‘Jools’ – ‘Rev Dr Julian Hamilton’ – is an ordained minister of the Methodist Church in Ireland, currently Chaplain to Trinity College Dublin. Prior to being ordained Jools spent over a decade working with young people. He is a popular conference and retreat speaker/teacher in Ireland, the UK, Europe, America and Australia. With specific interest in transformational/missional leadership, Jools participates in and facilitates workshops & retreats on amongst other things, ‘Adaptive Leadership’ ‘Conversations That Matter’ ‘Creating a Missional Imagination’ and ‘Interfaith Dialogue.’
With an academic interest in the Missional Church Movement, Jools has a passion to see people live in light and love – people filled with purpose, dignity, passion and compassion. With trademark humour and insight Jools draws people toward ‘themselves.’ As founder of Youthspirit – an organisation dedicated to positive transformation – Jools runs the ‘Space to Breathe’ project, connecting young adults from Ireland, Britain, Israel and Palestine.
Along with his friend Amr Dawood, Jools has founded ‘The Good Summit” as another vehicle to help the conversation of how the world can do things differently. The Good Summit is an international movement, through events, to re–imagine the conversation around Social Economy and Corporate Responsibility.
Jools believes there is always more to life than we can see and more that we can be. Reaching and stretching toward ‘the other’ always moves us closer to ourselves, and there is no better place to achieve that than round the table making friends. So pick up a glass …
Director, Trinity Access Program – bringing third level education to marginalised young people
CEO DePaul International – one of the world’s largest homeless charities.
Author ‘Humanology’ – A Scientist’s Guide to Our Amazing Existence’
Provost & President, Trinity College
Creator of ‘The Critter Shed’
Co–founder and CEO FoodCloud
Dean of Research Trinity College, The University of Dublin
Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit
Digital Innovator and Implementor, CEO of Digital Doddle and Co–founder Tech for Good Dublin.
CEO of the Irish Social Enterprise Network
Former Rugby Union Player and Pundit, Former Director for Goldman Sachs
Founder, We Make Good Happen
Visualisation Facilitator / Graphic Recorder
Co–Founder The Good Summit
Founder, One Small Step. Former Ireland and British & Irish Lions rugby player
Head of Marketing, Business in the Community Ireland
Co–Founder The Good Summit & Methodist Chaplain to Trinity College
Director, UK NHS Mental Health Innovation and Improvement
Director, Social Nybble. Ireland
Ireland Correspondent at Sky News
Head of Social & Community Strategy at everymum
Founder of the Good Country, Honorary Professor of Political Science and Author