The 1% Better Podcast

The 1% Better Podcast
If you’re of a curious disposition, have a positive outlook, are devoted to, or even have a passing interest in making yourself a little bit better (let’s set the bar low and aim for 1%) then I’m very hopeful you’ll enjoy listening to my podcast.
BiPolar Barbie - Finding the Balance & Building a Life after the War! - EP086
Nov 9 • 55 min
The 1% Better Podcast – Bipolar Barbie – Finding the Balance & Building a life after the war – EP86 Bipolar Barbie is a mental health advocate. She tells her story through her writing, art, and rapping, and uses social media as a platform for this. She…
Aodan Enright - The Importance of Thinking Things Through - EP085
Oct 26 • 77 min
Aodan Enright – 1% Better Welcome to Episode 85 of the 1% Better Podcast. I’m very much delighted to introduce Aodan Enright as my guest for this episode. Aodan is someone I’ve taken inspiration from, admired and enjoyed getting to know over the last…
Melissa McCarty - The Making of a Crime Report - EP084
Oct 14 • 49 min
Welcome to the 1% Better Podcast. In this episode, I talk with Melissa McCarty. Melissa McCarty is a multi-talented television host, national crime correspondent, and author known for her excellent ad-lib and live broadcast skills. She’s been broadcasting…
Larry G Maguire - The Artist’s Manifesto, Why We Hate Work, and Managing Perfectionism - EP083
Oct 7 • 54 min
Hi all, This is a special edition 1% Better podcast. I recorded this with Larry on Sunday 7th October as a live show to be streamed out over video also. We couldn’t get it to work but will be posting the video afterwards. This is the audio version and it…
David Hennessey - Resilience, Thomas Edison, and The WONDER Technique - EP082
Sep 27 • 66 min
David Hennessey 1% Better Podcast – The WONDER Technique Welcome to the 1% Better Podcast episode 82. My guest today is David Hennessey. David is a professional speaker and workshop leader on resilience and success in the work place. He developed the…
1% Better Live Solo Show & Updates - EP081
Sep 25 • 16 min
Quick check in podcast of what’s coming up with some questions answered and what’s going on with the show and RoboftheGreen in General
Alex Packham, CEO & Founder of ContentCal on Strategy, Early Starts, Intuition, & Learning from Mistakes – EP080
Sep 14 • 70 min
I was connected with Alex back in April via Samantha Kelly (thanks again Samantha) and we recorded this episode. As you’ll hear, he’s a very focused, driven, and ambitious entrepreneur that has a clear vision for the future. Here’s a breakdown of the…
Meagan Duhamel - Sacrifices, Flow States, and Focusing on the Task, not the Result - EP079
Aug 30 • 50 min
1% Better with Meagan Duhamel Quote: ‘That part of my life is definitely complete’ — Meagan Duhamel retires with 3 Olympic medals, 2 world titles Meaghan is a 2 time world champ, 2018 Olympic Gold & Bronze Medallist, 7 time national champion, Vegan and so…
1% Better Live with Tofe Evans - EP078
Aug 29 • 62 min
Tofe Evans is a Thought Leader, Endurance Athlete, & Limit Pusher.
