“Strategic Career Management continues to assist the Women Leaders Institute and its Leadership Summit series’ participants to keep pace with the changing face of leadership through interactive workshop forums. Strategic Career Management’s holistic approach to leadership provides inspiration, evolution and opportunities for rising stars and future leaders alike.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you [Helen] and Kendal for all of your time and effort in facilitating the team workshop series for [our organisation]. I consider that the workshop series has been very successful and met our goals. I found your professionalism and considered/adaptable approach key to the success of the workshops. You challenged us all to think more laterally and realise that we can all take more action, with less emailing! A key outcome of the workshop series is an action list for each team. Each team has met on these actions and we will continue following up on them. By joining in on some of the workshops and from the senior leaders workshop, I gained valuable insights for my operations role.”
We partnered with Kendal and Helen to run a one-day workshop on Emotional Intelligence and a Growth Mindset in December 2018. With their combined knowledge and personality, they delivered a workshop that was authentic and genuine. Attendees left the workshop with numerous practical tips, tools and advice to enable both self and professional development. They definitely hit the mark as we had attendees wishing the workshop ran longer. So thank you Kendal and Helen, it was a pleasure working with the both of you!
Helen has provided us with a number of workshops and assessments now, providing a wonderful insight into what it actually means to have a growth mindset and the opportunity for us to contribute within our team. We value the key points and other materials provided for us to review and keep us on track. We find the workshops to be both professionally and personally meaningful for our team and have no hesitation recommending Helen to other organisations.
“Thank you to both Helen and Kendal for an authentic and genuine workshop. Well worth attending if you are looking at both self-development and professional development.”
“Presenters know their stuff.”
Great for developing insight
Created a good environment for safe discussion around leadership challenges
Hands-on and very interactive. Learnings around self management and influence.
Very engaging and energy levels were maintained throughout.
Different style, different insights. Personal, very self-reflective.
Good mix of activities and information
“You guys were awesome!”
“Informative, fun and relatable. “
“Capable, amicable and professional facilitators.”
“I liked the balance between activity and theory/talking.”
“Great to have two facilitators - makes the presentation very dynamic”
“Kendal and Helen were always challenging ideas and suggestions (loved that)”
Hi Kendal!!! I have THE BEST news!!! ...I was offered a role at Company X !!!!!!!!!!!! I am just so excited. And I wanted to drop you an email to say thanks. The guidance you offered in our sessions was just so valuable!!! I could not have gotten here without your help! I’ve recommended you to so many people in my network!!!
With my sincere heart, I would like to say thank you for spending your valuable time with me. 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.”“I sincerely appreciate the time you spent with me in counselling. The test to indicate my interests and personality gave me hope and a clear direction for how to proceed in my situation. Thank you for your patient guidance!”In future If I need any assistance or any guidance I would love to contact you.
It was a great pleasure meeting you on Friday for the career coaching session at Perkins. Your insights were extremely valuable and had a strong impact on myself, the view I have for my my career as well as the actions I have in place to achieve that view. I sincerely hope there will be more opportunities to discuss the above with you and get your invaluable advice on this. ...Thank you again for your time and support.
Dear Kendal, ...THANK YOU for the documents. I have an action plan! Thanks to you....I am grateful for taking the plunge in seeing you. The session with you has been helpful as it provided insight to my own capabilities that otherwise I dismissed it as “something I just do”. I really like your gentle, warm with a twist of challenge approach. ...
Kendal has coached me through a challenging transition in my career. Her strategic approach has enabled me to evaluate opportunities, clarify goals and implement them into realistic outcomes. Kendal applies a consistent and transparent approach to coaching in times where there were many uncertainties in my career path. She is resilient and patient when circumstances for me were confusing and stressful. Kendal clearly thrives on challenging coaching sessions and I wholly recommend her coaching expertise to candidates at any stage of their career. She is commercially rounded in her perspective and therefore realistic in sharing her vision of another’s capabilities.
We engaged Helen to provide an initial Career Insights Program for all staff, followed by a Career Development Coaching Program for senior staff over a six month period. All staff provided feedback that they found the programs beneficial and a worthwhile experience. Of particular value was Helen’s ability to align business goals with personal drivers in a logical and encouraging manner to maximise staff potential. Benefits our staff experienced included improved productivity, greater time management and more effective lines of communication. Helen is very professional, knowledgeable and efficient in her assessment and feedback, while also friendly and approachable. I have no hesitation in recommending Helen’s programs to other organisations and will continue to work with Helen to build on the positive results so far.
Dear Kendal, I had a career counselling session with you just over a year ago. I simply wanted to email to say thank you - that session, one year later, has impacted me greatly. I think more than anything what you did most for me during our meeting was dispel a lot of doubts - it wasn’t so much figuring out what I wanted, but that I could do that very thing. You were incredibly positive and open-minded, and encouraged me to speak with a professor that I looked up to about pursuing a PhD. I did that, and I am actually currently enrolled in the [course], with that very professor as my supervisor. I am so happy with the choice, and so grateful that you made me feel like it was possible, instead of settling for teaching, which I really didn’t want to do. Anyway, it just feels important to me to say thank you to you, as it was that meeting and your words which gave me the perspective and the confidence to pursue what I am so lucky to be doing now.
Thank you so much. It was only with professionalism and moral support that I persevered through the process. I am so fortunate to have had the privilege of having you as my career consultant. Your willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty is both exemplary and inspirational. Thank you, Kendal.
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.
What a difference a conversation makes. You have given me confirmation and clarity. Thank you. Now I can take practical and purposeful steps forward...
Thank you for the opportunity to use your Ignite program. I have thoroughly enjoyed using the application and found it to be most helpful.
I loved that the program was a one-stop-shop for all things career related, reducing time and effort searching online. It was clear, well categorised and logically flowed from discovery, learning, to actions and results. I like that it allowed for action planning, resume and cover letter creation, tracked your progress and saved documents. It has broad appeal to different users both within an organisation and those seeking to gain employment. I believe that it gives the user a sense of being in control of their career and perhaps lessens their reliance on the employer leading the way.
The assessments were particularly useful in creating a better understanding of self whilst posing interesting questions for further self analysis i.e an individual may not think to consider their preference for type of organisation or it’s culture. In addition the tailored articles allowed for further reading and gave me an insight into an employers perspective, what they look for and how to align myself as a match for their needs.
I found the whole program of value.
My strengths and skills became clearer as well as my understanding of my personality and preferences. I gained more confidence in my abilities having discovered my transferable skills and what I have to offer an employer. In addition I am also aware of developmental areas which is key to growth. Further, I created a new resume which I can adapt as necessary to specific jobs. The program gave me a sense of empowerment.
The program is very easy to navigate.