Originally from Cookstown, County Tyrone and now based in Belfast, Conor is an entrepreneur, investor, author, plant-based wholefood Ironman triathlete and Multiple Sclerosis Survivor.
His life changed unrecognisably in August 2007 when he was diagnosed with MS. Convinced that the news was like a death sentence and that soon enough he would be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life, he struggled to come to terms with the impact of his condition on every aspect of his life.
Having questioned himself and his future for several years, he woke up one morning and made a decision backed by faith and spiritual strength — that he was going to fight his condition and take back control of his body, his mind and his life. Now dedicated to a plant-based wholefood lifestyle including a daily exercise regimen which has seen him take part in seven Ironman triathlons around the world, he has started the process of sharing his inspiring story and message with the world through books, video content and public speaking engagements. In August 2019, he was told by his medical team that his MS is now not active in his brain, which has validated his approach to his health over the last few years.
A Chartered Surveyor by profession, he is also a passionate entrepreneur and the owner of a number of business interests including a funding and debt advisory practice in Belfast and is also an investor in a number of other entities.
He has strong views on people becoming financially literate in their lives as throughout his 20 year business journey has come to find out that most people don’t understand money and finance. He does, and is looking forward to sharing some of these thoughts with the room on this topic. For Re-Stór, the principal topic of Conor’s session will be focused on health, expanding on this in two ways: how we think about our financial health on the one hand, and our physical and mental health on the other.