Gratitude and Doing it now

    Speaking Topics 

Become the You Who Can 

In this presentation Steven speaks about the importance of ‘doing it now’, learning in a time of crisis, believing in yourself and reaching for your goals and dreams.


He draws from his own experience of getting closer to death than he ever thought he’d be, when in 2017 he received a stage 3, metastatic melanoma, cancer diagnosis and was hospitalised with sepsis - twice.


In this talk, Steven shares tools and techniques, that have real life applications, that he used, to help build his resilience, and through the most difficult periods of his life:​

  • Acceptance your current situation. 

  • Asking for and accepting help

  • Silencing negative self-talk.

  • Creative expression.

  • Slowing down.

  • Reframing any situation.   


This uplifting, inspirational talk is a reminder of how precious life is and how important it is to believe in yourself, be kind and make memories with the people you love. Steven also speaks about the importance of helping others and asking for help. 



Getting Your Body and Mind Back After A Serious Illness


When in the blink of an eye he went from the healthiest, strongest and most successful he’d ever been, to being diagnosed with stage 3 metastatic melanoma, Steven passed out and hit the ground and his world seemed like it was falling apart, but he got up and after several surgeries and two hospitalisations due to sepsis, Steven decided to focus on healing his body, mind and spirit. 


In this talk Steven shares stories of the ups and downs of the healing process, the dangers doing too much too quickly, the ongoing challenges after a groin lymph node dissection, the importance of proper nutrition and physical exercise and how daily meditation and being in the moment is more important than ever in this ‘constantly engaged’ world we all live in.

Your Creativity Can Change the World 

What is it Steve Jobs, J. K. Rowling and Walt Disney have in common with everyone else in the world? Creativity. 

In this presentation Steven speaks about our biggest asset: our creativity and how sharing our creative voice can help in work or home environments.


Steven also speaks of the importance of expressing our creativity and how it can help people overcome any challenges, lead to innovation, inspire and help others and can change the world.

He shares his own story of how creativity helped him through a stage 3 cancer diagnosis and also speaks about how fearlessness and vulnerability are important for creativity and how a diverse environment fuels creativity.


In this talk Steven shares techniques to help people access their creative voice, including 'taking a line for a walk' and the Disney Strategy. 


“Steve is an amazing young man who has a unique ability to inspire and motivate others. His wit, humour, compassion and life experience enable him to reach out and communicate with people from all walks of life.

His sense of awareness coupled with his warm personality and generosity enables him to engage effectively with his audience. His story is truly inspirational, he is highly successful and has had a huge impact on audiences who have been fortunate enough to hear him.” 


- Heather Humphreys TD

Irish Government Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation

There’s no pretence, no act with Steven. He speaks as himself and is genuine in his belief in what he’s saying, because it’s what he has lived. He shares stories of the challenges he has faced openly, as well as the tips and techniques he used to over come them. His engagement with you as the listener is very warm and honest, mixing humour and sadness, reminding us of the importance of the now - the immediate experience, the lived moment. It’s not about waiting or worrying. And while we hear this kind of stuff all the time, Steven’s passion in sharing his story and its learnings makes you really take it in. 


- Eoghan Murphy TD

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government

I engaged Mr Steven Farrell on 30th May this year for a school graduation.

I needed someone who could deliver a hard hitting message in a palatable format.


Steven delivered an amazing speech that hit home with so many of the 600 plus in attendance, a mix of students, parents and teaching staff.

His message was precise and clear but presented with charisma and I received great feedback from his presentation in the days after the graduation.


I would highly recommend Steven for any speaking engagement, he is a pleasure to work with and delivers in a professional manner at every step of the process.


I wish him the very best of luck in all his future endeavours


- Helen Walsh

Event Management Team

Belvedere College

Delighted to have booked Steven Farrell to open Lightning Comedy at The Swords Summer Festival 2019. 

The audience of over four hundred people at Swords Castle really appreciated his openness & honesty - a professional from start to finish! 


- David Gilna 

Festival Organiser,

Playwright & Founder of Lightning Comedy 

What an inspiring young man. From the moment he arrived onto the stage his smile lit up the room and his laughter was infectious. Steven told a harrowing story of overcoming adversity with a light heartedness I’ve rarely heard before from someone who has gone through so much. I found myself thinking:  if he can smile and laugh at his difficulties, what have I to complain about?! My takeaway was how important it is to enjoy life and not spend time worrying and I’ll be using some of the techniques he shared. Steven also stayed around after the talk to chat and I’ve heard people describe his personality as magnetic and I agree. I get the feeling his only motivation is simply to inspire people to live their life and enjoy it. What a wonderful message.


- Jill Doyle


The National Performing Arts School

Your story is brave and inspiring Steve and your honesty is what makes people wake up. People like me as a parent and the transition year students in O’Reilly Hall recently. Life is not a rehearsal. We’re Live right now.


- Carmel Doyle


The Jack and Jill Children's Foundation