Career & Interview Coach/Director
I commenced my career working as a Tax Consultant with a Big 4 accounting firm, KPMG. I didn’t ‘choose this career’, instead, I drifted into it because I didn’t know what else to do. For many years I was unmotivated and disengaged, counting down the minutes to 5pm and living for the weekends. Yes, I have been there too....
Having experienced several career changes since then, and a significant career break, I understand the stages required to make a successful ‘relaunch’. I also understand the fears associated with such a change – the fear of the unknown, the fear of what others will think, the fear of having little to offer and the fear of giving up everything you have worked for. Those fears are real and I understand what it takes to overcome them.
My own career journey took 20 years and I can finally say that I genuinely love what I do. With hindsight, I believe that this journey may have been more direct had I received professional career advice along the way. This is now what inspires me to help my clients find the work that they were ‘meant to do’.
With 17+ years’ experience working in recruitment/HR and more than 2000 coaching hours, I have had great exposure to different industries and understand what it takes to transition from one career to another. I have also gained great insight into what hiring managers are looking for during the recruitment process. I now enjoy sharing this knowledge with my clients and coaching them ‘to think like a recruiter’.
I am also the mother of three young children, so I understand the need to find a sustainable career and the challenges faced by parents returning to work after a career break. I will work with you to give you the clarity, confidence and courage to successfully ‘relaunch’ your career.
Career & Leadership Development Coach
Clare is an experienced HR professional with 15+ years’ experience working in corporate and professional services environments; including Hays, Hudson, Sensis and commercial law firm, Arnold Bloch Leibler, where she gained extensive experience in recruitment, career and leadership coaching....
Throughout her career, Clare has held senior positions responsible for the selection, development, and retention of talent and has had great success coaching individuals and teams to improve performance. Clare can offer clients a wealth of knowledge and insight in respect to navigating the recruitment process, interview preparation, successful career planning and professional skill and capability development.
Clare is an accredited Lifestyles Inventory (LSI) and GroupStyles Inventory (GSI) Practitioner and uses these assessment tools to coach clients to better understand their own thinking and behaviour, as well as identifying strategies for improved personal and professional effectiveness.
This style of coaching will provide individuals with key benefits such as: improved effectiveness in their role, greater self-awareness, better decision-making capability, and improved interpersonal relationships.
Clare is a great ambassador for those who wish to attain a healthy work/life balance, having recently made a tree change to the Macedon Ranges with her young family. Clare has transitioned through several career changes herself, including redundancy and a recent career break. She is able to provide practical support and guidance to individuals experiencing career transition as well as to those wishing to ‘relaunch’ their careers.
Emma completed a Commerce/Law degree at Sydney University because she ‘got the marks and didn’t know what else to do’. Finding the culture conflict based, negative and backward looking, Emma transferred after a short time to London to take up a graduate position with the global management consultancy Accenture. With a love of people, Emma focussed on the ‘human performance’ side of management consulting.
After moving back to Australia to start a family, Emma commenced a part-time role, counselling students in high schools across Sydney to help with their subject choices and to ensure that they were making informed career path decisions based on their interests, personality and aptitude.
Emma also has experience in organisational psychology where she worked for Aspect, a Sydney-based organisational psychology consultancy, performing psychological assessments and debriefs in addition to a variety of other consulting projects.
When the family grew to four kids, Emma took a few years out of the workforce to focus on parenting and knows only too well about the juggle of balancing work and home life.
During this time Emma reconsidered her path forwards and defined a mission for herself; “to provide insights to help people thrive”. She completed a Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing through the Langley Group, before accepting a position with them as an executive and wellbeing consultant and coach.
Combining her passion for coaching and identifying the unique strengths of others with her experience in assessments and career counselling, Emma was thrilled to join the Relaunch Me team as a career coach in 2020.
Career & Interview Coach
Growing up, Lyndsay always knew that she wanted a meaningful career that involved helping others and still allowed space and flexibility for family, friends and outdoor adventures. Unfortunately, she let fear get in the way of her decision and like many other school leavers, she was convinced by her family to take the safe option and study to be a Chartered Accountant for KPMG. Seven years later, Lyndsay found herself managing large audits for investment banks. Every day was stressful and exhausting, and she was definitely not living a balanced life. It was at this point that she consciously questioned whether she was on the right path, and of course the answer was, no.
After a period of reflection to understand her values, personality and strengths, Lyndsay knew she wanted to be more people focused. She used her insights to move into Human Resources and lead the Graduate Development Program for KPMG South Africa. For the first time since starting work, she arrived on a Monday with a spring in her step. Sunday blues were a thing of the past and she was finally on the right path!
Over the last 15 years, Lyndsay has managed Graduate Programs, Senior Talent Programs and Leadership Transitions in both professional services and investment banks across South Africa and Australia. She has gained a wealth of experience in using MBTI based tools to coach young graduates and senior leaders into the right careers and has seen thousands of candidates go through highly competitive selection processes. Lyndsay knows what it takes to successfully navigate video screenings, gamification, assessment centres and case study interviews.
In addition to moving countries and relaunching in a new environment, Lyndsay has had to deal with her own autoimmune health challenges too. Understanding the value of transferable skills along with the need to create balance, match energy levels, and build sustainable resilience is central to Lyndsay’s career philosophy.
