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Meet the speakers at our upcoming event – Wellness Project Live 2024

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04th Jun 2024
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Meet the speakers at our upcoming event – Wellness Project Live 2024

Calling all wellness enthusiasts! Our exciting Wellness Project Live event is back for its second year with an incredible line-up of leading experts, including fitness coaches, nutritionists, doctors, yoga instructors and more.

This Saturday, we’re welcoming readers to IMAGE Wellness Project Live 2024, an immersive health and wellness event designed to inspire, educate, and empower individuals to prioritise their well-being.

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to neglect our health, both physically and mentally. This event aims to create a transformative experience that equips attendees with the tools and knowledge to lead healthier, happier lives. We’ll also be welcoming some of Ireland’s leading health and wellness speakers to the stage for chats, workshops, classes and more. Read on for the incredible line-up…

The details

When: Saturday, June 8

Where: Anantara The Marker Dublin, Grand Canal Quay, Docklands, Dublin, D02 CK38

You will enjoy…

  • A jam-packed live event including workshops, panel chats, in-conversation with and much more
  • An incredible speaker line-up with some of Ireland’s leading health and wellness experts
  • Valuable insights for your everyday life and your personal wellness journey
  • Breakfast bites, juices, and a delicious lunch
  • A gorgeous gift bag with some of your favourite brands

 

Gift bag

Each attendee will receive a gorgeous gift bag worth over €100, including:

Tickets

Ticket options
  • *€80 incl.VAT. Starting at 9.30am – Full access to the event schedule PLUS a 60-minute Movement Class
  • *€65 incl.VAT. Starting at 10.30am – Full access to the event schedule after the Movement Class 

*Booking fee applies 

The line-up: Meet the speakers

Brian Pennie, Neuroscientist and Resilience Specialist

Brian Pennie is a former heroin addict turned doctor who’s on a mission to show people that change is possible. Since embracing his second chance at life in 2013, he has become a doctor of neuroscience and psychology, a lecturer at the top two universities in Ireland, an executive coach to some of Ireland’s most senior leaders, and a consultant to some of the world’s largest organisations. He is also a keynote speaker, author, and founder of Change is Possible, where he has reached millions of people with his online content at www.brianpennie.com.

Kate McDaid, Founder of NutriKate, Health and Performance Nutritionist

Kate McDaid studied Food Science at the University of College Dublin before following her ambition and moving to the UK to complete an MSc in Sports and Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University. She landed a position in a nutrition consultancy over there quickly progressing to Senior Health and Performance Nutritionist where she started to build an extensive portfolio working with professional sports teams, elite sporting scholars, corporate clients, charity organisations, weight loss and health-seeking individuals. She took this experience back to Ireland with her in 2017 and founded NutriKate, a high-performance nutrition consultancy.

Kate’s love for nutrition stemmed from her competitive sporting background. She has captained the Irish basketball team and more recently played football for Dublin GAA. Nutrition has served as a massive factor in her own personal journey, something she is eager that others get the benefit of too. Kate is the performance nutritionist with Kildare GAA senior football and hurling teams, the Paddy Harrington Golf Scholarship Programme and also works alongside Trinity College Dublin and their sports scholarship students.

Kate also enjoys working with health-seeking individuals who want to lead healthier lives or who may have specific weight loss or muscle gain goals. Similar to the mantra she has cultivated at NutriKate, changes implemented with Kate’s guidance are lifelong tools to help individuals adapt to the changes that life can bring without compromising their goals. Kate provides a better understanding of nutrition, how those principles can be applied and better yet, will show you how rewarding it is when you get the right mix between your dietary framework and the lifestyle you want to lead.

Kate was previously lectured on the Applied Nutrition programme in TUD, she featured on the ’30 under 30′ in the Sports for Business ‘Rising Stars’ in 2020 and she is also a fluent Irish speaker. She has featured on shows like the Underdogs and BBC’s An Focal Scoir as well as being a contributor to RTE’s Radio na Gaeltachta and Radio na Life. Kate completed Monash University’s ‘The Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome’ course in 2022 and is an accredited ISAK Level 1.

Gareth Mullins, Executive Chef at Anantara The Marker 

For over 20 years Gareth has delighted patrons of five-star hotels in Ireland and Australia with some extraordinary culinary achievements. It all began when he qualified from DIT Cathal Brugha Street in 1999 and then he was off, spending five years in Sydney, Australia, where he worked as head chef at the W Hotel and as senior chef de partie in the Radisson Plaza Hotel.

Next came seven years in the Merrion Hotel as head chef in The Cellar Restaurant & Bar where he helped The Cellar achieve two AA rosettes and the bar was recommended in the Michelin Guide. Gareth was appointed executive chef at The Marker Hotel when it opened in 2013 and for the last decade has been responsible for some truly brilliant creations coming out of The Marker Hotel’s four kitchens: The Brasserie, the Rooftop Bar and Terrace, the Marker Bar and in-room dining.

If the name, the face or the voice seems familiar, it’s probably because Gareth makes frequent appearances on TV and radio, including Late Lunch Live, The Pat Kenny Show, The Six O’Clock Show, and Operation Transformation. He has also been featured in the Irish Times, Sunday Business Post, Food & Wine and Yes Chef Magazine. The Marker’s Brasserie has been awarded two AA rosettes and Best Hotel Restaurant in Dublin in both 2016 and 2018 at the RAI awards thanks to Gareth and his outstanding team.

