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We’re here to change futures for the greater good, put the sunshine neurochemistry into minds, put a smile on people’s faces, build resilience and increase emotional intelligence. There is nothing like the Happiness Foundation in Gibraltar. We provide positive psychology services from the cradle to the elder years. We shift the issues that get in the way of happiness – depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, self-harm, relationship breakdown Happiness and unhappiness have far-reaching consequences. We want Gibraltar on the global happiness map.

CEO – Chief Enthusiasm Officer

Kath Temple
Kath TempleThe Success & Happiness Psychologist

Kath Temple, The Success & Happiness Psychologist, is a warm and inspiring modern day Jedi who knows the art and science of radical transformation. She understands the mind and how to change it, and shift behaviours. Her work awakens and ignites deeper potential and higher possibilities. Kath is a Mentor, Coach, and Trainer. Born in the beautiful Lake District, she worked in the 70s and 80s in Media and PR for Tenneco, Alcan, and British Nuclear at Sellafield. Kath represented her companies on tv, radio, and news media. She also worked freelance for BBC Radio Cumbria. Moving to Suffolk, she worked for Suffolk Education, Norfolk Education and the Department for Education, where in 1993 the Secretary of State for Education appointed her as one of the original Specialist Members to the Special Needs & Disability Tribunal. Kath set up The Lifelong Learning Company – offering Training, Coaching, Mentoring and 1-1 Therapeutic interventions – in 1995. She has worked with tens of thousands of people and young people from all walks of life, and helped them win the inner game of life and be all they came here to be. Kath has presented at the BBC with a Dragon’s Den entrepreneur, and presented a webinar with another of the original Dragons. Her work has been featured on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, GBC, and she is a regular on BBC Radio. She founded The Happiness Foundation in the UK in 2007 following the death of her younger brother, and launched Happiness Magazine in 2008, which was featured on the BBC. She presented for TEDx at the Great Wall of China in 2012 with the Director for China of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She was named one of Norfolk & Suffolk’s Most Inspiring Women, and is a former Business Person of the Year Award winner, and winner of Business With Community Impact Award.

Our Patron

Lieutenant General Edward Davis CB CBE KStJ
Lieutenant General Edward Davis CB CBE KStJGovernor and Commander-In-Chief Gibraltar

Lieutenant General Davis took up his appointment as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar on 19th January 2016. For the previous 34 years, he has served in the Royal Marines and retired from the Naval Service in May 2016. His last Military appointment, before assuming his current appointment in Gibraltar, was as Deputy Commander of NATO Land Forces in Izmir Turkey. His previous appointments have included Commanding Officer of the Special Boat Service, Chief of Staff of Headquarters UK Special Forces, Commander 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines and Commandant General of the Royal Marines (including Commander of UK Amphibious Forces). As Commander 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines, Lieutenant General Davis commanded the 6555 multi-national personnel of the UK Task Force in Helmand Afghanistan during the period April to October 2011. He is currently the Vice President of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund Charity, Patron of 22 Gibraltarian Charities/Societies and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers. Lieutenant General Davis has been married to Mrs Lorraine Davis since 1987. His wife has actively supported him in his charitable patronages.

Trustee

Darren Grech
Darren GrechChief Secretary & Head of Civil Service - Government of Gibraltar.

Darren Grech is currently the Chief Secretary and Head of the Civil Service for HM Government of Gibraltar. He serves on several independent and statutory bodies like the Judicial Service Commission, the Gibraltar Police Authority, the Board of the Gibraltar Health Authority and the Public Service Commission. He previously served as acting Director of Education. During his career at Education he taught mathematics at Bayside School, was then promoted to Education Advisor with special responsibility for scholarships and higher education. He subsequently served as Senior Education Advisor, charged with the task of delivering on significant changes to education in Gibraltar which are now well underway. Darren graduated in mathematics from the University of Leicester in 1990, completing an additional Masters in Computer Science grounded on the mathematics and logical patterns of expert systems. He completed his teaching qualification at St Mary’s College, Twickenham and has obtained additional professional qualifications in Special Educational Needs and Leadership in Education. Darren is also an avid open water swimmer and is currently the president of Bluefin Open Water Swimming Club; he is the chairperson of the charity “A Pathway Through Pain”. In his little free time Darren enjoys family life and reading, especially poetry.

