion Practitioner courses. He then went on to train as a Clinical Mindfulness teacher with the ELK-Health foundation, and is now qualified to teach 8-session courses including Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
William has given talks on the subjects of mindfulness, hypnosis and compassion, and his dissertation ‘Working with Mindfulness & Hypnosis in Psychotherapy’ won the J.P. Nobel award from the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. In 2017 he joined the team of mindfulness teachers on a popular meditation app.
William also currently works as a psychotherapist at a wellness clinic near London Bridge, where he often works with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based behaviour therapy with a strong evidence base. He is also an Anxiety UK approved hypnotherapist, registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
Laura Sly, Facilitator, Trainer, & Coach
Laura encourages individuals and teams to get to know themselves and each other better to increase wellbeing and effectiveness at work. She particularly interested in what drains and what energises people, and how communication can keep being improved, for everyone’s benefit.
Laura has worked across sectors, including 15 years in statutory, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations where she held senior management roles; and for the last 10 years has worked as a trainer & leadership development consultant supporting individuals and teams in various sectors including healthcare, financial services, retail, tourism, and FPCG.
She has a degree in Social Psychology from the University of Sussex and an MSc in Training from the University of Leicester specializing in Organisational Learning, Management Development and Cross-cultural learning.
Laura managed a national leadership development programme, and provided developmental feedback and coaching for senior leaders in UAE government agencies. In the UK, alongside strengths and values-based coaching, her work includes group facilitation and training in areas such as: Impact and Influence, Managing Performance, Effective Feedback, Managing with a Coaching Style, Emotional Intelligence, Managing Time & Energy; and Managing Difficult Conversations.
Gill Turton, PA & Operations Manager
Gill is a compassionate and highly organised individual bringing structure and ease to Mindful Pathway. She works as the Operations manager helping the business run smoothly. Gill’s purpose in life is to allow people’s wellbeing through organisation. She is passionate about mental health and supporting leaders to run companies in the most effective ways for themselves and their employees.
Personally, Gill is an avid supporter of Women’s football, following Arsenal Women and the England team far and wide.
She also operationally supports the St Albans Film festival, bringing entertainment and community to celebrate great movies old and new.