Eben Alexander & Karen Newell - Near Death Experiences & Living in a Mindful Universe - EP077
Aug 23 • 65 min
Eben Alexander & Karen Newell - Near Death Experiences & Living in a Mindful Universe - EP21 S2 Welcome to the 1% Better Podcast. This is another show of many firsts. It’s my first with two guests on the other side of the mic/studio (virtual studio via…
Davidji - Journeying, Finding Greater Grace & Stillness, and 21 Day Challenges - EP076
Aug 15 • 57 min
Davidji is an internationally recognized stress-management expert, corporate trainer, meditation teacher, and author of a number of critically acclaimed and Bestselling books In December 2015, Davidji was named a Trailblazer in Yoga & Ayurveda by…
1% Better Live - Solo Random Show - EP075
Aug 14 • 25 min
In this live show, I discuss a wide range of topics including: * The story behind the Rosanna Arquette Episode * International Podcast Day * Upcoming show with Davidji * Podcast listening Apps & Stats * One Minute Monday * Blogging * Coaching * and lots…
1% Better Live with Maryam Henein - Vanishing of the Bees - EP074
Aug 7 • 64 min
Maryam Henein is a filmmaker and writer and owner of Honey Colony. You may of seen Maryam’s documentary, Vanishing of the Bees (narrated by Ellen Page) that came out a few years ago. She is also owner of the Honey Colony which is a company that aims to…
Paula ‘Paz’ Tooths - Practising Positivity, Social Media Influencing, & Human Rights Missions - EP073
Aug 3 • 63 min
Welcome to the show! Paula has had quite a varied and fascinating career so far. From journalism, TV Production, Event Management, Human Rights Research, Life and Business Coaching, Authoring books developing Wellness and Social Media Influencing. She is…
Live Show with Jeff Bogaczyk of the Mind for Life Podcast - EP072
Jul 31 • 61 min
Live show with Guest Jeff Bogaczyk Check out Jeff’s site -
Colin O’Brady - 7 Summits, 2 Poles, 1 Goal & 2 World Records (rebroadcast) - EP071
Jul 27 • 82 min
Hi all, Welcome to another episode of the 1% Better Podcast. I have the full show notes with all links to Colin on the episode page on my site here - Thanks for listening, Rob
John Murray - Duchenne Smiles, Self-Acceptance Gaps, & Selfie Psychology – EP070
Jul 19 • 84 min
Welcome to the 1% Better Podcast. This week’s guest is John Murray. John is, primarily, a Headshot Photographer. But as you’ll hear from this conversation, he has many other strings to his bow. He’s been adding new skills and competencies over the years…
Live Show & Q&A - EP069
Jul 17 • 15 min
Sharing updates, answering questions, maybe even a skype call? We’ll see how it goes!
Leah Olszewski - Developing Resilience & Courage from US Military, Entrepreneurial, and Domestic Violence Experiences - EP068
Jul 11 • 94 min
Welcome to the 1% Better Podcast. Leah Olszewski has had quite the journey so far. She is an award-winning Entrepreneur, a Commissioned Officer in the US Army, holds an MBA & PMP and has just come through a very challenging couple of years personally.…
Solo Live Experimentation Show - EP067
Jul 9 • 7 min
This is just me testing out the live show features as I might look to do this a bit more in the near future!
John Eades - Standing Inside the Fire, Leadership Circles, Patience & Proactivity - EP066
Jun 20 • 69 min
John Eades is the CEO of LearnLoft, an organization focused on developing the modern professional. He is also the author of F.M.L. Standing Out and Being a Leader and host of the Follow My Lead podcast. He wants a world where every modern professional…
Dermot Mannion on the Art of Listening, Developing Talent & What to do in a Crisis! EP065
Jun 14 • 62 min
Dermot Mannion has been the CEO of Aer Lingus, Deputy Chairman of Royal Brunei Airlines and President of Group Services at Emirates Airlines. He now runs his own consulting and coaching business, Dermot Mannion Consulting. I was lucky enough to have…
Donna Taggart on Self-Belief, Overcoming Fears & Pre-show Superstitions – EP064
Jun 6 • 32 min
Donna Taggart is a Celtic singer and musician. Born in Omagh in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland she first came to prominence in 2011 when her acclaimed debut album Celtic Lady Vol. 1 was picked up by highly respected BBC Radio Ulster presenter Gerry…
Steve Lenox on Communication, Connecting & Community - EP063
May 31 • 77 min
Hi all, This week we focus very much on the power and importance of Communication, making Connections, building your Network and creating Communities. All of which my guest, Steve Lenox, does exceptionally well. Steve runs his own consulting business,…
Madeleine Black on Overcoming Sexual Violence, Finding Forgiveness & Discovering Her Voice - EP062
May 24 • 48 min
