Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy is a Harvard-trained Strategist, Master Coach, Mind-Body-Spirit Expert, Moderator/Speaker and Award-Winning Author.

As President of Power Living Enterprises, Inc. and Power Living Media, she 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.  Terri 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. She has her own story of transformation from almost dying of Crohn’s Disease to 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.” Her weekly Dose of Power Living goes out every Monday to thousands of loyal readers, and she operates the empowerment platform www.iampowerliving.com.

An Internet evangelist and intrapreneur, she founded VH1 Interactive and the VH1@Work radio network in the early 1990s, and created pioneering ways of integrating online and on-air with superstars such as Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney. As Vice President of Business Development & Operations for MTV Networks, she managed a 200-person team, negotiated multimillion dollar landmark deals, and planned/launched “The Suite” of six digital cable channels. At 20 years old, she was recruited to write case studies on Fortune 500 companies for Harvard Business School. 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. 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. DOWNLOAD BIO.

Strategist & Master Coach

Harvard Business School-trained strategist and researcher with 25+ years experience as academic, executive and entrepreneur with thousands of coaching client-hours.

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Mind-Body-Spirit Expert

40+ years of exploring the mind-body-spirit connection. Certified Holistic Health Counselor and Yoga Teacher. Studied various forms of meditation.

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Moderator & Speaker

15+ years of moderating and speaking around the world from Jamaica, China and Chile to Slovenia, Montenegro and Dubai. Led hundreds of programs for a range of entities.

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Award-Winning Author

Author of four books, including Dancing Light which won a 2016 IPPY Award and multiple 2016 International Book Awards. Contributor to various blogs.

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Awards & Honors

Strategist & Master Coach

  • 25+ years experience as academic, executive and entrepreneur.
  • Harvard Business School-trained MBA/strategist and researcher.
  • Direct learning from father–a pioneer in Executive Leadership Training.
  • Thousands of client-hours with training from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC).
  • C-suite advisor to legendary leaders. Worked with studio head Lew Wasserman at Universal Studios as Creative Consultant. Served as strategy advisor for VH1 TV presidents Ed Bennett and then John Sykes. As Vice President at MTV Networks, advised on digital strategy for MTV Networks CEO Tom Freston and Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone.
  • Participant in exclusive World Economic Forum strategy sessions with multinational CEOs and Presidents of countries in Brazil, China, India, Jordan, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, South Africa, Switzerland and Tanzania.

Mind-Body-Spirit Expert

  • 40+ years of exploring the mind-body-spirit connection. Started yoga at age four. Mother was proponent of holistic health and New Thought.
  • Certified Holistic Health Counselor from Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN). Taught various modules for program as faculty member.
  • Certified Yoga Teacher from Integral Yoga Institute (IYI). Also studied with Dharma Mittra, Srivatsa Ramaswami and Swami Ramananda.
  • Founded the Ta Yoga House–the first yoga studio in Harlem in 2002.
  • Served six years on the Board of Yoga Alliance, including Chair.
  • Moderated at Yoga Journal Conferences with leading teachers including Cyndi Lee, Ana Forrest, Gary Kraftsow, Aadil Palkhivala, Tias Little, Jason Crandell, Pretzel France, and Rogelio Nunez.
  • Studied Raja Yoga meditation, Buddhist meditation, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the tradition of Jon Kabat-Zinn. Ph.D./doctoral studies in World Religions.
  • Works and travels with oldest yoga master in the world, 97-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch. Instructor for her Teacher Training program.

Moderator & Speaker

  • 15+ years of moderating and speaking around the world from Jamaica, China and Chile to Slovenia, Montenegro and Dubai.
  • Discussion leader for the exclusive invite-only World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
  • Led hundreds of programs for a range of entities from Bloomberg Media, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services and Essence Communications to the New York City Department of Education, the Massachusetts Conference on Women, Eileen Fisher and the National Institutes of Health.
  • Various topics from stress management, mindfulness, leadership development, empowerment of women and girls, personal power, yoga, integrative health and sustainability.
  • National Spokesperson for the American Heart Association and Ambassador for HealthCorps.
  • Parents, professor/playwright Dr. James Scott Kennedy and journalist/entrepreneur Janie Sykes Kennedy, were trailblazers in international communications on five continents for five decades.

Award-Winning Author