Orlaith Tunney works as a Careers Consultant at Trinity College Dublin. She has a particular interest in career counselling as an intervention to empower clients to manage their own career development. She has an MA in Career Education, Information and Guidance from Warwick University and a HDip in Career Guidance and Counselling from University College Cork. Her MA thesis explored “The Impact of the Career Dream Model and Implications for Higher Education Guidance Services”. Orlaith has presented the Career Dream Model at the Careers Studies Research Seminar, Warwick University, to members of the Association of HE Careers Services in Ireland (AHECS) and to MEd Guidance and Counselling students at Trinity College Dublin.
Dearbhla Kelly, a Master Trainer and Career Coach in Ireland, with a Masters in Industrial Sociology from Japan, is qualified in Guidance and Counselling. She has delivered training and trained trainers for the HSE at senior management level. She has worked in Adult Guidance and schools’ guidance. Dearbhla has used the Career Dream Intervention in Donegal ETB with the unemployed and with coaching clients.
Dearbhla has been delivering Executive Coaching within companies and Career Coaching to individuals seeking positive changes and growth. Recent publication: Career Coach — a Step–by-Step Guide to Help Your Teen Find Their Life’s Purpose (Gill Books). Her work has featured in The Sunday Times and Sunday Independent.
Alan Richardson is a Psychologist, Educator & Researcher working in private practice and teaching within several universities. He is active in training and developing the profile of Process-oriented Psychology internationally. Previous research has involved efficacy of counselling interventions in trauma, loss & grief and within education about graduate feedback to universities, evaluation of student experience and their career aspirations & motivation.