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Neil O’Brien worked for a bank for 24 years and then decided that it was time for a change. In 1998 he founded Time To Fly! And has since become Ireland’s number one corporate conference speaker on the topic of Mental Fitness and Wellbeing.

Neil is a published author in this area and his debut book Time To Fly! Published by Liffey Press is available in all good bookshops and on-line.

Neil also coaches elite and professional sports people on their mental fitness and has advised Ryder Cup, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup golfers, pro and elite athletes, Davis Cup tennis players, the GAA and the FAI.

He was also the first ‘life coach’ to be featured on Irish television and contributed regularly to such prime time programmes as Open House, The Health Show, The Health Squad, The Mentor, The Clinic.


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



“I honestly do not think I will ever forget Neil’s coaching session. What an amazing guy."


“I thought that Neil’s approach to motivational speaking was innovative and really refreshing. He captured everyone’s attention and the way he described moods and triggers and habits was very original.” &“I thought that he was very entertaining. It’s a topic very important nowadays to look after your mental health and wellbeing to succeed in life and work. there was a take-away after his session to think about and reflect. Personally I thought it was the best part of the whole event.”

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