Career Counselling & Coaching Melbourne

Our Melbourne Career Counselling & Career Coaching Service is designed to help you identify the careers, courses and jobs that best suit you, and give you the tools and knowledge you need to achieve your career goals. If you are unhappy in your current role, unsure of your future career direction or would simply like career advice to help you choose a course, our Victorian Career Coach can help!

Our Melbourne Career Coach and Career Advisor has extensive experience in her field and has worked with clients from a wide range of industries in Victoria. She works with people at different stages of their career including:

  • High school students who need advice on their career, course and subject options
  • University graduates who are looking for help in kick-starting their career
  • People who want to change careers and need help establishing their future direction
  • People who would like to enrol in further study and need help choosing the right course
  • Professionals who would like to move up the ranks and fulfil their potential.

Whether you are looking to change careers or are just interested to know which careers suit you best, our Career Advisor can help! She will start by identifying your goals for the session and the outcomes you are looking to achieve. She will then prepare a customised session for you, tailored to suit your individual needs.

Our Melbourne Career Coach provides career counselling and career coaching services via Phone/Zoom and in person at the following locations:

  • Melbourne CBD
  • St Kilda Rd (3004)
  • Malvern
  • Hawthorn
  • Vermont

Please note: We also provide career counselling services in other locations across Australia.

To view a list of our other locations, please click here

Career Counselling Program

Step 1 – Online Career Assessment

In this program, we start by assessing your interests, values and personality to identify potential career paths for you to consider. The career assessment includes:

a) Career Interests Profiler

The Career Interests Profiler assesses your interest in a variety of activities, industries and occupations to identify potential career paths and areas of study. It is designed to help you discover the type of work you are most likely to enjoy. Duration: Approx 20 minutes

See a sample report

b) Career Personality Profiler

The Career Personality Profiler is based on the theory of psychological types described by Swiss psychiatrist C.G Jung and Isabel Myers. It assesses four aspects of your personality based on the following scales: Informer-Reflector, Producer-Creator, Analyser-Helper and Planner-Adapter. Duration: Approx 10 minutes

See a sample report

Step 2 – Career Consultation

Once you have taken the career assessment online, your Career Coach will prepare detailed information for you on your career options. At your consultation, they will go through your results and give you advice on your career, course and employment options.

During your consultation, you will:

  • Discover the careers that best suit your interests, values and personality
  • Explore your career options and get help identifying the career that best suits you
  • Learn about your course options at TAFE, college and/or university
  • Get advice on any careers and courses you are currently considering
  • Get feedback on your resume and advice on how to tailor it for different positions
  • Develop an action plan to help you on your path to a fulfilling career.

This program is suitable for high school students, graduates and people who are working in non-management roles up to the mid-level tier. If you are working in a senior role, management role or executive position, please see our Executive Career Coaching Program.


1. Face-to-Face/Zoom Consultation

Prior to your consultation, your Career Coach will email you the instructions for the online career assessment. You will receive your reports at your consultation.


  • Online Career Assessment + Face-to-Face/Zoom Consultation (1 ½ hours): $395 inc GST
  • Follow-Up Consultations – Optional (1 hour): $295 inc GST

For face-to-face consultations, payment is due on the day of your consultation by cash or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

For Zoom consultations, payment is due prior to your consultation by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or bank deposit.

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2. Phone Consultation

To proceed with a phone consultation, click here to take the online career assessment. Your reports will be emailed to you once you complete the assessment. Your Career Coach will then contact you to arrange a time for your phone consultation.


  • Online Career Assessment + Phone Consultation (1 hour): $295 inc GST
  • Follow-Up Consultations – Optional (1 hour): $295 inc GST

*Payment is due prior to your phone consultation by credit card (Visa or Mastercard). Calls can be made via SKYPE or alternatively your consultant can provide you with their landline number to call at the time of your consultation. You will need to cover the cost of the phone call to your consultant.

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The rate for follow-up consultations applies to career counselling consultations taken within 6 months from the date of your initial consultation.

Melbourne Career Coach

Diana Lim

Melbourne CBD, St Kilda Rd (3004), Malvern, Hawthorn & Vermont
*Available office hours, after hours and Saturdays

Passionate about career development, transition and fulfilment, Diana brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to assist clients on their career journey.

Passionate about career development, transition and fulfilment, Diana brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to assist clients on their career journey.

She helps them navigate all stages of the career decision-making model, from increasing self- awareness of skills, interests, values and contribution, to exploring career options and evaluating occupations that derives a decision. Diana also provides practical assistance with job search, resume writing, interview training and LinkedIn coaching.

Diana has successfully career transitioned several times. She began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), providing professional business services to clients across multiple industries including Banking, Telecommunications, Energy and Mining, Manufacturing and Government. As Senior Associate, Diana was responsible for the professional and personal development of her Associate peers. Migration to Australia provided an opportunity to career transition into the Information Technology industry (Info Tech Accounting Pty Ltd). Beginning in Help Desk Support, Diana progressed to Senior Lead Consultant for clients within Manufacturing, Health Products and Real Estate. As Senior Lead Consultant, Diana represented all consultants within the Management Team – promoting their professional development, progression and success.

Diana holds a Bachelor Degree in Commerce and Administration (NZ BCA), a Bachelor Degree in Science (NZ BSc), a Diploma in Life Coaching (LCIA - Career Coaching) and is a Chartered Accountant (CA, ICANZ). Diana is an Accredited Professional Coach within the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Coaching (ANZIC) and an Associate Member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).

