Darren's warm, engaging style make him a perfect fit for speaking at youth and educational organisations. He has spoken in Ireland at Foroige, No Name Club and school events across the country as well as a yearly lecture to a Masters class in University College Dublin. His talks on "Overcoming Adversity" in relation to physical and mental health is inspiring and motivating.
Why? Because he has lived a life moulded through the adversity of ill health. His positive, engaging and outgoing manner leave young people positively inspired by his example.
He champions the need for more positive role-models in young people's lives. He aims to help anyone suffering adversity, stuck in a rut, or those who feel disheartened by the challenges, pace and difficulties the modern world can throw at you.
With 1,800 hospital visits himself, coupled with a Degree in Sport & Fitness and a Masters Degree in Health Promotion, he is ideally suited to educate, using research and personal stories, on the important issues pertaining to young people today.
Darren discusses his life path with humour, articulation and total honesty. He revels in questions and answer sessions and loves interacting with everyone who attends his talks.
"Darren thank you so much for this evening. You were just WOW! I have no doubt that you have certainly fulfilled one important principle and made an incredible difference to the lives of those gathered. Thank you so much for a truly inspirational presentation."
I was one of the students in the master’s class in UCD you spoke to yesterday.
I felt compelled to write an email to acknowledge how interesting it was hearing your remarkable story. We have had many guest lecturers this year, speaking to us on how their disability impacts on the quality of their lives. Your story was so humbly and humorously told, and it really resonated with me.
I just wanted to let you and Suzanne the course co-coordinator, know how excellent I found your talk to be.
Darren Cawley is one of Ireland’s most talented professional speakers, and it’s clear that he draws his motivation from an inner strength that money can’t buy. His real life examples were captivating, showing how ordinary people were out there accomplishing extraordinary things. This is a timeless message, suitable for all audiences, and it is presented masterfully by Darren Cawley. Our attendees were positively moved by this presentation.
Great to hear of your recovery and it shows how focusing on achievements gets results. You are a WARRIOR and blessed with a positive attitude and a great appreciation of what life is about.
The client was delighted with your presentation and how you connected so well with the students- they are all really happy! It was one of their best ever days.