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. The book 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 latest book Your One Wild and Precious Life was published by Penguin in September 2021 and went straight to the top of the Irish bestsellers list where it spent a total of nine weeks. The book offers a framework for embracing middle age and beyond went on to win The RTÉ Audience Choice Award at The An Post Irish Book Awards 2021