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Testimonials / Reviews

Dear Katie,

I had a career counselling session with Diana Lim on 16th November which I found extremely helpful and informative. I would love to give her a 100% positive feedback and recommend her to other people who are seeking professional advice on their career path. Diana took her time and guided me with her expertise and knowledge in the field and drew a more clear picture of where I am already standing and what I can achieve in my career path. Her caring personality made me trust her and talk about my fears and shortcomings and her positive comments inspired me to move towards my goals. She drew a very clear picture of my career change pathway, we talked about the opportunities and specified my short, medium- and long-term goals and set up a time frame for each. I walked out of the session very confident and clear with my plans. I would definitely continue and seek her professional career advice till I achieve my goals and would highly recommend her to all my friends.

Leila, Melbourne

Dear Katie,

I got so much out today's consultation that I wished I had done this earlier! From being unclear of what job opportunities could suit me, I now know which path to take and have a clear action plan in place to move forward. I would strongly recommend your program to anyone who is seriously considering their career direction or vocation options. Diana has been very good and thorough throughout the consultation. She has been very patient to to check that I understood what was discussed. She's also been generous with her time and advice in answering all the questions I raised. I'm just thankful I took this step to meet Diana today!

P.S I felt so motivated that I came home right after lunch, brushed up on my resume and applied for a banking job already!

Emalyne, Melbourne

Dear Diana,

I would like to express my sincere appreciation for the invaluable assistance which you provided during our consultation on 8th September. The advice which you provided was everything that I needed and more, I am so grateful for the exceptional service which you provided. The passion which you have for your role shone through from the moment that I engaged Katie Roberts, to say you went 'above and beyond' would be an understatement. I will certainly be referring friends and family to you in the future and I intend to engage your services again. Again, my sincere thanks.

Jack, Melbourne

Dear Katie,

Upon my consultation last week with Diana, I just wanted to send through my personal testimonial. Diana provided my a service of the highest quality. Before our consultation, I was in a state of confusion and disarray in regards to my job seeking activities. With an empathetic ear and a wealth of experience, Diana gave me comprehensive, yet succinct feedback concerning what I should be doing at this stage of my career. I cannot highly recommend Diana enough to anyone seeking advice, no matter where they may find themselves on the professional ladder.

Brock, Melbourne

Dear Jackie,

I wanted to express my heartfelt appreciation for the professional career coaching advice you have provided me during the course of our sessions together. Your supportive and empathetic nature, going above and beyond the call of duty, has been integral in building my self confidence and assisting me to move forward. You provided me with some great interview strategies and techniques which will be very useful in an interview scenario - I would definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for the services you provided me with. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Christine, Melbourne

Hi Katie,

My recent session with Diana has provided me with a starting point from which to start looking for a suitable career and a structure for assessing and evaluating suitable options. I came to the session with a lot of frustration, a lot of loose ends (in terms of the jobs I’ve had) and no direction, and Diana helped me manage my frustration and find focus. Overall, I’m really glad I attended the session and am grateful to Diana for her help.

Andrew, Melbourne

"From the moment I spoke to Leah on the phone, I felt comfortable. Leah has a beautiful nature and really loves what she does. She cares about her clients and makes them feel confident and relaxed in what can be a daunting situation. She helped me clarify my future opportunities and see things in a positive light! I would highly recommend seeing Leah."

Lenka, Melbourne

Hi Jackie

I found the career counselling session extremely helpful and have had great success in my career path since. I have enrolled to do a Masters in Human Resource Management at Monash, which starts in a few weeks. I have also started working in an HR Assistant role. I love my new job and am really excited about starting my course. It's great to finally have some direction in my career. I would strongly recommend a career counsellor to anyone who is unsure of what they want to do.

C Griffin, Melbourne

"The approach Diana used actually helped clarify what I'm looking for and gave me hope to proceed with a combination of talking through and refining options to top 3, explaining test results, summarising findings and giving concrete next steps. I've used many career and course consultants and counsellors and personality tests over the years and never found it so personally relevant and helpful as the time with Diana!"

Mardi, North Melbourne

Hi Jackie,

I'm really happy to have met with you and have talked through my options with you. Thanks for your career advice! I think I would have remained in an unhappy environment for longer had I not seen you. Thanks again.

Lisa, Melbourne

“Leah is one of the most positive and motivating individuals I have ever worked with. Leah helps you to understand your career path and aspirations and then works with you to determine the areas of change needed. I would highly recommend a career consultation with Leah.”

Roberto, Melbourne

Hi Diana,

You may recall it was one year ago that I came to see you. I was a financial adviser at the time and was “stuck in a rut” of not knowing how to move forward. My first big step in making a career change happen was seeing you and from then on things moved forward very quickly. After completing the profiling with you, it opened up my eyes to other possibilities that I never would have explored before. Within a matter of months I started working in my new and very different career. My people and sales skills ensured I gained the position but what led me to it in the first place was the career counselling - it was a chance to sit down with you and speak frankly about my strengths, my weaknesses and explore how they could be used in a variety of fields. There was also the open discussion about the realities of further education and training when changing career paths. I am now happier, healthier and my remuneration is considerably higher. I am in a space where I have the confidence to believe in myself and prove my worth - which has been recognised and rewarded. So in short…THANK YOU.

Brandon, Melbourne

Hi Katie,

I recently had a session with Diana Lim, and I wanted to let you know that I found it to be very beneficial. I have been struggling on the next steps in my career, and Diana has helped me find clarity by mapping out a plan for the future, setting short and medium term goals which ultimately will help me achieve my long term goals. I would highly recommend her services!

Luke, Melbourne

Hi Diana,

I am glad I chose to avail career counselling services by you, as it has greatly benefited me. Though I was sure that I want to work part time, I was with dual minds with regards to my administrative skill and my counselling career. Diana you were very thorough and very professional in giving me the career advice and also helping me in giving the clarity with regards to my chosen career pathway moving forward.

Sujaya - Melbourne

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