I have travelled a journey in terms of my own career.
After leaving secondary school I studied History and English in UCD, followed by Law at the Kings Inns. All this was before my 22nd birthday and prior to beginning my professional career in education as a career guidance counsellor. While in education I earned my stripes as a leader, educator and innovator. I also studied part-time to specialise in the areas of career and coaching psychology.
Until now I have changed career three times, had countless jobs and transitioned once. I have worked full-time, part-time, on contract hours, as a temp., as a ‘sidetrepreneur’, as a consultant, and now as the Chief Inspiration Officer at A Career to Love.
Since starting my own business through working hard, complete dedication and some luck I have moved from a home office with an old laptop, no clients and a big dream to a thriving business. At the time of writing I am proud to say that A Career to Love is going through a period of rapid growth. The journey is only beginning, and while the road is rocky at times, it is exciting beyond measure.
Every day is different. Some days I work one to one with individuals who are in the process of making positive, progressive career choices. Other days I present in-house training and development for companies, while other days I deliver keynotes on the future of work. I am also a career columnist with IMAGE.ie, A Today FM Sunday Business Show TEAM SBS member, and a regular on the Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene on RTÉ 2FM. I write about careers, leadership and the future of work both in national and international publications.
Alas, this is but one side of me. I’m also a Mum to two beautiful young girls, a wife, sister, aunt, granddaughter, niece and friend. When not working you will find me with my family, running or training, doing the school run or baking. If I get the chance I escape to the shops, usually for shoes, but truthfully clothes, bags or beauty products all hold a captivating allure for me. I love to sit amongst books and get lost in a world painted by words.