Maureen Gaffney

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Maureen Gaffney

Dr. Maureen Gaffney is a well-known Irish psychologist, writer and broadcaster.

She specializes in leadership and organizational change programmers, working with companies to build strong, emotionally intelligent leadership and innovative and resilient work cultures.

She has worked with major multinational companies in Ireland and in the US including Intel, Boston Scientific, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Google, Ulster Bank and Bank of Ireland, and with the educational sector in Australia. She is an inspirational and authoritative speaker and has addressed businesses in Ireland, the UK, the US, Sweden, Germany and Spain.

Her best-selling book Flourishing, about how to achieve a deeper sense of well-being, meaning and purpose was published by Penguin in November 2011 sets out the scientific principles underling ‘Being at Your Best’ and was the basis of a major two-part RTE TV documentary broadcast in 2014.

Her next book Your One Wild and Precious Life is due for publication on 16th September.


‘A realistic approach to positive thinking’ 

Sunday Times

‘It is the science and professional experience at Gaffney's disposal that makes her book so relevant ... presented in such a friendly and persuasive way that it's hard to resist 

Irish Examiner

‘Shows us how we can approach life with a renewed sense of vigour and purpose’

Metro Herald

‘Maureen Gaffney's simple strategies for positive thinking can put the feel-good factor back into your life’

Irish Independent


Penguin Ireland (UK & US)