Before the session I had been feeling really directionless. I was very unsure about what I wanted to do with my future career. Having graduated from uni without a plan, I was left in a lurch and didn’t know what to do with myself. Everything was just overwhelming and daunting. I guess if I was to summarise it, I felt like there wasn’t a good career path for me to take, or something that genuinely suited me.
After, I felt as though the world wasn’t so crazy big and I wasn’t alone in figuring things out. It made me feel as though I was entirely capable of figuring things out. And more then that, it made me recognise that there is most definitely a career path that suits me, it’s just a matter of finding it. I think the most helpful thing was probably being shown where and how to go about researching an industry, including how other people got to where they are. I also found the personality test a very helpful way to understand myself and what does/doesn’t suit me.
Everything was comprehensive and helpful. I especially liked that the way things were explained was both for audio and visual learners. I usually struggle to retain information if it is presented purely auditory so being able to not only follow scribbles but also to have those scribbles to reflect on later has really helped me.
If you are feeling lost or unsure about what you want to do with yourself, it seriously helps. It is easy to understand information which can start to give you a direction. It won’t give you the answers, but it will show you where to find them as well as give you resources to get you started. I cannot recommend it enough.
Honestly Karen, I can’t thank you enough. You’ve really given me a direction to work towards, as well as making me feel capable.SN, Brisbane
Just wanted to start off by giving a massive thanks for our session, it definitely provided me with a lot of insight and value into where I see myself going in the future.
I was feeling pretty lost in terms of where to go with my career and life. Having the conversation with you definitely helped me solidify my ideas and gave me the confidence to start taking steps towards a new future.I felt a bit overwhelmed (in a good way) after the session as there was a lot of information to take on board, but felt immensely grateful for the conversation and ideas. I found it extremely valuable and only wish I did it sooner.
Thanks again for the consultation and I definitely would and will recommend your services to friends.JA, Brisbane
Thanks so much for the session today and for sending this follow-up info so quickly, I’ll have a good read through.
The session was exactly what I was after in terms of downloading and making sense of what is in my head, sparking ideas and food for thought, and providing practical next steps. Thank you!!.CM, Brisbane
When we met, I felt rudderless. I did not feel that I had the clarity to make a decision alone as to what direction to take next. I was concerned that some of the options I had in mind would still result in an imperfect change, and simply kick the ball down the road without really addressing my needs to fix things. I wanted to better identify why I felt discontented and what to do to fix that.
After, I felt surprised. I didn’t have strong expectations about the session. I wanted to talk through my frustrations with someone and see what they had to say, but expected similar suggestions to the ones I already had in mind.
What was most helpful is that Karen listened to me, and grasped very quickly my strengths and weaknesses, and with that in mind evaluated a few of my next step suggestions with reasons for and against that reaffirmed to me that she had a good understanding of who I was and what I should and shouldn’t do next. She then went big-picture. The most helpful part of the session was that I am not constrained. I have a lot of transferrable skills and there are many directions I can take them that would be a good fit.
Karen’s session was really helpful in that it negated a few of the options I had in mind saving me time and energy pursuing those, and gave me new options I hadn’t considered and strategies to take to ensure that I don’t step into things that won’t hit the mark, and how to better evaluate my next move. This alleviated a lot of my stress and unhappiness by opening up possibilities. It was a change of mind set and I am grateful for that. I was instantly happier at work with the knowledge that I can change my circumstances.
I have recommended it to another friend already. I see value in using Karen’s services because they are personalised. Her assistance empowers you as an individual to have more understanding of how to define your career and push it in a direction that hits your strengths so you will have more fun and work somewhere more satisfying going forward.MM, Brisbane
Before meeting with Karen, I felt a little lost and unsure of how to navigate career and industry change on my own. I’m so glad I trusted Karen and her processes because she helped to bring clarity to my values and to understand my transferable skills.
It was important to me that I had someone that listened deeply and helped me to investigate other options as I was feeling burnt out in my current career. Karen did just this.
After our session, I had a clear set of next steps and Karen’s thorough approach to preparing for our session, along with her genuine care in following up after our appointment, left me feeling supported and valued. For anyone considering booking with Karen, I have genuinely done nothing but sing her praises. 10/10 would recommend.TH, Brisbane
Thank you again for your assistance in improving my skills and confidence in regards to interviewing – it really was a great session and very helpful.