Hi all, In this week’s episode, I have the privilege to share a conversation with Madeleine Black about her debut book, Unbroken. This is a story with real suffering, pain, and trauma. It is also one that has compassion, forgiveness, healing, recovery,…
Martin Brennan on Coaching for Results, Self-Talk, Extroversion & the Lou Tice effect – EP061
May 16 • 73 min
Martin Brennan is the Managing Director of Proactive Management, which specialises in Management Training, Team Training, Coaching, Train the Trainer, Course Design and Accreditation. He has delivered training at Board, Senior Management, Middle…
Olive Loughnane on Tenacity, Setting Goals, the Eye of the Tiger & Leaving Nothing on the Road! EP060
May 11 • 61 min
My guest this week is 2009 World Champion in the 20km walk, Olive Loughnane. I was very much looking forward to chatting with Olive to get a view into what made her the highly successful champion that she was. So, naturally I was delighted when we…
Jim Breen on Cycle Against Suicide, Mental Health at Work & Knowing it’s OK to ask for Help! EP059
May 3 • 88 min
Mental Health, Depression, Suicide Awareness, Asking for Help and knowing that it’s Ok not to feel Ok are at the centre of this week’s podcast conversation with founder of Cycle Against Suicide Jim Breen. Jim Breen is the Founder and Chairman of…
Ted Dinan on Psychobiotics, Good Bacteria & the importance of Vigorous Aerobic Exercise - EP058
Apr 27 • 66 min
Go with your gut is a phrase we’re all very familiar with. How it’s tied into intuition and that feeling you get in your stomach from time to time, when you know something isn’t just right or that you’re very certain of a situation or decision yet can’t…
Sarah Abbott (part 2) on Born v Bred Leaders, Millennials & What happens when you do nothing? - EP057
Apr 20 • 46 min
Welcome to the second and final part of the interview with Sarah Abbott. The reception from part one has been very positive. Lots of actionable tips shared and this one has even more. The show charted at #8 in the iTunes education chart at the weekend…
Sarah Abbott (part 1) on Leadership, the Art of Listening & Defining the Problem First - EP056
Apr 13 • 58 min
Hi there, It has been a very interesting week since the release of the episode with Josh Quigley last Friday. Thanks to all that connected in directly, commented on the socials, provided feedback and nice words. Something like 30,000 views on LinkedIn…
Josh Quigley on Second Chances, Life Audits & Happiness - EP055
Apr 6 • 59 min
Hi there, I’m delighted to share this week’s episode with you. It’s a conversation with Josh Quigley. On the 2nd November 2015, Josh made a video that he shared on Facebook telling the story of surviving a suicide attempt. This video went viral and Josh’s…
Emma O’Toole on Type 1 Diabetes Control, Disease v Condition, and Yoga for the Mind & Body! EP054
Mar 30 • 79 min
Hi all, Welcome to the show. It’s was my pleasure to talk with Emma O’Toole for this episode. Emma runs her own successful Yoga studio/business in Dublin, cunningly titled Yoga with Emma (, and I was introduced to her through Samantha…
Jonny Holland on Preparation, Process & Identity - EP053
Mar 21 • 64 min
Hi all, So, this really feels like the season is up and going now with the first guest interview upon us. First off though, thanks so much for the great feedback for the intro episode. I really wanted to get a few updates out on all that’s being going on…
Season Two Lift-Off - EP052
Mar 16 • 22 min
Welcome to the 1% Better Podcast. This is Season Two. Episode One. It’s great to be back and have you here with me! I’ve done my best to stick to a 25-minute Pomodoro inspired episode and I’ve tried to squeeze as much as I could into this timeframe. The…
1% Better Off-Season Catch-up & Look ahead! - EP051
Feb 10 • 17 min
Hi all, In this short catch up show, I chat a bit about what’s in the works for season two of the show, chat about some 2018 goals and generally talk about stuff that’s been going on since Season One ended at end of 2017. Check out the full page on the…
ONE - Part 2 of the Irish Amputee Football Team’s Journey at the 2017 Euros in Turkey! EP050
Dec 19, 2017 • 70 min
Hi all, Welcome back to part 2 of the ONE documentary where I followed the Irish Amputee Football team on their journey just before, during and just after the European Amputee Football Championships in Turkey in Oct 2017. Please go to the episode to get…
ONE - Part 1 of the Irish Amputee Football Team’s Journey at the 2017 Euros in Turkey! EP049
Dec 19, 2017 • 48 min
Welcome listeners, This is a slightly different episode to normal but it’s still very much following the same theme as other 1% better shows. For this two-part show, I’ve dipped the toe into the documentary pool for the first time. During it, I track the…
Neven Maguire on Working Hard, Food Experiences, and Leading by Example! - EP048
Dec 17, 2017 • 48 min
