Gerry Duffy

Gerry Duffy

 

Aged 47, Gerry is a professional speaker in the areas of Goal Setting, Performance and Leadership.

His sporting CV includes running 32 marathons in 32 days and winning the 2011 UK DECA- Iron Distance Triathlon, an event dubbed ‘The toughest ten day endurance challenge in the World’.

Gerry’s story is that of the ordinary man doing something extraordinary to change his life. In 1995 he saw a photograph of himself and recognized he was 50lbs overweight, looked unhealthy (a smoker), and was ‘bored with life’. He decided to take action and took up running. Since that day, Gerry has overcome adversity and achieved in the world of sport what others deemed impossible.
Gerry also held a deep fear of public speaking. However in the past few years, he has addressed some of the leading companies in the world such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Bank of America, Smurfit Kappa, Intel Corporation and Coca Cola. His speaking portfolio includes inspirational topics and practical business strategies to help people achieve their personal or professional goals. He places particular emphasis on ‘goal setting habits’, sustaining motivation and having or developing a ‘can do’ attitude.

Gerry has also written two best-selling books. His first book, ‘WHO DARES, RUNS’ (2011) reached number four on the best sellers list in Ireland (nonfiction). It was also nominated for the William Hill Sports Book of the year. His second book ‘TICK TOCK TEN’ (2013) was shortlisted for Irish ‘Sports Book of the Year’. He has featured in many global publications including Red Bulletin Magazine, Success Magazine as well as the renowned American online news site, The Huffington Post. Gerry lives in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Ireland and travels the globe delivering presentations, workshops and working with corporate organisations.