Career Counselling & Coaching Perth

Our Perth 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 Career Coaches can help!

Our Perth Career Coaches and Career Advisors have extensive experience in their field and have worked with clients from a wide range of industries. They work 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 Advisors can help! They will start by identifying your goals for the session and the outcomes you are looking to achieve. They will then prepare a customised session for you, tailored to suit your individual needs.

Our Perth Career Coaches provide career counselling and career coaching services over the phone and in person at the following locations:

  • West Perth
  • Duncraig
  • Rockingham

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 the careers, industries and work environment that best suit you. The career assessment includes:

a) Career Interests Profiler

The Career Interests Profiler assesses your interest in a variety of activities, industries and occupations to determine the careers and areas of study you are most likely to enjoy. It contains an extensive database of more than 500 careers and courses. 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.


PLEASE NOTE: 
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.


Options

1. Face-to-Face 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.

Fees:

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

Payment is due on the day of your consultation by cash or credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

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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.

Fees:

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

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


Perth Career Coaches

Helen Holan

West Perth and Duncraig, Perth
*Available office hours and after hours

Before making her own career change, Helen spent 9 years working for PwC and then PKF. During that time she experienced decreasing levels of happiness at work and a rising sense that her skills were better suited to something more people focused.

Before making her own career change, Helen spent 9 years working for PwC and then PKF. During that time she experienced decreasing levels of happiness at work and a rising sense that her skills were better suited to something more people focused.

Over time, Helen uncovered a passion for helping people improve their happiness and performance at work. She has since co-run a recruitment business and now works solely as a professional career coach. Helen’s combination of business, recruitment and coaching experience puts her in the ideal position to partner with clients to develop insights, tools and practical steps that will help them achieve their career goals. Clients find her approach to be relaxed yet purposeful, professional yet fun, nurturing yet frank.

Over the last seven years Helen has provided guidance and support to a wide range of clients from teenagers through to executives as well as to those experiencing redundancy. She has worked with clients from industries including mining, oil and gas, professional services, medical, healthcare, engineering, banking, media, education, FMCG, IT, retail, travel and hospitality.

Helen has a degree in economics and accounting, is a qualified coach, certified MBTI practitioner, qualified NLP Practitioner, certified LAB Profile practitioner and certified Inventory for Work Attitude and Motivation consultant. She is a Member of the International Coach Federation and a Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

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Kendal Drew

West Perth and Rockingham, Perth
*Available office hours

Kendal is a motivated, insightful, accredited Career Development Practitioner committed to assisting clients in achieving their best possible careers.

Kendal is a motivated, insightful, accredited Career Development Practitioner committed to assisting clients in achieving their best possible careers.

She incorporates themes of complexity, change and connection alongside client’s aspirations in relation to work and personal fulfilment to ensure that her clients make career choices and decisions which are achievable and appropriate to their whole of life and longer-term ambitions. Kendal is a focused and attentive partner with her clients in identifying their strengths and interests, analysing their career objectives and constructing a clear, actionable map for achieving outcomes and ultimately realizing their vision.

Over the past four years, Kendal has partnered with clients including students, mid-life career changers, career re-entry, executives and others facing career transition through redundancy. Her clients have come from industries including mining, oil and gas, construction, legal and professional services, medical, education, healthcare, FMCG, IT, communications, retail and hospitality. Experience across a range of industries including, corporate mining (international and domestic), not for profit, defence and the community and education sectors provide a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of different industries, which underpins the work Kendal undertakes with her clients.

Holding a Postgraduate Certificate in Career Development, Kendal is a keen lifelong learner, committed to maintaining knowledge on labour market information and progress within the career development and employment field. She is a Professional Member of the CDAA and qualified administrator of psychometric testing tools through CareerLife College.

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Testimonials

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

Hi Kendal,

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 Helen,

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 and Katie for this wonderful service. Sometimes we all need a little direction in life.

Melissa, Perth

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 in 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 and I wish you all the best.

Nathan, Perth

Dear Kendal,

After a couple weeks of research into different careers I narrowed down my choice to one. I have decided to go back to university next year to study Human Resource Management. 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 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

Hi Kendal,

Thank you very much for your assistance and advice. It was useful to spend the time with you focussing 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 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 the UWA Full Time 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 counselling 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


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