In this very special episode of the show, I was delighted to sit down and chat with Neven Maguire. Neven Maguire is one of Ireland’s best-loved chefs. The restaurateur and media personality is well known for his award-winning MacNean House & Restaurant in…
Samantha Kelly AKA tweetinggoddess on Twitter Communities, Vision Boards & Her First Tweet ! EP047
Dec 10, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode, I talk with Samantha Kelly AKA Tweetinggoddess Samantha Kelly is an Award Winning Social Media Strategist and a Dynamic and Engaging Speaker, Trainer and Author. She is also the founder of the Women Inspire Network. She has built a huge…
Shane Cradock on Mindset, Visioning & Permission to Dream - EP046
Dec 3, 2017 • 74 min
In this episode, I talk with Shane Cradock. Shane has many roles. He is a Business, Life & Sports Performance Coach, a Consultant, a Public Speaker, a Playwright, an Author and a self-professed Messer! From the very start of the conversation, we dived…
Lt. Cdr. Roberta O’Brien on Navigating Challenges & Focusing on The Crocodiles - EP045
Nov 26, 2017 • 93 min
In this episode, I go on location to meet with Lt. Cdr. Roberta O’Brien at the National Maritime College of Ireland. Roberta has made Irish Naval History a few times in her career, so far! She became the first female to join the Irish Navy when becoming a…
Andrew Montague on the Dublin Bike Scheme, Lord Mayor 24x7, and Career Next Steps! EP044
Nov 18, 2017 • 72 min
In this Episode, I interview Andrew Montague. Andrew is an Irish Labour Party politician and member of Dublin City Council. He is a former Lord Mayor of Dublin. He proposed the Dublin Bike Scheme in 2004 which was launched in 2009 and credited as one of…
Niamh McCarthy on Skydiving, Olympic Medals & being just a bit Competitive! EP043
Nov 11, 2017 • 93 min
In this episode, I talk with Niamh McCarthy. Niamh has collected Olympic and World Championship Silver medals over the last few years in the Discus in the Paralympic games. During the conversation, she talks about how her life has changed since…
SoloShow - 11 Productivity Practices to Get Stuff Done! - EP042
Nov 5, 2017 • 29 min
So, I’ve decided to do another solo run in this episode and confront the imposter syndrome (it’s a think & I touch on it in the show) full on by talking about 11 practices I apply, some every day, and some for the bigger picture, that helps me get stuff…
Halloween Special with Mike Huberty on the Paranormal, Uniqueness, & Finding the Right Path! EP041
Oct 28, 2017 • 75 min
In this episode, I share a great conversation with Podcaster, Author, Entrepreneur, and Lead-singer from the Band Sunspot, Mike Huberty. He hosts a podcast called See You On The Other Side with his co-host Wendy Lynn Staats. He’s from Maddison, Wisconsin.…
Micheál O’Mathúna on the Artist Way, Managing Stress & being your Authentic Self! EP040
Oct 21, 2017 • 70 min
In Episode 40 of the Podcast, I talk with Micheál O’Mathúna. Micheál is a Journalist, Facilitator, Coach and is also the founder of The Health Zone, an organisation set up to empower and educate people to be healthier, happier and more authentic in their…
Colin O’Brady on Changing Mindsets, Overcoming Obstacles & Finding your Everest! EP039
Oct 15, 2017 • 83 min
Hi all, Welcome to another episode of the 1% Better Podcast. I have the full show notes with all links to Colin on the episode page on my site here - Thanks for listening, Rob
Dr. Norah Patten’s Mission to be Ireland’s First Person in Space & a Trip to Planet Zebunar! - EP038
Oct 2, 2017 • 65 min
Hi all, Delighted to be sharing this episode with you. Full show notes of this episode can be found at Enjoy, Rob
Gerard Kearney on Close-Up Magic, Performing ‘in the moment’ & Dexterity! - EP037
Sep 30, 2017 • 110 min
Hi all, I believe we all have an interest in, or maybe even a little bit of wonder for Magic. Something about it for me, brings me right back to being young and remembering the first time I saw a trick performed. Most likely watching Paul Daniels on TV.…
John C. Havens - Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and the Uncanny Valley! EP036
Sep 27, 2017 • 59 min
This episode is one I’ve been really keen to release since recording it as I’ve been reading about what AI could mean to us in the short and longer term so had a bunch of questions to put to John. The ethics around AI is only something I started to…
Jenni Rivett on Training Lady Diana, and Exercise & Nutrition Advice ! - EP035
Sep 16, 2017 • 40 min
In this Episode, I talk with world renowned fitness and nutrition consultant Jenni Rivett. In her career so far, she was Lady Diana’s personal trainer for 7 years, she’s been an author, fitness journalist, and creator of many DVD’s on fitness. Jenni was…
The First 6 Months of the 1% Better Podcast - EP034!
