I was speaking with Emma Murphy, award-winning fitness instructor and domestic violence advocate, at her Mind Over Matter Roadshow in Galway.

It was a historical day, as it was the first of Emmas Roadshows – an event where Emma shares her inspirational story. It’s a story of happiness, heartache, and winning – and a story I can relate to.

Emmas honesty shone through and I was struck by her compassion to help others. Its an incredible story of a girl who just wanted happiness and fun – but the loss of loved ones and a toxic relationship, intervened.

It was historic for another reason too – as I was able to announce for the first time in public; Emma Murphy as the Winning Minds first ambassador.

I also got to share some tips and techniques for building mental strength, and the story of GetMO – a creative process that changed the course of my life.

But events such as these are only as good as the people who attend, and boy were we lucky. We were blessed with a group of attendees who were kind, attentive and engaging.

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Backgrounds ranged from mental health & domestic violence advocates to health care workers, HSE staff, parents, followers of Emma, broadcasters, and bloggers; all with a common ground of learning and sharing.

It was also heartening to have in the audience Dolores Gavin from Irish Health Hour, Jennifer Reidy from Compassion Fatigue Ireland – Treasa Hanniffy, mental health advocate and Life Coach from The Key To You, Sinead Carroll from Mini Media & Irish Blogger Agency and Kieran O Malley of Galway Player and the Connacht Hotel.

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A special mention must also go to Emma’s soul mate, Siobhan Monerawela, whose friendship and organizational skills have been instrumental in Emma’s turnaround.

Emma finished the day with an inspiring piece from a global phenomenon. I won’t spill the beans in case you might be attending Emma’s shows in Cork or Dublin – but I will say this: the Emma Murphy Roadshow is not to be missed.

An incredible day – filled with story, hope, resilience, and belief.

To everyone who attended The Emma Murphy roadshow in Galway; thanks a million for a magical day

Derek O Kelly

Founder Winning Minds Movement