Brendan Foley Biography

Brendan Foley – #1 Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker, Business & Life Coach, Inspirational Strategist, International Sailing Champion

Brendan lives in Dublin, Ireland with his wife Sarah, their three children and two dogs. When not helping people through his business Brendan is most likely to found taxiing his children to various sports and trying to fit in some sailing!

Commercial Background

Brendan is Managing Director of Seachange Now, one of Ireland’s leading corporate coaching and training business. He started the company in 2005 after a life changing event. Prior to this he held director level positions in advertising, marketing, sales worked in sectors stretching from technology, charities, new-media to mainstream advertising. He is an award winner across many sectors and has won advertising industry ‘Sharks’ and twice the DeLoitte & Touche Technology Fast 50 awards.

Best Selling Author

Brendan is a regular contributor on the topic of leadership and personal and professional development, to various institutes and journals including ‘Accountancy Ireland’, ‘Running Your Business’ and the ‘Volvo Ocean Race Magazine’ to mention but a few. He is a bestselling author of The Yin Yang Complex (Mercier Press 2010) and The 5 States of Succes (Mercier Press 2011). The 5 States of Success is an #1 bestseller.


        • BA (Hons) Marketing
        • Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising
        • Reiki Master & Teacher
        • Level 1 Coach
        • Grade ‘A’ Instructor

Sporting Success

As a sailor he has represented Ireland many times at World and European Championships. He and his crew have been British and French National Champions and came second in the World Championships. Still an active sailor at amateur level, he combines his business experience and sporting insight to help others achieve their full potential.

Motivational speaking

An in-demand motivational speaker Brendan has spoken to diverse groups through Ireland, the UK and across Europe helping to motivate and inspire sales, finance, health care professionals, athletes and many other groups. He has shared the stage with Alastair Campbell (Labour), Bill Cullen (The Apprentice), Gavin Duffy (Dragon’s Den) and many more eminent speakers. His style is upbeat, entertaining and interactive.

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