Trustee

Stephen Reyes
Stephen Reyes

The wonderful Stephen Reyes in one of our trusted Trustees and encouraged our Founder Kath Temple to set up The Happiness Foundation. Stephen is a chartered accountant with over 25 years experience as Managing Partner of Deloitte, one of the ‘Big 4’ Accounting firms in Gibraltar. Recently retired from that role, Stephen now provides consultancy services to Gibraltar-based companies. As an inspiring leader, and fervent supporter of personal development, education, charitable and community initiatives Stephen has over the years taken on various honorary roles in several entities promoting these areas. He is a well-known and well-loved figure across Gibraltar and we are glad to have him on board. Stephen is a devoted husband and loving father to his daughter and son.

Trustee

Yan Delgado
Yan Delgado

The visionary Yan Delgado is one of our treasured Trustees. A graduate of La Sorbonne in Paris and Columbia Business School, Yan is the CEO of Hyperion Wealth Management, and was a Director of Credit Suisse. He has 25 years’ experience in Investment and Private Banking and worked for Indosuez and Credit Agricole (in Paris and London). Yan is also CEO of Gibraltar World Music Festival, Gibraltar Productions, and Y Group, and has contributed greatly to enrich the culture of Gibraltar with art and music.

Trustee

Nick Page
Nick Page

Our Kindness Warrior Nick Page is one of our trusted Trustees. He is an entrepreneur in commercial property in the UK and had an IT company that provided software to UK finance and banking. He is a member of the Academy of Chief Executives and is a loving husband and father to a beautiful daughter. Nick has been instrumental in helping us establish The Happiness Foundation and is so generous with his time and energy and experience. We couldn’t manage without him. Wonderful man.

Trustee

Lourdes Barea
Lourdes Barea

The lovely Lourdes Barea is one of our treasured Trustees. She is the HR Director of the Bassadone Group and is a Fellow of the Chartered institute of Personnel Development. Lourdes is also one of our qualified NLP Business Masters and is a qualified Coach too. She has been married for 42 years to Steven and they have 3 grown up daughters. Her passions are reading – she’s a real book worm – going for long walks in the countryside and spending time with family and friends. She is passionate about developing people to be the best they can be. She says: ‘Kath Temple was a key and great influencer during my NLP qualifications. She helped me grow professionally and personally, and she continues to influence not only me but my circle of friends and family in a positive, valuable and beneficial way’.

Trustee

Henry Sacramento
Henry Sacramento

Henry Sacramento is one of our trusted Trustees. Henry is a retired Police Officer with thirty eight years service with the Royal Gibraltar Police. The last nine years he was the organisation welfare officer. He is the vice Chairman of ARPO, the Association for Retired Police Officers. He is also the Patron for The Strait of Gibraltar association in Tangier, along with his beautiful wife Priscilla, an Author and retired Headteacher/ Education advisor. Henry and Priscilla are very active on the Gibraltar and Tangier cultural and charity scene.

Trustee

Pili Rodriguez MBE
Pili Rodriguez MBE

Pili Rodriguez is currently The Chief Executive of Gibraltar Citizens Advice. She was the Founder of the Citizens Advice Service in Gibraltar in 2003. She is also the Chair of Citizens Advice International (CAI).

CAI is an umbrella organization that represents advice organizations throughout the world and promotes free advice services worldwide.

She is a trained therapeutic counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling Professionals (BCAP). Having finished her Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling in 2004, she went on to train in clinical supervision for counsellors. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Durham University. Pili also trained as an Interpersonal Mediator with UK Mediation. Recently she trained in mediating children’s issues and as a Child Inclusive Mediator, aimed at giving children a voice in proceedings following a separation or divorce.

