Résumé

RÉSUMÉ OF CIARA JOSEPHINE KENNEDY

BRIDGEFIELD, CASTLEMARTYR, CO CORK, IRELAND

 

Contact

Telephone: +353 861614099

Email: 116105689@umail.ucc.ie / ciarakennedysln@gmail.com 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ciara-kennedy-b21a61a2

Website: www.ciarajosephine.com, www.wisdomhive.com

 

An enthusiastic, self motivated and dedicated social entrepreneur who holds a vision for planetary restoration through facilitating environmental, cultural and wellness education, inspiring skills in creativity and innovation through leveraging the dynamic use of digital technology. Buoyant personality, innovative, creative and highly skilled. Author of children’s wisdom stories.

 

Education

 

  • University College Cork, Sep 16 – Sep 17

MA Digital Arts & Humanities

Modules: Teaching & Learning Digital Humanities, Audio & Sound Engineering, Digital Skills, Humanities & New Technologies, and Communities of Practice in Digital Scholarship.

Grade: 1.1 First Class Honors

 

  • The University of Huddersfield, England, Oct. 2003 – June 2005

BA (Hons) Degree Advertising, Media & Design Management

Grade: 2.1

 

  • University College of Cork, Cork, Ireland, Jan 2009 – March 2009

Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (C.E.L.T.A)

Grade: Pass B

 

  • St Mary’s Highschool, Midleton Cork, Sept 2001 to June 2003

Leaving Certificate Grade: 440 points

 

Other:

  • PACE Peace Action Cooperation in Europe. I have been chosen by the European Union to carry out this training 2017/2018, in Georgia and Poland through Erasmus +. This will provide me with the skills to design and deliver professional workshops in the three pillars of peace; Environmental Wellbeing, Societal Wellbeing and Inner Wellbeing. This will greatly support my start up educational enterprise.

 

  • Fetac Level 6 Professional Trainer (Train the Trainer) Professional Development, Ballycoolen, Dublin, Grade: Distinction

 

  • Social Awareness & Community Empowerment Certificate. A 6-month course undertaken with SHEP – Social Health & Education Project, Cork

 

  • Foróige Youth Leadership Certificate

 

  • Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship, DCU Ryan Academy, Dublin

 

  • 10 Week Pink Program for Female Entrepreneurs, The Rubicon Centre, Cork

 

  • Transform Your Life Teacher Training with the Diana Cooper School (Wellbeing & Personal Development Teacher Training)

 

  • Holistic Qualifications in a number of healing modalities, key aspects include meditation, visualisation and emotional wellbeing.

 

Experience & Skills

Social Entrepreneur on The Ignite Programme, September 2018 – September 2019 

Based at UCC, The IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme helps graduates to turn innovative ideas into successful technology based businesses.

Every year they select 10 businesses to work with their extensive team of Mentors, ‘Coaches on Campus’ and Industry Partners. The IGNITE Graduate Business Innovation Programme is sponsored by Cork City Council, Cork County Council, the Local Enterprise Offices of Cork City, South Cork and North & West Cork, Bank of Ireland and University College Cork.

Throughout the year I will have the opportunity to design and develop effective business strategies and a business plan to become investor ready and assist in the successful implementation and scaling of my start up social enterprise.

 

Wisdomhive, Social Entrepreneur, Cork, Ireland, Oct 2012 – ongoing . 

  • Leading the research and development of a start up Wisdomhive. This will provide environmental, cultural and wellness education for schools.
  • Building rapport and liaising with key potential business figures
  • International Travel to China, America, Egypt and the Middle East exploring indigenous wisdom whilst building business contacts and exploring financial investment opportunities
  • Skills: Initiative, Entrepreneurial Skills, Self motivation, Organizational skills, Leadership, Presentation and Communication skills, Project management and Networking

 

Wellness Workshop Facilitator, Ireland, Oct 2012 – ongoing. 

  • Designing, planning and implementing wellness workshops for adults and the corporate sector
  • Designing and implementing weekly meditation classes Cork, Ireland
  • Teaching and coaching wellness practitioners

 

Apple Inc, E-commerce Payment Specialist, Cork Ireland, Oct 10 – Oct 2012

  • VAT – Reconciliation of VAT invoices and issues
  • Efficiency in resolving issues and prioritizing cases depending on urgency
  • Train and mentor interns and work placement colleagues
  • Attend and contribute to weekly process improvement meetings
  • Involved in systems upgrade to improve invoice process, UAT (User acceptance testing)
  • Contributed in streamlining processes

 

  • Skills: Analytical Skills, Office Skills, Software packages, Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills, Presentation and Communication skills

 

Shafston University, English Teacher, Brisbane Australia, Sept 09 – Dec 09

Cork English College, English Teacher, Cork Ireland Jul 10 – Sept 10

  • Lesson plan design for English language teaching
  • Teaching and classroom management of 20 +  students

 

  • Skills: Presentation and Communication Skills, Organizational Skills, Time Management, Initiative, English Language

 

Angel Brides, Personal Assistant, Midleton Co Cork Mar 2007 – Aug 2007

  • Skills: Project Management, Leadership, Decision Making, Initiative

 

Haymarket Publishing Ltd, Advertising Sales Executive, London England Jan 06 – Jul 06

  • Sales Skills, Customer Service, Communication, Teamwork, Interpersonal Skills

 

Voluntary:

  • Designing and delivering a well-being programme for youths, assisting a government initiated re-focus programme for youths with challenging behaviour
  • Designed and delivered innovative fundraising events, raising €15,000 to support Child Aid. Child Aid fund schools for street children in Africa. 2010 – 2011.
  • Volunteered as a teacher in a school for street children in Nairobi, Africa. August 201.
  • Assisted in the organisation and project management of a large community event to raise awareness around youth mental health and suicide in Cork.
  • Youth Leader at Foróige Youth Club in Shanagarry and Turners Cross Youth Communities, Cork Ireland.

 

Skills

  • Digital Skills: website creation and management. Record and engineer audio using Logic Pro, short movie creation using i-movie
  • IT Skills – Microsoft word, excel, keynote, PowerPoint, prezie.
  • Workshop Creation: Design, implement and facilitate classes, programmes and workshops; holistic, youth, corporate and English language teaching
  • Professional training of trainers and facilitators

 

Interests

Nature. Entrepreneurship. Indigenous Wisdom. Ecology. Traveling. Writing.  Meditation. Dancing. Music. Game Design. .

 

 Referrals

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