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Niyc Pidgeon

Positive Psychologist MSc and Founder of lifestyle brand Optimal You.

Niyc holds a MSc Applied Positive Psychology from The University of East London, a BSc Psychology with Sport Sciences from Northumbria University, and a CTLLS teaching qualification from Leeds Metropolitan University. She is an experienced lecturer and training facilitator, running her own lifestyle brand and training company Optimal You.

Niyc works with North East clients Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, Newcastle Falcons Rugby, Durham County Cricket Club, as well as many London based clients, to deliver solution focused training and development activities. Niyc writes as a contributing expert for Sport Psychology facility The Sport in Mind, and is currently running a series evidence based workshops, which include both Positive Ageing and Positive Psychology Master Classes.

Niyc’s passion lies in educating and motivating individuals towards positive physical and psychological health, and her energy, enthusiasm, and no excuses attitude have been described as inspiring. Niyc is Founder of Newcastle parkrun; a not-for-profit organisation offering a free, timed, weekly, community 5km run, which has over 5000 registered members and volunteers within the Newcastle area, with a weekly turn out of over 500 runners.



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