Testimonials

What our clients say…

Career Counselling

Dear Kendal, Thank you for your email and for forwarding the reports. It's exciting to see so many possibilities in the report! We had an enlightening discussion and I am empowered to continue researching career options that match my overall personality. In the meantime, I'm writing my resume today and applying for jobs that will lead to a full-time position as I continue my "research plan".

Mariana A.

Thanks for sending through the action plan. Will help to keep me focussed and also something to come back to in 6, 12 months to see how I'm tracking against my goals and whether I'm focussed on what I'm working towards. The session was such a great help to focus my thinking as well as push me to consider some alternate directions. I've raved about the service and your approach to a few friends who are also having some struggles figuring out their career next steps.

Nathan, Perth

Dear Kendal, Thank you very much for all the information and suggestions provided. I enjoyed the career counselling more than I thought before commencing. :) You are really great in what you are doing, and I hope many more people will have the pleasure to work with you.

AB, Perth

I enjoyed my session with Kendal. She was an astute listener and used reflective questioning to help me discover and understand my thinking and corresponding behaviour. I found her exploration of my self-limiting beliefs particularly insightful! After the session I felt more empowered, with a tangible focus on action steps. Thank you!

ALR 2022

Your willingness to help and provide solutions to me is what impressed me the most. You tried your best to guide me and provide assistance.

Anonymous

I strongly recommend Strategic Career Management to anyone unsure about their career direction. Kendal helped to confirm the many questions I had about which career direction was best for me, and helped me to see more questions I should be asking myself. I finished with a clear understanding of what I want and how to get there. Well worth the time.

Anonymous

My Career Consultation with Kendal provided great clarity on future career paths for me, although several of the careers mentioned were careers I had considered in the past, having it revealed as part of the personality profiling proved that my thoughts were accurate and it was worth taking a chance on.

Anonymous

Hi Kendal Just a quick note, I am back working part time now, doing merchandising. This is my second job which I literally just got yesterday. Had one phone call with the talent acquisition co-ordinaries and then the process is usually to speak to the state manager. However she called me straight back and offered me the position because my resume was the cleverest resume they had ever seen. And solely based on that I skipped the second interview and went straight through :) So thank you, once again for all your wonderful help and advice and giving me the confidence to go back to work. This isn’t my forever career but suits me great at the moment as I can make my own roster, I work alone and to be honest I’m killing it so it’s brought a lot to my like and home life and relationship. Can’t thank you guys enough x Lauren

Lauren – Flourish Women Return to Work participant

Thanks so very much Helen. 😊 It was so lovely speaking with you yesterday too! Your insights were incredibly helpful and also the opportunity to talk through what it is that I actually enjoy doing in my work was wonderful. ❤   Looking forward to hearing from you next week. Thank you again for your time yesterday and for really getting me. 😊

Oct 2022

RR

I enjoyed my session with kendal.  She was an astute listener and used reflective questioning to help me discover and understand my thinking and corresponding behaviour.  I found her exploration of my self-limiting beliefs particularly insightful!  After the session I felt more empowered, with a tangible focus on action steps.  Thank you!   Oct 2022.

ALR, Perth

I strongly recommend Strategic Career Management to anyone unsure about their career direction.  Kendal helped to confirm the many questions I had about which career direction was best for me, and helped me to see more questions I should be asking myself.  I finished with a clear understanding of what I want and how to get there.  Well worth the time.

Anon, Perth

My Career Consultation with Kendal provided great clarity on future career paths for me.  Although several of the careers mentioned were careers I had considered in the past, having it revealed as part of the personality profiling proved that my thoughts were accurate and it was worth taking a chance on.

Anon, Perth

Dear Kendal, Thank you so very much for your time,  great insights, warmth and guidance.  I am very glad to have made your acquaintance and to have chosen to start my next journey with you and your course; to help guide my thinking and support my planning for the future. I really enjoyed our sessions; it was a pleasure but also really helped  to crystallise a number of my disparate thoughts and ideas....Thankyou also for the invaluable report and associated exercises and links. This is a great resource to continue and guide my thinking, planning and acting for the future. Again, thank you, Kendal so very much.

