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Hi, I’m Kirrily Dear.

Founder of Inside A Bold Mind.

Throughout my life, I’ve been obsessed with doing things no one has done before. Now, I share everything I’ve learned about living boldly so you can do it, too.

Live it now, big or small.
Breathe life into that idea.
That whispers from your soul.

I wrote those words in my journal while visiting a remote Indonesian island in 2020. I could feel my life preparing to take another daring twist.

Look through my photo albums and you’ll see three decades of groundbreaking achievements as an adventurer, ultramarathoner, company director, and charity founder.

Of all my achievements, which do I value the most?

It’s conquering the mountains of fear and self-doubt within my mind. Each victory empowers me to live on my own terms, daring to do whatever my bold mind desires.


On the day I wrote those words in Indonesia, I made a decision. I walked away from a successful business strategy consultancy I had spent 20 years building.

I took out a blank sheet of paper and began to map out a new venture.

I’ve spent decades putting neuroscience into practice, testing concepts in extreme situations, and seeing the results. Now, I serve the best of the best to you.

When the fear of failure is stopping you, Inside A Bold Mind helps you cultivate the courage to make bold moves.

You can access resources and workshops on this website right now to get your bold mind moving.

Organisations incorporate me into their leadership programs to eliminate the fear of failure as a hindrance to success.

I live near Mudgee NSW, Australia where I farm cattle, sheep, horses, and bison with my partner Sean and dog Lucy.


The two documentary trailers below feature my running and work to prevent family violence.

Inside My Trophy Cabinet

Ultra Marathon Racing

  • 4 x Coast 2 Kosci Ultra Marathon 240km
  • 1 x Big Red Run 250km Multi-Stage
  • 3 x Great North Walk 100 Miler
  • 4 x Great North Walk 100km
  • 2 x The North Face 100km (UTA 100)
  • 1 x Wild Endurance 100km
  • 1 x Oxfam Sydney 100km
  • 1 x Buffalo Stampede 75km
  • 3 x 6ft Track Marathon 45km
  • 2 x Ultra Trail Australia 50km

Recent Adventures

  • Solo 1300km (32 marathons/19 days) Broken Hill to Sydney Ultramarathon
  • Solo 860km (20 marathons/12 days) White Ribbon Ultramarathon
  • Solo Trek Huayhuash Ranges, Peru
  • Solo Andes Challenge Adventure Race, Peru
  • Epic 50 13-Day unsupported backcountry horse trek


Company Directorships

  • Director – Eyes Wide Open – Business strategy, marketing and management consultancy
  • Co-founder – Run Against Violence – Family violence prevention charity

  • Non-executive director – The Australian Institute of Management (NSW/ACT)

  • Non-executive director – Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH)

  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors