Wellness - Thrive Festival

Wellness

  • Gemma Atkinson will appear on The Signature Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 9:30 and 13:30   Gemma is a seasoned UK TV, reality, West End and film actress who gained recognition by starring in the soap ‘Hollyoaks’. In 2017 she was a hit on BBC One’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’reaching the final. Since then she has been embraced by the media, featuring in an array of publications such as Fabulous, Women’s Health, Women’s Fitness, Hello, OK and the Daily Mail online. Gemma’s athletic physique is down to her passion for a healthy lifestyle balanced with regular exercise and good nutrition. Gemma was the face of innovative sports brand USA Pro in 2013-2014. In June 2018, her avid enthusiasm for health and fitness reached new heights, with the launch of her own active wear brand – GA by Gemma Atkinson. Find Gemma at Thrive Festival 2019 on the Signature Stage on […]
  • Dr. Hazel Wallace will appear on The Signature Stage Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 9:30 and 13:30   Dr.Hazel Wallace is the founder of The Food Medic. She is a qualified medical doctor, best-selling author, and health writer. She is also a qualified personal trainer and is currently pursuing a masters in clinical nutrition and public health. Hazel started ‘The Food Medic’ blog in 2012, as a medical student, in a bid to bridge the gap between conventional medical advice and the latest thoughts and developments in nutrition and other areas of lifestyle medicine. The blog has now extended to various other platforms and publications including social media, books, and a podcast. The Food Medic podcast aims to cut through the confusing health information that we find online by interviewing experts and specialists who dispel the myths surrounding diet and health, and instead share evidence-based advice and actionable tips! www.thefoodmedic.co.uk […]
  • Maeve Madden will appear Saturday 30th March 2019 on the Move Stage @ 11:00 and 16:00 & on the Inner Wellness Stage @12:00 and 18:00   Maeve Madden is a bestselling author and health and fitness influencer. Maeve released her debut book, Beat Your Bloat in May 2018. The book was a best seller in both the UK and Irish markets and is set to hit the US in December. Maeve’s strong female audience love her approach to fitness, but even more so with her daily information on female related issues, from PCOS to IBS. A Fitness/Commercial Model, Actress, Lifestyle Blogger, Personal Trainer, former Professional Dancer born and raised in Ireland. Maeve has always had a passion for fitness, health & beauty. She attended both dance and acting schools in her hometown from the age of 3 and competed successfully in many competitions for Dance, Drama and Beauty. Hard work and dedication […]
  • Food Flicker will appear on the Cookery Stage Saturday 30th March 2019  @ 11:00 and 15:00    Daniel is a performance nutritionist who works with elite GAA and professional Rugby teams as well as athletes in other sports including golf, hockey, athletics and cycling. He is also the founder of the online recipe and nutrition platform FoodFlicker. Daniel believes that enhancing elite athletes’ and recreational athletes understanding of appropriate nutrition practices is vitally important for long-term optimum health and performance. In order to achieve this, he believes in providing this information in an understandable, practical and enjoyable manner. The approach is based on translating the latest nutrition science into practical advice and recipes for people to achieve their health and performance goals using fresh and simple ingredients. Time is a valuable commodity in the modern world so his recipes, tips and tricks acknowledge and address that. Cooking is a skill that Daniel […]
  • Pip Stewart will appear Sunday 31st March 2019 on the Talks stage @ 14:00 and 16:00 & on the Grow stage @15:00   Pip is an adventurer, travel writer and film-maker with a passion for meditation, health and wellbeing. A self-proclaimed hippy at heart, Pip is a firm believer that the great outdoors and connecting with people is good for the soul. As well as being an intrepid traveler, she is also a trained meditation instructor. Pip studied history and politics at Oxford University and subsequently worked in Asia for five years as an anchor and reporter in Hong Kong. She also traveled extensively in Malaysia as a key reporter on the general election and produced political and travel multimedia stories for The Telegraph, BBC, CNN, and South China Morning Post, amongst others. Pip’s journey back to Britain in 2013, to take up the role of Adventure Editor for Red […]
  • Alan O’Mara will appear on the Life Stage Saturday 30th March 2019  @ 14:00 and 18:00    Alan O’Mara is the founder of Real Talks and a renowned speaker for his mixture of honesty, insight, humour and passion on the topic of health and wellbeing. He is the author of the best-selling memoir ‘The Best Is Yet To Come,’ while the Real Talks podcast series he hosts has been listened too in more than 100 countries around the world. A former Gaelic footballer with Cavan and an Ulster u21 champion, he became the first active senior inter-county player to go public about experiencing depression in 2013. He is currently completing a Masters in Sports and Exercise Psychology and is a wellbeing ambassador to the HSE’s ‘Little Things’ campaign. To learn more about Alan or his work, go to www.RealTalks.ie Find Alan on social: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter
