Niall Breslin is a lot of things: a speaker, a teacher, a writer, a thought leader, podcast host, philanthropist, musician, athlete, polymath but most importantly - a seeker and speaker of truth.
Niall Breslin is one of Ireland’s most formidable and inspiring mental health advocates and public speakers. An active polymath, he is also a bestselling author, podcaster, musician, philanthropist, and a former professional athlete.
Niall’s personal experience has informed his journey to becoming a leading figure in mindfulness for individuals and organisations. He works alongside and shares his expertise with a diverse range of clients and audiences, including Apple, Google, international NGOs, and The European Parliament.
Niall has completed degrees in both Economics and Sociology, a Masters Degree in Mindfulness Based Interventions from University College Dublin, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College Of Surgeons.
As founder and Creative Director of the mental health advocacy charity A Lust for Life, Niall has further contributed significantly to his standing as a key figure in the evolving conversation around mental health in Ireland. His work in establishing this organisation and driving its mission has led to numerous social entrepreneurship awards including the prestigious Social Entrepreneur Ireland Impact award, The Social Innovation Fund and the Google Impact Award. For more information visit: www.alustforlife.com
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 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 is also a multi-platinum award-winning musician and producer. Lead singer and songwriter for “The Blizzards”, three time winner as a coach on “The Voice of Ireland” and also worked as a producer and songwriter for Simon Fueller’s “19 entertainment”.