Currently undertaking his PhD, Niall holds an MSc in mindfulness based interventions, bachelor’s degrees in economics and sociology, a higher certificate in performance psychology and is an honorary fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons and of IADT as well as a winner of the prestigious UCD Alumni award for social sciences. He is also a former professional athlete, representing Ireland and Leinster in Rugby, and an Ironman triathlete.
As a keynote speaker, consultant and leadership coach, Niall Breslin has worked closely with global leaders and organisations across a vast array of industries all around the world. He has consulted with the Irish and EU governments on health policy and worked closely with professional athletes across a variety of sports as well as world class entertainers. His ability to communicate with vital authenticity, inspiring candidness and deep expert knowledge and experience in a number of fields, has further contributed to his standing as a key figure in the evolving conversation about the human condition. Niall’s commitment to sharing his pioneering work is inspiring a paradigm shift in the public perception and narrative around emotional well-being and human potential.
Founded and hosted by Niall Breslin, the critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning “Where Is My Mind” podcast, is an immersive exploration into how we can better look after our heads and hearts in the chaos of the modern world. Niall engages in naturally vulnerable, investigative and generative conversations with philosophers, thought leaders, academics, scientists and musicians including Deepak Chopra, Moby, Edith Eger, Adam Clayton (U2) and many others. ‘Where Is My Mind’ regularly features in the UK and Ireland’s top podcast charts and it was the winner in the most creative podcast category at the British Podcast Awards. Niall’s other podcast “Wake Up Wind Down” is a twice-daily guided reflection and meditation to start and end your day. As part of Spotify’s ‘Your Daily Wellness’ playlist, the podcast reached and actively supported hundreds of thousands of global listeners during the pandemic, reaching number one in Spotify’s US health and fitness charts. It was also nominated for British podcast of the year in 2021 & 2022 and indeed won Irish daily podcast of the year in 2022.
Niall’s passion and drive for de-stigmatising mental health, particularly amongst young people, propelled him to co-found the award-winning mental health charity “A Lust for Life”. Through their school’s programme they are teaching young people to be effective guardians of their own minds and have, to date, reached over 45,000 students nationwide with the aim of being in every primary school by 2023 and embedded in the educational curriculum by 2024.
In addition to writing his award winning memoir “Me and My Mate Jeffrey” Niall has also authored a best-selling children’s book series “Magic Moments” which further promotes and educates children on mindfulness, emotions and mental health.
Niall Breslin is also a multi-platinum award-winning musician and producer. Lead singer and songwriter for “The Blizzards”, 3 time winner as a coach on “The Voice of Ireland” and also worked as a producer and songwriter for Simon Fueller’s “19 entertainment”.
One of Ireland’s most prominent mental health advocates and sought after public speakers, Niall Breslin’s ability to communicate with inspiring candidness, expert knowledge and authenticity has helped to pioneer a sea change in the public perception of mental health and emotional wellbeing in Ireland.