Jane, Perth

Hello Kendal, a quick note to thank you for your support, advice, and guidance during 2021. I am taking baby steps on my journey to a new career, life, and future. All the best, Karen

Karen, Perth

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

CDAA – 2021 Award for Excellence (Judges comments)

Good morning Kendal, Thank you for meeting with me around a year ago now. The discussion we had was very insightful and I tell everyone I can how great you are. In this year I took your advice, I’ve not made any decisions quickly... Thank you again so much, being at a cross roads with my career has been so stressful as it feels like all I identify with is no longer me anymore. It was so valuable to have you counsel me through it as you looked at my situation objectively. Thank you

AI

Dear Kendal, .... Thank you again for our session as it really confirmed what I had been thinking and gave me the confidence to recognise my abilities and what I could offer... I am very excited about next year .... Thank you for your help again as I often revisit the notes from our session and they reaffirm all of my values and goals and keep me on the right track.

CDB

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

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 this week 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

Hi Kendal.  Thank you again for all your help and guidance.  When I came to see you I couldn't make 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 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 eachc and every day!

Jessie, Perth

Dear Helen.  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.

Aaron, Perth

Hey Kendal Thank you so much for the session and for following up with this email. It was lovely meeting you. I have definitely got inspiration and insight to move forward with. Thank you very very much for everything. I will definitely let you know how I am going and what I decide to do moving forward.

RL

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.

Rubi

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.

AI

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.

GF (Managing Director)

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.

Clare

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.

FK

I had the best experience with Kendal. I had no direction with my work and suffered with depression and her 1:1 support helped me find the job of my dreams. I'm now studying full time for a year and working in the industry I love and didn't know existed. Thanks to Kendal I'm the happiest I've ever been.

Kelly S, Perth

A valuable service and friendly team!

Anonymous

Hi Kendal, I wanted to personally thank you for yesterday’s session.  I found it extremely helpful and whilst it provided me with clarity, I’ve several new thoughts now to help formulate an action plan for the coming months.  Thank you for your time and for helping me; I’m grateful and feel fortunate to have connected with you.

ML

Hi Kendal, Thank you. I also wanted to mention the value you provide is amazing. I really appreciate the amount of time and effort you put into it. It was more than I expected, and the questions you asked were incredibly helpful. Kind regards, Daniel

Daniel, Perth

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.

TE

Hi Kendal, It was fantastic having the session the other week with you; there was definitely a lot of gold in there that has really helped me, so thanks! [....] Your question to me about what failure actually looks like has been echoing around since we spoke, and I think has single handedly been the most useful thing with regards to taking this seriously. [....] All in all, I just wanted to say thanks for giving me the encouragement and helping me with the reflection I needed to be able to really dream about seriously giving this a go. Thanks again, Nic.

Nic

Hi Kendal Thanks so much for sending this through.  I can’t tell you how valuable the session was.  Definitely very useful insights.  Plenty for me to think about and work on.  I feel much rejuvenated and inspired.  I will certainly reach out again if I get stuck.

MH

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

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.

JP

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. ...

LR

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.

MM

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

JN (Aug 2020)

Thank you for your advice, it was gold. I had people seeking me out saying "I’ve been told I need to speak to you". I had a great time, putting into practice everything you mentioned and how to say it. I was blown away by the response and have made some invaluable contacts, including ex-ministers that want to have a chat.

NC

Leadership Coaching

Helen Holan is an excellent coach. She has an ability to cut through to the real issues and is compassionate, understanding and relentless in her commitment to you facing and resolving them. Helen brings a breadth of practical tools and techniques that can be easily applied in the workplace to achieve tangible results. In just a few sessions with Helen, I was able to turn around a long running situation in my workplace and I received a promotion as a result. Highly recommended.

