As the purpose-driven directors of Strategic Career Management, Helen Holan and Kendal Drew are catalysts for practical, positive, and tangible workplace change.
They are both driven by a desire to achieve the same thing – better long-term outcomes for their clients.
When we launched Strategic Career Management in 2017, we were ready to take a more considered and strategic approach to career-building. We’re not interested in ticking boxes. Our vision is to collaborate with individuals, teams, and organisations to achieve greater clarity and genuine, long-term career and workplace transformation.
Helen and Kendal are accredited coaches who focus on making a real difference through their work. Whether you’re an individual with a complex career challenge or an organisation seeking to improve performance, you’ll benefit from their 20+ years’ collective experience in:
Fire & emergency services
Hospitality & tourism
HR & recruitment
Oil & gas
Sales & marketing
Tourism & sport
With a passionate but pragmatic approach, Helen and Kendal support individuals to form strategies, take action and achieve professionally and personally rewarding outcomes.
Their work in the corporate sector develops effective, authentic, values-driven leaders and teams that are accountable for their results.
We created a business where we do what we love – which is to help people. Through our work, we get to support individuals, teams, whole organisations and, sometimes, all three. We stand out because our clients achieve measurable results and lasting change in a collaborative, enjoyable and memorable way.
In addition to their practical experience as career management professionals, Helen and Kendal have both successfully engineered their own careers. So, they have lived experience of many of the challenges their clients face – as individuals and as leaders.
Their combined history includes working in Professional Services (Big 4), Defence, Not-for-Profit, Mining, Education and Recruitment.
Helen has been delivering transformative career coaching, leadership coaching, team coaching and workshop facilitation since 2008. She facilitates insights that change careers, people and organisations for the better.
Driven by curiosity and values of growth and contribution, Helen asks perceptive questions to spark understanding and encourages clients to stretch themselves to gain the results they desire. With her pragmatic approach clients are supported to develop practical action plans and inspired and challenged to own their actions.
Helen’s approach delivers measurable results.Learn More
Kendal understands the courage, self-development, and careful planning it takes to successfully switch careers – whether that means changing jobs or embracing leadership.
With 30+ years of experience working across different sectors including the Defence Force, Mining, Education, and Not-for-Profit, she’s familiar with the practicalities of significant career change.
Kendal’s enthusiasm, compassion, and pragmatism helps her clients move their careers or organisations forward with confidence and composure.Learn More