Sep 10, 2017 • 29 min
Hi all, The podcast is 6 months old today. In this shorter episode, I share some learnings, ideas, magic, motivation and other plans for the future. Back to normal format with interviews next week but wanted to share this one and hopefully you enjoy it.…
Denis Collins on Management Styles, Collaborative Influencing and Pacesetting! EP033
Sep 1, 2017 • 48 min
Denis Collins is an Renowned Visionary Thought Leader in Business and someone that likes to get things done. He is the CEO Smarter Dynamics, Former IBM Global Executive, Chairman of Smarter Senses (Shine Ireland), and widely acknowledged as a significant…
Adrian Barry on his Radio Journey (so far), Awards ≠ Success, and Missing out on Polymer! EP032
Aug 16, 2017 • 87 min
In this Episode, I talk with Adrian Barry. Adrian is an Award winning sports presenter (PPI radio Sports Broadcaster of the year 2011), previously Sports Editor for Newstalk and, most recently, the Group Head of Sports Programming for Communicorp (which…
Lorna Quinn on Acting, Awards, Breakthrough Moments & AS3! - EP031
Aug 15, 2017 • 73 min
Hi folks, In this episode, I have a great conversation with Lorna Quinn. Lorna is an Actor (I’m going with Actor not Actress – we clarify why on the show) that has a built up a great portfolio of work over the last number of years since graduating from…
Grattan Donnelly on Freedom, Overcoming Fears, Learning, & the Gremlin on your shoulder! EP030
Aug 12, 2017 • 76 min
In this episode, I talk with Grattan Donnelly. Grattan does a number of different things in his portfolio but mainly working with people using Coaching and Mindfulness. He works as part of a Danish company called Potential Project. Grattan also does…
Evan Desmarais on Comedy, Handling Hecklers and making his own Nachos! EP029
Aug 1, 2017 • 79 min
In this episode, I talk with Evan Desmarais, who is a Comedian from Toronto. He’s been a comedian for around 10 years during which time he’s been touring across the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. This was a fun conversation as we talked through how…
Anna Dolce on becoming Miss Georgia (twice), Ted Talks, focusing on Outcomes + Lots more! EP028
Jul 23, 2017 • 120 min
In this epic episode, I talk with Anna Dolce. Anna is a life and business strategist, restaurant expert, hospitality zealot, writer and speaker. Her consulting and coaching work has attracted global clients in the restaurant, hospitality, retail,…
John Wall (part 2) on Entrepreneurship, Risk Strategies and the Importance of Integrity! - EP027
Jul 23, 2017 • 81 min
In this second part of the John Wall Interview, we go deep into his career of becoming an entrepreneur. I also go into the usual set of rapid fire questions towards the end of the show where to touch on many topics and habits John has. I have to say this…
John Wall (part 1) on growing up, attention to safety and 4 key interview tips! - EP026
Jul 17, 2017 • 78 min
In this two parter, I talk with John Wall. John describes himself as a moderately successful entrepreneur but he’s being quite modest. He’s had very interesting career and we go into this during the course of our conversation. This was one of the first…
Sinéad Hussey on the 9 O’Clock News, Pushing outside the comfort zone and DJ for a Day! - EP025
Jul 9, 2017 • 61 min
In this episode, I was delighted to continue the theme of nationally known guests that have a link to Longford, Sinéad Hussey is a multimedia journalist with RTÉ. She is specifically assigned to the 9 O’Clock news at RTE. She has been working in the media…
Ben Pridmore on being a 3-time Memory World champion, Memorising Cards and DJ Shadow! - EP024
Jul 2, 2017 • 78 min
Ben Pridmore is a three time World Memory Champion winning the title 2004, 2008 and 2009 . He achieved this by winning a 10-discipline competition in the World Memory Championship, which has taken place every year since 1991. He has also earned the…
Veda Lady on Performing, Diversity, the Recession, Turning Points & Moonstruck! - EP023
Jun 22, 2017 • 101 min