I now have a structured approach to interview preparation. Highlighting the job description to determine specific selection criteria they will be looking for before anticipating questions is a valuable skill in addition to targeting my responses to highlight what they are looking for. Having a list of questions to ask them at the end of the interview will also be useful. I have learnt transferable skills for interviewing for any job vacancy.
It was money well spent – targeted and tailored to what I required.
Kind regardsLB, Brisbane
I was confused about what the next steps were in my career, and how to go about being proactive about career planning. After our session, I felt more secure knowing I had a target and a sense of what I wanted to work towards in a career. I also felt excited that I had actions I could take to work my way towards that target.
I think the value you provide is immense; the time and cost is well worth the investment.
I wouldn’t hesitate to book in again in future if I needed assistance.
Before, I was feeling excited that finally I could get some assistance on the career direction I’ve had in mind but have been too afraid to go for for a while now. I felt so seen and understood during the entire session. Afterwards, I left with a confirmation that this path is for me and can be uniquely crafted in my own time and space. I had the confidence to go for the opportunities I had been eyeing off and am keen to continue to find unique solutions in my foundations (studies) and my environment (the many avenues and other business) in the near future.
Karen is a compassionate, attentive and resourceful coach. She has an incredible gift of articulating and expanding on ideas through the power of language which continued to open my mind to new opportunities throughout our session. An investment in Karen is well worth the journey she takes you on: from reflection on existing experience, to the confirmation of the new path you’ve been considering, and then the eye-opening to the many opportunities well within your capability.
Thank you again for everything.TS, Brisbane
Before, I was feeling a little overwhelmed and unsure what to do first, second and third to get career clarity. After, I felt positive and more in control than I previously did. I had a plan to follow. It also validated ideas that have been floating through my head regarding possible career options & my strengths.
Most helpful was getting clarity around my values, likes, preferences etc and grouping my skills, knowledge etc to use as a guide in my job search & decision making; tips for analysing job advertisements & applying this info to my job search tools; feedback on my current resume, the role of LinkedIn versus resume versus cover letter; how to use Linked-In for research.
I also really appreciated how Karen “got me” very quickly which enabled us to get on with what we needed to do quickly and that she was able and willing to ‘pivot’ when I needed to change the focus of our second session.LC, Brisbane
Before we met, I was feeling kind of lost and didn’t really know where my career was heading -which is important for me as I love striving toward a goal/goals. Afterwards, I was feeling really motivated!
It was really nice to sit down and explore personalities and interests and have someone advocating/helping you make the right decision towards leading a meaningful career. Most helpful to me was just having someone understand you and help put ideas into words and give practical solutions. I had a really good time exploring different options.
I would definitely recommend this! Sometimes it’s hard to put thoughts into words. I feel as though my session really helped clarify what I was unsure on.
I was due to start a new job, a couple of weeks after my session with Karen. At the time, I was feeling frustrated, confused and overwhelmed with my own thoughts and ideas on what actions to take to help progress my career.
After our session, I had a lot more clarity and focus. I felt empowered and confident about the next steps. I also felt that was able to start my new job with a more strategic career mindset, and a strong career development plan.JA, QLD
It was an enjoyable, professional and highly productive session.
After our session, I felt open to the possibilities of exploring new career options. There was a lot for me to think about and re-evaluate, but I needed time to process. The resources have been particularly helpful as I’m now referring back to them and the notes from our session with objectivity.
One of the best investments you can make in helping to clarify next steps in a life-long career journey. I will keep in touch!HS, Brisbane
Now that I have clarity, I feel less indecisive and can focus all my efforts on achieving my new career.
Talking to someone who was positive and encouraging was a great help. I also liked talking about why a certain career could be suitable for me – personality, accumulated skills, likes etc were taken into account.
You can go around in circles in your head trying to figure out your next step or you can talk to someone, gain clarity and move forward.
Thank youMW, Brisbane
Before our session, I felt deflated, lost, emotionally exhausted with limited hope of a successful career and lack of career direction / purpose. Afterwards, I felt heard – I felt like you really understood me / my personality and helped me uncover strengths and opportunities that could be a good fit for my personality and my values.
