During lockdown, Gary Sharkey – from Sharkey and Friends – sat down with our very own Holly Casares, to hear about our Cup of Calm Initiative.   

As part of their resilience focus, he interviewed her to discover more about the daily inspirational infusion we offered our She Leads Change community. You can read the interview here or, thanks to modern technology, watch the original instagram live here – hurrah!

A little bit more about Gary:

Gary Sharkey – from Sharkey and Friends

Hi, I’m Gary. I set up Sharkey and Friends Health and Wellness to help myself and other coaches in London work more with groups who need our services but wouldn’t normally have access.

After growing up a competitive skater, I began coaching skating back in secondary school. Halfway through college I moved to China where ice was rare, so I shifted to become a student and later coach of first Chinese wushu and then parkour. These days I mainly coach vinyasa, hatha and ashtanga yoga and I hope to complete my first aerial yoga teacher training this year.

Outside of my coaching, I work at professional services firm PwC with a focus on smart cities and sustainability. I love both jobs and especially the balance between the direct impacts I can make through my coaching and the more indirect impacts I can have through consulting.

I tweet at @GaryShark and share my photos on Instagram @garysharkey.