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Caroline Powell - Founder and Facilitator
After a successful career in business, Caroline founded A Slice of Happiness in November 2017, volunteering with those affected by Homelessness. She has now completed several programmes in Watford, spoke at the 2019 London Homelessness Conference, 2020 and 2021 Three Principles Conference, and was invited to Buckingham Palace in recognition for her work.
Caroline has experienced homelessness herself and is blown away at how this understanding has transformed her life. So much so that she has given up a 28 year career to be of service to those in the community using this simple yet powerful understanding.
Throughout COVID19, she has also established partnerships with Coventry University Research Centre and the NHS. You can learn more about Caroline by visiting her private site at www.cpacademy.co.uk
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Liliana Bellini - Senior Facilitator
Liliana worked for many years in the field of complementary medicine helping her clients to regain and maintain their health in a natural and gentle way.
Since 2015 Liliana’s professional life has been dedicated to teaching the understanding of The Three Principles.
She has worked with all kinds of people, from prisoners to CEOs and housewives, as well as teenagers on the edge of crime and individuals affected by homelessness, addiction and mental health issues.
She is co- funder and co-director of The Big Simple, a new social enterprise committed to helping young adults, especially care-leavers discovering their innate potential to create successful and happy lives.
Liliana brings kindness and love to all her work, and the absolute certainty that beyond labels, circumstances and past events, everyone has everything within to experience life with peace of mind and contentment.
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Susan Marmot - Senior Facilitator
Susan works with people from a wide variety of sectors. She is the co founder and co director of a brand new social enterprise called The Big Simple (CIC) which aims to work with young disadvantaged adults, especially those exiting the care system, and show them what is possible when we understand how the mind works.
She has spent the last 5 years working at Beyond Recovery (CIC), helping people in prison discover who they are and who they can be when they are not caught up in their usual thinking. For the last 5 years she has been on the faculty of the One Thought Foundation’s programme and has trained many practitioners working in the field today. She co-facilitates a programme called Relationship Ready where, after her own love life turned around so dramatically, she loves helping people to find and sustain loving relationships. She also works with private clients and has helped many people who have been struggling to find mental health.
She loves what she does and is grateful for the freedom of mind she has discovered for herself and is passionate about sharing what has changed her life so much and made it easier
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Ian Shaw - Facilitator
Ian struggled with behavioral issues from as far back as he can remember, with severe anxiety and issues around emotion control. This led to many behaviors including fighting, binge eating and sudden weight loss and then into alcohol and cocaine abuse. His view of himself as a damaged, potentially mentally unstable person led to many breakdowns and job losses. Since his introduction to A Slice of Happiness in 2019 he has found an awareness of his thoughts and corresponding emotions and how they shape his personal reality, and since August 2021 he has been employed as a Facilitator for A Slice of Happiness to help support beneficiaries struggling with the same challenges he used to have.
Emma - Volunteer
Emma is a mother, daughter, granddaughter, wife and friend-to-many. As she wears all these hats, it is clear that she cares deeply for people. Emma is an excellent listener, and her focus and passion is to help people grow and thrive by connecting with their own inner wisdom and natural sense of fun.
Antony - Volunteer
Antony is a caring and thoughtful individual who has a huge passion for inspiring others to (their) greatness. Through his coaching he acts as a way finder, pointing people to their wisdom, the ‘diamond’, within them. He is a skilled speaker and leadership mentor, as well as a wonderful friend, father of 3 boys and a husband.
Sam - Volunteer
Sam is passionate about helping people feel better and more peaceful in their lives. The pursuit of happiness can be exceptionally tiring when people don’t realise that it’s always available to them. He loves the process of helping people realise this fact for themselves, and watching how they blossom as a result. His passions include singing and writing poetry.
Carola - Volunteer
Carola has a background of counselling, community mediation and volunteering at her local homeless center. She has a calm presence along with a passion for helping people and she understands the value of truly listening to someone as a way to help them uncover their natural wellbeing and resilience. She is a mother to three wonderful children and enjoys spending time with family and friends