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Robert O'brien

  •   3575 Hull Street, V5N 4R8, Vancouver, BC V5N 4R8, Vancouver · British Columbia
  • 7783216717



I am an actor, presenter and writer with an academic background in marketing and teaching. Most recently, I have recently finished my second book (after my academic thesis see below) which is about to be published titled Just One More Drive: The True Story of a Stuttering Homosexual and his Race Car. It is an autobiographical tale and one I am willing to share to inspire people and be of service by communicating the lessons I have learnt throughout my life. I want to use my natural skills and abilities in a professional setting and to become an more powerful and effective communicator in all medias. Along with being a team player who can work with other to analyze and breakdown clients core values and communicate them effectively to customers. Below is a highlight of my qualifications.


  • Honours Degree in Business Studies, specifically Marketing
  • MINI: A Strategic Relaunch of a Dormant Brand 2016 LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
  • Diploma in Television Presentation and Performance
  • A published author: Just One More Drive: The True Story of A Stuttering Homosexual and his Race Car
  • Public speaking training through Toastmasters International
  • Planned and promoted a LGBT speed dating event in association with the Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of British Columbia
  • Experienced actor and presenter 
  • Thirteen years of teaching as an English as a Second Language teacher



Mar 2012Jun 2012

TESL teaching Certificate

Greystone's College Vancouver , British Columbia

This was a three-month programme that allowed me to transfer my teaching qualification to Canada and be officially recognized as a teacher in this country.

Sep 2007May 2009

Diploma in Television Performance and Presentation 

Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dublin, Ireland

A two-year programme that covered all aspects of media training from writing, planning and performing on radio and in the college's dedicated studio set up. In the final year, cross-faculty group projects were highly stressed and assessed through project work. 

Sep 1997Jun 2002

Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours Degree)

Trinity College Dublin

A multi-disciplinary four-year degree programme with various areas of focus. I concentrated in the area of marketing.My final year thesis was a high point for me as I was allowed conduct an analysis BMW's re-launching of the MINI brand.

Work History

Jun 2003Sep 2009

ESL teacher 

Centre of English Stuides, Dublin, Ireland 
  • Planning and delivering academic materials
  • Managing various shared classes and students
  • Testing and marking at the end of each course


  • My degree in Marketing gives me a strong grounding in the principles and theories behind the craft of storytelling and selling. The ability to connect with consumers fascinates me and I have a strong preference towards brand development and what differentiates one brand form another. The automotive, videogame and clothing industries are particular favourites of mine along with the growth in personal branding.
  • My final year thesis was a brand analysis of BMW’s launching of the MINI brand in 2001. The car itself was a totally new platform and the brand was refined to focus on being fun, sporty and premium.
  • My performance background has trained me in various forms and I am comfortable behind or in front of the camera or microphone.
  • My ESL training has given me an appreciation for bridging communication barriers and embrace flexibility both in terms of design and execution of projects.
  • As an ESL teacher I have become very accustomed to communicating clearly to get a message across to an audience
  • I am experienced in a broad range of media, both in front and behind the camera
  • Have experience creating and delivering original content in various forms of media, including print, television, radio and the internet
  • Years of performance experience, scripted and improvised teaching me the value of preparation and flexibility in the moment