In the mid 1990’s Pili set up a support group for people facing divorce, separation or simply being alone. The support group, “With Dignity”, helped people to cope with changes in their lives, empowering them to move forward with their lives positively and assertively.

In 2019 Pili became a Certified & Licensed Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner. In 2019 Pili was awarded the Gibraltar Award by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second. This certificate of honour was in recognition of loyal and valuable services to the community of Gibraltar.

Pili has two passions, people and beliefs. She firmly believes that with the right support, information and advice, people can make informed decisions that make big differences in their lives. Pili has three children and eight grandchildren.

Our Coaches & Therapists

Anne Marie Morello
Anne Marie Morello

Our amazing Anne Marie Morello is one of our Jedi! She is a qualified NLP Master, Integrative Psychotherapist, EFT Practitioner, Yoga Instructor, qualified Teacher, and a Writer. She is completing her Masters degree in Existential Psychotherapy and is particularly interested in the benefits of therapeutic writing. Anne Marie has her own Gibraltar business as a Transformational Coach and Therapist and is the mother of a gorgeous little daughter. Anne Marie is passionate about justice and the environment.

Maria Isabel Bossino-Pincho
Maria Isabel Bossino-Pincho

Maribel Bossino-Pincho is an Empowerment Coach and Integrative Therapist. She is an Accredited Certified NLP Business Master, NLP Master Coach, Advanced EFT Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Havening Techniques® Certified Practitioner, Rapid Energy Release – Silent Counselling Practitioner,
and a Mindfulness Teacher. Maribel is also a qualified Reiki Master, and Flower Essence Practitioner, with years of experience in the field of emotional wellness and personal development. She helps clients unleash their potential by empowering them to build self-confidence, removing any emotional blocks, or limiting beliefs, preventing their progress in life. By combining modalities and
skills Maribel creates individualised bespoke treatment plans for each of her clients. She takes prides in working with her clients encouraging them to activate the body’s natural healing mechanisms, thus aligning body, mind, and soul from a place of love and integrity. Maribel worked at MH Bland & Co Ltd in Gibraltar for over 22 years ,and retired from her post as HR Director in 2019.

Andrea Koen
Andrea Koen

Andrea is a gifted intuitive NLP Master, EFT Advanced Practitioner, and Havening Practitioner. Andrea is a Reflexologist, working energetically to create positive changes. She has spent much of her adult life working with children in different capacities, from teaching to managing a Nursery, to running after-school programmes, tutoring, and as a child-carer. Andrea has worked in schools, helped in guidance classes, talking and interacting with high school students about mental health issues. Andrea now has her own Therapy & Coaching Practice in Gibraltar and online. She is passionate about music, having trained as a vocal musician. The power of music is very evident in her own life. Her passion in her therapy practice is to empower you to be the very best version of yourself. She helps you find your voice and speak your truth. Andrea loves writing and creating meditations to heal, empower, and transform the lives of her clients in her own business and within The Happiness Foundation.

Sharon Berini
Sharon Berini

Our lovely Sharon Berini is one of our Gibraltar Jedi. She is a certified NLP Master, Coach, and EFT Practitioner. Sharon originally trained to be a nursery nurse, specialising in the field of learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. 13 years ago she joined the Royal Gibraltar Police, and now works RGP’s Training Department. To add to her portfolio of skills she has recently completed Reiki level 1 too, and will soon complete her Reiki Level 2. Our Founder Kath Temple says Sharon has great gifts and a wonderfully soothing healing voice. Sharon has a busy year of professional and personal development ahead, and is committed to growth and learning, and committed to using all of her experience, wisdom and training to help others to lead the life they truly deserve to be living.

