Kyrié (keer-ee-ey) is radically pro-aging and dementia positive. She serves all people and has a passion for those living with dementia, their allies and supporting organizations.
Her journey started with a question, “What better way to learn about life than in hindsight?” Many elders she met were mad, frustrated, sad and bored; these common human conditions exacerbated by years and circumstance. Kyrié began to notice those who rejected the process of aging were suffering more than those who embraced it. There is no shortcut or easy answer to alleviate the suffering of aging and dementia but there is a perspective shift that can help us. For herself she calls this becoming a crone-in-training.
Kyrié’s passion for story led her to a career in film, studies in Depth Psychology, and ultimately her work with aging. Since early 2016 Kyrié has been performing in Dr. Bill Thomas’ nationwide ChangingAging tour. Prior to this she worked with elders living in long-term care in San Francisco. In 2015 she traveled to all 50 states living in a van the culmination of which was founding a wellness center, Prosper. Kyrié blogs (Huffington Post & ChangingAging) and recently published her first book Healing Dementia. Kyrié has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and wrote her thesis on the Anti-Aging myth in America.
Consulting: Looking to ease the suffering that comes from ageism in your organization, community or family? Consulting is great for people who want to tap into information and expertise Kyrié has come across on her journey. She is available for consultation for people or families living with dementia as well as for professionals working on projects or initiatives related to aging, dementia and personal growth. Kyrié offers consultations in person, via phone or video.
Coaching: Do you yearn for meaningful self-generative change? Through coaching engagements Kyrié is your guide to personal transformation and growth that continues long after the engagement ends. She am a certified Integral Coach and offers coaching in person, via phone or video. In coaching the majority of the personal growth is done outside of the meetings. Coaching works at shifting ones way of being in the world to achieve goals. Kyrié works with individuals as well as organizations.
Appearances: Fusing art and language Kyrié provides dynamic and engaging workshops and speaking engagements that plant the seeds of personal and cultural growth inspiring attendees to change their lives and communities. She has presented at conferences, schools and care communities internationally. She am available to come to your location or to present digitally. See her resumé for example topics and offerings.