Education Consultant, Author and Career Specialist

Catherine O'Connor

Following a career in the financial services, drama studies led to a Training and Development career where I worked in the community motivating the long term unemployed to return to study and work after recession. It was at that point that I turned my attention fully to the world of formal education, recognising its impact on lost generations of workers.

Following a career at Trinity College Dublin over 25 years, I now work as an independent education consultant, author and career specialist with a keen interest in preparing clients for competency-based interviews, equipping them to take ownership of their own journeys.

Nationally recognised as a subject expert in the area of transition to higher education following the successful launch of the ‘must have’ guide for all parents and students preparing for third level. Published in the Irish market with C.J. Fallon Ltd.  and in the UK and International market with McGraw Hill.

A sought-after keynote and motivational speaker, regular contributions to the media include; national and regional radio and television, online and print media (national and local).  Served on many professional panels and published within the areas of education and technology-enhanced learning.