Leah Lambart

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.

Clare Pickard

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.

Emily Manley

Career & Interview Coach

Emily always knew she wanted a career that involved helping people, but ended up studying a Bachelor of Business after being talked out of nursing. Shortly after graduating she found herself meeting with a recruiter to find a job, but instead was offered a position with the recruitment agency, so beginning her ‘accidental’ career in recruitment and HR....

Emily has now had 15+ years’ experience working across multiple industries in HR consulting and in-house positions and has had a breadth of experience across recruitment, organisational development, training and development, leadership development, talent management and technology. Emily has also run her own HR consulting business following the birth of her first child, when she quickly realised that the only way of achieving true flexibility was to have control over her own schedule.

Whilst Emily's HR career has given her a diverse, flexible and often satisfying career, she found that it was aligned to her skillset, but not necessarily to her values or personality. The desire to help people in a meaningful way never left Emily and following the birth of her children this manifested in a strong desire to focus on helping other women at transitional times of their lives. Emily took a few years of trying different paths, including completing two years of a midwifery degree, before finding her ideal role in Coaching.

Emily understands first-hand the enormity of the career transition process and she uses this experience to help others as they move through the exciting, yet often uncertain and confusing period of career and/or personal re-assessment and transition. She also has a special interest in helping other women and mothers to find their purpose, working with them to build their confidence, resilience and wellbeing, so that they’re in the right position to relaunch their careers whilst also balancing family commitments.

Jeanette Walton

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.

Victoria Gordon 

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 Blasis 

Resume & LinkedIn Profile Writer

Chrissy is a highly experienced Resume & LinkedIn Writer who is passionate about assisting job seekers to ‘sell’ their unique strengths and transferable skills. With over 15 years’ experience working in recruitment and career development, Chrissy has an in-depth knowledge of what employers and recruiters look for when screening and selecting job applicants and will ensure that your documents stand out for the right reasons. ...

Chrissy has had extensive experience writing application documents for clients from Graduate to Senior Manager level across all industries including government, professional services, sales/account management, marketing, human resources, IT, engineering and administration to name a few.

Chrissy has a Bachelor of Science (Organisational Psychology) (Honours) and is a registered member with the Association of Online Resume and Career Professionals (AORCP). She is also currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Career Education & Development at RMIT. Being a self-confessed perfectionist, Chrissy takes great pride in the quality of her work and loves to encourage and empower people to live their best life, both personally and professionally.

Michelle McCurdy

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.

If you would like to unlock your career potential, then contact us via the Contact page to book a session or to request further information.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Leah, Clare, Emily, Jeanette, Victoria and Michelle

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