Tara Rafter, Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Professional Coach

Tara Rafter is a Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and professional coach with advanced certification in parenting, relationships, teams and addiction. She also completed The Silva Intuitive Systems course and holds a certificate in The Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness with IICP. She is currently training with Dr Gabor Maté in Compassion Inquiry.

Throughout her work since 2017, she has learned a vast amount from her training and the thousands of people she has been lucky enough to work with across the world. The patterns that occur in how we “do life” based on the way we see the world are the differentiators in the type of experience we have while we are on this planet.

Dr Sumi Dunne, General Practitioner & Clinical Lecturer

Dr Sumi Dunne BM BSc (Hons) MICGP MSc FFSEM graduated from the University of Southampton. She undertook Neonatal Intensive Care and Emergency Department Paediatrics training before undertaking specialist general practice (GP) at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Since then, she has maintained both an academic and clinical career in General Practice, working as a clinical lecturer in the Department of General Practice RCSI and as a rural GP in Portarlington, County Laois.  

Sumi has a particular clinical interest in women’s health including contraception, the peri/menopause journey, HRT prescribing, and reproductive and sexual health.  In her academic and other professional activities, Sumi has developed a particular interest in team wellbeing. She believes strongly in the need for clinical leadership and has a Master’s in Leadership for Health Professions Education, RCSI.  

For her work and lecturing promoting sport, exercise and wellbeing, Sumi was awarded a Fellowship of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) and is a member of the FSEM Exercise Medicine/Musculoskeletal Medicine Committee. Sumi regularly contributes to GP articles in various media and health outlets and has been the GP expert on RTE’s Operation Transformation since 2019.  

Sinéad Mooney, Wellbeing Specialist, Meditation Trainer, Life Design Coach, Yoga Teacher/Mentor and Studio Owner

Moons has been working in the wellbeing space in Ireland and abroad for over a decade and brings her own unique blend of wisdom techniques that has you, the practitioner, as a priority. She truly wants to help you, help you, better befriend/ support and empower yourself through this life. 

She is based at her studio in Blackrock but runs her Yoga Holidays across Europe and also facilitates her Learn to Meditate Courses and Life Coaching online to a wide international community. A regular on the corporate and festival circuit both here and in the UK, she brings a wealth of experience to every class/talk/session/training/workshop she hosts. 

Although she is extremely serious about the power of these wonderful ancient wisdom traditions, she brings a modern, accessible and playful approach to everything she does. With embodiment and empowerment as her core values, she really makes these transformative tools fun and achievable for everyone to use in better navigating their busy day-to-day lives.

Adrienne Murphy, Fitness Coach and Co-Founder of Flowstate

Leaving her corporate job in advertising and marketing, Adrienne made the leap to follow her passion and pursue a career in health and wellness. In 2016 she went back to study Personal Training and began her work experience in one of Ireland’s leading personal training gyms, No.17 Personal Training. 

Today, Adrienne is an online performance coach, who works primarily with females helping them to achieve their wellbeing goals. In January 2024, she launched a new fitness app ‘Flexy’, along with her fellow co-founders John Belton and Vogue Williams. Flexy was created to make training and wellness accessible and fun. Adrienne now invests her time working on Flexy and running her online lifestyle business Flowstate.

Adrienne views her own wellbeing as a lifestyle choice. Daily movement, challenging herself to learn new skills and caring for her own health is a top priority.

John Belton, Fitness Trainer, Coach and Entrepreneur

John Belton is a seasoned personal trainer with over 23 years of experience, dedicated to transforming lives through health and fitness. His global journey has seen him coach athletes and individuals worldwide, instilling principles of wellness, strength, and vitality. In 2000, John was part of a team that achieved the fastest known time for the 26 Peaks, showcasing his adventurous spirit. John led Team GE Money in conquering the highest peaks in every county in Ireland, demonstrating his leadership in both solo and team challenges.

An accomplished athlete, he excels in various sports, from CrossFit and GAA football to martial arts, consistently competing at a high level. His passion culminated in the establishment of his successful venture, No.17 Personal Training, headquartered in Dublin and catering to clients globally.

Specializing in training time-strapped individuals to perform like corporate athletes, John embodies the corporate athlete lifestyle himself. His endurance feats include conquering some of the world’s toughest ultra marathons in the Arctic Circle and the Amazon, where he secured second place and joined an elite group of only 50 individuals to complete the Beyond The Ultimate Amazon series.

Oonagh O’Hagan, Pharmacist and MD of Meagher’s Pharmacy Group

Oonagh O’Hagan is the proud owner and Managing Director of Meagher’s Pharmacy Group. A qualified pharmacist, she was in her late 20s when she bought the landmark Meagher’s Pharmacy on Dublin’s Baggot Street from Pierce Meagher in 2001. She has since gone on to grow the business to nine pharmacies and a thriving online store www.meaghers.ie. She now employs 150 people with further growth planned.

The IMAGE Wellness Project is powered by Meaghers Pharmacy and in association with Activia, its4women, Irish Life Health, KIND and Pestle & Mortar. Visit our Wellness Hub to download your valuable workbook and to follow weekly updates including interviews, videos and podcast episodes with our leading wellbeing experts.