“There are many careers that we can do in terms of skills and capability, but we only get energy when we make the choices based on values and natural fit”. Lyndsay brings a practical approach to navigating career processes and decisions. She is excited to help young talent successfully navigate selection processes and to support those looking to ‘relaunch’ their careers in a sustainable way after having children or suffering health setbacks.
Resume & LinkedIn Profile Writer
Jeanette is a professionally accredited resume writer who has a natural talent for writing career-selling documentation highlighting key strengths and capabilities to ensure that you stand out from the crowd whilst also ensuring that all documents are keyword optimised to get through Applicant Tracking Systems. Jeanette has extensive experience and expertise developing resumes (Graduate to Executive level), LinkedIn Profiles, Cover Letters, Expression of Interest Letters and Key Selection Criteria....
Jeanette has worked successfully with creatives, academics and professionals and across a range of industries including professional services, sales, marketing, engineering, information technology, design, accounting, consulting, education and legal, to name a few.
She is also highly qualified in this field with a Master Resume Writer Certification from Career Directors International, a Bachelor degree (with Distinction) in Professional Writing from Deakin University and an Advanced Diploma in Professional Writing & Editing.
Resume & LinkedIn Profile Writer
Victoria has extensive experience working in senior Human Resources roles for various global organisations, across the UK, Europe and Australia, before stepping back from corporate life to build a career in coaching, career development and writing.
Victoria is an experienced career writer who works closely with our clients from Graduate to Executive level to tailor resume, cover letter, key selection criteria and LinkedIn profiles across a diverse range of industry sectors.
Victoria combines her strong written communication skills with her broad HR experience and insight into the recruitment process to ensure that our client’s application documents stand out and capture the attention of recruiters and hiring managers during the recruitment process.
Chrissy De Blassis
Career & Job Search Coach / Resume Writer
Chrissy is an experienced, qualified and CDAA (Career Development Association of Australia) certified Career Practitioner. With over 15 years’ experience in the Career Development, Government, Employment and Recruitment industries, Chrissy has supported thousands of Australian and international clients across all professional levels and industries.
With a passion for encouraging and empowering her clients to secure quality, meaningful work so they can live their best life, Chrissy listens carefully to her client’s unique stories, working closely with them and supporting them to move to where they want to be in their career and life.
Chrissy completely understands and empathises with how scary and daunting career transitions and searching for work can be but believes with the right support, education, resources and guidance, this can be a very rewarding, empowering and enjoyable process.
Her certifications and qualifications include: Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA); Certified Morrisby Profile User; Graduate Certificate in Careers Education and Development; Honours degree in Organisational Psychology; and Bachelor of Science.
Resume and LinkedIn Profile Writer
With a passion for writing and over 15 years’ experience in marketing communications and corporate writing in Australia and the UK, Michelle has provided communication consultancy to people from all levels of management.
She has extensive experience across a range of SME, corporate and government entities with expertise across a broad range of areas including writing, proof-reading, editing, content development for print and online, newsletters, website content, and marketing material.
With a degree in Communications, and a qualification in resume writing, Michelle’s approach is to work with you to identify your key skills, experience and achievements and tailor them to produce a personalised resume for the position you are applying for, and demonstrate your potential value to a prospective employer.
She will individually tailor your cover letter, resume and LinkedIn profile to showcase your strengths, highlight your achievements and ensure you submit the best application possible to help you secure your dream job.
Kylie De Zilwa
Resume & LinkedIn Profile Writer
Kylie has over 15 years’ experience in the HR field, specialising in resume writing. Passionate about helping people achieve their career goals, Kylie commenced in HR by securing a position in Recruitment. In this role, Kylie came to realise the importance of a well-prepared resume and saw just how many people found resume writing a challenging task. Having been a Professional Indemnity Underwriter (i.e. insurance cover for breach of professional duty) for over 7 years, Kylie has developed a solid understanding of professions across all sectors, at all levels (e.g. Financial Services, Engineering & Construction, Finance, Legal, Medical, Professional Services, Information Technology, Consulting, Real Estate and more).
Kylie is skilled in preparing resumes for clients at all levels from entry level through to executive level. A key strength of Kylie’s is her ability to effectively highlight key skills and strengths, as well as shape a resume / cover letter to suit the types of positions her clients are targeting. With a Degree in Marketing, Kylie’s writing style is innovative, influential and impactful.
Additional documents Kylie is skilled in preparing include LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, biographies and selection criteria responses.
Resume Writer and Coach
Paula is a true maestro when it comes to crafting career-boosting documents that not only outline your skills and competencies but also accentuate the value you bring to an organisation. Her knowledge of keyword optimisation ensures your documents sail through Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) with ease. With over 15 years of experience, Paula has supported professionals across diverse fields, from Graduates to C-Suite. Her writing expertise extends to LinkedIn Profiles, Cover Letters, and Key Selection Criteria documents. In addition, she's an advocate of career coaching, with a remarkable track record coaching mid-level and C-suite executives. Universities and government agencies have sought her out to lead training seminars on essential career topics, including resume writing, interview strategies, and mastering the art of effective networking. Paula's unwavering dedication to her craft and her clients make her an asset in the fiercely competitive realm of career development.