John O'Hara is founder of OH Interviews, an Interview Coaching agency that helps job seekers overcome the odds and secure their dream career. Beginning his career in Mental Health Nursing, John found a passion in leadership & management, working in various industries across Ireland , the UK, and Canada. 

Understanding what it feels like to shift focus and change career paths, OH Interviews was created to help others through the process too. John has helped job seekers in various industries and geographies overcome their interview insecurities, beat their competition, and make an impact in a career they love.

Lisa is a senior HR professional with over 27 years of experience across a broad range of sectors. These include banking, I.T., waste management, insurance, transport, manufacturing, government, NFP and retail. She holds a BA (Hons) degree from UCD and a post-graduate degree in Business Studies from the University of Ulster.  Lisa has a Diploma in Executive and Leadership Coaching from the Coaching & Mentoring Partnership and is accredited in the 5 States of Success psychometric and coaching model.

 Lisa has a proven track record in building positive and proactive relationships with colleagues and clients and is well qualified in managing the diversity of demands which arise in the course of day to day business and in focussed project work.

She has a special interest in employee engagement, company culture and leadership development.  She also has substantial experience in the areas of HR operations, change, acquisition, TUPE and integration. With a significant history of start-ups, acquisitions and restructuring, she brings understanding of the commercial and operational requirements of major transformation projects and aligns this with an appreciation of the human impact of change and how to manage and support staff through each stage.  She has engaged with unions and has strong communication and relationship building skills.  She has a range of experience in employee engagement, and the development and embedding of EVP(Employee Value Proposition) and Vision, Mission and Values in organisations.

She brings her many years of experience managing people and developing leadership skills to bear on her engagement with coaching and mentoring clients at all levels. As a qualified executive coach and experienced mentor, she facilitates clients in expanding their thinking and accessing meaningful answers. Taking these insights, she supports them in identifying the outcome or goal they wish to achieve and committing to focussed actions to accomplish it.

Johanne is a business mentor and sales expert for coaches and holistic therapists, who want to sign their first five clients.

She is also a Mum to Leah and Granny Jo Jo to Oliver.

Johanne has witnessed so many women doubt their ability and self worth when building a business and stop before they have even begun.

Her mission is to empower as many women as possible to create the business they want without restriction and have some fun doing it. Johanne’s motto is It’s never too late to go after what you want, you just have to decide you are going to.

I’m Ciara Spillane and I help people be happier at work. Combining coaching psychology and recruitment experience, I can help you with both the practical side of navigating your career, along with the psychological aspects.

I have 20 years of experience in global companies including Google, Fidelity Investments, and Microsoft. In all of my previous roles, I was passionate about coaching, well-being, and education. This steered me towards studying coaching and psychology and finally towards setting up my own business. I believe this passion is also what led to me being named one of Dublin’s top 5 Career Coaches in 2022.

During my career, I have pivoted from full-time to part-time and office based to remote depending on my personal needs at the time. I have taken career breaks, leaned into promotions, and leaned back during times when I wanted to put my family or myself first. I also suffered from anxiety and know what it is like to feel unwell at work.

I understand what it is to change career direction and I am passionate about the role that a qualified career coach can take to help people in these times of change. I see it as my role to help and empower you to find clarity to make career decisions and feel well at work.

I am a mum of 2 little girls (the wildlings) and a keen gardener. I love learning and can usually be found reading or browsing a bookshop.

Paddy Jobsman is a career educator who spends his days helping people get hired.Since 2014, Paddy has coached jobseekers to land roles at companies of all shapes and sizes. From global organisations like TikTok, LinkedIn, Meta, and Amazon, to the local corner shop looking for a jack of all trades.

Furthermore, he has first-hand experience from the employer's side. He started his career as a recruiter 8 years ago and went on to launch a hiring platform, managing recruitment campaigns for 900+ companies, including PayPal, eBay, McDonald's, Just Eat, Vodafone, and BT.

Paddy has dedicated his life to helping people get what they want from their careers and he looks forward to joining the Career Clinic and speaking at Jobs Expo.

Collette Bryson established Engage Life Coaching after a 20-year career as a solicitor.  For most of that time, her focus has been on career coaching and in particular career development, career transition and career change.  She has helped numerous people who are job seeking find their direction and regain the confidence to apply for, interview for and be offered the job they want.

Collette holds a Diploma in Life and Executive Coaching from Positive Success Group and a Certificate in Career Coaching from Irish Lifecoach Institute.  She is also a qualified mediator.

She volunteers as a career coach at Jobcare, coaching unemployed people, has also facilitated their Jobnet course and has been a guest speaker with them on the topic of “Effective CV Production”. She has also volunteered at the Intreo Job Fair and Future Sparks Festival as well as at a prior Jobs Expo.

Luke Treacy is the General Manager of the Dublin CODING School, a new tech-education business currently based in Dun Laoghaire.

Luke is an experienced executive in technology, media and digital publishing having previously served as CEO/Managing Director of two businesses in the UK and two in Ireland including an AI/IoT focused research business.

Luke holds an MBA from Imperial College London and has previously studied Artificial Intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Digital Strategies at the University of Oxford.

Frank Hynes is the founder and CEO of a business called JobChanger

Through JobChanger Frank helps people find work they truly love and are passionate about. The first step is figuring out what you want from your career, would love to do and will be good at. The next step is to get that job or set up in self-employment.

Frank works with people from all career areas who want to change their current work situation.  Clients include people currently in work but who are looking for something more inspiring and rewarding where they feel their contribution is truly valued.

Frank spent 28 years working in the public sector changing roles many times. He is highly trained in numerous areas including a Master’s degree and a number of Graduate Diplomas including Leadership Development.

He spent several years figuring out what he wanted to do.  He now will show you how to figure this out for yourself literally in a matter of weeks by following a proven step by step process.

Frank also set up a business called “Fresh Pastures” helping farmers and their families cope with the challenges they face and creating space to live fulfilled lives.

Personal & professional development planning

Find out what you really should be doing in your career. There are techniques, exercises and tests based on Big 5 personality inventory, positive psychology and some reflective writing helping you create a personal vision and Mission statement from which you can begin the next chapter of your life.

Pat Finnerty is a psychological coach whose aim is to help people find fulfilment in their careers and all other aspects of their lives, by focusing on their personalities and interests. Pat graduated in Hotel Management in 1998. Since then, he has carved out a successful career in Hospitality, Retail, sales and is also a business owner. He has developed business acumen and has gathered a wealth of experience in team leadership and management. He believes in approaching transformation from an empathetic standpoint and is comfortable making connections in the boardroom or the outhouse.

His interest in personal and professional development stems from his interpersonal observations throughout his own career and personal life. This prompted him to pursue his interest in people and led him to follow academic study as a mature student. He now holds qualifications in Psychology, Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship and Training design, delivery & evaluation. His Areas of specialist interest are in Positive Psychology, Personality Psychology and Neuroscience.

Pat’s methodology is ideally suited to guiding people in the right direction in beginning their careers, finding meaning in their current careers, seeking advancement, changing job/career or returning to the workplace.

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