Mick is a qualified Executive and Life Coach and a Motivational Speaker who has helped hundreds of people to enhance their lives and achieve a wide variety of goals. As a parent of two boys Mick is extremely passionate about working with and helping children to deal with the various challenges in their lives, to increase their happiness and wellbeing and to fulfil their true potential. Together with his wife Linda, who is a Primary School Teacher, they set up New Horizons Montessori School over 12 years ago and this has become established as one of the leading Montessori Schools in Dublin. He has also worked with childrens’ charities and served as the Chairperson of the Board of Management of a Primary School for 4 years. Mick has completed a three year Masters Programme in Applied Positive Psychology with the University of East London (with distinction). His final dissertation was a research project on the use of positive psychology interventions in Primary Schools. He already holds a range of other professional qualifications including a diploma in Executive Business and Life Coaching accredited with the Life and Business Coaching Association of Ireland (L.B.C.A.I.) and a Certificate in Training and Development from NUI Maynooth. Mick is also the owner of Act Now a company that delivers motivational talks, training programmes and one to one coaching to adult participants. These sessions have a strong focus on positive psychology interventions. Before setting up Act Now he held various management roles including 5 years as Training and Development Manager within the financial services sector where he was responsible for the training and development needs of over 300 staff.