Brian O’Driscoll

Former Captain of the Leinster, Irish and Lions Rugby Team

why book brian?

  • Former captain of the Ireland national side, represented his country for 20 years with 141 caps for Ireland and the British & Irish Lions
  • First hand experience of the determination, commitment and teamwork required to reach a shared goal
  • Six Nations All-time Top Try Scorer with 26 tries. Awarded the Six Nations Player of the Year on 3 separate occasions


Brian O’Driscoll is a former Irish professional Rugby Union player.

During his 15 year career, he captained Leinster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions. He played 141 test matches – 133 for Ireland (83 as captain), and 8 for the British and Irish Lions. O’Driscoll holds the Six Nations record for most tries scored with 26 and was also chosen as Player of the Tournament in the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Six Nations Championships.

Since retiring from International Rugby in 2014, Brian works in a number of different capacities both in Sport and in the Business world.

A prolific professional public speaker, Brian delivers bespoke talks to Corporations around the Globe. Each talk is unique to the client ensuring the key messaging mirror the objectives set out by them.

With a unique ability to link business to his rugby career, audiences sit up and listen as they apply their own situation to Brian’s story and crucially, begin to understand options to apply & support their own situation.



As one the Ireland’s most successful captains, Brian shares his leadership style and experience in leading the Irish rugby team. In this talk Brian discusses navigating the team through highs and lows, dealing with challenges and disappointments, planning for success and the importance of communication and collaboration.


Brian brings examples and insights of strategies he and his teams used to perform at their best as individuals and as a team.


Brian shares his own journey from school boy rugby to the captain of the Irish and Lions Teams.  In this talk you learn about managing mindset, planning, mental and physical resilience and more. Brian is always open to questions from the floor and this often brings out some of the most interesting details.

Brian O’Driscoll




“Just wanted to drop in and say thank you again for yours and Brian services at our Ignite Event.  Our execs/staff were so impressed by his interview and set up etc, especially doing the tour of Aviva was amazing  – thank you both for making our day so special. “

Aimee Scanlon, Globoforce

“We had a great event last Wednesday and were delighted with Brian, he was excellent and very obliging.”

Claire O’Neill, Marketing Director, Eversheds