My dream is that I’ll never have to use a label to introduce myself. I use my dyslexia as a disclaimer for my mistakes so you will not judge me before you know my ability. To escape the assumptions of intellect, ability and competence.
I use it to attract others to help overcome what I have myself. I got a 1st in my degree in Marine Science despite my dyslexia. And then went on to get my Doctorate in Physical Oceanography. I always saw education as a means to an end. To get to the highest level of understanding but also the place where others would realise what is possible. I picked the areas of science and maths which I had always been good at since a young child to take me there. But my aim has always been for it to be easier for others to achieve what I have – it hasn’t always been an easy road for me.
I started out with the simple aim to take literacy and intelligence out of the same sentence. I’m starting to see humanity spiralling so that this becomes a bigger issue for equality than I ever knew.
There is a balance for me in helping those through the system now. And leaving a legacy of change behind for the future. This is why I have numerous projects. One project is not capable of this balance. I’m constantly in a place of learning myself and I only move on when I feel I’ve stopped learning. This is why since I started my school, The Homework Club, in 2009 I have worked in the business, sports and various other worlds. But I’ve always passionately cared about education and literacy. These were just learning experiences to understand people and their motivations better.
Those individuals I help to achieve in education today keep me going for what I envisage as possible for everyone in the future. I learn as much from their experiences as they learn from me. If you stop working with the individual you risk losing sight of what matters most.
Personality Theory is just a tool for me to ground difference and understanding. It’s a very palatable tool for others as it shows our relationship to others while also showing us the possibility of our own strengths. It’s a way to build others with core understanding from the inside out. And it’s only when we have achieved for ourselves that we are able to care about those external to us and have a better humanity. I started out caring about success but now I realise I care about secureness. These are where the real possibilities lie.
Naoisé October 2020
Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly is an Irish woman who has become a Global Expert working with men, women and children around the world who have largely been written off by society. Families seek her out for her research, results and Methodologies in areas of specialist interest including: Personality Theory, ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia, Audio Processing Disorders, Hearing Impairments, Home Schooling, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Confidence, Bullying, Self Harm, Sexuality, Learning Disabilities, Depression, Anxiety, Gifted Children, Exam Fears, Child Development, Personal Development, Personality disorders, Team Development, Business Success, Bereavement and so on. Though ironically she dislikes labels and promotes success without them, the list of conditions who’ve been drawn to her work has continued to grow with 11 years of research and method development.She grounds difference in Personality Theory. As INFJ herself she attracts them from across the globe to work with her.
National and International professionals, health services, associations, societies and organisations have referred Dr. Naoisé to families in 12 Countries around the World.
Dr. O’Reilly is academic, despite living with Dyslexia. She received a First Class Honors Degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway before earning a Ph.D. from The University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. She has also studied at The University of Oxford and The University of Cambridge.
Her Methods in the area of Personality Theory have led her to work with Fortune 500 Companies in the United States, Barclays Premier League Footballers in the United Kingdom, Governments and so on. As her passions are literacy and education she concentrates her time in these areas. Since April 2018 she has become an avid writer.
Her Team that she trained up for her custom style of educational successes went on to be employed by N.A.S.A., C.E.R.N., The University of Cambridge, The University of California Berkeley, University College Dublin, Google, Intel and so on. Watching the success of her team and their development has been as rewarding as watching the students they’ve taught succeed.
Dr. O’Reilly was a Teacher at The European Space Agency E.S.A. in Frascati, Italy. She was also International M.B.A. Co-Ordinator for the Graduate Business School at Griffith College Dublin. Her first official paid teaching job was when she was 12-years-old with the County Dublin School Summer Projects where she taught 7 to 16-year-old students art and pottery.
She has won multiple awards for her work in Education. In addition, her custom designed School in Dublin was Awarded O2 Ability Company Status by the disability rights organization Kanchi in 2010 the same year as Microsoft, Citi Bank, Trinity College Dublin and Eircom.
Dr. O’Reilly has been interviewed around the World by T.V. Stations, Radio Stations, Newspapers and Magazines. She started a huge debate for the abolishment of homework in Irish school in November 2011. A debate that continues to rage and she’s still interviewed for each time.
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