MB – Executive Coaching Client

Dear Kendal: Thank you very much for your help and company in the past few months, which has greatly helped me to improve my ability in self cognition, emotion management, conflict management, decision-making, etc. I will benefit a lot for my future career development. Your step-by-step and patient guidance is impressive. At the same time, your erudite knowledge has made me have a strong interest in management, helping me to sum up, and even perfect notes let me learn the rigor of doing things in detail. Thank you again for your accompany, help me grow up, thank you for your tolerance. Keep in touch. Welcome to China and Shanghai. Thank you

SH

Workshops

Following my participation in a workshop for another client of Strategic Career Management, I approached Kendal and Helen for their assistance in helping with the reestablishment of a positive team culture and trust following an organisational restructure. We had two main goals. We wanted to genuinely hear from all staff about where they were at and what they needed from the new leadership team post implementation of the change and to act on this feedback in an authentic way. Secondly, we wanted to establish new ways of working together in a non-siloed, collaborative way. The leadership team and I were very impressed with the co-design process and the thoughtful approach taken by Kendal and Helen, nuancing the needs of each area. They delivered on what was promised and more, including managing an over 40-degree day with no air-conditioning with aplomb and creativity!  One of the senior leader’s feedback encapsulates this: … each team planning day was bespoke, based on the teams’ needs, and Helen and Kendal worked with each of us separately to identify what will work best. It was less ‘this is what we normally do’ but all about ‘you tell us what you want to achieve, and we deliver’. They worked with the environment/logistics given to them. And for my team, we learned ways to change our mindset and ways to focus on the controllable, rather the things out of our control. And I personally liked the card rotation 😃 It was so interesting to hear from others on certain topics. To me people were real and raw. From a broader Directorate perspective, Helen and Kendal’s insights into the individual teams embodies the concept that the whole is greater than the parts. Their work and thematic insights have proven invaluable in designing a strategic approach to the work we need to do as a collective in the short to medium term to achieve our goals and empower our staff. Our thanks and gratitude to Kendal and Helen. The Student Life team UWA

UWA Student Life Team

I would like to personally thank you for speaking at the Women in Leadership Summit 2023, what an inspiring time of learning and connecting with emerging and established leaders. I know from speaking with participants that they greatly valued the insights and practical solutions you shared to progress inclusive and diverse leadership in the workplace and beyond..... As we move into 2024, I encourage you to continue to advocate for and deliver outcomes that create real change for women. ...Thank you again for your attendance and valued contribution to the Women in Leadership Summit. From everyone at UN Women Australia, we wish you a safe and happy festive season and look forward to working with you next year. Kind regards, Simone Clarke Chief Executive Officer UN Women Australia

Women in Leadership Summit (Perth) 2023

Hi Kendal Just a quick note, I am back working part time now, doing merchandising. This is my second job which I literally just got yesterday. Had one phone call with the talent acquisition co-ordinaries and then the process is usually to speak to the state manager. However she called me straight back and offered me the position because my resume was the cleverest resume they had ever seen. And solely based on that I skipped the second interview and went straight through :) So thank you, once again for all your wonderful help and advice and giving me the confidence to go back to work. This isn’t my forever career but suits me great at the moment as I can make my own roster, I work alone and to be honest I’m killing it so it’s brought a lot to my like and home life and relationship. Can’t thank you guys enough x Lauren

Lauren – Flourish Women Return to Work participant

I had such a great time at last week’s workshop, it was a wonderful opportunity to set the groundwork on who we are and articulate our individual value propositions. I was telling Kendal, I’ve tried doing [x & y] activities in the past but nothing really ‘clicked’ until we did them last week.

SB – Flourish Women Leaders Program participant

Hi Helen, Thank you for an illuminating couple of days. You, Kendal and Deanna are excellent facilitators, keeping everyone on track whilst providing each workshop participant an opportunity for expression.

AB – Flourish Women Leaders Program participant

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.

Workshop Participant

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.

Graham

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!