Ian Dawson
Ian Dawson

Ian Dawson is a greatly gifted Agent of Change. He is a qualified Coach, an Accredited NLP Practitioner, Accredited EFT Practitioner, and is a graduate of EFT Advanced Practitioner too. Ian has served in the British Military, and for the GDP in Gibraltar, and was part of the courts service in Gibraltar too. He has worked with many young people and adults, with a wide variety of emotional, psychological, and physical issues to create powerful, positive, long-lasting change in their lives. Ian has work spaces in Gibraltar, Spain, and Denmark and is part of our international task- force for the greater good.

Debbie Guinn
Debbie Guinn

The gifted Debbie Guinn is one of our Gibraltar Jedi! A certified NLP Master and EFT Practitioner, Debbie is an intuitive Integrative Therapist. She worked for much of life here in Gibraltar within social services, The Care Agency. Debbie loves the healing arts and is also qualified in Reiki. She helps us with our trauma and PTSD work in our Phoenix Rising Project and makes such a difference in changing people’s pasts and their futures.

Natalia Pitto
Natalia Pitto

Natalia Pitto is a mother to three beautiful children who are her world, and wife to a hard working military man. She is an EFT Practitioner, with a degree in Business Management, and currently enjoys working as an Events and Catering Manager. Natalia has suffered with mental health problems herself and is keen to help others who may also be suffering. She has found her journey studying the psycho-sensory therapy, EFT – the Emotional Freedom Technique – enlightening, and she is eager to help others help themselves using EFT. Natalia has a particular interest in helping young adults and children so they can have the tools to heal themselves and have as bright a future as possible. Natalia has had to deal with a few sudden and tragic deaths in her family, in particular that of her younger brother, James Montegriffo. Because of this, Natalia has felt a strong calling to go out and aid others, not only in dealing with grief but with anything that may plague someone mentally. This gives her great satisfaction. She strives to make people see how incredibly beautiful life is when we open our eyes.

Georgina Morello
Georgina Morello

Georgina Morello is a local author, public speaker, mentor, health enthusiast and a kindness activist. She is a seasoned Project Specialist and Corporate Welfare Officer having been nominated for the WomenTech Global Awards 2020 ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ Role Model of the Year. A massive advocate for lifelong learning, equality, sustainability and charitable giving, she wears multiple hats in the community. She has been serving as a mentor in the Women’s Mentorship Programme since 2019, helping local women develop their full potential, and has been an ambassador for The Happiness Foundation since its inception, empowering both children and adults to become their best versions. Georgina has recently been appointed as Vice President of Public Relations for Toastmasters Gibraltar and is an active member of the club.

Joanne Olivero
Joanne Olivero

The beautiful Joanne Olivero is one of our Gibraltar Jedi! Joanne is an accredited EFT Practitioner, Licenced NLP Coach, and a highly gifted Agent of Change. She is one of our two appointed Liaison Officers to Women In Need Gibraltar. Since a young age Joanne has been brought up in a holistic
environment which has allowed her to take a different approach when tackling certain situations in life. She has always been very passionate in helping others. Joanne has also carried out a foundation training in Raja yoga and is a qualified Indian Head Massage Therapist too. She has always been known as a calming, approachable person, and a great listener. Now in a professional capacity and
as a mother herself she wants to share this experience not only with her family, but with other families too. She places great emphasis on assisting and supporting children of all ages, parents, and families to overcome difficulties and emotional blocks to be able to live their lives to their fullest potential. Joanne runs Magical Me for young children, boosting their emotional intelligence and resilience. She works in Gibraltar Education..

Sabrina Carrara
Sabrina Carrara

The lovely Sabrina Carrara has been so helpful to us all at The Happiness Foundation! Sabrina is one of our qualified and gifted NLP Masters, and is also a qualified Counsellor with a university qualification in International Studies. She is a qualified Hatha Yoga Instructor and gives weekly classes at the Integral Yoga Centre in Gibraltar. Sabrina has worked for HM Government since 2005. During this time she has been PA to 5 Chief Secretaries. Sabrina also took up the role as Secretary to the Charities Commission and formed part of the JSC Secretariat. She became a mother in May 2019 after going birth to a beautiful baby boy named James Gabriel. She is now working as a Higher Executive Officer for GoG at the Department of Environment.

