Welcome to Episode 25 of What I Know Now, the Leadership and Personal Development Podcast.

Today’s guest is Owen Fitzpatrick. Owen is a globetrotting Psychologist who has worked in 28 countries and has visited 100 countries. He has coached Billionaires, Olympic Athletes and is former television presenter of his own show on RTÉ called ‘Not Enough Hours.’

He is the author of six books which have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He has studied in Negotiation and Influence in Harvard Business School and MIT, and has a Masters in Applied Psychology. He also has a certificate in Behavioural Analysis and Investigative Interviewing.

A former psychotherapist, Owen does executive coaching with senior leaders across a variety of sectors. He facilitates workshops and trains people on influence, strategic messaging, leadership, behavioural economics and applying storytelling to business. He has shared the stage with Sir Richard Branson, Seth Godin and Jean Claude van Damme. He has worked with Google, Bank of Ireland, Barclays, Abbott, Sage, Salesforce, Car Trawler and the Central Bank of Ireland to name but a few.

His online videos have been seen by almost 500,000 people including his TEDx talk on Inner Propaganda. Owen’s approach is unique, funny and fast paced as is evident from his Sarcastic Series on YouTube which include titles such as ‘Public Speaking: How to feel nervous and terrified’, ‘How to Lose Sales’ and ‘The Art of Effective Whining’.

In a wide-ranging interview we discuss:

  • Owen’s journey to now to becoming a globe-trotting psychologist and award-winning author.
  • Overcoming depression in his teenage years and how the movie Rocky inspired him to change his life.
  • The unique TEDx talk he presented, a ten minute battle between two sides of the mind.
  • How he got to know Dr. Richard Bandler and setting up he Irish Institute of NLP.
  • Challenging himself and wanting to push himself outside his comfort zones, such as writing books and screenplays.
  • The importance of trying not to care too much about what people think, to try your best and keep on improving to the best of your ability.
  • What advice Owen would give to his 18-year-old self.

 

 

If you want to check out more about Owen and NLP you can visit these websites:

owenfitzpatrick.com
Irish Instiute of NLP
You can also follow Owen on Facebook, on Twitter @owenfitzp and subscribe to his Youtube channel.

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