Women Leaders Institute

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.

Government Client

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.

Women Leaders Institute 2019

I liked the balance between activity and theory/talking.

Workshop Participant

Kendal and Helen were always challenging ideas and suggestions (loved that)

Workshop Participant

Great to have two facilitators - makes the presentation very dynamic

Workshop Participant

Informative, fun and relatable.

Workshop Participant

Good mix of activities and information

AR, Mining Engineer

Capable, amicable and professional facilitators.

Workshop Participant

Very engaging and energy levels were maintained throughout.

CB, Superintendent

You guys were awesome!

Workshop Participant

Different style, different insights. Personal, very self-reflective.

AH, Assistant Superintendent

Great for developing insight

KP, Advisor Culture & Development

Created a good environment for safe discussion around leadership challenges

EW, Projects Specialist

Hands-on and very interactive. Learnings around self management and influence.

NP, Vice President Human Resources

Presenters know their stuff.

Workshop Participant

Interview Skills Training

Hi Helen.  Thank you so much!  I don’t know if I would’ve gotten through the recruitment process as confidently without your help.

SB

Hi Helen.  Thanks very much for your help and advice. I felt a lot better in the interview overall and definitely felt that my performance was improved........I’m moving through to Round 2..........  Most importantly the recruiter said that my performance was “heaps better” [than last time]. This was repeated twice!  Thanks once again!

Senior Executive, 2022

Thanks again for our productive session and this follow up. I’m very happy to say that I was successful in my interview and will be starting [medical specialist] training in Feb 2021! I feel that our session helped give me the confidence that I needed to back myself in the stressful interview. It also helped me frame my thinking about how to approach preparation. This was very valuable advice to have, and I am glad that I was told to get in touch after my interview last year.

RE

I wish to thank you for the positive contribution in preparing me for the interview, you really did help my interview technique, which allowed me to perform at my best. These are lessons I will remember for always.

LP, Mining Professional

Hi Helen. I have some exciting news... I got the job! The interview went really well and they said I was the standout applicant. They asked a lot of questions which you had prepared me for so thank you once again! I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know needing help with their resume or interview coaching.

EA

Three offers in 24 hrs! I am sooo thrilled! Thank you so much for the coaching, and for giving me the confidence to just be myself. I was actually shocked at the way I was able to deliver the information once I was just calm, relaxed and myself. The story-telling approach is what worked for me!

LM

Hi Kendal, Hope you’re well. Just want to let you know I passed my interview for the WA Police!! Thanks so much for all of your help. You made me feel so confident with my stories. Couldn’t thank you enough...

Perth Client

Hi Kendal, I hope you are doing well. Just want to share with you that I recently got permanent role with our department. Thank you so much for coaching and helping me update my resume and criteria. I received very good feedback on my application (and apparently I did really well at the interview). Thank you again.

GN

I found out last Thursday I was successful and have been offered a [more senior] role in my current team which I am super excited about. I just wanted to say a big thank you, I am truly grateful!  Without your assistance I likely would not have even got to the interview stage.  I am so excited and look forward to the challenges ahead.  All the best and again thank you for all your help and advice.

Tanya, Perth

Job Search / Career Transition Coaching

Hi Kendal Just a quick note, I am back working part time now, doing merchandising. This is my second job which I literally just got yesterday. Had one phone call with the talent acquisition co-ordinaries and then the process is usually to speak to the state manager. However she called me straight back and offered me the position because my resume was the cleverest resume they had ever seen. And solely based on that I skipped the second interview and went straight through :) So thank you, once again for all your wonderful help and advice and giving me the confidence to go back to work. This isn’t my forever career but suits me great at the moment as I can make my own roster, I work alone and to be honest I’m killing it so it’s brought a lot to my like and home life and relationship. Can’t thank you guys enough x Lauren

Lauren – Flourish Women Return to Work participant

The sessions were more useful than I thought they would be.  More pertinent to my needs and built my confidence.  Tips and pointers were very useful, especially as regards my LinkedIn profile.

