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Jim Kirwan

Jim Kirwan

Employee Well Being & Inactivity Expert

Jim’s passion for living a healthy life started over 40 years ago when his 47 year old dad died suddenly from a massive heart attack. He’s the creator of Get America Moving and now back in Ireland, his mission is to increase awareness about the dangers of inactivity and the many health benefits of moving throughout the day.

Jim is a passionate and inspirational speaker, author and employee well being coach. The contents and strategies in his book “The eXercise Factor” will challenge you to take a long hard look at yourself. It’s packed with tons of great advice and an easy to follow road map for a long and healthy life, regardless of your age, weight or current fitness level.

Previously he spent 10 years as a CEO of a specialty sports business in the Carolinas, USA and before that over 25 years working in HR in Ireland. He’s a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Workplace well-being and fitness fanaticism Author and Employee Wellbeing Consultant Jim Kirwan shared 6 simple tips to improve well-being in your workplace and gave his view on if we’re taking fitness too far? –…



Jim Kirwan is a world class speaker and can discuss anything employee well being or fitness related [especially Inactivity]. His presentations are customized to the needs of each client and their specific audience. Here are a few story ideas:

1. Signature Talk 1 – F.I.T.C.E.O. – On A Mission “Let’s Get Moving” [targets employers]
2. Signature Talk 2 – Your New Lifestyle Mission [targets employees]
3. Transform Your Life From eXcruciating to eXtraordinary with “The eXercise Factor”.
4. “Sitting is the New Smoking”, 5 Simple Steps To Get Off Your Butt.
5. How To Overcome the 5 Greatest Obstacles to Exercise!
6. Seven Key Steps to EASE into the Best Shape of Your Life, Regardless of Your Age, Weight or Current Fitness Level.
7. Five Easy Steps to Make Exercise Fun!
8. START Exercising Today! Don’t Wait Until Jan. 1!
9. Five Simple Steps To Start Running In Less Than 30 Minutes!



“I saw Jim speak as a guest keynote speaker at the first Charleston Healthy Business Challenge and thought his passion for health and fitness would add great value to the annual Blue Cross Blue Shield Leader Workshops. His mission to “Get America Moving” and his keynote talk, “How To Create A Culture Of Health – Real Strategies You Can Use” was such an important part of our workshops in South Carolina. Jim’s passionate presentation was inspiring and I would definitely recommend him as a speaker.” – Michael E. Harris, Vice President Major Group Sales, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

“Jim Kirwan is a dynamic, engaging speaker who motivates change by weaving real-life examples into his health and fitness message. His “four keys to success” are logical, easy to understand, and are a great tool for anyone looking to improve their health at any age.” – Susan Johnson, PhD., Director of Health Promotion, Medical University of South Carolina

“I invited Jim to be our guest keynote speaker at a recent training day for all staff [200] in Spartanburg. He is a passionate speaker and we loved his signature talk “Your New Lifestyle Mission” and his dad’s story in particular was very moving! He definitely inspired many of our team to take action and I would certainly recommend Jim as a speaker for similar events”. – Jayne Moorman, Assistant County Librarian, Spartanburg County Public Libraries, SC



To book Jim Kirwan for your event, contact Front Row Speakers on +353 1 485 3991 or email
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