Shooting for the stars

Why it is never too late to dream big


Dr. Niamh Shaw is an Irish engineer, scientist, and performer. She excels at telling the human story of science, in this business podcast she tells us her human story of going from a stable job in a University in Ireland to dedicating her life to get to space. Yes, we said SPACE!

A truly encouraging and inspiring story for us all to listen too, whether you’re struggling with taking risks in business or in life.

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All my life I wanted to be part of space I knew at 8, I knew at 18, and I knew at 28 and I had kind of been avoiding it.


If you enjoyed the podcast and would like to hear more from Niamh she will be the Key Note Speaker at the ICBE ConferenceThe ICBE Conference will take place on Thursday, May 10th 2018 in the Killashee Hotel, Kildare, Ireland.

The Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE) is a not-for-profit organisation established by leading companies in Ireland with a deep commitment to continuous improvement. For more information see their website

Dr. Niamh Shaw is an Irish engineer, scientist, and performer. She is passionate about igniting peoples curiosity and particularly interested in doing this by combining creativity with science topics. She presents the human story of science, creating theatre shows, public events and contributions to media with this focus. She has set herself a life’s mission to get to space, an artist and explorer. She hopes that by sharing the human story behind such a venture, it will help us better understand our place in the story of space, and the beauty of our planet Earth.