There is no right or wrong path, just a series of events that gives us a flavour of what it is that sets our hearts alight or dampens our soul.
What I do know to be true is that in a life that is not always a smooth ride and a world that’s more disillusioned, disconnected and full of people wearing masks than ever before, the bravest thing a person can do despite the challenges they may face is to bring their authentic selves to the world and that is when the magic will happen.
I am a coach.
I care about people living lives of courage, purpose and integrity. Lives where they have the space to explore and express themselves. Lives where they feel less disillusioned, more connected, content and present. Lives where they have permission to lower their masks and show themselves. Lives lived on purpose, with intentionality, fulfilment, with love and a sense of wonder at themselves and the world.
I help people gain clarity, to uncover stories that are holding them back. To overcome avoidance, procrastination and self sabotage. To take aligned action towards changes that are meaningful.
My role is to help you gain a greater level of insight and awareness in all areas of life. We will explore the person you wish you become, the experiences you wish to have, the things you want to achieve on the way and to plot a plan to enjoy the journey there. In trusting me as your coach it is important you are willing to hold yourself accountable to the changes you commit to. Remember, if nothing changes, nothing changes. The first step is reaching out.
I am an optimistic realist. I recognise the realities of the challenges of life but I strive to challenge my own perceived limitations and in doing so inspire others to do the same. At 20 years of age I sustained a spinal cord injury leaving me with 15% muscle function. This event could have been the end for me but I chose to see it as a source of opportunity to grow, learn and to reset how I look at life and what is possible.
I began speaking about my experiences and how I dealt with the challenges that I faced, and continue to face, as seen in my TEDx talk – Fearless Like A Child. I continue to motivate, challenge and provoke his audiences not only through speaking but also through blog writings, media interviews and video.
Having released Breaking Boundaries in 2016, an award winning documentary broadcast internationally I was recently included in a list of ’50 Incredible People Who Are Shaping Modern Ireland’. A selection of companies and seminars I have worked with in the past are listed below.
"I was privileged to hear Jack speak yesterday at an event in Clongowes. The most inspiring talk I've ever heard, not in an airy fairy way but as a practical handbook for living your best life. Thank you so much!"
"Every now and then you meet someone truly remarkable. Someone whose resilience, courage, strength, honesty and perspective on life literally takes your breath away. Someone who is quite possibly a real superhero. I meat a man today who is all those things."
"Massively enjoyed listening to Jack Kavanagh at work today. Jack came in to give a talk on resilience, leadership and being your best as part of our celebration of diversity on International Men's Day."