Speaker for Health & Pharmaceutical Organisations

The overall goal is to humanise the product and bring to life your company's principles through a transformational and impactful speech.

We know that having a sense of purpose in your work greatly enhances the personal fulfillment and productivity of staff.

During my speech I get your staff to realise that developing, designing and producing products and solutions that specifically improve the quality of people's lives, makes the work truly meaningful.

Information without emotion is not retained.

From the many testimonials and recommendations I have received, you will see that my talks are designed to be inspirational. You are brought on an emotional journey which brings to light both the reality of being a patient and the gratitude felt in being able to live well.

The end result is staff who respond with high levels of engagement and commitment.

Not merely working for a paycheck or to impress the boss but the wider goal of knowing the work you do directly affects the quality of people's lives. Knowing this, directly impacts the health and safety of the work being done and the workforce. They understand their purpose.

My approach and background
In terms of speaking style, my relaxed, entertaining and proven approach makes clear to staff the realities of living with a long term illness and the importance of appreciating your health. I am currently on my second kidney transplant. I’ve also had an impressive 1,800 hospital sessions. When combined with a Degree in Health & Fitness, a Masters Degree in Health Promotion and over 15 years speaking within this industry I am ideally suited to educate, motivate and inspire your workforce.

If you need a speaker who tailors each talk to the individual client and has been trusted to perform at the EU parliament, conferences and major pharmaceutical companies across Europe, get in touch today.

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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.

Louise Walsh , Executive Director Quality Operations, Allergan
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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."

Michael Bourke , Clinical Meeting Manager @ Novo Nordisk
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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."


Mr. Markus Strotmann , Deputy Member and Head, Avitum Division, B. Braun
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A very powerful story

"A very powerful story centred around the patient that also captures the primary objective of manufacturing in pharma - patient safety."

Mark McLean , Managing Director, Team Horizon
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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."


Simone Klein , Vice-President Sales & Marketing Services, B Braun
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...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.

Laura Byrne , 7th Annual Transplant and Nephrology Conference Committee. (2018)
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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."

Anthony McHale , Training & Development manager, Fort Wayne Metals Co. Mayo (Med tech Co.)
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Truly inspiring talk by Darren

"Truly inspiring talk by Darren today shows the importance of companies to keep improving treatments for the patients."

Philip Jarvis , Validation Lead at Alcon
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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.

Dermot Fennelly , Manager, AbbVie, Ireland
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extremely positive...

"Your talk was excellent and the feedback from Sligo was extremely positive."


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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.

Toby Viering , Product Communications, Amgen (Europe) GmbH
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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!"

Anna Rouillard , LOGOS Public Affairs, European Parliament
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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."

Helge Hinniger , Corporate Communications Manager, Fort Wayne Metals. Indiana USA. (Med tech Co.)

Did you know...

I also run a private support group for people suffering kidney disease. Through this group you will have access to myself, and people with similar health issues. This group works as a supportive environment to promote tips, tactics and information to aid in improving your health and quality of life.