For more than 15 years, Derek O’Neill has been transforming the lives of thousands of people around the world for the better. An internationally acclaimed psychotherapist, motivational speaker, author, martial arts sensei and humanitarian, Derek inspires and uplifts people from all walks of life through his books, workshops, consultations, speaking engagements, media, and tireless humanitarian work. Drawing on thirty years of training in martial arts, which earned him the level of Master Black Belt, coupled with his extraordinary intuitive abilities and expertise as a psychotherapist, Derek has pioneered a new psychology, transformational therapy. His signature “Sword and the Brush” process helps people to seamlessly transmute their struggles into positive results, using the sword to cut away old patterns and the brush to help paint the picture of the new life that they require.
Author of More Truth Will Set You Free, the “Get a Grip” series of pocket-sized books, several children’s books, and an upcoming book on parenting (Fall 2013 release) Derek also hosted his own radio show, “The Way With Derek O’Neill,” which enjoyed the most successful launch in VoiceAmerica’s history, quickly garnering 100,000 listeners.
Inspired by his worldly travels, he formed SQ Foundation, a not-for-profit organization focused on helping to solve global issues facing humanity today. With charitable projects in 12 countries, the Foundation brings food, medicine, education, shelter and other basic needs to children, families and communties in need. In 2012, he was honored as Humanitarian of the Year and named International Celebrity Ambassador for Variety International the Children’s Charity.
Derek advises businesses, charities, celebrities, business leaders, and politicians, helping them to find new perspectives on long-standing issues and bringing harmony, growth, and high-performance back to their lives and businesses. Derek has worked with executives from some of the world’s major airlines, as well as the production team of Spiderman on Broadway to help transform the production from financial struggle and low morale to one of the most successful shows in the history of Broadway. He has been featured in Exceptional People Magazine, The Irish Independent, and The Irish Examiner. Recent television appearances include a feature on Ireland’s National TV Network RTE and the CBS show Good Day Sacramento.
Derek devotes the majority of his time, energy and resources to serve and better humanity.