Veda Lady is a stunt queen, a drag queen, a club promoter, and a performer for the last 20 years. Working in Drag for most of this time. Veda has been performing a show called ‘Witchy Wednesday’ in the George in Dublin for the last 18 years and still…
Declan Fahy on Journalism, Authoring a book, Serendipity, and the Longford Leader! - EP022
Jun 15, 2017 • 105 min
** Full show notes on the episode page for this show here - So another week, another episode. This one is with Declan Fahy who is a Journalist that has worked for the Irish Times, the Daily Mirror & the…
Bobby Tambling on Scoring Goals, Playing against George Best and never giving up! EP021
Jun 11, 2017 • 107 min
It’s not every day I get to interview a guest that would be considered a legend in Football circles. And if you have an interest in football, you’ll love this episode. Even if you don’t, you’ll still love hearing Bobby talk about his life story. Bobby’s…
Cathy Walsh on Dancing, Choreography, Time and Being on the right path! - EP020
Jun 11, 2017 • 90 min
In this episode, I talk with Cathy Walsh, a freelance artist or better described as choreographer and performer. She is originally from Cork but now is based in Berlin where she performs, and works on her art. During our conversation, we talk about how…
John Carey, CEO UFirstCoaching, on performance, freedom through commitment & core values! - EP019
Jun 3, 2017 • 104 min
In this episode, I interview John Carey, of UFirstCoaching (, which is a Performance coaching and success company. He set up it up in 2002 and has been focusing on humans and teams working better. This has become John’s life work…
Nanci Creedon, Dog Behavourist, on Doggie Day Care, Dog Psychology & Always learning! EP018
May 20, 2017 • 54 min
In this episode, I talk with Nanci Creedon who is Irelands leading dog behaviour expert. She is a regular contributor to the RTÉ Today show, radio and print media and an award winning entrepreneur. We recorded the show in her Doggie Day Care center just…
Eoin Tynan, from St.Mel’s Brewing Company, on Craft Beers, Growing a Business & Raisins! - EP017
May 19, 2017 • 88 min
In this episode, I talk with Eoin Tynan, who is the MD of St. Mel’s Brewing Company. Who, along with his co-founder, Liam Hanlon, set up the Company. St. Mel’s Brewing company produce Craft beers and very tasty ones at that. Liam is a brew master by…
David Saunders on Beating Cancer, Resilience and Amputee Football! - EP016
May 13, 2017 • 87 min
In this episode, I talk with David Saunders. David is from Kerry, teaches in Cork and is a member of the Irish Amputee Football Team. He also is starting to give motivational talks on his journey, resilience and mental health. In our conversation, David…
Project Management VoxPop @ PMI Ireland National Conference - EP015
May 10, 2017 • 33 min
Oh yes, it’s back by popular demand!!! The 1% Better VoxPop!! After making its debut a couple of weeks ago, and (for the most part) being well received, it’s coming back for another airing (literally). This time round, we’re going full Project Management…
Helfi Star - Life as a Clairaudient, 3 tips to live by, and a visit from George Michael! - EP014
May 7, 2017 • 68 min
This is an episode of firsts for the 1% Better Podcast. It’s the first conversation I’ve recorded with a Psychic Medium and Clairaudient. It’s the first show I’ve recorded over Skype as Helfi is based in LA (sound quality is pretty good which is great as…
Lisa Fallon on Football Analysis, Making Decisions, and 1500 VHS Tapes! - EP013
May 1, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode, I have an awesome conversation with Lisa Fallon. Lisa is the first team analyst for Cork City Football Club & the Northern Ireland National Team. She is also the Business Development Manager for Cork City FC and she also creates…
Nashville VoxPop - 1% Better Words of Wisdom - EP012
Apr 27, 2017 • 24 min
Hi all & happy Friday\Weekend!! In this new spin off/pilot show of the 1% Better Podcast, I’ve decided to hit the streets of cities I visit and ask the locals what their 1% Better tip or advice would be to make you, the listeners, at least 1% Better. Over…
