About gradlife™

We help students and young professionals realise their career goals and help achieve them using the Gradlife Model of Career Guidance. It begins by exploring a students’ core values and drivers, identifying a clear vision for what they want their graduate lives to look like.

The name ‘Gradlife’ comes from the belief that the start of ones’ career should be among the best, most educational and adventurous years of a young persons life. If you are driven to make the most of that adventure, get in touch!

The gradlife Model

The Gradlife Model begins by exploring a students’ core values and drivers, identifying a clear vision for what they want their graduate lives to look like. This is done using the Gradlife IMPPACT Template™:

Intellectual
Stimulation

Money

Purpose

Prestige

Autonomy

Culture and
Community

Travel

Mark Maxwell

Founder, gradlife™

After being diagnosed with Sudden Death Syndrome at the age of 18, Mark Maxwell was forced to embark on a journey of self discovery that challenged his values and priorities in life. This sparked in him a deep passion for balancing professional development with self-discovery throughout the transition from education to career. This is a passion that I am now.

Mark is now a young professional who has worked in Investment Banking, Google, and several tech startups. He has lived in Ireland, London, Australia and Singapore, and brings a wealth of knowledge about the modern working world to today’s graduates – something no other guidance counsellor in Ireland can offer.

Mark has four core drivers for providing career guidance and early career coaching which are:

  1. Give students transparency into todays job market.
  2. Make students aware of their strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Change how students think about their career.
  4. Ensure students are excited by the path they choose!

What our clients have to say

In a very short space of time Mark managed to empathise with me and my own personal struggles with where I wanted to go with my career. Through infectious positivity and his knowledge to back up what he said, I instantly found myself on what is the right path for me.

Dave C.Graduate Programme, Deloitte

I liked having someone experienced enough to ask you thought-provoking questions and point you in the right direction.

Mary QTax Consultant, KPMG

I got a really positive experience coming out of the session with Mark. I have a lot more clarity and motivation on what I would like to do and achieve. I thought the follow up email was great.

David O'RAccount Strategist, Google