About Rowan

Careers consultant. Presentation skills demon (insultant?). Author, husband, father, storyteller, and dancing bear.

Since 1993, Rowan has been running Fortify Services, a boutique consulting firm providing tailored assistance and training to organisations and individuals at all levels. He serves as a sounding board for clients – be they a CEO who is rehearsing a pivotal speech, a job-hunter who just isn’t quite making it, or a middle manager who is looking to enhance their career prospects.

Rowan has over 25 years of professional experience, has authored two books, and serves as External Lecturer for Trinity College Dublin, Bochum University, The National College of Ireland, Dublin Insititute of Technology and Froebel College (NUIM). He regularly appears in the press, and as the ‘working issues’ expert on many media outlets. He is a frequently conference speaker and MC , addressing communication and working life issues.

Manahan’s Mantra: We are 98.5% chimpanzee and 1.5% human.

Clients (not under NDA) include:

  • Google
  • CPL plc
  • IKEA
  • GE
  • Richmond Marketing
  • Bord Bia
  • B Braun Medical
  • Glaxo SmithKline
  • Pfizer
  • Roche
  • University of Bochum
  • The Royal Dublin Society
  • The Defence Forces

  • Deloitte
  • National Australia Bank
  • Investec
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Astellas
  • Novartis
  • Citibank
  • Public Affairs Ireland
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Oriflame
  • Froebel College (NUIM)
  • National College of Ireland

Speaking engagements include:

  • RTE1 (TV) Seoige & O’Shea
  • RTE1 (TV) The Big Bite
  • TV3 The Job’s Mine
  • Newstalk 106
  • Today FM
  • Career Zoo
  • Dotconf
  • Learning Waves Conference (national association for radio)
  • Refresh Dublin
  • National College of Ireland
  • IMCA (Institute of Management Consultants)
  • Digital Marketing Institute
  • Dublin Business Library
  • Guardian Careers
  • Career Bootcamp 1 and 2
  • Career Zoo
  • Engineers Week
  • Ahead.ie conference