Lyz Olivero
Lyz Olivero

Lyz Olivero is one of our dynamic Jedi! A certified NLP Practitioner and a Human Resources professional with 23 years experience in the field, she focuses on the well-being and welfare of others. Lyz is Welfare Manager for HM Government of Gibraltar. She is passionate about people and enabling them to be all they can be. She has been an Advocate for sports and a Sports Coach in Athletics for the young people of Gibraltar. Lyz was a gifted young athlete herself. She is a loving wife and mother of two beautiful boys.

Shirley Samtani
Shirley Samtani

Super Shirley Samtani is one of our Gibraltar Jedi! She is a certified NLP Practitioner and EFT Practitioner, and one of our Kindness Warriors. Shirley is a Software Engineer and has helped us with materials for our trainings. Our IT Guru! We are grateful for her many gifts. Shirley loves to make a real difference in people’s lives.

Melanie Balban-Victory
Melanie Balban-Victory

The fabulous Melanie is one of our highly qualified Jedi. She is a certified NLP Master, Master Coach, and is a qualified Counsellor too. She has worked for Government of Gibraltar for many years and has also assisted in schools with 1-1 therapy for young people. Melanie is known as The Alignment Coach. She is a gifted Change-Agent and makes a great difference to all she works with.

Daisy Davis
Daisy Davis

Daisy Davis is a certified mindfulness and meditation teacher. She has appeared on GibTalks, and runs workshops as well as the 8 week mindfulness and meditation course. Daisy teaches how to build resilience, have self-compassion and manage stress. Her passion is to empower people of all ages to live the best version of their lives with compassion and love. She is dedicated to helping people improve their lives with mindfulness and meditation. Daisy has studied CPCAB level 2 counselling and is currently studying NLP, hypnosis and life style medicine.

Yvonne Page
Yvonne Page

The lovely Yvonne Page is one of our Gibraltar Jedi! She is a certified NLP Master, qualified EFT Practitioner, and is currently completing her Master Coach accreditation. Yvonne is an intuitive change-agent and children adore her. She works at Loreto School and was key to our early liaison work with Women In Need. She is a great support to us and all who know her and is most definitely one of our Chief Kindness Warriors. Yvonne is a devoted wife and mother to a beautiful daughter.

Claudia Le Feuvre
Claudia Le Feuvre

The amazing Claudia Le Feuvre is known as The ShapeShifter. With clinics in Harley Street, Sotogrande and Gibraltar, she is a sought-after International Nutritional Therapist and Eating Psychology Coach. Claudia studied at St Andrews University in Edinburgh, and then also graduated from BCNH, the British College of Nutrition & Health, with Distinction in 2006. She also studied at The Institute for The Psychology of Eating. Claudia graduated from BCNH, the British College of Nutrition & Health with Distinction in 2006. She studied Eating Psychology in the US at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating and completed her AFMCP in 2011 with the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is qualified in NLP and PSYCH-K. She is a member of BANT and a registered practitioner with the CNHC.

Emma Montegriffo
Emma Montegriffo

The gorgeous Emma Montegriffo is one of our Jedi in Education! She is a certified NLP Practitioner and an EFTer too. Emma is a qualified teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator at a Gibraltar primary school. She genuinely cares and truly wants to make a difference to young people in our community. Emma and her sister Natalie Abudarham were instrumental in helping set up The Happiness Foundation in Gibraltar following the death of Marcus Abudarham at the tragically young age of 36. It was his death and the lack of support for his children that inspired one of our projects, The Serenity Project – Navigating Through Grief and Loss. Good things can come from the worst of times. Emma is a devoted mother to two beautiful children.

