Darren O'Connor
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Darren O'Connor

Learning & Development Consultant Specialising in Corporate Services

​After a 4-year long recruitment career from associate consultant to principal consultant, I joined Eames Group as a learning and development consultant in the UK.

I work one-on-one with consultants and our associate consultant community (entry-level talent) at Eames Consulting to help upskill and improve their business development best practices. Alongside this, I work closely with my key stakeholders in our middle management and senior management team to feedback on how we can improve our business development efforts and to develop L&D initiatives tailored to their teams or specific individuals.

Having been a recruitment consultant myself, I feel that the wider business can rely on me to understand and empathise with them, the challenges they face and what success looks like. My experience across different sectors, including technology and life sciences, means I’ve also applied different learning and development techniques across multiple industries.

I am passionate about this industry and love how driven people are to succeed. You’re a product of your environment, and being surrounded by ambitious and driven individuals every day keeps me motivated.

I’m also personally invested in learning more about neurodiversity, the LGBTQ+ community and other areas of inclusion, and the impact this has on the workplace, recruitment and engagement.

What does being an opportunity maker mean to you?

Creating an opportunity for everyone in the business to succeed!

What Eames value resonates with you the most and why?

Cultural Connectivity. I believe a company is only as good as its employees, and the employees will ultimately be a product of the company’s culture. Without a connected culture, business will fail – I like that Eames puts such a strong emphasis on their culture and drives this across the business.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever been given?

Do your best, and you’ll have no regrets.

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