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Jane is one of Irelands best known Career Coaches and author of The Career Book– Help for the Restless Realist www.thecareerbook.ie .She owns Clearview Coaching Group a Career Coaching and Training business which she established in 2004 following an extensive career working in the area of recruitment and HR consulting. In addition, Jane regularly writes for the National Press and currently holds the position of weekly career doctor with the Metro Herald and is regularly invited to speak on national radio. In 2010 Jane held the position of weekly Career Expert on TV3’s “ The Morning Show”and in 2011/2012 was a regular live contributor on RTE’s The Daily Show TV Program.

Jane’s book The Career Book is forewarded and backed by the internationally acclaimed writer and creator of “The 6 thinking hats” and “lateral thinking” Dr. Edward De Bono. This book is receiving strong feedback in the Media and from real people on the ground with real career issues and due to its sales success the latest edition has just to come to the shelves (January 2012). Jane is currently under contract with the same publishers (Orpen Press/Blackhall Publishing) to write her second Career related book to be published in 2014.

Jane also co owns Irelands first Development Assessment and Coaching Centre for Emotional Intelligence – Emotional Intelligence Ireland www.EiIreland.com.

Jane has a First Class Honours Social Science Degree and Training/Facilitation Qualification. Jane is also a Qualified Life & Business Coach (Accredited by the European Coaching Institute ECI) and is an active member of the Life & Business Coaching Association of Ireland and the International Coaching Federation. Jane is also a qualified Career Coach Assessor (www.fireworkcoaching.com) and a licensed and qualified Emotional Intelligence Assessor (EQI).

Previous to becoming a coach, Jane worked within the area of Executive Search & Recruitment and HR consulting where she excelled as a manager. These assignments involved carrying out consulting projects for some of Ireland’s brand name clients. Jane uses this vital experience gained in her Executive and Career coaching sessions with her clients.

Along with offering 1 to 1 career coaching support to executives and those seeking career change, Jane has been successfully delivering boutique Outplacement Programmes for some high profile multinationals and banks. Over the past 3 years Jane and her team have been contracting out their services to deliver successful “Back to Work Government Funded Programmes” for the following list of well known organisations - INOU, BEGIN AGAIN, AREA PARTNERSHIPS/SKILLNETS, FAS,SURESKILLS and MOMENTUM PROGRAMMES.

Jane’s focus in late 2013 also moved towards all things Digital and works in partnership with the Digital Hub/Digital Skills Academy in the creation of robust career planning, career conversion deliveries post up skilling .She has also been engaged to create and deliver a Personal Effectiveness and Career Development workshop series for a high profile client company. In 2012/2013 Jane was engaged on an interim project with Dublin Institute of Technology’s career service involved in supporting schools/departments in the delivery of employability skills. Providing information on current market trends and the graduate labour market which she enjoyed. 2014 will see Clearview launch, due to continued requests, of The Jane Downes Career Coach Masterclass for those already qualified coaches looking to specialise as career coaches and learn from people with real,tangible and lengthy experience specifically within the career coaching field.

Jane currently sits on the Board of Advisors for a prestigious international start -up organisation in the area of career app development.

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