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


Ranked #1 Career Coach and #1 Life Coach on Yelp, Shannon O'Brien, MA, EdM is truly invested in the growth and success of Whole U.® Students.

Clients claim that she is an encouraging and trusted advisor of high integrity - who is a catalyst to find new opportunities, joy and fulfillment, while achieving career and life goals.

Shannon founded Whole U. LLC in 2012, after working 7 years at Harvard and MIT, where she advised both graduate and undergraduate students. Previous to working in Higher Education, Shannon received two Master's degrees:

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

Born in the U.S., she grew up 10 years in Europe, and has traveled to 35 countries - continuing to open her mind to new people, cultures - and most importantly: What is inherent in each of us.


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