Career & Life Strategy

Gain Clarity. Build Confidence. Find Purpose.

Where You've Seen Whole U.

Online Course 

This online program consists of a 5 step process that will help you:

(1) Clarify your goals

(2) Assess your strengths and skills 

(3) Look Good on paper 

(4) Communicate with confidence

(5) Network Effectively

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Customized Services

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Working on a particular challenge? (e.g. Want to improve your public speaking? Or prepare for an interview?) Let's develop a plan. 

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Resume Help

This two-part Resume Review Package will help enhance the content & formatting of your resume. 

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Career Program

This acclaimed program will guide you through a 5 step process that will help you pursue your life’s work. There are several package options, depending on your budget).

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Clients have ranged in age from 18 to 67, come from 25+ countries, and represented a variety of industries - from biotech and marketing, to engineering and education.

Advising Client

Christian M.

(Tokyo, Japan)

"Working with Whole U. has been one of the best things that has happened to my career and spiritual development. Within a month of meeting Shannon, I was able to transform my life and business significantly. Her spiritual, health, and business coaching has been a life changer. She is an excellent listener, finds out who you are inside, and helps you stay on track to achieve monumental tasks. I would highly recommend Whole U. to my friends or respected colleagues who are open to transformation."

Resume Client

Erol S. (NH, USA)  

"The Whole U. experience was special. I wanted to walk away with a tight, concise resume and understand better ways to leverage my professional network. Shannon has an incredible approach - naturally adding extra value and continuing to support as a consultant and even as a pseudo-headhunter. So I was delivered not only what I expected (i.e. a commodity) - but was also delivered strong, personalized value. This wasn't expected, so it put Whole U. "over-the-top" in my eyes."

Career Program Client:

Lauren J. (Boston, USA)

"Before Whole U. came into my life, I spent over four years on a seemingly endless journey looking for answers to what I was truly passionate about. Over the course of the five sessions, we worked on visualizing my ideal job, narrowing down my personal and professional interests, developing a method for writing compelling cover letters and took a professional looking photo for LinkedIn. I am now confident that I have a positive and meaningful direction to go in and concrete steps to take. Whole U. gave me the creative skills, personal connections and, most importantly, the confidence to believe that I can turn the life I envision into reality."                   

Whole U. Founder

Shannon O'Brien, MA, EdM


Shannon founded Whole U. in 2012, after working 7 years at Harvard and MIT, where she advised graduate and undergraduate students. 

Shannon is truly invested in the success of each Whole U. client - encouraging growth, new opportunities, and advocating for joy and fulfillment while achieving career and life goals. (Read More...)

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