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Lucky and Talented Codie Shiels

We met Codie Shiels shortly after she arrived from Ireland in Feb. 2020, and loved her energy right away! The pandemic might have chased another person home, but Codie accepted the challenge, and has made a home for herself here, at Buddings!

Maybe her jump-up-and-go attitude comes from her 20 years of Irish dancing, which she began when she was 3 years old, and earned the world championship when she was 11! As a dancer, and coach, she's well-acquainted with pressure, which is why she's also a mindfulness coach (check out her pod). 

Codie has the confidence of having mastered a talent, but she knows that great expectations require hard work. She guides the children to make good choices, try their best, and follow their dreams. Plus, she knows practice makes perfect... and tomorrow's another day.

She holds a Science Degree in Psychology from John Moore's University in Liverpool, including Developmental and Social Psychology. She completed her Responsible Adult certification with Buddings last spring, and a certificate in Positive Behavioural Guidance, through West Coast Childcare Resources. 

Up for anything, and endlessly talented, she also leads our marketing endeavours: manages our social media channels, hosts the webinars, and has the quick fingers for video and image creation. You can find her dancing the days away at Storybook, or by email at codie@buddings.ca