  • The Gut Stuff will appear on the Inner Wellness Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 13:00 and 16:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 on the Talks Stage @11:00 and 17:00 and on the Inner Wellness Stage @14:00 and 16:00   The Gut Stuff was co-founded just over a year ago by DJ presenters Lisa and Alana Macfarlane (The Mac Twins) and entrepreneur India Wardrop. Twins are a great constant for medical research, and Alana and Lisa became the “chief guinea pigs” for Tim Spector at TwinsUK research at King’s College London where they discovered that despite having 100% the same DNA their guts have only 40% the same microbiota, which could explain why their bodies behave so differently. Thus their ‘gut journey’ began! The trio made it their mission to bring the real science to the public. They launched a Youtube series featuring the world’s leading scientists in Gut Health including Tim Spector, Trevor Lawley, Sandrine Claus […]
  • Nicole and Lauren will appear on the Life Stage Saturday 3oth March 2019 @11:00  &  Sunday 31st March 2019 @17:00   Ardere (pronounced ‘ar-deh-ray’, meaning ‘to glow’) founded by sisters Nicole and Lauren is a healthy lifestyle company specialising in aromatherapy candles, nutritious recipes and expert wellbeing advice. The holistic brand was formed when co-founder Lauren was diagnosed with ME/CFS and after making positive changes to her diet and lifestyle she was able to alleviate symptoms and regain back her health. The sisters passion became sharing their knowledge with others about the five pillars of health (diet, movement, rest, mindset and environment) from an evidence-based point of view along with crafting products to enhance wellbeing in others. Acknowledging the power of the olfactory system and how scent works on the brain to boost mood and wellbeing, the sisters harnessed essential oils in their organic natural wax candles that work therapeutically to promote […]
  • Laura Thomas PhD will appear on the THRIVE Talks Stage Saturday 3oth March 2019 @18:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @12:00 Laura Thomas PhD, RNutr is a Registered Nutritionist who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Having had her own strained and weird relationship with food, she now helps her clients build a healthy relationship with food by helping them tune into their own innate hunger and satiety cues and disconnect from diet tools like meal plans and calorie trackers using a process called intuitive eating, together with other non-diet approaches. In 2016 Laura launched Don’t Salt My Game – a podcast that calls out diet trends and myths – to tell you what you really need to know to stay on top of your game. Laura was the Nutrition Consultant for the BBC1 documentary ‘Mind Over Marathon’ where she supported people suffering with mental health problems train for […]
  • Deirdre O Connor will appear on the Inner Wellness Stage Saturday 3oth March 2019 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @11:00 & 15:00   Deirdre O Connor is an Integrative Sleep Therapist and founder of the Deep Sleep Clinic in DunLaoghaire where she works exclusively with clients to help them find their way back to soothing, restful and nourishing sleep. She has trained extensively , over the past 25 years, in sleep-inducing methods and techniques and regularly runs classes and workshops in her one-of-a-kind method. Deep Sleep is a beautiful cross-pollination: Neuro-Sensory Movement,  Body Mapping, Craniosacral Unwinding,  Stillness,  Bed-time Yoga,  Mindful Somatic Release,   and most of all – letting go, slowing down, unplugging and breathing deep belly breaths. Deirdre’s studies were triggered by a need to find a relief from on-going anxiety and began  with  Yoga – initially  in India for almost 3 years exploring many different Yoga styles – Hatha, Bhakti, Jhana […]
  • Louise O’Reilly will appear on The THRIVE Talks Stage Sunday 31st March 2019 @13:00 & 15:00   Louise is an international plus size/curvy model based in Dublin and is currently signed to agencies in London, Germany, Milan, South Africa and Australia. After a couple of years being immersed in the fashion industry, Louise wanted to create a platform to showcase fashion and beauty diversity for every kind of body type, her love for curves, body image, and much much more.  As a result, 10 years ago Style Me Curvy was born! Louise has had the privilege of working with big industry names such as Cosmopolitan UK, Look Magazine, Simply Be USA, Evans, Dorothy Perkins, Next, H&M to name but a few and top photographers in New York, Milan, Germany and London. She has been interviewed by the likes Vogue Italia, Marie Claire UK and Elle Canada. Her hard work certainly […]
  • Breda Stack will appear on the Talks Stage Saturday 3oth March 2019 @14:00 and on the Life Stage @15:00   Leading decluttering expert Breda Stack, The Declutter Therapist of DeclutterTherapy.com, is the founder of National and International Declutter Day, author of Declutter Therapy and a regular contributor to TV, radio and print media. Sharing a unique approach to decluttering since 2010, Breda is also the creator of The Declutter Academy Professional Training Certification and other online programmes through which she teaches students and clients all around the world to “LET IT GO” so they can enjoy simpler, happier lives. www.decluttertherapy.com Facebook: @DeclutterTherapy Twitter: @BredaStack  
  • The Reset will appear on the Grow Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @18:00 & on the Inner Wellness Stage Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 12:00 & 16:00 The Reset was created for women who constantly feel too busy to prioritise themselves. Made for women like you, by women like you, The Reset offers practical tools, tips and support to make changes in your life – from small and sustainable, to big and transformational. The Reset runs a series of retreats that offer time and space for women to step back, assess where they are in their lives and make plans for the future in a supportive environment. Offering a luxury experience, in 2018 The Reset ran two retreats at Loughcrew Estate Co. Meath, and in March 2019 ran its first overseas retreat in Olhao, on the Algarve in Portugal. Alongside its retreats, The Reset offers talks, articles, one day retreats and […]