Outplacement client

Hi Helen.  Thanks for the follow-up.  I started a full-time position with XYZ. The improved CV played a major role in securing this position. I was actually offered multiple positions and I have been in the fortunate position of being able to choose a new and more secure direction.  Thanks for your help.

PB

G'Day Helen.  Just a quick one to let you know I had some success with my resume and picked up a full time plant operator position with [Company X] and will be able to start  Cert III Building and Construction.  The first thing the interviewer commented on was how professional my resume looked!  I ended up applying for 5 jobs and have heard back from 4 about an interview. So thanks again for helping me out.

Nathan

Hi Helen. Thanks so much, you were an immense help during my job search journey! I’ve been in the role almost 6 months now and enjoying the new industry.

DK

Hi Kendal. Thank you for your advice, it was gold. I had people seeking me out saying I’ve been told I need to speak to you. I had a great time, putting into practice everything you mentioned and how to say it. I was blown away by the response and have made some invaluable contacts.

NC

My session with Helen provided clarity around how to proceed for with my career choices. Helen was very honest and insightful in her feedback and provided a very useful report to enable me to rework my CV, LinkedIn and job search process to provide me with a stronger proposition to prospective employers. The changes to my application process enabled me to get shortlisted on my next application. Thank you for your time and guidance

SC

Thanks Helen, could not have got this role without the help that you provided. After seeing you and tweaking my resume and cover letter, I sent out my applications and got multiple interviews and offers. Turning down job offers is not something I’ve experienced before!

JF

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!!!

AC

Hi Kendal, I hope you are doing well. Just want to share with you that I recently got permanent role with our department. Thank you so much for coaching and helping me update my resume and criteria. I received very good feedback on my application (and apparently I did really well at the interview). Thank you again.

GN

Resume & LinkedIn Writing

I reached out for assistance with my resume and job application, unfortunately the job application pack was not straight forward. I worked with Kendal and my supervisor to create some clear selection criteria and Victoria did a great job putting it all together. I used the documents to apply for 2 merit pool positions, got interviews for both and was found successful at both levels. Subsequently I was offered a position 2 levels higher than my current substantive position which I am very happy about. Thank you so much for your assistance, the documents were spot on and your advice invaluable.

Anonymous

Hi Kendal Just a quick note, I am back working part time now, doing merchandising. This is my second job which I literally just got yesterday. Had one phone call with the talent acquisition co-ordinaries and then the process is usually to speak to the state manager. However she called me straight back and offered me the position because my resume was the cleverest resume they had ever seen. And solely based on that I skipped the second interview and went straight through :) So thank you, once again for all your wonderful help and advice and giving me the confidence to go back to work. This isn’t my forever career but suits me great at the moment as I can make my own roster, I work alone and to be honest I’m killing it so it’s brought a lot to my like and home life and relationship. Can’t thank you guys enough x Lauren

Lauren – Flourish Women Return to Work participant

Hi Helen.  Thank you so much!  I don’t know if I would’ve gotten through the recruitment process as confidently without your help.

SB

I would 100% recommend strategic career management services.  Kendal is really easy, efficient and great to work with.  And the quality of work is exactly what I was looking for.

Anon, Perth

I reached out for assistance with my resume and job application.  Unfortunately the job application pack was not straight forward.  I worked with Kendal and my supervisor to create some clear selection criteria and Victoria did a great job putting it all together.  I used the documents to apply for 2 merit pool positions, got interviews for both and was found successful at both levels. Subsequently I was offered a position 2 levels higher than my current substantive position, which I am very happy about.  Thank you so much for your assistance.  The documents were spot on and your advice invaluable.

Anon, Perth

Hi Helen.  Thanks for the follow-up.  I started a full-time position with XYZ. The improved CV played a major role in securing this position. I was actually offered multiple positions and I have been in the fortunate position of being able to choose a new and more secure direction.  Thanks for your help.

