About Strategic Career Management

Trusted career management experts

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.

Kendal Drew

Accredited career management coaches driving lasting change

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:

  • Career management
  • Leadership development
  • Team development
  • Workshop design and delivery
  • People development

Sectors Strategic Career Management have worked with:

  • Construction

  • Design

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • FMCG

  • Finance

  • Fire & emergency services

  • Government
    & defence

  • Graduate programs

  • Health
    & medical

  • Hospitality & tourism

  • HR & recruitment

  • IT

  • Legal

  • Media

  • Mining

  • Not-for-profit

  • Oil & gas

  • Recreation

  • Sales & marketing

  • The arts

  • Tourism & sport

  • Utilities

Creating better careers, better leaders, and better businesses

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.

Helen Holan

Experienced, purpose-driven duo

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 Holan

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.

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Kendal Drew

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.

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Helen and Kendal have helped 1000s of clients push past their existing limits through 1:1 coaching, workshops, and coaching programs.

They can help you too.