“In 2017, off the back of undertaking my MBA, I worked closely with Kelly to focus my career value proposition and enable me to transition into the C-suite. I was highly impressed by her ability to synthesise my experience and assist me to re-pitch myself at an executive level. She gave me much food for thought and challenged me to think deeply about myself, my past career and my future career in order to clarify my goals and find my true value add. Kelly also did not pander to me about my likelihood of success, she told me straight up the pitfalls I would face in the recruitment machine – this I appreciated more than any other advice, as it forced me to think creatively and consider how to expand my network to access off-market opportunities. The work I did with her was instrumental in helping me secure my first executive role. I re-engaged with Kelly in 2021 – having landed an interview with the Australian Space Agency, I needed her advice to effectively prepare for an interview at the highest level, with the Head and Deputy Head of the Agency. Kelly came through with the goods, once again, providing me with constructive advice on my interviewing style and helpful ‘homework’ to assist my interview preparation. With her guidance, I nailed it. Once I got the offer, Kelly gave me critical insights to strengthen my salary negotiations – which were successful. I am eternally grateful for Kelly’s wisdom and candour. I am certain my interview preparation and salary negotiations would not have been as effective without her advice. I thoroughly recommend Kelly to anyone looking to break through their career barriers.” Kathie, Executive 

“Your career guidance has been such a great help, it got me thinking deeply about my career and what my dreams were, rather than only the ‘safe’ job options.” Karen, Executive

“I met Sue at a very stressful time and she was instantly able to put me at ease and give me a sense of calm. She is an insightful, quick thinker and always came up with creative solutions to my issues. Using her empathetic and humanistic style, she helped me create a focus on my life. Then, her practical advice, deep understanding of corporate issues and career guidance made it easier for me to get the right role”. Paul, Managing Director, French Private Label cosmetic designer manufacturer, France/UK/Dubia

“Sue has been an invaluable source of inspiration and direction. I highly recommend her not only as a career coach” Elizabetta, Telecoms Strategist, UK

“Sue’s advice helped me to get the job I wanted in one of Europe’s largest banks. After a couple of unproductive, aimless years in an unsatisfying role, Sue’s knowledge and experience helped me focus my energies productively, on finding the job that met my aspirations in life and fully used my skills and talents. Her tips on CVs and interviews, and lateral thinking on getting the role you want, were invaluable.” Colin, Investment Banker for a major International Bank, UK

“It was indeed a privilege to have had you as my coach and mentor Kelly. You’re amazing at what you do and always brings the best out of the other person. Thanks heaps for all your help and guidance and we will definitely stay in touch.” MBA Student

“Sue has helped me with my career search in many ways, but most specifically she has helped me focus on my past successes, unique skills and personality attributes so I could leverage them to more efficiently sell myself for future roles. Sue, especially, has helped me focus and I’ve now found the right role for me. Wanda, International Management Consultant, Canada/UK

“I have been working through a career change for the past 18 months with Kelly Magowan. Kelly has been a great mentor guiding me through a career change from owning my own Veterinary Practice to revisiting student life to enter study as an Engineering student. This transition was daunting from the outset, and Kelly has made me realise that life really is short, and enjoying your job really is important for life happiness. Her ground-up approach has involved thorough analysis of my career preferences and personality profiling. The journey towards career development could not be rushed. Kelly has patiently and professionally provided me with the tools to work towards a career that is more fulfilling.  Kelly is a great communicator and has kept in touch with me through every step of my transition, and still does today. I am so grateful for all she has done for me, and strongly recommend her services. ” Daniel, Veterinary Surgeon

“Kelly’s warm and approachable style and professionalism empowered me to work through the mindsets that were holding me back. Through her coaching, I’ve gone to the next level in my career and my confidence. I’d highly recommend Kelly to anyone who wants a grounded, supportive and knowledgeable source of information about career development and management.” Angela, MBA Student

“You are a highly skilled adviser who can adapt to changing needs.  You have the tools available to create focus and inspiration. The tools are deceptively simple and delivered in a sensitive but challenging style. A delight to deal with.”  Trevor, Legal Executive

“Following redundancy in 2003, Sue’s experience as a (career) counselor, her contacts and use of diagnostics, were invaluable in helping me consider a wide range of work/lifestyle options rather than my initial response to jump back on the UK corporate bandwagon. I am now re-invigorated and looking to establish a business in South Africa” Neil, CIO, Global IT and Service Industry

“Sue provided the right tools, asks the difficult questions and helps you reach your own conclusions. Highly recommended.” Dave, IT & Telecoms Industry Consultant, UK

“I found the career counselling a great help. Prior to starting I was totally frustrated in my job but had no idea how to move forward.The process Sue took me through enabled me to identify what I was best at, what suited me and how to move forward.At the conclusion of our sessions I felt a big weight had been lifted off my shoulders.I believe I would have been lost for another 10 years if I didn’t undertake my career counselling with Sue.”  Brigid, Project Manager, Not for profit, Melbourne

“Sue, thank you for your helpful advice and support with regards to launching my career in Melbourne. Since the start of the program I have been able to take stock of my previous work experiences and with your encouragement, felt able to value the significance of some of my accomplishments with greater clarity. A great tonic for one’s ego!!! Your guidance regarding some of the cross cultural differences was both interesting and informative. Further, the connections I have been able to make with some of your colleagues has opened new conversations and possibilities. I look forward to reporting on progress about this important milestone in my career.” Petrina, Learning and Development Consultant, Melbourne and UK

“You have helped me to identify a way forward with my career. By identifying what I do well and what I like doing, I feel confident I can set-up an appropriate Resume and subsequently look for satisfying roles. You were right, that it is not an easy task to get right and my first tries at it were just wrong. It will be a continuing process, refining the documents.” Cameron, Program Manager, Automotive Sector, Melbourne
“Sue is a very perceptive and insightful coach and a very good listener and has an excellent network. Bill, Partner, Law firm, Melbourne

“Sue worked with me over a three month period developing a transition plan after my voluntary redundancy was excepted by Boeing in February 2010. I was impressed by her overall ‘big picture’ outlook and knowledgeable insight in aiding the construction of a robust career strategy. Her attention to detail in providing excellent feedback and constructive criticism during the authoring of my CV, focusing on skills and attributes was commendable. I am truly indebted to her for the personal reflection and hindsight reviews of my last 11 years in the aerospace profession.” Jonathan, Engineer and MBA graduate, Melbourne and NY