1.What is your career history?
I’ve spent over
20 years as an HR Specialist in Learning and Development. My history includes
substantial contributions in both the public and private sectors, which has
given me great insight into what employers look for. My early career was spent in honing my
training and coaching skills in a values-led company. I then transitioned into running management development
and job application programs in the government, private and not-for-profit
sectors. In every role, I have taught
hiring managers how to recruit, which has helped me to help job
applicants. I moved into private
practice in 2014, while keeping my finger on the pulse of the employment market
through a range of projects.
2.What was your motivation to become a coach?
When I started my family, I left my city-based job of over 15 years in
favour of something local, where I could balance work with spending time at
home. I took a role in local government,
where I frequently worked with people facing the stress of organisational
restructures. I quickly realised how common it is for people to have fabulous
industry skills and knowledge, but have strong job application skills. I was
inspired to develop my coaching and résumé writing skills to help people put
their best foot forward.
3.Do you have any particular areas of coaching expertise?
through a narrative approach
and interview coaching
development and tailoring
Profile development and tailoring
skills development including feedback, coaching and performance management
4.What do you love most about coaching?
I love helping
people to find and recognise what they have to offer. Supporting people to move from confused or
concerned to being clear, confident and prepared is very rewarding!
5.How do you define success?
about the continual process of creating the life you want, living not according
to a wage or a title, but according to one’s own values and inner compass.
6.What is your vision for women in the workplace?
My big, hairy,
audacious goal for women in the workplace is for us to always look for
opportunities to be our best selves.
Whether we want to dig ditches or be CEOs, we should look to maintain
currency and grow. We should be prepared
to actively choose our speed, change gears when appropriate, and know that not
every career path follows a straight line.
“Happiness does not come from a job. It comes from knowing what
you truly value, and behaving in a way that’s consistent with those beliefs.”
― Mike Rowe
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