Originally from Detroit (USA), Brennan holds degrees in philosophy from Macquarie University, Sydney (Ph.D), Western Michigan University (M.A.), and Spring Arbor University (B.A.). Drawing on his background in philosophy, he helps individuals and organisations bring clarity and direction to their personal lives and professional projects, and build better trust in their own contexts.
While Brennan enjoys bringing an analytical and creative perspective to any project he works on, he has particular expertise on the topic of trust. His doctoral research analysed trust and betrayal, and explained what it means for individuals and institutions to be trustworthy. Brennan continues to research trust and develop creative ways to help individuals, brands, and organisations that want to build better trust, respond well to broken trust, or that simply want to understand the concept of trust more clearly.
Some of the clients Brennan has developed bespoke workshops and/or written content for include: John Lewis; The School of Life; The European Association of Communication Directors; The Museum of London; Theos Think Tank; Whole Systems Partnership; and Saracens Rugby Club.
Brennan is also on the teaching faculty at The School of Life (London), where he regularly delivers classes on leadership, resilience, and stress. In addition, he teaches courses on ethics and culture at The Foundation for International Education and The Council on International Educational Exchange.
In addition, Brennan helps run The London Philosophy Club, which, with 6000 members, is the largest philosophy club.
Whether speaking, writing or researching, Brennan offers a unique perspective grounded in a decade of philosophical study. He began his philosophical education because he saw its relevance to his personal pursuit of understanding the complexities of life, and he continues to get excited about using philosophy as a tool to: help individuals live better; add value to companies; and contribute to positive public policy.