Fabio Grassi (Executive Coach & Facilitator at IMI) on Independent Thinking, A JEM & Avatar! EP011
Apr 22, 2017 • 53 min
In this episode, I have a conversation with Fabio Grassi. Fabio is an executive coach and teacher at the IMI and also runs his own companies, CoreIdeas and Geode, where he aims to Inspire meaningful change. I think Fabio is one of the most interesting…
Maria Kidney on setting up a Charity, Travelling and the man with the golden tooth! - EP010
Apr 16, 2017 • 72 min
In this episode, I talk with Maria Kidney, the co-founder of Brighter Communities Worldwide (originally called Friends of Londiani) about her own journey. Maria first travelled to Kenya in 2000 to climb mountains, and after a mugging incident in Nairobi…
Pat Lucey (CEO of ASPIRA) on Business, Project Management and the Berlin Wall! - EP009
Apr 7, 2017 • 48 min
In this show, I talk with Pat Lucey, CEO of ASPIRA and Vice President of PMI Ireland Chapter. I’ve known Pat for a few years via the PMI Ireland Chapter and I targeted him early as I knew he’d have a great story. I was right. :) During the conversation,…
Pat Rodgers on Endurance Racing, Kayaking around Ireland(literally) & The Spine Race! - EP008
Apr 2, 2017 • 91 min
Pat Rodgers is an ultra runner and endurance athlete. In this podcast, we talked about his many adventures over his career (so far) in the world of extreme physical challenges. This includes rock climbing expeditions while in College in France, to taking…
Andrew McLaughlin, Programme Director IMI, on Human Potential, Mindfulness & NLP! - EP007
Mar 26, 2017 • 58 min
In this episode of the 1% Better podcast, I have a fascinating conversation with Andrew McLaughlin. Andrew is a Programme Director at the Irish Management Institute (IMI) for Diplomas in Organisational Behaviour and in Executive Coaching. He is a hugely…
John Dennehy, CEO of Zartis, on Entrepreneurship, Productivity & Work-life Balance! - EP006
Mar 19, 2017 • 51 min
During this episode, I chat with John about his very successful and interesting career so far. We talk about his early days growing up in Cork, moving to Dublin for University, time spent in South Africa and Scotland, all providing him with great life…
Oliver Kirwan on Event Management, Risk Taking, Decision Making & Sleep! - EP005
Mar 12, 2017 • 52 min
In this episode, I chat with Oliver Kirwan, who runs (with his business partner Catriona O’Callaghan and team) Elite Event Management from their offices in Killarney. He is responsible for the Quest Adventure Series and Run Killarney to name just two in…
Maeve Ahern O’Neill on Personal Branding, Always learning and the Spice Girls! - EP004
Mar 12, 2017 • 71 min
In this episode, I chat with Maeve Ahern O’Neill who is a personal branding expert and runs her own business called ‘thebrandingofme’ ( During the conversation, Maeve brings you on a whirlwind journey which covers her school days…
John Caulfield on Management, Leadership, Core Values and Cork City FC - EP003
Mar 9, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode, I talk with the Cork City Football Manager, John Caulfield, on his style of management and leadership, how he handled the transition from player to manager, and some of the challenges managing a team in the modern day where instant…
Andrew Mangan on Blogging, Podcasting & Arsenal - EP002
Mar 8, 2017 • 73 min
In this episode, I have a great conversation with Andrew Mangan. So, Andrew is one of the reasons I started down the road of putting a podcast together. He has been running the Arsecast Podcast for 10 years (which currently has over 1 million downloads…
1% Better - Introduction Show with Rob O’Donohue - EP001
Mar 4, 2017 • 10 min
Welcome to the first episode of the 1% better podcast. In this short episode, I share a bit of information about where the idea for RoboftheGreen and the 1% better podcast came from, I provide a short overview of me (not self-indulgently I assure you), my…