Changing the Game (August 2014)
- Friday 29th August
- Talk Time: 7pm
- Venue: Carlton Hotel Dublin Aiport
- Early Booking Rate €22.50 includes book.
- Late Booker rate €25.00 (Does not include book)
John O’Sullivan is the author of the bestselling book Changing the Game: The Parent’s Guide to Raising Happy, High-Performing Athletes and Giving Youth Sports Back to Our Kids.
He is the Founder of the Changing the Game Project, and his writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, Soccer America, and The Soccer Wire. John is also a nationally known speaker and coaching educator, working with schools and youth sports organizations, as well as speaking at TEDx Bend in 2014. He teaches parents and coaches how to create a player-centered youth sports environment, be better leader for our children, and create model youth sports organizations that put our players first.
John spent nearly three decades as a soccer player and coach at the youth, college and professional level, most recently as the Central Oregon Regional Training Center Director for the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer. He holds a USSF A License, USYS National Youth License, and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. He is a 1994 graduate of Fordham University and received his Masters degree from the University of Vermont in 2003. He currently resides in Bend, Oregon where the majority of his coaching duties consist of working with his 8 year old daughter Maggie and 7 year old son Tiernan.
Buy Your Ticket Now for John O’Sullivan’s Talk and get a copy of ‘Changing The Game’ for 60people to book
(This offer will expire in August 2014)
Steve Biddulph Talks (September 2014)
- Raising Boys: Friday 5th September @ 7pm
- Raising Girls: Sunday 7th September @ 2.00pm
Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best known parenting authors. A psychologist for 25 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach. His books, including The Secret of Happy Children, Raising Boys, The New Manhood and now RAISING GIRLS are in four million homes and 31 languages. They have influenced the way we look at childhood and especially the development of boys and men. Today though, the exploitation and misuse of girls and young women globally are his major concern. Steve’s live talks have had a remarkable public response, reaching 130,000 people over almost 30 years.
Many people express surprise at how moving and emotional these talks are, as well as how much fun. Steve has sold out a number of theatre tours across the UK and will return there again in 2014. Steve also led and funded a human rights project – the SIEVX Memorial Project that was part of a (sadly, brief) sea-change towards more compassionate government in Australia’s 2007 election. He also supports ChilOut (Children Out of Detention) and Sanctuary Refugee Trust. He was voted Father of the Year in 2000 for his work encouraging the role of fathers, and is Adjunct Professor in the school of psychology and counselling at Cairnmillar Institute, Melbourne. He has two grown up children, and lives in Tasmania with his wife and co-author Sharon, and assorted wombats.
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