Why coaching works

If you want to turn your dream career into reality faster then coaching is the key. I’ve been coaching people for over 10 years and I know it’s the quickest and most effective way to learn new skills, increase your confidence and develop the kind of mindset that will help you create your dream career. Coaching works because it gives you personalised, individual attention. It’s amazing how powerful that can be in changing your behaviour. I know because I have coaches myself.

There are at least 10 ways coaching can fast track your career:


1. Clarify what you really want6. Offer impartial, unbiased advice on your options
2. Challenge your assumptions7. Give you a different perspective on your situation
3. Analyse your situation to identify patterns8. Share experiences and ideas from others
4. Eliminate your barriers to success9. Provide access to resources and contacts
5. Encourage you to get out of your comfort zone10. Make you accountable for taking action


How I can help

As your coach there are 3 ways we can work together:

  1. Guide you through the Dream Career Program so you get the most out of it
  2. Help you implement your action plan from the Dream Career Program and keep you accountable
  3. Show you how to handle a specific career situation like applying for a new role, securing a promotion, maximising your next review, getting your ideas noticed, avoiding a career limiting move, overcoming a career stumble, planning your next career move or making the transition to self employment … I have experience in all of them


What to expect

I’ve designed my coaching services so you get the maximum benefit from the time we spend together. Coaching is not about having a chat, it’s about taking action to improve your career. Here’s what you can expect with me as your coach …


  • Sessions held weekly or fortnightly at a time that suits you, including outside business hours at no extra cost
  • Meeting in person or online depending on your location and preferences
  • A structured but flexible approach that adapts to your changing needs
  • The right balance of support and challenge to help you develop
  • Notes for each session with a customised action plan
  • Email access between sessions to review actions or give you input on issues
  • Extra resources including copies of my books, links to websites and introductions to my network of contacts
  • Follow up support afterwards to keep you focused


To find out how we can work together and get you on the fast track to your dream career contact me to discuss your options.


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What clients say

“What impressed me about Karen’s coaching was her style. She is honest, direct and challenging yet supportive.  Karen has provided guidance on best practices with additional readings while also working through specific issues.  As a result of her coaching I’m able to take on new opportunities.” Stefan Sawynok, Infofish


”As a coach Karen has given me a new perspective on the way I operate and helped me to think differently. Her practical guidance has developed my personal resilience in the face of challenging situations.” Jonathon Khoo, Director Public Finance QLD, Australian Bureau of Statistics


“Karen is inspiring, very personable and easy to communicate with. The value I received from her coaching is enormous. I wouldn’t have been able to continue in my present role without Karen’s guidance.” Philippa Alford, Centre Director, Headland Montessori


“Regular coaching sessions with Karen over the last 18 months have provided me with the support, guidance and challenge I need to keep me focused. I value the wealth of knowledge that Karen brings to our sessions.” Dr AJ Lanyon, Regional Director QLD, Australian Bureau of Statistics


“As a coach Karen is direct and firm, but also consultative and adaptable. She takes feedback in a constructive way and worked with me to ensure she understood my goals. Karen has helped me identify key areas to work on and equipped me with concrete actions I can take”. Annalie Roux, Manager Policy Strategy Research and Innovation, SEQ Water


“Karen’s style is very natural making her easy to communicate with. Our coaching sessions provided me with positive affirmation that what I was doing to deal with the challenges of my role was correct.”. David Phillips, Safety Supervisor, CloughDowner JV