As President of Power Living Enterprises, Inc., Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy ("Terri") uses her multidisciplinary background for greatest transformational impact from inspiring women in Chile for the Estée Lauder Global Breast Cancer Campaign and teaching yoga to global leaders on The Great Wall of China to traveling across continents moderating “Conversation with a Master” events with the oldest yoga master in the world, 97-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch. She has helped thousands across the globe de-stress and craft authentic success and has served as a personal and business strategist for executives and entrepreneurs. Her weekly Dose of Power Living goes out every Monday to thousands of loyal readers, and she operates the empowerment platform www.iampowerliving.com.
Terri has her own story of transformation from almost dying of Crohn’s Disease to living with vibrant health using a custom anti-inflammatory food and lifestyle protocol for almost 20 years. Called “smart with a heart,” she has been featured on the cover of Yoga Journal, in Oprah’s book, Live Your Best Life!, and was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader recognizing her “professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential for shaping the future of the world.” She has participated in Forums in Brazil, China, India, Jordan, Morocco, Myanmar, South Africa and Tanzania, and has been a discussion leader for the “Economics of Happiness” at the Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
An Internet trailblazer, she was a Creative Consultant for Universal Studios and an executive at MTV Networks-–moving quickly from Management Associate to Vice President of Business Development & Operations. In the process, she founded VH1 Interactive, helped to re-position the VH1 TV Network, founded VH1@Work radio network, worked on the launch of six digital music video channels, managed a 200-person operation, negotiated multimillion dollar landmark deals, and created pioneering ways of integrating online and on-air with superstars such as Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney. At 20 years old, she was recruited to write case studies on Fortune 500 companies for Harvard Business School.
From a family of pioneers in communications, she is a sought-after speaker/moderator and has done hundreds of events--from teaching executives at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services how to manage stress to presenting on social change for the Newark Peace Education Summit which headlined His Holiness The Dalai Lama. As a certified coach, she has thousands of client-hours. Everything she does is about harnessing human potential. She is a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, is on the faculty at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and served six years on the board of Yoga Alliance.
Always seeking to learn, Terri has multiple certifications (coaching, yoga, fitness, holistic health counseling, lifestyle & weight management) and a world-class education–Wellesley College, Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Yale University Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. Author of four books, she contributes to various blogs. Her latest book, Dancing Light: The Spiritual Side of Being Through the Eyes of a Modern Yoga Master, has won multiple awards. Although she is American, she was born in Ghana, started school in Australia and studied design in Italy. She loves traveling the globe with a “real” camera in hand and has been on all continents except for Antarctica.