I felt reassured that it’s only natural I’m feeling the way I currently am, and that it’s okay to take a leap and try something new. I felt hopeful for the future. You made me feel so at ease, you have such a warm, genuine approach and I really appreciated your support. I have already passed on your details to a friend who is feeling the same type of burn out, discontent and uncertainty as I.
Thank you again Karen. I feel excited for the first time in a very long time about what may lay ahead. I certainly have you to thank – whilst I’m not sure of what the future holds, I’m hopeful and feel like there are great things out there for me!SM, Brisbane
Thank you for touching base. The meeting was exactly what I needed… it helped me regain my confidence and resolve to see this plan through.
The value and resources you receive is worth a lot more than the $350 charged. It was everything I had hoped for and more.
Thank youLL, Brisbane
Thanks for checking up on me. I definitely walked out of your office feeling like I had a lot to think about and some clear steps to start narrowing down the environment I would like to be in etc.
Before we met, I was confused to whether I was feeling anxious about the company I work for, the people I work for…. or just a mid-life crisis (hehe) I might be hitting and maybe there is something else I should be doing where my experience and skills would be better suited or utilised.
I came out of our meeting ready to tackle a few issues and the great links you sent really helped direct me to the best sources to assist with these… What was most helpful…everything….exploring my personality, values, strengths and career opportunities. It helped with clarity, my purpose and my direction………thanks
What I’d say to others: Hands down the best thing I could have done. Professional to help navigate my career options and understand myself better to make the right choices for me moving forward. Seeing Karen for unbiased professional help is a must as she assists you to explore and work through obstacles that maybe hindering your career decision-making.
Karen is very easy to talk to and you feel your unique circumstances are valued with reliable advice. I loved seeing her and I know you would get value out of seeing her too (all of which I have already said to people… 🙂KW, Brisbane
Great news! I got accepted onto the (X medical specialty) training program – at (X hospital) too, my first preference!
Thanks so much for all your help, I definitely noticed an improvement in my content, answering style and all around confidence. I found the skills session incredibly useful in reframing my approach to the interview. Previously I focused on predicting and answering individual questions ‘correctly’, however afterwards I realised it was much easier to think of each question in terms of the 5 assessable criteria. Having a recurring ‘message’ that I wanted to portray helped to give structure to my answers.
I found the Zoom recording of our skills session useful as a resource to return to; If others were doing the session in person then I would recommend that they use their phone to record the audio.
I’ve already recommended you to several friends! We do very few interviews throughout med school / medicine so it is definitely invaluable to talk with someone more experienced.
Our team thoroughly enjoyed the MBTI workshop, learning more about ourselves and how we perform as a team.
Karen expertly facilitated our session using her deep understanding of the tool, to help each team member interpret the results.
Outstanding workshop. Provided so much insight into working well with my colleagues.
Wonderful and insightful – enjoyed the workshop. Great facilitator.
I was feeling stagnant for years before we worked together. I always knew what I wanted to do, but the way forward was confusing. This made me look into all sorts of courses which never really complemented or made use of my previous experience.
After the session I immediately knew that there are steps I can take to move forward. I also found it most helpful that you were able to nut out with me what I am about and where I want to go. The way you have been able to highlight my strengths was amazing and has resonated with me. Underneath all the clutter I always knew what I wanted to do, but I temporarily lost sight of that.
The follow up email was also very helpful, because we covered a lot in two hours and it was great to have a summary. Also your suggestions of how to work my way forward step by step moving on from the session were great.
I would say that the session helped me to understand how to connect the dots between my experience and a future career. It clarified for me, what I really want to do. I would say what you provide is practical and real world advice.
I have already recommended you!
I JUST GOT AN OFFER FROM <UNIVERSITY NAME> FOR MEDICINE! I just wanted to say thank you so much for your coaching! I couldn’t have done it without you!!!
Thank you so much
I just received a phone call and I got the job!!!! I am so excited : )
It will be an interesting learning process for me and I am so excited to be doing something different. Thank you so much for all your help on this process.
It is time to celebrate!
