It was my own career dream that led me to career counselling. I had a dream to go to university.
Over the years, I worked in lots of different industries and roles including community services, human resources and recruitment, and our small family business in telecommunications. Raising a family has been my most important role.
As satisfying as all these things were, I still had a dream to finish a university degree.
In 1999, I enrolled with Southern Cross University and began a degree in Social Science. After seven years of distance education, I finally graduated in 2006 with majors in Human Resource Development, and Counselling and Mediation. I was fortunate to be the recipient of a scholarship to continue my studies and completed a Masters of Career Development majoring in Counselling and Coaching through Edith Cowan University.
Throughout my studies, I worked in Employment Services with adults who were unemployed, a schools program focusing on vocational education, a group training company, and a high school. All very rich learning experiences.
As a Career Counsellor I have more than ten years’ experience in high schools. I have worked with hundreds of young people in their final years of high school. I’ve loved being part of their hopeful futures and in turn being inspired by the great things they are dreaming of doing. And for those who are stuck, or can’t see a way forward; to turn things over for them and to bring some hope back into their futures.
I have also worked with lots of adults at all stages of their careers. It’s very rewarding to see small changes and shifts bring big rewards (and I don’t just mean money). Out of my own experiences, I have a particular interest in helping women return to work and to make career changes.
I have volunteered as an English teacher in schools in Thailand for the past 10 years. This work continues to energise me.
I love what I do and would count it a privilege to help you with your career plans and dreams.
If you want to find out how I could help, get in touch on 0411 271 728, or email me at [email protected]