Neil O’Brien

Healthy Human Systems Advocate & Motivational Speaker

Neil is a passionate believer that 'you get the culture you behave'. He says that if you want your organisation to be a  'Healthy Human System' where people feel really good and are genuinely happy and therefore operating at their full potential (and who doesn't want that?) then you need to pay attention to how the leaders and managers are shaping the culture in everything they do and in everything they say, in everything they prioritise and measure, everyday.   

 "Neil’s ability to convey his message in a real world way is exceptional. The Senior Management Team commented how much they took from the sessions and will be revisiting the themes for themselves and their teams. For me personally the sessions were top class each day, sophisticated in delivery and genuinely relatable. I couldn’t speak highly enough of Neil in that respect." - Gavin Brock, AIB Customer Financial Planning, 2017

 

Neil O'Brien Mindset Coach

Neil O'Brien is a hugely popular motivational speaker on the subjects of Mindset and Mental Fitness and in building and nurturing an organisational culture that is healthy. He understands the importance of paying attention to the interconnectedness of everything in an organisation and encourages people to think about all the possible impacts of their actions far beyond their own team or area of the business.

In his engaging and humorous talks Neil loves to take the audience out of their comfort zone and into their growth zone. He equips attendees with tools for a growth mindset and has built a stellar reputation for helping business leaders and their teams through transformation by teaching them to embrace the small steps that lead to big changes.

Neil set up Time To Fly in 1998 to bring his skills and passion for human potential and growth to organisations. Prior to that he worked in banking for 23 years - in sales and then L&D where he realised his innate ability to motivate and coach others to be their best.

Neil has built an award winning performance programme for the banking sector and continues to develop and deliver development programmes as well as speak at conferences throughout Europe. His clients include Accenture, Abbott Labs, Airtricity, AIB Bank and Group, Allianz Capital Partners, Bank Of Ireland, Google, Grant Thornton, IBM, 3M, Irish Life Corporate Business, Irish Life Investment Managers, KPMG, Microsoft, Pfizer, RBS, Sales Institute of Ireland, Institute of Bankers, Zurich Insurance and many others.

Neil is also one of Ireland’s top sport coaches and he has worked with professional and amateur golfers including Ryder Cup and Walker Cup players. He has coached at inter-county and club level with GAA teams and he is currently coaching some of Ireland’s elite athletes.

To summarise, Neil has helped psychiatrists with their stress management, psychologists with their personal development, directors with their sense of direction, sales people sell more, footballers score more and golfers score less!

Healthy Human Systems - How to make sure everyone in the organisation feels good and well and is operating at their full human potential

Mental Fitness: learn how to tap into your ability to operate at the edge of comfort

Robust Resilience: putting mental fitness into action

Connecting with Impact

Personal Growth & the Laws of the Comfort Zone

Effective Planning

Super Time Management

Stress Management, Coping Better & Effortless Energy

Confidence

Your Full Human Potential

"Neil thank you so much for such a brilliant session. It was so lovely to met you and your session was very inspiring and motivating. Everyone is talking about it." - Elaine Gallagher, Google Ireland, 2017

"Neil’s sessions were of the highest standard on all 3 days. Without exception feedback from the delegates at each session was excellent. Neil’s ability to convey his message in a real world way is exceptional. It was commented by the Senior Management Team how much they took from the sessions and will be revisiting the themes for themselves and their teams. For me personally the sessions were top class each day, sophisticated in delivery and genuinely relatable. I couldn’t speak highly enough of Neil in that respect." - Gavin Brock, AIB Customer Financial Planning, 2017

"Many thanks for yesterday Neil, it was GREAT!! Very entertaining while still getting across the main aim." - Nichola Flood, Lloyds Pharmacy

"Neil added tremendous value and hit all the right notes in terms of reflections and learnings in a light hearted way." - Derval McDonagh, Danske Bank, November 2012

"It all worked extremely well. Neil's talk proved to be very popular with our members and provided an excellent counterbalance to our typically technical/business focused agenda. Would definitely recommend him." - Eamonn Burke, Chairman, IT Healthcare Society

"We just finished our event in Germany with 45 very satisfied participants. Thanks a lot for recommending Neil to us. He was fantastic. The feedback from the audience was absolutely positive. Personally I liked in particular his great humour and his presentation style." - Holger Kirchoff,  Hewlett Packard, 17the March 2011

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