mcgraw hill blended podcast

McGraw Hill Blended Podcast

December 4, 2023

In conversation with McGraw Hill about my book ‘Surviving your first year at University – A student toolkit’ Blended with Catherine O’Connor – Preparing for your first year at University | Blended with Catherine O’Connor – Preparing for your first year at University |

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Release of Grief & Fatigue: Families & the Pandemic: Stories of Struggle and Hope

August 10, 2022

I am delighted to be a contributor to this publication, Grief & Fatigue: Families & the Pandemic – Stores of Struggle & Hope. Advice and stories from renowned mediators and related professionals,
artists, and others affected by the Pandemic from around the world.
 Created & edited by Michael Lang and Peter Nicholson. 
Editorial assistance by Georgia …

Catherine O'Connor

Reflecting and Recalibrating post-pandemic

June 25, 2022

The journey of COVID 19 Catherine O’Connor, Education Consultant, Motivational speaker and Author, explores the experience and challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic and draws on her poetry anthology ‘COVID voices’ which unfolds the story of pain, suffering, rejection, loneliness, confusion and despair leading to the appreciation of the minutiae of life and the value …

Celebrating Women’s Day 2022

May 23, 2022

Women Who Dared 2 Over 40 women shared their stores with Mary Ryan of the Tuam Herald in this second edition of ‘Women Who Dare’ (major sponsor IBEC). How good it is to see that women still bring hope in a world of turmoil and great change. An interview with Catherine O”Connor pages 91 to …

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Delighted to announce my new book

August 26, 2021

Surviving Your First Year at University – A Student Toolkit “Going to University is an exciting time but it can also feel scary and overwhelming. This excellent guide helps demystify some of the technicalities, so students can easily navigate the system…  Recommended reading for anyone keen to make the most of this brilliant life opportunity.”Lynda …

I wonder why six feet under?

July 20, 2021

An extract from my book of poetry ‘Grief Is’ Available from Alan Hanna’s Rathmines, Dublin Kennys bookshop Galway, Amazon and all good bookstores.  

My New Book: ‘Grief Is’

April 8, 2021

Delighted to announce my book ‘Grief Is’ which takes its readers through a journey, expressed in poetic form, to a place which finds light and hope in the heart. Available worldwide.on multiple book sites including Amazon ISBN 9781788233293 Kindle edition also available. You might purchase – you might review!

Online Interviews

Are you getting ready for an online job interview?

March 19, 2021

Most job interviews today are conducted through zoom or a similar type of platform. You will need to put your best face forward so dress for where you want to be, not for where you are.  Practice using the platform and become familiar with the various functions such as: sound, video, screen sharing and chat …

Never miss a Monday

October 4, 2020

An evening motivational talk for parent groups delivered nationwide This follows the success of the high demand for motivational talks on making a successful transition to college and a rising demand from parent groups concerned about their sons and daughters preparing for the uncertainties of the world ahead. What does the world of work look …

Catherine O'Connor

Cracking The College Code

October 4, 2020

A motivational talk for parent and/or student groups delivered nationwide This talk was developed in response to addressing the findings that up to 7,000 students drop out of our third level system every year. Dropping out of college brings financial strain and also brings a mental, physical and emotional cost which is distressing for the …