Before, I was a little nervous, lacking in confidence with interviews and not really sure how to deliver my message effectively. After, I was little overwhelmed at first (I have a lot of work to do!) but as I practice answering the questions and recording myself, I am really starting to believe that I can interview well.
Everything was really professional; helpful materials before the session and having the recordings to go back to afterwards is fabulous; I wish someone had recommended this to me years ago!
I was feeling a bit unsure how relevant the session would be to this particular interview due to the unusual nature of my back ground and job description, but I felt really confident and much, much more prepared for an interview after the session.
After the first five minutes of the session I realised how under prepared I was to effectively answer basic questions like “tell us about you”. I appreciated the effort you put into understanding my background, the unique job description and tailoring questions most likely to be asked.
The most useful take away for me was to make sure I highlighted the reasons and skills as to why i am right for the job and obviously linking it back their criteria the whole time.
I felt so much more prepared and confident after the session. If this is a job you really want, prepare as best as possible. It’s a skill that you will use again in life.
Finally I have done well in the interview with your support, and secured the much loved job as (title withheld) in the Hospital.
I am proud to say it only happened with your great support and excellent coaching. Moreover to find my hidden strength and brush it up with your skills, so that I could give the best in my interview.I have started the new role and I am loving it. Thank you once again.
Keep up the great job.
I got the job!!!
Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance. I was amazed at how much research you had done for our session – and very happy and more confident afterwards. My employers were exceptionally happy with my interview too – so much so, they skipped the second interview.
I will certainly refer you to friends of mine that are in the same position.
Before the session I was mostly feeling excited about unpacking the jumble of thoughts that were competing for space in my mind. I will admit I was also apprehensive I was too much of a mess and we wouldn’t be able to work through the cloud of confusion to identify the underlying factors that drive me.
After, I felt calm, reassured, and empowered to build a life and career that is aligned with my personal motivators and values. The most helpful insight was around my values and motivators – now that I have those clearly defined they can act as guiding principles as I move through my career. Another highly valuable exercise was working through the different career possibilities I had in my head and ruling them in or out.
The email you sent through was wonderful – it perfectly encapsulated the work we did and provided me with not only something to refer back to, but a tangible action plan to move forward with. I have even been able to refer to the personal preferences and values we uncovered this week when speaking with my manager. Highly useful!
It’s an investment in understanding yourself. Already I’m using the things I learnt about myself to guide the decisions I make both personally and professionally.
Thank you so much for all your help. It was very informative and on the day of the interview I took on board all of your advice. Took a deep breath and slowed everything down….and I just found out I got onto the training program!!!
I think both sessions were very important. The first to lay the groundwork and understand what answers the interviewers were looking for and how to structure the answers. The second session consolidated everything and put me on the spot and made me realize what else I had to work on…
You were recommended by two of my friends who went from being in the last rung for <Medical Specialty> rankings to the top one after seeing you. It’s been invaluable and will help me so much in the future.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for your help. It was incredibly helpful!
I was successful at both interviews and received glowing feedback about my interview performance, finishing at the top of both, so I’m off to NEW CITY next year.
I couldn’t have done so well without your help, I very much appreciate it and have been recommending you to everyone I can.
I have very good news. I got accepted onto the Medical Specialty training program.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for your coaching. It made a big difference especially with preparation and the way to approach the interview day.
Thank you again!
I was apprehensive before our session – can you possibly work me out? Have I done too many things to be able to find a path forward? – but it was fantastic. You were able to show me the strengths and weaknesses that the years and changes have brought out. The jobs and positions indicated were spot on. This was the most helpful part – being shown a direction.
Thanks again for your tremendous help.
My previous experience with the careers counsellor at school had been incredibly unhelpful and got me into totally the wrong area of studies… I was hoping the session would be sufficiently helpful to justify the investment and after, I felt incredibly positive about my skills, what I can offer to an organisation and the abundance of opportunities open to me in my career.
The session was so thorough and I was amazed at how much I learnt about myself; my core values, likes and dislikes became clear as we worked through the process.
It was so valuable to study my professional career to date and I love that you were able to reframe issues of past performance where I had felt I failed instead as simply differences in management style or part of the learning process and quite normal.
Well and truly above and beyond my expectations.
