The Human Experience With Kristen Donnelly of Abbey Research


Kristen Donnelly

Kristen Donnelly is the founder of Abbey Research, a company that seeks to empower inclusive communities. She has over two decades of experience as a social science researcher and graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with her doctorate in sociology.

Kristen is a second-generation family business co-owner and spent time living in Ireland. She has a passion for serving people, impacting lives, and cheating holistic wealth.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Michael Roderick and Kristen Donnelly discuss the awakening of purpose within a person
  • How art shapes who we are
  • Kristen talks about leadership training and how COVID-19 shifted their outreach to online platforms
  • What patterns do we see with research and pop culture?
  • The connection we have with entertainment and processing trauma
  • Kristen addresses the obsession with productivity and time in our culture
  • Is your business culture broken or just misunderstood?
  • The best piece of advice Kristen has ever received

In this episode…

What do you do when trauma bubbles to the surface? How do you process the growing ideas of change in your environment?

We are desperate for emotional validation. We seek a connection with entertainment due to our trauma and desire to escape. Kristen Donnelly at Abbey Research talks about the validation of ignored trauma within our lives. Her mission is based on the belief that compassion and conversation can translate into action.

In this episode of Access to Anyone, Michael Roderick speaks with Kristen Donnelly, Founder of Abbey Research, about the cognitive process of individual and collectivist trauma. Kristen discusses understanding the pain point of trauma, our fascination with pop culture, and the truth of the human experience.

Golden Answer

If you could meet any living person, who would that be?

Vanessa Nadal is an attorney, chemical engineer, and “profesora” — and the wife of Lin-Manual Miranda. As an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, Vanessa teaches a program covering the governmental, industrial, and societal regulation of cosmetics and personal care products, and is a mother of two boys. Kristen Donnelly wants to know how she embodies the energy and her calling while still being a mother.

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