Lee’s passion for careers started at a young age when she started her first job during high school, and became aware of how important work is to a person’s independence, self-esteem and identity. From then on work became an important factor in her life, and has driven her passion for careers coaching and guidance of others.
Having worked in the employment and career sector for over 10 years in both Australia and the UK, Lee has had the opportunity to provided career services to 100’s of clients, working with disadvantaged job seekers through to those seeking executive management roles. In addition to providing career services, Lee has also managed government employment service programs, undertaken recruitment activities, managed internship programs, carried out tender writing and been responsible for training staff to provide career services to clients. She has prepared hundreds of cover letters, resumes and selection criteria that have resulted in successful outcomes for her clients, and provided many clients with interview preparation and support.
Lee also has experience delivering one-to-one career programs to people under 30, assisting them to better understand their strengths, personality traits, work values and the types of career paths they may be suited to. This has helped her clients to make decisions about subject choices, whether to do VCE or VCAL, what tertiary education courses to enrol in and what career paths to pursue. In addition to this, Lee has partnered with Melbourne Psychiatrist Christine Kotsios, to develop and deliver the Insight program – a career program designed specifically for young people on the autism spectrum.
Lee holds postgraduate qualifications in Career Development, along with a bachelor degree specialising in Human Resources and Management. She also has current Training and Assessment credentials. Lee is accredited to deliver DISC and is a member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).