Pat Divilly: Interview Series

Pat is an author, speaker and high performance coach who is passionate about helping people reach new levels of purpose, passion and fulfillment through movement and mindset. Setting up Pat Divilly Fitness in May of 2012, between 2012 and 2017 over 20,000 clients went through Pat’s online training courses. He brought out three books ’21 Day Jump Start’, ‘Naked Paleo’ and ‘Upgrade Your Life’ and organized groups who raised over €250,000 for local charities. In more recent years Pat has emerged as one of Ireland’s top speakers in the area of personal development. He regularly speaks at his own one day workshops and three day retreats as well as providing trainings in leadership, self awareness and wellness for some of Ireland’s leading corporations. His website is

In this interview, Pat and I discussed:

  • Pat’s background and his story of success
  • His struggle when he first started out
  • How Pat overcame his insecurities in speaking in public
  • The biggest challenge faced in the modern business world
  • Sit ups and Broccoli. Say what?
  • Pat’s mission on planet earth
  • Why Pat annoys Owen by being so likeable (and authentic)
  • Trolls
  • Confidence and Humility
  • The real you
  • Advice for people to become happier and healthier
  • How to look great and feel healthy
  • Interval vs Aerobic training
  • The importance of rest
  • Owen drills Pat on exercise routines
  • Owen and Pat talk about how great John O’Connell is
  • Intermittent fasting
  • Hydration and Breathing 
  • Good type of foods
  • Pat’s:
  • Favorite movie
  • Favorite author
  • Favorite artist
  • Favorite musician?  
  • Favorite philosopher? 
  • Favorite TV series? 
  • Super power?  
  • Time machine?  
  • Where would you live if not Galway? 
  • What would you do if you weren’t doing what you’re doing? 
  • One tip to the listeners for life

Recommended links:

Pat Divilly’s Website

John O’Connell’s Website