Alison Canavan

Alison Canavan is an acclaimed international speaker, wellness coach, and mindfulness advocate, inspiring audiences worldwide with her powerful message of energy management, personal growth, and well-being. As a former international model, she has graced the world’s most prominent runways and magazines, but it is her journey beyond the spotlight that truly captivates audiences.

Overcoming mental health struggles and addictions, Alison found healing and transformed herself into a source of inspiration. Today, she has made it her mission to guide others in regaining control of their lives and uncovering the profound rewards of mindfulness and self-care.

Alison has been a meditation practitioner for 25 years and has spent over a decade teaching innovative ways of understanding personal development and energy management. Alison pioneered the “Full 360” events in Ireland, designing a day long immersion in meditation, mindset, gratitude, nutrition, sound healing and so much more. This type of event was the first of its kind in Ireland and an incredibly brave step to take into an area that was relatively unknown at that time. Alison work was rewarded with the Woman’s Way Mum of the Year award, a prestigious award for exemplary leadership and innovation in the wellbeing space.

Named one of the Top 8 Transformational Coaches in the US by USA Today in 2021, Alison is a UCLA trained Mindfulness Facilitator from The Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She is a Master NLP Practitioner, HeartMath facilitator, Nutritional coach, Raw Foods Master, Meditation and Breathwork teacher and the 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 health and wellbeing post birth. Alison was also one of the first people to teach meditation online using social media.

Through her keynotes, workshops, and consulting, she blends teachings and practices like relaxation, mindfulness, meditation and breathwork with life changing mindset tools that encourage personal and professional growth and true organizational transformation. Her techniques and evidence-based practices guide participants on how to best spend, save and invest their energy, leading to deeper connections and an increase in opportunities for purpose driven work.

Alison’s approach to personal growth and corporate success is grounded in authenticity, compassion, and practicality. Her engaging presentations resonate deeply with audiences, leaving them inspired to embrace change and live with purpose. In addition to her speaking engagements, Alison’s work extends to advocacy for mental health awareness, promoting well-being, and supporting positive change within communities. Her dedication to empowering lives has earned her recognition as a change agent and an influential force in the field of wellness.

Alison believes that energy is the currency of the future. She teaches that the most important currency to drive growth isn’t a financial measure. It’s the capitalization of your personal energy and that of the people you surround yourself with. Both on stage and off, Alison’s mission remains clear – to create a ripple effect of positive transformation, helping individuals and companies thrive with a mindful and purpose-driven approach to life.

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Speech Topics & Descriptions

Keynote: Leading from Within – Mastering Your Energy 

We are in a period of transition where the possibilities are limitless, and the future of leadership invites a paradigm shift. This requires leaders who understand the power of self-awareness, authenticity, and compassion. “Leading from Within” is a visionary approach to leadership that fosters personal growth, inspires teams, and catalyzes positive change in society through the mastery of one’s own energy.

People think they need better time management, but they actually need better energy management. In a world where people feel like they are always playing catch up with a never ending to do list, it can be helpful to understand energy management. Understanding energy helps us to become more present, focused, efficient, less stressed, sleep better and have better quality relationships.

In this keynote, Alison encourages participants to look at energy as a currency, asking questions like; How do you spend your energy each day? Do you save your energy for when you need it? What habits deplete your energy and what habits are life giving?

Audiences will follow Alison through practical exercises in order to experience a shift in their own energy in real time. Energy is contagious and through the lens of understanding coherence, participants have the opportunity to understand the energy of stress and anxiety and how to transform that to an energy of presence, patience and calm.

Through heart centered consciousness and learning to master your own energy, the three C’s – connection, community, and coherence – become the pillars and foundation upon which a strong life and, in turn, a strong business is built.

Key takeaways include: 

  • The currency of energy – how to spend, save, and invest yours
  • How the way you start your day determines how you spend your energy
  • Alison’s Stop, Catch, and Change Technique for interrupting behavior patterns
  • Coherence techniques for stress reduction
  • The power of the breath and why movement matters
  • The importance of letting go
  • How to change your day in only 5 minutes {Ask about Alison’s Journal: Change Your Day the 5 Minute Way}

Keynote: The Game of Life and How to Play It

For some people the joy has literally been sucked out of life like a vacuum. The busyness epidemic has created a paradigm of surviving rather than thriving. This has caused increased individual stress as well as strained cultures in the workplace.

In this thought-provoking keynote, Alison looks at life like a game where we all have the choice to take part and become a key player in our own lives.

Are you a conscious or unconscious player? Are you a victim or a victor in your own life?

Alison offers various practical thinking tools to help you become not only an active and conscious player of life, but a thriving and joyful one too.

Key takeaways include: 

Helping individuals transition from surviving to thriving and find joy and fulfillment in their lives by:

  • Awareness of Choice
  • Adopting a creator’s mindset by shifting energy patterns
  • Taking inspired and aligned action
  • Cultivating a Joyful Mindset by focusing on gratitude and mindfulness.
  • Tools for Self-Reflection
  • Creating a Supportive Culture
  • Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
  • The Power of Resilience, bouncing back stronger after setbacks.
  • Taking responsibility for one’s happiness and fulfillment.

HEART – The Art of Inspirational Living

The Art of Inspirational Living is a H.E.A.R.T based program that covers so many of the pain points in today’s world like stress, boundaries, focus, resilience, time, values, mindfulness and coherence.

