EQUALITY DIVERSITY & INCLUSION FACILITATOR & SPEAKER
Brendan's professional Journey began, as Ireland's first openly Gay TV presenter. This, coupled with his personal story has led to him becoming an inspirational advocate for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, & last year he was awarded a first-class honors Masters of Business in Equality Diversity & Inclusion.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BRENDAN
Lidl flew Brendan to their European Head Quarters in London to address staff around EDI, allyshiip and the meaning of PRIDE - this is what the said:
“Brendan was a fantastic guest speaker at one of our inclusion events. His talk was a perfect balance of humour and also really informative takeaways for colleagues. His passion for inclusion really shines through when he speaks.”
WHO HAS BRENDAN WORKED WITH
TV & RADIO PRESENTER / BROADCASTER / PRODUCER
Brendan Courtney has hosted and created countless TV Shows, formats and documentaries, for over 20 years. Beginning his television career as a TV Researcher in 1998, he fronted his first TV format “Wanderlust” (1999-2003) which he then sold to 19 countries. This kick started his award winning career which has taken him from the BBC in London to Bravo in LA. Now the host of RTE1’s coveted Sunday night 8:30pm slot with his hit original format “Keys to your Life”, Brendan has become known as a trusted, entertaining and empathetic host.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / DESIGNER
Brendan is co-founder and designer at his fashion brand “Lennon Courtney”. Along with his business partner and podcast co-host Sonya Lennon on ‘The Lennon Courtney Podcast’ Brendan and Sonya started their business in 2013, their entrepreneurial story of high level pivots and adaptations for survival is inspiring.
Brendan is currently writing his third book, ‘Mammy Issues’, a revealing social history of women’s reproductive rights, told through the eyes of his mother. He has co-writen two No 1 best selling books on confidence and aesthetic with his business partner and co founder Sonya Lennon, “Love your Look” in 2011 and “Your Best You” in 2013.