Career Coaching

Where are you looking to take your career next?

We help you transition to a more purpose-aligned career, or move to your next horizon of growth and challenge within a social purpose career. We specialise in social purpose executives and those with a commercial, government or mixed professional background.

Change career direction

Our  coaching for career change provides commercial and government executives with the process, tools, insights and headspace to shift course and add more purpose and meaning into your career. We use our extensive experience to enable you to become crystal clear on what gives your career purpose, translate that purpose into an attainable professional path, and turn your new clarity into a reality.

Keep your career progressing

Engaging us for career progression coaching helps you to see and reach your next horizon in the social purpose sector. It is targeted support to keep you achieving what you want both personally and professionally;  keeping healthy levels of challenge and growth, change and recognition, fresh vistas and new energy and excitement.

We help you to achieve your outcomes 

  • A career change process that works

  • Your strengths and purpose clear

  • Effective elevator pitch 

  • Motivation and accountability 

  • Support for decision-making 

  • Interview ready and confident

  • Robust criteria for your target role

  • Networks and knowledge you need

  • Quality CV and LinkedIn profile

Career coaching with us is practical, outcomes-oriented and transformational.


When you engage us to support you to achieve your career development or change goals, we provide you with the flexibility to pace your sessions to meet your unique circumstances.


We provide the accountability and a rich and effective process, plus access to our networks, tools, tactics and materials.  


Barb Leadership Space

Packages to suit your needs

  • 3 session to 12 session packages
  • Phone and email support included
  • First session comes with no obligation
  • Each session 1.5 hours
  • Recommend every 2 – 4 weeks
  • Flexible pacing
  • Easy to reach CBD meeting rooms
  • Come to you option available
  • Virtual meetings available

Case Study: Changing sectors

The Client: When I first met Jane she was a senior executive in a large commercial firm. She had a solid career track record and a comfortable life. Jane however had been sitting with the growing sense that she might be ready to push herself towards a career that felt more deeply meaningful for her. Some years ago she had gained a nonprofit Board position and realised she enjoyed this far more than her day job. She wasn’t sure if she could manage a career direction change financially, if it would be stimulating enough for her, or where she would go if she did move. After our first consult conversation she decided she was committed to thinking about it in a more focused way. She signed up for 6 coaching sessions.


The Journey: As Jane and I worked together she became clearer about her motivation for moving sectors, gained insights about what was holding her back, and began to feel a growing excitement about what her professional life might become. She began to broaden out slightly what the coaching was there to achieve. She realised she had been somewhat traumatised by a previous role and manager, and processing this experience, along with working with her inner critic voice helped her to feel stronger and back herself more completely.  She did the work of learning about the areas she cared about, refining her criteria, building her networks and reflecting on her opinions in her growing areas of passion. She set a financial expectation that was realistic and did the work of deeply reflecting on her values and assessing what was most important to her.


The Outcome: Jane ended up deciding that there really was just only one organisation that she wanted to work for, and one position on the executive team that would excite her and match her skills. She decided to take her time moving sectors, choosing to really build her topic knowledge while she built her networks. Through using her networks she built a relationship with someone in the organisation who had the power to hire her, and joined the organisation. She proved her worth and not long afterwards joined the executive team in a position that allowed her to contribute all her strengths. Jane secured her dream job in her target organisation in about 12 months.