PB

Thank you. The CV is great and I am so pleased with the outcome. You did a terrific job and I am very grateful.

LN

Hi Helen. Thank you very much for your help. Your skill in transforming my technical ramblings into a succinct resume and LinkedIn profile is impressive. The real proof of the pudding is recommending you to my wife.

SR

I am absolutely happy with the result of my two CVs as well as the way Victoria was handling it. She is very reliable and was always there when I needed her. She is highly professional and clearly has an expertise in her field. She understood me quickly and was very good at bringing certain topics to the point - was really impressed. She boosted my self-confidence in getting out there again and giving it a try with my applications!

FM

I found out last Thursday I was successful and have been offered a [more senior] role in my current team which I am super excited about. I just wanted to say a big thank you, I am truly grateful!  Without your assistance I likely would not have even got to the interview stage.  I am so excited and look forward to the challenges ahead.  All the best and again thank you for all your help and advice.

Tanya, Perth

Online Career Programs

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.

Ignite Participant

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.

Ignite Participant

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.

Ignite Client

The program is very easy to navigate.

Ignite Participant

I found the whole program of value.

Ignite Participant

Thank you for the opportunity to use your Ignite program. I have thoroughly enjoyed using the application and found it to be most helpful.

Ignite Participant

I love the Ignite resources, when I started looking through, I was gobsmacked at how much valuable information and tools were inside. Thank you for this access.

AH (Aug 2020)

Leadership Programs

I would like to personally thank you for speaking at the Women in Leadership Summit 2023, what an inspiring time of learning and connecting with emerging and established leaders. I know from speaking with participants that they greatly valued the insights and practical solutions you shared to progress inclusive and diverse leadership in the workplace and beyond..... As we move into 2024, I encourage you to continue to advocate for and deliver outcomes that create real change for women. ...Thank you again for your attendance and valued contribution to the Women in Leadership Summit. From everyone at UN Women Australia, we wish you a safe and happy festive season and look forward to working with you next year. Kind regards, Simone Clarke Chief Executive Officer UN Women Australia

Women in Leadership Summit (Perth) 2023

I've really enjoyed the program so far - it's been an opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone. It's been a bit challenging but I've come with an open mind and I've gained quite a bit of knowledge already and tools that I'm looking forward to putting into practice.

DM (Flourish 2022 participant)

The workshop was amazing, it pushed me out of my comfort zone and it's been very interactive. Loved the activities and I'm looking forward to the upcoming master classes.

KM (Flourish 2022 participant)

I feel more aligne, organized and clear about my goals and direction. Looking forward to the masterclasses. Thank you.

EB (Flourish 2022 participant)

The last couple of days have been a reflective opportunity for me. It allowed me to step out of my day-to-day work and think about who I am as a leader and what I want to achieve.

CM (Flourish 2022 participant)

This has been nothing short of a life-changing program for me. The vulnerability that is encouraged and embraced in the program is amazing. All the ladies that participated gave it their all.

PN (Flourish 2023 participant)

Really enjoyed that this course focused on our attributes and our values rather than stripping us of everything we are and building unrealistic models of leadership.

Lucy (Flourish 2023 participant)

I look at myself in the mirror and I can't see what others see. This course has helped me to look at myself objectively. It's allowed me to step back a little bit and consider what sort of leader I want to be. I have a clarity of vision.

BG (Flourish 2023 participant)

Having a community of women bringing their authentic selves has been incredible for me.

Kate (Flourish 2023 participant)

It's been an amazing journey of self-discovery. Through this program I learned to be me; to be vulnerable and to bring a more authentic leadership style to my personal and professional life. As a leader I've learned to be more curious; to listen. My whole team dynamic has changed - we have grown and we have more open dialogue and just recently we had some amazing feedback and that went to the leadership team. I feel happy and comfortable to turn up at work every day and be me.

Lisa (Flourish 2023 participant)

I want to express my gratitude. Really thoughtful exercises; different and challenging. It touched me a lot and I had a good time.

