Niamh is an engaging and entertaining yet also an inspiring speaker. She has delivered well regarded talks for Zeminar, Shona.ie, Let’s Talk Mental Health at Work, Network Ireland, the Psychological Society of Ireland, and The Irish Hospice Foundation. She speaks on topics such as:
- Grief: learning to live with loss
- What’s out the other side of awful?
- Being self-confident
- Performing under pressure
- Are you a team or just a group of individuals?
Through a mix of speakers, workshops and exhibitors, Zeminar’s three-day event aimed at Generation Z aims to provide “A Life Changing Day” to students, preparing them for life’s journey and leaving them informed, educated and inspired. Niamh’s 2017 talk “Resilience 101” and her 2019 talk “What’s out the other side of awful?” have both received wide acclaim. Link to both talks here.
Niamh was appointed as Headquarters (HQ) Psychologist to the Irish Olympic team at the Olympic Games in 2004 (Athens), 2008 (Beijing) and 2012 (London). Her role as a member of the Team Ireland Sports Science & Medical team was to be on site to deal with any psychological needs arising in the highly pressurised and unique environment of the Olympic Village and also to help with any last-minute psychological preparation.
She has also been the designated sport psychologist with several sports competing at Olympic Games. In this capacity, Niamh’s role has been to train athletes and advise coaches and managers in the psychological skills required for optimum performance at the highest level in their sport. Several of these athletes have achieved personal bests in Olympic competition, with some reaching Olympic finals.
Over the years Niamh has been interviewed for and contributed to articles in many newspapers and online publications.