My Mission

To inspire Software Developers to take responsibility for their own wellbeing & performance by providing the tools to improve their mental and physical health.

My Vision

To provide support and guidance on wellbeing & performance that helps create modern software developers who put people before technology.


Hi there! I’m Richard Donovan, and I’ve been a Software Developer for more than 23 years.

I started at the bottom and worked my way up, eventually becoming a Software Architect for a global FTSE 100 company. I’m self-taught, and I believe in the power of hard work and determination.

In addition to my software development career, I’m also a licensed Mindspan Peak Performance Trainer and Coach, as well as a Personal Trainer and online fitness coach.

I love staying active and playing sports like squash and golf.


As a Software Developer, I’ve learned that taking care of your mental and physical health is key to performing at your best. I’ve struggled with self-doubt and lack of confidence, but by focusing on my wellbeing, I’ve seen significant improvements in my work and overall confidence.

I’m passionate about helping others who may be struggling and believe that by working together, we can create a supportive and healthy environment in our industry. I would love the opportunity to work with you and help bring about positive change.

Our Core Values

People before technology

In an extremely technical industry, we focus on software developers as people first.

Seek first to understand

Everyone has a different mental map of the world and our first job is to understand yours.

Relationship building

We see relationships at home and at work as being fundamental to your wellbeing.


We believe the simplest approach is often the best approach.


Take back power from the outside world by taking responsibility for your own thinking, choices and actions.

Small incremental change

Just like in software development, the easiest way to make a change is to keep it small and incremental.

Wellbeing For Software Developers & Leaders