Keith Patrick Barry is a notable Irish mentalist, hypnotist, magician, and activist. His book Brain Hacks sold over 10,000 copies in Ireland.
Keith Barry was born on 2 October 1976 in Waterford, Ireland. His early fascination with magic began at age 5 with a Paul Daniel's magic set, leading to semi-professional performances at 15.
Barry graduated from NUI Galway in 1998 with a chemistry degree. However, he pivoted to entertainment and motivational speaking in 2000.
Barry's TV career commenced with Close Encounters with Keith Barry (2003–2005). His European success expanded globally, featuring on over 40 international shows, including The Ellen Show and The Jimmy Kimmel Show. His CBS specials and The Keith Barry Experience in Ireland further cemented his fame.
Keith suffered a severe car crash in 2007 but made a remarkable comeback later that year. His TED talk, a top 25 all-time view, showcases his talent and innovative thinking. He's consulted on two Hollywood films and performed on various international platforms.
In 2021, Keith published Brain Hacks, a bestseller in Ireland. This book offers techniques for developing a champion mindset and mental toughness. It caters to those seeking improvement in various life aspects, from career to personal growth.
His first children's book, Mind Magic, was released in 2023. Adapted from Brain Hacks, it aims to empower kids with confidence, resilience, and the ability to overcome setbacks. The book intertwines personal stories with practical advice.
Keith Barry has garnered numerous awards, including a Merlin Award and a James Joyce Award.
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