Keira Keogh is a self-employed behaviour consultant based in County Mayo, Ireland. A graduate of Applied Behaviour Analysis from Trinity College Dublin, she has over ten years of experience gaining expertise in the field of Autism and early intervention. Her sense of entrepreneurship was fostered from an early age in The Helm, the family’s thriving restaurant and pub business situated in the heart of Westport, Co Mayo where she can occasionally still be found helping out. Her motto in work is ‘Completing the Puzzle Together’.
Keira joined JCI in 2013 and currently serves as National Director of Communications for JCI Ireland where this year she coordinated the first ‘Comms Bootcamp’. In 2016 she was the National TOPP coordinator, that saw the awards get unprecedented entries and national coverage, three Irish nominees were in the top 20 and one in the final ten. She was 2015 Local President of the Mayo branch of the organisation, during which her theme for the year was ‘Accept the Challenge’. She has represented JCI Ireland in debating and her team were recently crowned World Debating Champions at the 2016 World Congress in Canada. She also debated at the JCI world congress 2014, as well as opening the congress three days in a row as host of the morning show in front of hundreds of delegates from around the globe.
Keira loves being a trainer, and has delivered instructional seminars on; Time Management, ‘Understanding and Reinforcing Behaviour’, Classroom Strategies, Behaviour Support and ‘Understanding and Interacting with Children that have Autism’. She has trained both parents and educators in behavioural principles and strategies in her professional capacity as a behaviour consultant. She is also qualified to deliver eight of the official JCI courses and has done so with her fellow members in JCI Ireland and JCI UK. Keira also delivers training in debating skills and recently travelled to Norway to run a debate academy alongside Adrian Corcoran in Oslo.
This is Keira’s second year as a trainer for Leadership Academy and she is so excited to be back!