SERVICES & programmes

CAO Change of Mind

With the Leaving Cert exams off the table, students can now concentrate on reviewing their CAO course choices and ensure that they have made the best decisions possible. Here is a quick and easy Checklist.

Can your teenagers answer 9 or 10 for each question below?

  • How confident are you that if offered your first, second or third choice you are delighted to accept.

  • How confident are you that if offered your fourth, fifth or sixth or seventh choice, you are happy to accept.

  • How confident are you that if offered your eight, ninth or tenth choice, you are comfortable to accept, and you do not need to consider taking a year out.

If they have reservations, it is time to act.

One to One Leaving Cert Programme

Now is the perfect time for teenagers to figure out what they would like to do after finishing school and draw-up a well-informed list of courses that they are interested in including in their CAO Application in January. 

The Anne Mangan One to One Leaving Cert Programme consists of 4 sessions and upon completion leaving cert students will:

  • Start the year with a first draft of their CAO courses, in order of priority.

  • Justify the reasons why they have included each course.

  • Attend Career Fairs with a purpose.

  • Choose to attend College Open Days they wish to participate in and be clear about the information required.

  • Be clear about the information needed from students and graduates of the courses they are planning on including in their CAO application. 

Parents Evenings

Parents are important partners in their teenager's development. Without a strong sense of self, young people can struggle to stay on track, educationally and career-wise. Anxiety about their future can affect health and well-being. 

This presentation equips parents with the knowledge to act as a support to their teenagers as they prepare to leave Secondary School and find their way to the next phase of their lives. 


Everything that I have done career-wise has led to me becoming a career coach, from nursing in the eighties, private practice as an Osteopath in the nineties, director of a private higher education college and educational developer through the noughties and beyond.


I love supporting and empowering others achieve their goals, whether it concerns career/work, dealing with tricky situations, making difficult decisions or getting the best out of life generally. One thing my various careers have in common is mentoring – mentoring clients’ manage their health, mentoring students in clinic, mentoring teachers support their students.


The transition to career coach has been a natural next step towards greater empowerment of my clients. Through coaching, I listen to their story, help set goals and work with them reach those goals, whether large or small. I love seeing people grow in confidence, building additional resilience and ready and able to embrace what life has to offer. Helping small groups of 5th and 6th year students discover their interests, therefore opening doors for them to explore and research career options is immensely satisfying. 


Anne Mangan

5 Maple Manor


Dublin 18


Tel: 086 810 8192​


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