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Shannon O'Brien, M.A., Ed.M.

Lead Career & Life Coach of Whole U.

Dear Fellow Seeker,

I'm here to help you find career alignment - while also maintaining joy and freedom in your life

My own [authentic] career journey began after September 11th, 2001. As a graduating college senior, I had attended personal development seminars that helped me commit to "integrity" as a guiding principle. So I went on to pursue:

  • An M.A. as a Rotary World Peace Fellow in Tokyo, Japan, and an
  • Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation & Education from Harvard University. 

After working 7 years at Harvard and MIT (promoting diversity and invention respectively), I founded Whole U. in 2012. I've coached hundreds mission-driven career seekers to "pursue their life's work" - through planning projects, applying for jobs and grants, networking internationally, and most importantly - being true to themselves.

I was born in the US, grew up 10 years in Europe, and have traveled to 36 countries - and I continue to open my mind to new people, cultures, and what is inherent in each of us. 

I look forward to working with you!

 ☮️ & ❤️,

Watch this video to hear how I developed the 5-Step Whole U. process



  • Cities:   Boston. London. Rome. Tokyo. Los Angeles.
  • Music:   Bob Marley. Depeche Mode. Daft Punk. Lana Del Rey. Marc Rebillet.
  • TV shows:    Fawlty Towers. Downton Abbey. Schitt's Creek
  • Holiday:   Bali, Indonesia
  • Food:   Japanese Izakayas
  • Drink:   Green tea matcha

  • Superpowers:   Empathizing. Motivating. Writing & Editing. Networking. 
  • Aspiring to be:   Healed & Whole (Peaceful, Loving, Joyful & Free).
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