About Me 

I'm a Former Attorney Turned Wellness Coach   

Hi. My name is Mary O'Connor and I live in a beautiful part of Ireland. I swim in the sea occasionally during the winter and over a year ago I started horse riding classes, which I love. I've also signed up for a triathlon this summer!

I run my boutique online wellness business, Thriving Fast, from Waterford, a local city. Through sessions on Zoom, I support high performing professionals all over the world to stay well and avoid burnout so that they can have long successful careers and avoid jeopardizing their future.

I also help busy professionals to manage a wide variety of life challenges and overcome blocks that can affect their professional and person lives.

I was an attorney in Silcion Valley in Palo Alto, California, for a number of years. It was a lot of hard work and long hours but it was also exciting and fun.

Even though I loved law, I knew I wouldn't work in it forever.

I trained with the Mayo Clinic to become a Certified Wellness Coach.

I love helping my clients to explore their goals, motivations, and ambitions, transform them into action, and maintain lasting changes over time.

This could be to help them "switch off" and relax more so that they are not always exhausted and can be more efficient at work, or to nurture themselves better, both in their bodies and minds.

In addition, I help them develop and pursue their purpose. Having a strong sense of purpose is like having rocket fuel for our lives. It propels us to higher realms in terms of our how we want our lives to be.

I trained with Dr. Gabor Maté and am a Certified Practitioner of Compassionate Inquiry. Compassionate Inquiry helps people talk through the stories that they believe about themselves. These stories can hamper how they present themselves to the world, including how they conduct themselves at work, and how they relate to other people. 

I love exploring with clients their hidden beliefs and helping them to have a better understanding of themselves and how they behave so that they can be kinder to themselves and let go of the negative self-talk.

In addition to working with attorneys and other busy professionals, I volunteer with a charity to help people with mood-related conditions. I also volunteer with Dr. Gabor Maté's organization and am involved in training incoming students.  


Mayo Clinic Trained and Certified Wellness Coach.

Certified in Compassionate Inquiry by Dr. Gabor Maté.

What I Do


I help attorneys and other busy professionals create and implement a plan for their unique life challenges in order to achieve a long successful career. 

These life challenges could be anything, including feeling isolated and experiencing problems in professional or personal relationships.

I help my clients discover what they can do to cope with stress and anxiety and find the inspiration for what they want in life.

I do this through strategic guidance in confidential one-to-one online coaching and programs. 

I help attorneys and busy professionals identify their ambitions and build the strengths to achieve them, at work and at home.  I help them cultivate resilience against failures and setbacks.

I used to practice law in Silicon Valley, California. 

I am a Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness Coach.

I am a Certified Practitioner of Compassionate Inquiry, a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté, which helps uncover what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. This approach helps explore the blocks and beliefs that can hinder our progress in our professional and personal lives.

I have the real-life experience and skills to help my clients achieve more of what is important to them in their lives, both in their professional and personal lives.

Contact Me to Book an Online Appointment

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Contact Details

My contact details are:  Thriving Fast, FUMBALLY Exchange, Brick Lane, Greyfriars, Waterford, X91 PX53, Ireland.