PV (Flourish 2023 participant)

I've really had the opportunity to find my leadership voice, which is what I intended to do when I applied to come to the program. It's been fabulous!

AR (Flourish 2023 participant)

I've had the opportunity to attend a number of different leadership programs and the Flourish program has given me so much more than the technical content I've got before.

AR (Flourish 2023 participant)

The course was fantastic. I enjoyed the diversity of voices and stories, the challenges, the reassurance through exercises and tools, especially about my voice and presence in space.

DB (Flourish 2022 participant)

"I loved participating in this program because it gave me tools to feel more self-confident and realize that I'm doing a good job as a leader. I also enjoyed meeting other women and appreciated their diversity. The speakers were supportive and I loved it."

SK (Flourish 2022 participant)

The course has been an awakening experience and has given me many practical tools to benefit from when applied.

LP (Flourish 2022 participant)

"This program changed my mindset from 'I can't' to 'I can', and by the end of it, I believe by the end of this program it will be 'I'm doing it'. Thank you."

VB (Flourish 2022 participant)

"I've learned a lot about myself in the past few days. It highlighted my strengths and areas for growth. I gained a lot of practical tools relevant to my work and personal life. I'm so grateful for these tools and eager to apply them."

SAJ (Flourish 2022 participant)

I came here to learn how to lead and find my voice. I've already learned a lot, and I'm excited to apply it when I go back.

AB (Flourish 2022 participant)

"I enjoyed the workshop as it was a supportive, safe, and fun environment to reflect alone and with others. Looking forward to consolidating my personal self and my work self and getting clarity on my goals going forward."

SB (Flourish 2022 participant)

It's been a fantastic two days exploring and learning about myself. I loved every bit of it. The workshop brought awareness to what I have inside me, which I've been hiding. I appreciate taking this step to educate and empower myself so that I can be myself as a leader.

FC (Flourish 2022 participant)

"This two-day workshop provided a deep insight into my current skill set, strengths, and values. It helped me focus on areas of growth to set solid goals for my personal and professional life."

Sasha (Flourish 2022 participant)

This program has helped me realise who I am as a leader and I put everything in it's right spot. I have clarity and I now believe in myself.

PN (Flourish 2023 participant)

When I was a child I learned that I needed to be a man to be heard and seen. That was my reality for quite a long time. I have learned that I can demand more attention by being vulnerable and honest with my audience.

Suzie (Flourish 2023 participant)

I'm stretching myself by turning off the advice giving and turning on the listening.

Sue (Flourish 2023 participant)

This programme has helped me bring a sense of calm to talking in front of an audience, which is something I never would have done before.

Sue (Flourish 2023 participant)

I just want to express my extreme gratitude to Helen for allowing me to come on this course in the first place. You've encouraged me no end in my journey, and you'll never know how much you've provided me. So thank you, Helen.

SB (Flourish 2023 participant)

De, Kendal and Helen ran an amazing course! It's very challenging but you can really infill some amazing answers into any questions you have regarding leadership and self-development. I found it enlightening and touching because you meet some amazing people as well. It's definitely worth all the time and effort. Highly recommend.

ST (Flourish 2023 participant)

I've had the opportunity to lean into my strengths, practice, grow and build fantastic relationships with other people.

AR (Flourish 2023 participant)

I want to thank Kendal, Helen and De for running such a fantastic course. I didn't realise until today how much week by week I was being pushed a little bit out of my comfort zone. I've been more vulnerable and open than I'm used to being. It's been quite a fantastic experience for me so thank you!

LJ (Flourish 2023 participant)

Such great facilitators. I have learned so much and have so much to take away. You do an amazing job. Thank you!

SB (Flourish 2023 participant)

I want to thank Helen, Kendal and De for sharing their tips and for making it really actionable for us. I've attended lots of different courses but this program in particular gave us steps that we could take on, make our own and action in the workplace and in life in general. The approach was really wholesome.

LF (Flourish 2023 participant)