Inspiring, entertaining & educational TALKS
Learning Lessons from the Challenge of Adversity
My name is Darren Cawley and in 1998 I was diagnosed with kidney disease. Learning from the challenges I faced I now offer online courses, support and talks on how best to deal with the realities of kidney disease.
your inspirational spirit has been highly motivating for me.
Talking about the actual experience of kidney failure and describing your ordeal, yet maintaining you’re uniquely positive and inspirational spirit has been highly motivating for me.
...you were the highlight of the day.
On behalf of the TUN Conference committee I just wanted to say a huge thank you for coming along last Friday and speaking at this year’s TUN Conference. I for one thoroughly enjoyed your talk, I can see why you do it for a living, you were fantastic! I definitely think you were the highlight of the day. The feedback was phenomenal and the only complaint is that people would have liked to listen to you for longer so that’s certainly not a bad one.
he reminds us all why we should be motivated at work every day...
"Darren is a very positive and inspiring man. Despite his health background he reminds us all why we should be motivated at work every day. He stresses how important it is to have the right attitude and not think "I work in the Marketing Department or in production" but "I help people who suffer from kidney disease and save lives."
A very powerful story
"A very powerful story centred around the patient that also captures the primary objective of manufacturing in pharma - patient safety."
Truly inspiring talk by Darren
"Truly inspiring talk by Darren today shows the importance of companies to keep improving treatments for the patients."
reminds everyone of why they should face every working day with positivity and motivation
"Despite his medical history, Darren remains a very positive person and reminds everyone of why they should face every working day with positivity and motivation. He stresses how important it is to come to work with the right attitude and not think, “I work in marketing or production or...”, but instead “I am helping people suffering from kidney disease and saving lives."
A truly engaging and inspiring speaker
"Darren has a unique ability to connect his experiences as a patient to diverse audiences. A truly engaging and inspiring speaker."
help your employees understand the vital importance of their work
"Darren tells a compelling, intimate story about how healthcare has changed his life. If you work in the fields of healthcare, pharma, or medical devices, he will help your employees understand the vital importance of their work."
highly recommend Darren for any company embarking on the quality culture journey
Darren Cawley spoke to the staff at the Allergan Westport site during our Health & Safety week in 2016. His talk was inspirational and struck a cord with all of us. There was a realisation after his talk that we were not just working at Allergan we were making products to transform people's lives -what a remarkable impact from a one hour session. Darren has a natural wit and charm and speaks freely and easily about his experience. His positive mental attitude and ability to make it through very challenging times in his life is truly remarkable. I would highly recommend Darren for any company embarking on the quality culture journey to help drive the message of patient safety first.
the standing ovation at the end was a reflection of how well you went down.
"I think the standing ovation at the end was a reflection of how well you went down with everyone."
"Your talk was excellent and the feedback from Sligo was extremely positive."
Your story definitely made an impression on the policy makers.
"Thank you so much for coming all the way to Strasbourg to speak at the event yesterday. We were delighted with how it all went. Your presentation was excellent – I can tell you enjoy public speaking! Your story definitely made an impression on the policymakers – I was sitting next to a couple of them!"
The impact of Darren's presentation on our team was remarkable
Darren's story demonstrates how important the partnership of the patient in the right frame of mind, the medical team and the medicine is in managing a chronic illness. The impact of Darren's presentation on our team was remarkable.
Managing Director UPMC Ireland / SVP UPMC International
Thank you so much for participating in our UPMC Leadership Development Programme RiTE session yesterday which was attended by over 100 colleagues including our President of UPMC International, Chuck Bogosta.
Your story was both inspiring and instructive in equal measure and reflects the importance of placing the patient (as a person) at the centre of their care. The feedback from all in attendance has been overwhelmingly positive and deeply appreciative. You are a wonderful advocate and ambassador for the mission, vision and values which should be extant within all aspects of our health services. UPMC’s purpose is to bring ‘Life Changing Medicine’ to the communities we are privileged to serve. Thank you for reminding and reinforcing for us the incredible privilege it is to lead and serve with dignity and respect.