Thank you for all the information you’ve sent me and thank you so much for my consultation. It was eye opening. I had been to a careers counsellor back in 2002 and didn’t think it was that enlightening. But I had a feeling this would be different because my wife had such a positive experience with her sessions with you.
After the session, I felt a lot more positive about my job prospects and had a much better understanding about what I want in a job. I felt the entire session was helpful and I would very enthusiastically recommend people see you, because they are sure to get a lot of value out of the experience.
I had tried other career coaches in the past and was disappointed that they never got to know me. I was paying a lot of money to be told I would be suited to roles that didn’t suit my personality or values.
I felt enthusiastic and motivated after my session with Karen as she really took the time to listen to me, understand my skill set and connect with me on a personal level to understand who I am and, in turn, what career opportunities may be possible.
What was most helpful was the connections from my current skill sets and how they can be transferred into the area that was proposed to me. It made me feel more confident that there a) was another option and b) I could succeed with the skills that I already had.
I’d never hesitate to recommend a consultation with Karen.
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and support – I got the promotion!
Nervous but excited.
Before, I was not quite sure what I wanted from my career, fearful of change and frustrated at my current job. I left inspired, with a better understanding of what was important to me and filled with ideas to improve my career.
I found all of the information very helpful. The personality analysis was the biggest surprise, I did not expect to take as much from it as I did. The linkedin SEO advice and links to Industry specific website was also great. A very practical mix of personal analysis and HR knowledge.
Thank you ever so much.
You are a gem and such a great coach, I will definitely recommend you to others. It was the best investment I have made in myself for a long time.
Thank you very much for the session and e-mail. It was just what I needed – to talk to somebody who could provide me with an in-depth, objective assessment and recommendations.
I could see that you are very knowledgeable and passionate about career guidance, and I would certainly recommend you.
Karen, I wanted to thank you for your excellent service and support – I found everything that you provided very useful…
I have recommended you to a friend who is also in need of your service!
Wow, I’m blown away! You really packed in the value both in the session and in your email, I’m so grateful!! You’ve been really thorough and focused – exactly what I needed…
You got further in 2 hours than I have in 10 years inside my head!
I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know looking for career coaching!
Before we met, I was putting a lot of internal pressure to find the “perfect fix-it career” for me. Now I feel relieved and excited!!
The session was wonderful and has helped me refocus… Amazing what a shift in perception can do.
This session has completely improved my confidence in job searching. I have received feedback from recruiters that I have been in contact with previously, that my new resume is more clear and concise.
I saw this morning that my LinkedIn profile has shown up in 63 searches in the past 7 days – an increase of 333%! I would not have achieved this without your feedback.
I would recommend your service to my friends and colleagues.
It was lovely meeting you… the session was very thought provoking, like putting a jigsaw puzzle together – amazing and exhilarating.
So wonderful to finally make sense of all the jumbled thoughts in my head, and being given direction and options on how to get there…
Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart – I am sure there will be many more you will help to get clarity in their lives.
The time with Karen was extremely helpful; the most helpful part was the practicality that the session offered.
I left with ideas that I would never have considered previously, and I finally had a plan of attack in pursuing the work I was looking for.
Definitely worth the time and money.
Before the session, I was a little lost and had no clear direction. Afterwards, I was enlightened as to what could be an alternative path going forward.
Most helpful was the helicopter view of where I have been and what options could be out there for the future.
I feel better equipped now to move forward, confident that I have plenty to offer a new organisation.
I have actually passed on your details… I told them that I’d found the session extremely beneficial and you to be highly skilled and approachable with a great knack for honing in on the things that were preventing me from pursuing something new.
Thank you, Karen, for being so encouraging and so spot on with your assessment of me.
I just wanted to let you know I got accepted onto the Registrar training program this week… Thank you so, so much for all your help!
I really enjoyed the session yesterday and truly appreciate your support and guidance. I feel more comfortable now having identified an area of focus and some next steps
I was very excited after the session. Optimistic, happy. It was incredibly helpful to have you distill my values and varied skills down so concisely. You gave me significant clarity around what is most important to me. And you gave me specific ideas and resources to help me get started in pursuing and achieving the next phase of my career that I am truly excited about.
