Who We Are

Career Care is a not for profit social enterprise that facilitates people to get involved in mentoring on a part-time, voluntary and complimentary basis. People involved in Career Care have worked in HR / recruitment / counselling / coaching and are keen to 'give something back'.

We provide training in mentoring to suitably experienced people and we follow that up with access to mentees and a framework of back up and peer support. Because of COVID-19, we currently operate remotely - by Zoom and telephone. We function through a company limited by guarantee called CareerHelp and we have no agenda beyond helping people with career matters.


In Getting


Michael O'Donnell of Career Care

Michael McDonnell
Michael (Mike) was in charge of the Institute of Personnel in Ireland (CIPD Ireland) for over thirty years. Mike is Joint Managing Director of Workplace Talent Limited. He is non-executive Chairperson at Unijobs and serves on several other Boards.

Sheila Barr

Sheila is a Guidance Counsellor and Career Coach who specialises in career transition.  She has a particular interest in working with clients who need additional support, especially around building confidence.

Sheila Barr of Career Care
William Slattery

William Slattery
William is a solicitor who has extensive experience of advising people in relation to their careers. William is also a trained community and youth worker and he has extensive experience of working in HR Management and with community groups.

Niamh O'Doherty
Niamh worked in the National Social Services Board and with the Citizens Information Board. She has lifelong involvement in community initiatives and in social enterprise - both as a director and a volunteer.

Niamh O'Doherty of Career Care
James Fogarty of Career Care

James Fogarty
James is employed as a Training Manager in a major Irish international company. He has a degree in development studies and a Masters in cyber psychology. James is also qualified in coaching and in HR.

Ann MacNamara
Ann has over 20 years’ experience as a Guidance Counsellor. Also qualified as a mindfulness teacher, Ann has a particular interest in the management of stress and anxiety in young people at critical times of transition.

Ann MacNamara of Career Care
Dudley O'Donnell

Dudley O'Donnell
Dudley is an actively retired solicitor who has had a particular interest in careers and the world of work for many years. He has been involved in a number of jobs clubs and personal development and family support initiatives.

Keith O’Malley
Keith is a career advisor with a professional body. He has a Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation and is experienced in career coaching, recruitment, HR and of working with people who are in marginalised circumstances.

Keith O'Malley of Career Care