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Niall Breslin

Mindfulness and Mental Health Advocate Niall Breslin headshot for front row speakers

Niall Breslin

Leadership Consultant, Mindfulness and Mental Health Advocate

Niall Breslin believes in the innate human capacity to heal, recover and transform. As a life transformation expert, he has devoted his life to helping people reach their true unlimited

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”, 3 time winner as a coach on “The Voice of Ireland” and also worked as producer and songwriter for Simon Fueller’s “19 entertainment”.


Finding peace in the chaos of the modern world:

Niall’s keynote talk is a powerful personal story combined with his deep knowledge and expertise of the human condition. It brings the audience through his dynamic and eclectic career as a professional rugby player, touring musician and broadcaster disguising a rampant and destructive struggle with depression and panic disorder, which ultimately led him to hit rock bottom on a live prime-time television show. This was the catalyst for change that guided Niall on a truly remarkable journey of healing and transformation. A journey he now helps people with all over the world.

The Keynote is delivered with three core themes.

1. Relatability – The audience needs to see themselves or their loved ones in what is being said.
2. Vulnerability – This shifts the audience from the head into the heart, and this is where the real impact happens.
3. Functionality – The audience needs to leave the room with tangible, practical and accessible information that they can apply
to their everyday lives.
Niall offers this through a 5 step plan that resonates with all that hear it.

The Architecture of Stigma:
(And how we can deconstruct it)
How can organisations craft cultures of diversity and inclusion? They must understand the obstacles that historically and presently prevent them.

Niall explores this topic in three ways.
1. How are stigmas forged into the fabric of our culture?
2. What are the cognitive biases that allow them to prevail?
3. How we can deconstruct them and move towards a more equal and empathetic society, for equality is the best form of therapy.
This is a very accessible and practical explanation of the building blocks of stigmas, and more importantly, how can we break them down.

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness-based interventions:
Mindfulness is fast becoming the most important ally of the modern mind. Our world moves at a pace that is becoming unsustainable. Neuroscience suggests “we have an old brain for a new world”. But mindfulness is also being commodified and diluted to suit marketing agendas rather than human agendas. Often referred to as ‘McMindfulness’ or ‘Mindfulness lite’. But if we preserve the essence of mindfulness, it has the ability to drive a paradigm shift in an individual’s mindset. But how can it help your organisation?

This keynote breaks the brain and its evolution down into three areas.
1. Brain stem.
2. Limbic system
3. Neo-cortex
And Explains the science behind why mindfulness is so important to how they operate and interact. This keynote tells the informative and irreverent story of our evolutionary ancestors ‘Flint Eastwood and ‘The Rock’.

More Topics:

  • The Therapy Room:
  • An Atlantic state of mind:
  • The Blink Effect
  • Fireside chats
  • Leadership consultancy
  • Mindfulness-based intervention programmes:


“PwC are delighted to work with Niall Breslin. The feedback we get from our graduates and undergraduates following Niall’s sessions is brilliant and is always called out as one of their favourite parts of a programme. Niall is really engaging and always happy to take any questions posed. Thanks for all of your excellent sessions Niall!” – PWC 

“Niall’s open and honest conversation around mental health and mindfulness is refreshing. He shares deep struggles and tips to work through them, all while being very personable and approachable.” – Shopify 

“Niall’s talk on Mental Health, Wellbeing and Mindfulness was amazing. The way he addressed key issues from his life, his experience throughout the event. The event attendees were quite happy with the conversations that took place and we got some amazing feedback and questions from them! We are glad to have Niall as the event guest to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. His views, knowledge and experience really aligned with what we aimed to promote as an organisation.” – PCI College

To book Mindfulness and Mental Health Advocate Niall Breslin for your event, contact Front Row Speakers on +353 1 485 3991 or email
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