  • Anna will host the Signature Stage on Saturday March 31st – She will chat with Gemma Atkinson and take questions from the audience    Anna Geary is a Broadcaster, Athlete, Performance and Lifestyle Coach and Columnist. The former All Ireland winning Camogie Captain is well known for her successful career on the pitch and also as a former Cork Rose in 2014. Anna has won over 20 All Ireland medals during her illustrious sporting career, including 7 senior All Irelands medals with Cork and her club, Milford. In addition to her sporting career, Anna has seven years’ experience in the corporate world working for large companies. A popular MC, Anna has hosted a number of key events including the Ireland Active National Conference, the International Women’s Business Conference, The Irish Construction Awards, AIB Build a Bank and Zeminar. Anna was a finalist on RTÉ One’s hugely popular Dancing with the […]
  • Laura Agar Wilson will appear Saturday 30th March 2019 on the Grow Stage @13:00 and on the Life Stage @18:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 on the Grow Stage @11:00 and on the life Stage @15:00   Laura is a self-care coach, business mentor for online coaches and designer who’s passionate about living a wholehearted life! Laura is passionate about helping others do the same – from mindset and self-care to running a business that gives us freedom and flexibility to create a life that truly works for us as modern women, she wants to help you show up for yourself more than ever before. www.wholeheartedlylaura.com Find Laura on social: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • The Coaching Circle will appear on the Life Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @13:00 & Sunday 31st March 2019 @14:00   At Thrive Festival join The Coaching Circle for an interactive panel discussion about self-care, self-belief and resilience.  They’ll explain what these topics really mean and through a mix of coaching tools & techniques as well as personal stories, attendees will leave motivated and empowered. All members of the panel are qualified Executive & Life Coaches from https://www.positivesuccessgroup.com/ Alison Underwood is a Career & Life Coach at Echo Steps.  Her services include working with clients to get unstuck, make changes and build new habits in life and work.  She understands the pressure of trying to do and be it all and helps clients find ways to manage.  In group workshops and talks, Alison speaks about finding what’s right for you, what you enjoy and what fits in with your life right now.  […]
  • Aidan Healy will appear on the Life Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 12:00 & 17:00 and Sunday 31st March 2019 @ 13:00 & 17:00     Aidan Healy is the Co-Founder of UnPlug, a specialist consultancy that helps individuals and organizations work smarter in an always connected world. UnPlug has designed and delivered a wide range of programmes, incorporating the latest research and good practice, to leaders and managers in over fifty organisations throughout Europe. Topics have included attention management, managing an always connected culture and developing high performing digital teams. Aidan has ten years of experience in people development roles holding qualifications in psychology, leadership and coaching. He is a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and organisational development consultant. Summary of Presentation: In the last ten years, many of us have become all too familiar with the paradox of the ‘always connected’ world of the smartphone, tablet and laptop. We love […]
  • Taz Kelleher will appear on the Grow Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @12:00 & Sunday 31st March @17:00    Join Taz at Thrive during How to Quit Fast Fashion The rise of “fast fashion” has changed the way we buy and wear clothes, but at what cost? Fashion is the 2nd more polluting industry in the world producing billions of tonnes of waste each year, and that’s before we look at energy consumption and employment conditions. It’s time to question why that t-shirt only cost €3, consider where it came from, whose hands it touched and essentially the print it’s going to leave on our planet. In this talk, Taz will breakdown the negative environmental effects of the fast fashion industry and teach you how to engage in sustainable fashion. Learn more about Taz: Taz Kelleher is a podcaster, graphic designer and co-founder of Sustainable Fashion Dublin. In response to the […]
  • Sharon Hearne-Smith will appear on the Inner Wellness Stage Sunday 31st March 2019  @11:00 & 18:00   Join Sharon at Thrive during DoTERRA’s essential oils for natural health & wellbeing: If you would like to learn how to become empowered in taking care of your health and wellbeing naturally, then this is the talk for you. For Sharon Hearne-Smith, discovering DoTERRA’s 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils has transformed the way she manages her families health & wellbeing. She is repeatedly astounded by the incredible effects they have on our physical, mental and emotional health. They provide a simple one-stop-shop packed full of natural solutions for home and family for everything from boosting immunity, pain relief, reducing anxiety, improving sleep issues, balancing hormones, fighting infections, aiding digestion, soothing sore muscles and joints and supporting healthy respiratory function, natural home cleaning, beauty and also in cooking too. Fancy joining Sharon in living a […]
  • Sarah Leather will appear on The Grow Stage Saturday 30th March 2019 @ 17:00   Sarah Leather is known as the ‘Wholehearted Business Coach’. Having run a highly successful natural health practice for 25 years, regularly appearing on national TV, newspapers & magazines; Sarah went on to study & fall in love with Life & Business Coaching. She now coaches women 1:1, runs masterminds, retreats and workshops helping women to have a highly profitable business doing what they love while putting their lifestyles and self-care first.   http://thesarahleather.com/ Find Sarah on social: Facebook & Instagram