That’s me above left in 2011, two years before I hit rock bottom. The one on the right was taken in 2017, four years after I got clean.

On October 8th 2013, Brian experienced his first day clean after 15 years of chronic heroin addiction. Instead of perceiving his addiction as a failure, he embraced a second chance at life and went to university to study the complexities of human behaviour. Since then, he has become a writer, fully funded PhD student, lecturer in Trinity College and University College Dublin, self-development coach, business owner, and motivational speaker for high-performance and personal growth. With a relentless belief that we are what we think, Brian’s mission is to show people that change is possible, demonstrating actionable steps through a lived experience.

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“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive” 

― Howard Thurman

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“… a lived experience.”   It was the 10th of August 2013, and after fifteen years of chronic addiction, I had lost everything: my job, my mind, and every important relationship in my life. I was out of options, out of luck, and my body was rapidly deteriorating. I...

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What Others Say About Me…

“Brian and I have become good friends in a very short period of time. He is so full of positive energy, even if you are having your worst day, after you have met him you will come away feeling like you can take on the world.”

Michael Slein

CEO and founder of LED Group ROBUS

“Brian has a sincere desire and passion for helping others. I am impressed by his enthusiasm and the understanding he used to transform his own life. Now, he is sharing his wisdom with others. His maintenance of his own spiritual condition is inspirational.”

John Boyle

Founder of Ireland's largest independent bookmaker Boylesports

“… one psychology student of mine described a lecture he gave on mindfulness as ‘life changing’. I highly recommend Brian as someone who can inspire and empower people to achieve their personal and professional goals, through his unique and extraordinary philosophy on how to really live.”

Dr. Michelle E. Kelly BCBA-D

Lecturer In Psychology at National College of Ireland

“Brian was a service user at my methadone treatment clinic for over 11 years. His story is unique and truly inspirational from among the many opiate users that I have treated over the past 20 years.”

Dr. Hugh Gallagher MB, MICGP

Medical Director an One Step Clinic

“Brian’s talk was excellent. He will be a regular at here Blackrock College, he has a lot to share and will make a difference wherever he goes.”

Natasha Drew

Head of Guidance & Counselling at Blackrock College

Client Testimonials

“Brian practices active listening in a way that I have never experienced before. He listens to understand. This is very different to listening to respond. I always felt heard and supported.”

“Brian spoke so passionately about his consistent commitment to himself that it was infectious. I was overwhelmed with the changes I observed in my own life after just the first few sessions.”

“Sitting out in the back garden one morning, I noticed how everything I was looking at appeared more to be much clearer.  It was like I was actually seeing for the first time. As dramatic as that sounds, that is really how profoundly impacted my life has been from working with Brian.”

“… the supportive space Brian creates is so powerful that stopping my self-abuse was the next logical step for me.”

“No matter what issue I came to the session with, Brian had an easy way to approach and move through it. He is nothing short of amazing. I can honestly say that I came away from EVERY session with Brian feeling on top of the world. I imagine his positive energy affects everyone he comes into contact with.”

“The beauty of Brian is that he just IS. Unlike many other practitioners I have come across, Brian never tells you how great he is….he doesn’t need to! Testament to the power of Brian’s work is that I have also shared the tools I have used with my sister in America. She too has changed her life.”

“I believe that it is not just the material that Brian talks about that is life changing.  It is the way Brian delivers this material that has profound potential.”

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