Natalie Abudaram
Natalie Abudaram

Our inspirational Natalie Abudarham is one of our Gibraltar Jedi in Education. She is a certified NLP Practitioner, an EFTer, and is a qualified Teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator in a Gibraltar primary school. It was Natalie who inspired The Serenity Project – Navigating Through Grief & Loss, following the death of her amazing husband Marcus, at the age of just 36. Indeed Natalie was the catalyst for The Happiness Foundation becoming established in Gibraltar. From tragic events great good can come thanks to phenomenal women like Natalie. Natalie is a loving mother to her two beautiful children.

Delilah Yeo Smith
Delilah Yeo Smith

The wonderful Delilah Yeo Smith is one of our Gibraltar Jedi! She is a certified NLP Master and EFT Practitioner. A qualified Montessori Early Years Teachers, Lion, and successful business woman, Delilah is involved in our work with children. She is a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother, and we are delighted to have her on board.

Brenda Guilliano
Brenda Guilliano

Beautiful Brenda Guilliano is one of our qualified EFT Practitioners. Brenda has also trained as a Counsellor and has been counselling for many years and now runs self-help growth groups where she shares her philosophies in Positivity, Mindfulness and The Law of Attraction, helping to make a positive difference to people’s lives. She has worked in Banking all her life, both locally and abroad, and now offers corporate management services to private clients. She was a co-founder of Women’s Aid in Gibraltar in the early 90’s and continues to be passionate about helping people live their best lives as their best self. Brenda is a survivor! She was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. She advocates and truly believes that the power of the mind together with her positive thinking, her gratitude for all things and her love for life were the main contributory factors of her complete recovery!

Hazel Sene
Hazel Sene

Our gorgeous Hazel Sene is a certified NLP Business Practitioner and loves to make a difference to the children of Gibraltar. She was HR Manager of Deloitte and has a background in accountancy also. Hazel has worked for Bassadone and is currently Assistant Manager at AMS Ltd. Hazel is a devoted Christian who loves to spend time with her family and be an inspiration to her two wonderful sons and lovely husband Jason.

Phyllis Miles
Phyllis Miles

The fabulous Phyllis Miles is a certified NLP Practitioner and a qualified Counsellor. Phyllis practices her counselling on a voluntary basis. She has also taught counselling in Gibraltar and is a trusted Financial Adviser at Castiel Winser. Phyllis cares greatly and she is passionate about working with young people in our youth coaching and mentoring project. She Is a gifted agent for positive change. And has a wonderful sense of humour!

Kat Banbury
Kat Banbury

Our gorgeous Kat Banbury is mum to three beautiful children, only two of whom she gets to look after here on this earth. Her son, Luke, who was stillborn at term in 2018, was the inspiration for the Little Angels project in Gibraltar, which supports parents through stillbirth, or the loss of a child. Kat loves to say his name, and tries to make him proud by supporting other families touched by stillbirth, and by squeezing everything out of the life she’s been blessed with. Professionally, Kat is passionate about helping companies to attract, assess and support the best graduates and interns for their business. She has a particular interest in issues surrounding social mobility, diversity and inclusion. Outside of work, Kat loves spending time with her wonderful husband and darling daughters, travelling to places both new and familiar, and enjoying as many sunrises and sunsets as possible. We are proud to have her on board as one of our treasured Volunteers.

Resham Mahtani
Resham Mahtani

The gorgeous Resham Mahtani is one of our Gibraltar Jedi! A certified NLP Practitioner, Resham has a background in financial services, and we are delighted to have her as one of our treasured Volunteers. Resham is a devoted wife and mother to a beautiful boy.

Anna Jones
Anna Jones

Our amazing Anne Jones is one of our wonderful Volunteers and is helping us with our World Change Agents project, mentoring disaffected and troubled young people. Anna worked for the Royal Gibraltar Police, and has recently retired in 2019. She is one of the most loyal, supportive and fun people you will ever meet. A loving mother to her daughters, stepchildren and grandchildren we are delighted to have her on board.