The early years
Nigel first studied in Trinity College Dublin in the early 70’s. Nigel then moved to University College Dublin (UCD) where he qualified with a first class honours degree in Agricultural Science (B.Sc) in 1975. He specialised in crop production and was involved in growing food organically at the Kilmurry Organic farm in Kilkenny. In the mid 70’s there was very little interest in Organic farming.
Personal health challenges
Due to personal health challenges, Nigel was forced to look at complimentary forms of healing and this lead him into the world of kinesiology. Along the way, his wife Carol opened a small health food shop in Kilkenny in 1979. This was the beginning of a new adventure for Nigel and Carol. Nigel used his extensive scientific knowledge and training in kinesiology to develop a unique range of nutritional supplements that worked for a wide range of problems. People came from far and wide to avail of these and over the next 20 years the business, known as Natures Way, became the leading light in the health food industry in Ireland.. Nigel and Carol won many business awards for enterprise and employment. During this time Nigel also trained extensively at the Irish Management Institute (IMI)
Hugely successful business
By the year 2000, Nigel and Carol had built a highly successful business with 12 high profile retail stores, a packaging/manufacturing plant and a mail order business, and were employing over 130 people. In fairness they would both say that it was only by God’s grace and mercy that the business grew so rapidly, as neither of them had any formal business training. In 2001, the business was sold to Holland and Barrett.
Formal training in kinesiology
Nigel has thousands of hours of formal kinesiology training and has been fortunate to work first hand with the founders of many kinesiology disciplines. Nigel’s kinesiology training includes qualification with PKP (Dr.Bruce Dewe), AP (Ric Utt), TFH (Dr.John Thie) LEAP, (Dr.Charles. Krebs) NEK, (Hugo Tobar), BK (Wayne Topping)
Nigel now spends much of his time teaching kinesiology to both beginners and practitioners as he loves to share the information that he has obtained over many years of study and practice. He still runs his practice in Kilkenny.