I am feeling so much better and excited about what is ahead of me. Thanks for everything.
Before we met, I was feeling lost; after, much better. I had a much clearer idea of what would be good for me to pursue and how to go about it. Most helpful was just thinking outside the box… and ways of approaching changes without having to commit up front.
Thanks again for the help Karen.
It was great to meet you yesterday, you have got my mind working overtime on all the ideas and plans I want to research, I am very glad I took the opportunity to meet with you…. it was certainly an eye opener.
I came away feeling a lot more confident in myself and the skills and values I had to offer to an employee. Being new to the country it was really helpful to get up to speed with LinkedIn, job ad websites etc and my CV to suit the market place in Brisbane.
Well worth having someone to give you advice and guidance so you can then make clearer decisions on your career path.
Before the session I felt frustrated and at a loss… Afterwards, I felt like I had a plan of attack, and I was a lot clearer. The most helpful aspects were discussing and reconfirming my personality, career preferences and possible careers… the step by step list of what I need to do next to get going, and the practical hands on advice provided.
Karen is very knowledgeable in the career coaching field, and utilises the profiling tool as a base to further discuss what you would like to do with your career.
In my experience, Karen put in a lot of effort to make sure I got everything out of the consultation as possible. Seeing Karen really helped me put my career search into perspective and provided thorough guidance that has been invaluable in helping me progress to where I want to be.
I found our appointment really helpful. Before the session I was feeling quite confused… and also disheartened…
Afterwards I felt more clear… and also more confident in going about finding a new job and networking. I also found the practical advice about finding a workplace that would be right for me very helpful.
If a friend was considering a session, I would recommend it… to improve their chances of finding a new job, improve their networking skills, to determine if their current career is suited to them, or a career that could potentially suit them.
Karen was very warm, engaging and easy to connect with, so I felt comfortable talking to her… The results of my testing were extremely accurate, and the most helpful thing was Karen’s advice on how to tailor my resume, network and target the roles that are right for me. The consultation re-energised me and gave me a sense of direction in my job search. Thanks so much again
Prior to the session, I was really confused and the stress of this was really affecting my ability to make a decision… I knew I needed to make a change but did not know what direction to take. I felt really good after the session, and motivated to further investigate career options… The most valuable aspect was firstly identifying what I value.. and the way I work best. By formulating a concrete idea of this, I was able to then cross-check different occupations against my values to find the right fit, with the guidance of Karen.
I’d been feeling lost about my career for some time… now I have a clear direction and it connects with me on so many levels that the ambiguity I felt prior has been replaced with focus, determination and most importantly, calm. Thank you!
I’ve already recommended you to several friends and family. Work takes up so much of our lives, why spend that time doing something that doesn’t make you, the real you, happy?
If you have even a lingering doubt about your current career path, do yourself a favour and book a consultation to confirm your needs, and learn about careers that match those needs.
I’d just like to thank you for your time last Friday. In all honesty, the session was probably the most clarifying / liberating 1.5 hours I have experienced in years. Thank you for your knowledge and generosity with your time.
I will be sure to keep in contact in the future.
Before I entered the session I was honestly a little scared but that soon washed away… Afterwards, I felt incredibly positive. I now have a solid direction to head down in order to reach an occupation that I am excited about.
If you want to know different avenues that your personality and interests can take you I’d highly recommend seeing Karen. Seeing you was the best money I have spent on myself in a long time. Thanks Karen.
I have to say thank you to you… had I not started to explore the options, I would not have reached this new perspective. I felt that the work we did was extremely valuable and you were authentic, compassionate and practical in how you approached it with me. I can now move forward in my career and lifestyle with a much clearer mind and stronger focus
I found the session very helpful and motivating at a time when I was very unsure about where my life was headed – particularly discovering and discussing what it is exactly that I enjoy about employment, and what I seek personally in a job.
If you know what you want to achieve in life, but are unsure about which path will lead you to those results, then this will help guide you in the right direction.
I found the session very helpful, particularly the emphasis on what my strengths are and how to not only use them, but combine the in a way that creates a picture of what a rewarding future could look like for me. It helped me put less pressure on myself and put things into perspective.
I’ve already recommended you to my brother… Thank you once again for your help!