Thursday, 29th October | 11:00 – 11:40am


Awareness gives you the power to make informed decisions but how much of our daily choices are unconscious and based on emotion? Join Under The Rainbow for a talk like no other on Decision Making.

This discussion will include the psychology of decision making; looking at the cognitive, emotional and biased process of selecting one option or action above the alternatives. Learn more about why it is sometimes hard to decide yet at other times prompt action seems easy. Understand what the comfort zone and grief have to do with making a simple decision.

As every decision making process can produce a final action it benefits to make more conscious decisions. Learn Under The Rainbows 5 Step Method to becoming more decisive.




Created by Gillian Fagan, Dermot McCarthy and Philippa Ryder. Each founder came from a corporate background and were united by their activism for human rights and equality. With a passion for health and wellbeing their individual stories are very unique yet all have this thing in common; they overcame our struggles by stepping into their authenticity. They have a wealth of experience in helping companies and individuals overcome challenges, be their true selves and embrace the concept of mental fitness. Under The Rainbow specialise in workplace wellness and see equality, diversity and inclusion as a key component of good mental health. They go that extra mile to help empower others.

gillian fagan


Gillian is a CEO, mental health consultant, trainer, therapist and leader in diversity and inclusion. She worked in financial services, mostly in litigation and risk management for over 21 years before becoming a full time therapist and workplace wellness advocate. She founded and manages 2 companies (AcoraTherapy and Under The Rainbow) which promote wellbeing. Being a specialist in the areas of empowered leadership, anxiety management, workplace wellness, and human behaviour, Gillian is a keynote speaker on resilience, uncertainty and coping mechanisms. Gillian’s mission is to make an impact by normalizing “mental fitness” and helping people accept themselves for a healthier and happier life. She helps people connect with their true self to feel empowered to live life on their terms.

dermot mccarthy


Dermot is a psychotherapist and an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy with over 10 years experience in therapy and a background as an accountant. In 2019, he formed Under The Rainbow with two other Directors, Gillian Fagan, and Philippa Ryder. As well as a practicing therapist, he is currently CFO of Under The Rainbow. In his role as therapist primarily, Dermot deals in the areas of Low Self-esteem, Depression, Anxiety, LGBTQ+, Grief & Loss, Sexuality, Men’s Health and Anger Management. Furthermore, he has led and presented workshops both online and offline in Stress Management, Diversity and Belonging, LGBT+ , and Men’s Mental Health. He is an active member of Sporting Pride, being the treasurer for this committee. Sporting Pride’s goal is to involve more LGBTQ+ participation in Sport, thus improving the Mental Health Fitness of the Irish LGBT+ Community.


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