It encompasses a Full 360 approach to living a healthy, happy and successful life for each individual. The H.E.A.R.T technique can be applied to anyone’s life and Alison works with each individual client to tweak it to their specific needs.

The program encourages a healthy and more balanced life. Alison has trained health coaches, CFO’s, CEO’s and many more in H.E.A.R.T based living helping people to reduce stress, incorporate better daily habits and have better overall understanding of health and wellbeing.

H.E.A.R.T is currently being offered as a half or full day program in person or over 4 months with 4 virtual sessions and exercise and challenges to do in between each session. It can also be adapted for an individual session virtually.

Key takeaways include: 






Session 1

  • Introduction to Energy
  • Mindset
  • Your Why and Your Values
  • Clarity of Thought
  • Vision Statement
  • Your perfect morning routine

Session 2


  • Understanding Stress
  • Coherence Techniques – Heart Math
  • Ground and benefits
  • Tips on living more mindfully
  • Meditation
  • Connection

Session 3:


  • Better decision making and daily habits
  • Understanding patterns of success
  • Taking Inspired action through awareness
  • Taking action aligned with your purpose and values
  • Taking action based on your goals and dreams


  • Authenticity
  • Boundaries
  • Connection
  • Gratitude and understanding the RAS (Reticular Activating System)

Session 4


  • The myth of no time
  • What gives us back our time
  • The power of story
  • Respecting others time
  • Expectations
  • Perception

Here’s what the audience can expect to feel during and after Alison’s presentations:

  • Empowered
  • Motivated
  • Connected
  • Transformed
  • Joyful
  • Supported
  • Ready for Change
  • Elevated Energy
  • Grateful

Overall, the audience will walk away from Alison’s keynotes with a renewed sense of purpose, a commitment to personal growth, and a deep appreciation for the joy and possibilities life has to offer.


Meditation Classes

Breathwork sessions

Gratitude Workshops

Envision Your Life

Your Word is Your Wand

The Power of Decision

The Power of Small Changes

****Alison’s 5 Minute Journal is available for purchase for your event and offers practical prompts and tools to help conference participants apply what they learn during the event? Based on gratitude and neuroscience this journal helps you to understand behavior, habits, encourages discipline and focused intention.

What people are saying

“Alison was scheduled to present ways to practice self-care via mindfulness. Unbeknownst to her, her audience was a multigenerational mixture of skeptics and receptive team members who are analysts by trade. She completely engaged the audience through her use of media, team exercises and animated narrative. Even months after the event, team members are still talking about her successful event and using the diaries that she created to further instill the principles of mindfulness. In fact, a few have suggested that they wished that she would come back on a regular basis! We highly recommend her, especially to gain tools to better insulate employees from burnout, COVID weariness and, above all, fear!”

“Thank you for choosing such an amazing speaker today. She was incredible. I got stopped by almost every person that left with the same sentiments. Many said that this was one of the best events they have ever been to.  I am grateful to have heard her message today; and, I know the chapter is as well.”

EO St. Louis

“YPO St. Louis recently hosted Aly Canavan for an evening of Mindfulness. Her rating was a perfect 10, along with comments from YPO members stating how much they enjoyed the resource. Personally, I’ve hosted hundreds of events over the course of my 17 year career with YPO. I think Aly is one of the best resources we’ve ever had. I would highly recommend her to other YPO chapters.”

YPO St. Louis

“From the moment Alison walked on stage to keynote our annual convention, to the moment she walked off, the audience was absolutely captivated. Our event was themed “Transformation” and her insights, vulnerability, and energy aligned with the theme and inspired everyone present. As I looked across the room I saw people emotionally engage with her stories and grounding techniques. (Our executive team continues to use them to manage our stress to this day.) Even those uninitiated in mindfulness practices found her teachings practical for use in daily life. Our audience loved her message and we will be working more with her in the future.”

Amare Global

“Alison has been a fantastic addition to the Allianz Active & Aware programme. Her enthusiasm and passion for Health and Wellbeing was palpable from the moment she arrived. Her honesty about her journey was refreshing and ensured that her presentation was incredibly interesting and most importantly enabled her to connect with the groups she was addressing. Her presentation style is effortlessly engaging, exuberant and infectious, and most importantly inspirational as she demonstrates how everyone has the ability to take control of our wellbeing destiny.”

Events and CSR Executive, Allianz Ireland

“I want to thank Alison so so much! It was simply wonderful – so much powerful information. Her energy and enthusiasm was infectious. Please thank her for us, we are incredibly grateful.”


“I first met Alison on the ‘Walk In My Shoes’ fundraising and awareness project. Ali was a rock of good sense and committed to sharing her story with anyone who needed help or could help. She has an intuitive personality and a need to open things up for discussion until she understands all aspects of the issues. Ali is a doer and I am grateful that she has given so much of herself to raise awareness for mental health issues in Ireland.”

Adam Clayton - U2

“Alison joined us for the final day of our annual three day off site meeting to help us focus on personal development. Alison’s session was at once practical in terms of steps we can take to balance home life and work life, but in truth it delivered much more…introspection, self-reflection, emotion  and motivation. It was real, tapped into our investment in our people in a genuine way and allowed us to look at our development as people rather than employees. It hit exactly the right note and at the right time. I would highly recommend Alison if you are open to honesty, sincerity and looking after your team beyond what the ‘job’ provides them.”