iThrive - Business All-Star Accreditation

iThrive

Accredited Since: February 2024
Address: Claddagh Cottage, Killeenaran, Kilcolgan, Galway
Sector: Health, Wellness and Fitness

iThrive

Business All-Star Pharmacist of the Year 2024

Séamus Ruane, Wellbeing & Positive Psychology Speaker & Trainer, Community Pharmacist of iThrive with his Business All-Star Pharmacist of the Year 2024 accreditation.
Séamus Ruane, Wellbeing & Positive Psychology Speaker & Trainer, Community Pharmacist of iThrive with his Business All-Star Pharmacist of the Year 2024 accreditation.

I am delighted to recognise Séamus Ruane’s outstanding performance during his audit for Business All-Star accreditation. The result of the audit saw Séamus being honoured with Business All-Star Pharmacist Of The Year 2024 accreditation.

Séamus' overarching philosophy at ithrive revolves around the principles of "Education before medication" and "Skills before Pills". Séamus advocates for the transformative power of simple, consistent lifestyle changes to improve overall well-being which resonates with everyone at the All-Ireland Business Foundation.

- Kieran Ring, Deputy Chair, Adjudication Board

Message from Séamus Ruane - Wellbeing & Positive Psychology Speaker & Trainer, Community Pharmacist, iThrive

I am deeply honoured and humbled to receive the All-Star Pharmacist of the Year 2024 accreditation from the All-Ireland Business Foundation. This recognition means a great deal to me personally and professionally, and I would like to express my gratitude to the foundation for this esteemed acknowledgment.

Receiving this accreditation reinforces the importance of the work we do at iThrive and the collective effort to promote holistic health in our communities. I am grateful for the support of my team, colleagues, and the local community, whose commitment to well-being has been a driving force behind this recognition.

About iThrive

Hi and welcome to iThrive. My name is Séamus Ruane. Throughout my career as a community pharmacist I have seen first hand the effects, both positive and negative, that lifestyle can have on a person’s health and vitality. I have noticed an increase in lifestyle related illnesses and feel uncomfortable with the numbers of people on long term, multiple medications, sometimes for conditions that can be greatly improved by making simple, consistent lifestyle changes. I believe that by making a few key interventions people can do so much to positively influence their own wellbeing and life satisfaction.

Many of our negative lifestyle choices are not seen as such because they have been normalised by society. Our attitudes to diet, exercise, stress, work life balance, achievement and success often steer us in a direction that is detrimental to our wellbeing.

I have studied Stress Management, Yoga, Clinical Hypnosis, and hold a certificate in Applied Positive Psychology from the Flourishing Center, New York , one of the world’s leaders in the field of Positive Psychology training. I aim to use this knowledge to assist people increase their wellbeing and vitality and to make positive & lasting changes to their lives.