Career Counselling

career counselling

get the clarity you need to take
your next step

Whether your career has stalled, lacks direction or needs a new purpose, practical career counselling can give you the clarity to make strategic career decisions.

Access to informed insight and support from a career management specialist ensures you understand your abilities, can evaluate your opportunities and set realistic goals.

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1 in 5 Australians are in the
wrong job

You don’t have to be one of them

Dedicated career coaches – our sole purpose
is to help you find yours

As experienced, qualified career coaches, we’ve worked with 1000s of clients who’ve hit a bump in their career journey. And we know there are many reasons you might feel lost, disengaged or unsure about what to do next.

Our collaborative approach to career counselling helps you make sense of your specific situation. So you can gain the clarity to make career changes that move you forward, with confidence.

Meet our award winning
career coaches:

Helen Holan

Helen Holan

Leadership And Career Coach Since 2008

About Helen
Kendal Drew

Kendal Drew

Leadership And Career Coach Since 2014

About Kendal

I want to thank you for your guidance yesterday, I am truly surprised how insightful our discussion was. I walked away with some clarification that I really needed. I have some planning to do and am a lot more enthusiastic about my future.


Hi Helen.  Thank you so much for taking me on and providing me with amazing tools, resources and guidance, that I will have with me for a lifetime! I don’t think I could ever thank you enough.


I would like to say thank you. The discussions we had gave me comfort, hope, and courage to move on with my career with clarity. Once again, thank you for your words of wisdom and helping me navigate towards a successful career.


What a difference a conversation makes. You have given me confirmation and clarity. Thank you. Now I can take practical and purposeful steps forward.


Working with Helen helped me to understand my strengths, weaknesses but most importantly what I strive to do, and could do, as a career and in turn gave me much more confidence when applying for jobs, even though I may have not had previous experience in the role. The CV advice received from Helen was second to none and I now have the best CV I have ever had and with this, the confidence I have and the excellent guidance I had, I got the first job I applied for, in the role I wanted and a great company. I cannot thank Helen enough for her hard work and advice and guidance and certainly will come back for future guidance and interview techniques in the future, should I need it.

Dear Kendal.  After a couple of weeks of research into different careers I narrowed down my choice to one.  Having the information about my personality and  also some future careers made my searching a lot easier as I was able to really focus on my strengths.  Using the reports I was easily able to narrow down my choices in a future career.  Again, I would like to thank you for the meeting as I found it to be very helpful for my future.

Adrian, Perth

Strategic Career Management has achieved fantastic outcomes for their clients, sharing their knowledge of good practice with others and delivering evidence-based practice.

Career Development Association of Australia (“CDAA”) –  2021

Tailored career counselling for success at any stage

Our career counselling and career coaching services are tailored to suit your situation. They are designed to deliver real outcomes at any stage in your career, whether you’re:

New to the workforce and seeking direction, purpose or a career plan

Mid-career looking for a meaningful change or preparing to return after a break

An executive seeking personalised coaching to progress to your next role

Career counselling or coaching is ideal for you if you want to:

  • Clarify your strengths plus areas for professional development or study
  • Make sense of things and gain the confidence to move forward
  • Understand what’s holding you back and how to take your next steps
  • Identify the career options that align with your strengths and motivations
  • Define your priorities, from a change of job or approach, to a complete career change
  • Map out and create a detailed Career Development Plan

Both my father and I greatly appreciate the help you have given me and I thank you for the follow up information. Thank you for your career guidance and I will not hesitate to contact you in the future or refer you to anyone I come across.

Aron – Perth

Thank you again for all your career help and guidance. When I came to see you I couldn’t make up my mind on anything. Now if you asked me how satisfied I was with the direction I was heading with my career choice, it would be 10/10.

Sam – Perth

Hi Kendal, Thank you for our coaching session and follow up resources.  As a result of your assistance I was able to break down, assess and confidently decide on my future career direction, resulting in my acceptance into an MBA, coupled with the early stages of setting up a promising business with a trusted colleague.  These two opportunities are incredibly exciting and I am thrilled to be on this new path.  Your coaching and counseling was essential in this process, and I utilised all of your unbiased advice, processes and tools to make a clear and confident set of decisions.  I thank you greatly for your help.

SY – Perth

Hi Kendal, Thank you very much for your assistance and advice.  It was useful to spend the time with you focusing just on me and my needs.  It is something that I haven’t done for a long time, and made me realise how important it is to stop and reflect, not only on the job but on other areas of life.

PS – Perth

Helen, I just wanted to sincerely thank you for your coaching, it really helped me and completely changed my life for the better.  I now love my life because I’m not dreading each and every day!

Jessie – Perth

Thanks for the career coaching session. I’m looking forward to following my path. I know I’m on the right one finally. Thank you for this wonderful service. Sometimes we all need a little direction in life.

Melissa – Perth

What to expect from your career counselling consultation

A rewarding career looks different to everyone. So when you book a 1:1 consultation with Strategic Career Management we get started by asking you the right questions.

We give you a Career Assessment to complete, which helps us understand your values, interests, strengths and development areas. Your current work situation, key experience and skills are important too, so we’ll also ask you to share a copy of your resume.

Throughout your consultation we take a collaborative approach, which means we guide you towards finding clarity and a practical strategy for change.

Meet The Team

Depending on your goals and chosen service, your career counselling consultation will be tailored to include some of the following:

  • Create a wish list for your ideal job or career
  • Develop a longer-term plan based on your new priorities
  • Discover and understand your barriers to change
  • Analyse transferrable skills and any gaps in your skillset
  • Map out the practical steps to help you design a fulfilling career
  • Receive feedback on your resume and LinkedIn profile

Career counselling services

Providing adults with a personalised career development roadmap strongly increases the likelihood that they will achieve employment (by 25%) and training/educational outcomes (by 7%).

Standard Consultation:

$395 including GST

  • Career Interest & Values Profiler
  • Career Personality & Strengths Profiler
  • Face-to-face or Skype consultation (1.5 hours)
  • All assessment reports
  • Action Plan

Plus Career Consultation:

$595 including GST

Standard Consultation inclusions plus:

  • Written report & tailored action plan – including session notes, key insights and additional research results and resources
  • Our Ignite! career management toolkit

You can choose to have your consultation in person at our office in West Perth or via video meeting.

Premium Career Package:

$1,495 including GST

Plus Career Consultation inclusions plus:

  • Extended initial session (2 hours)
  • Follow-up face-to-face consultation (1 hour)
  • Detailed review and targeted feedback on your resume/cover letter including a marked up annotated document, with recommendations and comments for consideration
  • Follow-up review of your updated resume and cover letter
  • Review of LinkedIn profile and/or professional biography with recommendations for improving your profile and tips for using LinkedIn effectively
  • 3-month email follow-up support

Revive your career with 1:1 coaching

A career change can be an exciting time for you to clarify your goals and develop a thorough strategy to move forward with renewed enthusiasm.

Our practical 1:1 career coaching is designed to support you. So, whether you need a plan, a sounding board for your ideas or more in-depth career guidance, we can help.

Contact us today to enquire about our proven pathways to progress your career.
Helen or Kendal will get back to you within 1 business day.


Through Helen’s expertise, experience and knowledge in her profession, she has provided me with the coaching and tools to get my career and work-place performance back on track.

JN – Perth

What a difference a conversation makes. You have given me confirmation and clarity. Thank you. Now I can take practical and purposeful steps forward.

MP – Perth

Beyond Career Counselling

Once you have a clear picture of your career direction, you may find some of our other practical services useful:

Job Search Coaching

Interview Skills Training

Executive and Leadership Coaching