Karen is passionate about helping people achieve their career aspirations and get the most out of their career. With postgraduate qualifications in adolescent counselling and career development, Karen’s career spans management, recruitment, counselling and career coaching, training and human resources development.
Karen has experience supporting those with special needs, including people who receive NDIS funding. Karen is also proud to have supported indigenous students through her workshops.
Karen offers a holistic approach to career coaching. There can be multiple, sometimes significant factors preventing you, or your child, from finding a dream career.
Karen’s experience with grief counselling and adolescent counselling is important in helping her come to each discussion with empathy and open-mindedness.
Using a deliberate and deeply considered process, Karen combines career theories with up-to-date psychometric (psychological measurement) and other career counselling assessment resources.
This framework allows room for flexibility, resulting in a highly personalised approach with every client.
“Karen was such a great help! Her expert advice on preparing my resume and her approach to correct interview techniques landed me with three great part-time jobs! If you’re looking for a careers counsellor, look no further than Karen!”
— Imogen, gap year job seeker
“Karen’s genuine care and interest in directing me on the right career path was so comforting, making the daunting experience of changing careers a whole lot easier. Her ongoing commitment in helping me to achieve my goals was above and beyond what I ever expected. Karen was extremely generous with her time, often going out of her way to assist me in different areas of the job application process. Her knowledge, connections and expertise helped guide me into a job I now love and has given me much to think about for the future. I would not hesitate to recommend Karen to any of my friends and family.”
— Christiana T, mid-20s career transition client
“I came to Karen for advice for my daughter, Olivia. Karen was able to help her to update her resume to make it current and relevant to the workplace, as well as giving her excellent ideas on how to find job vacancies. I highly recommend her.”
— Kathy, mother of a job seeker
“Karen enabled my daughter to obtain employment and enrol in the course of her choice by providing her with the tools she needed to succeed. Karen’s knowledge is extensive and her ability to instil confidence is apparent in the outcome. Thank you.”
— Gill, mother of Laura
“Thank you so much Karen for your work with E, I almost want to cry. Finding your place within the workforce is sooooo important, I just want her to be somewhere that utilises her hard work, kindness and fun personality. We had a family chat at the dinner table last night and she said she feels much better and feels like she is now headed in the right direction and has some clarity of what she feels is going to best suit her. Thank you. I am very grateful for your help.”
— Tara, mother
One of the most rewarding parts of career coaching is guiding junior and senior secondary school students through the often difficult transitions.
Karen supports your children throughout this journey, commencing as early as year 5.
While children are at school-age, Karen can help students find their passion, reduce uncertainty and limit the risk of costly course-hopping.
Student Career Coaching
Karen specialises in giving school-age students support throughout their subject or course selection, helping prepare them for their chosen career path.
Career Advice for Parents
Karen has experience supporting parents in providing appropriate support for their school-aged children, as they search for their perfect career path.Book an appointment
ADULT JOB SEEKERS/ CAREER TRANSITIONERS
If you are considering a career change or are seeking employment, Karen’s career coaching is designed to help.
Professional Profile Coaching
In the course of your career transition, Karen will help you optimise your LinkedIn profile, targeted resumes and cover letters to increase your chances of securing the perfect job for you.
Interview Preparation Coaching
Whether your interview is in-person, or online, a practice interview will prepare you well for difficult interview questions and processes, putting you in the best position to impress the recruiter or employer.
Career Change Advice
Burnt out in your current role? Seeking a promotion? Karen offers career coaching support that will help to clarify a clear direction.
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