Her journey so far:
Tessa, prior to working in Personal Counselling, Career Coaching and Leadership Development, had her own corporate career spanning sixteen years. She worked with McDonalds and British Airways in sales/marketing, HJB Group, Marric and Mondo Search in executive recruitment and still works with Lifeline and the Domestic Violence Line as a Superviser, Trainer and Board Member. She is also a regular speaker at HR and Leadership Workshops on the prevention and early detection of psychosocial issues in the workplace and on building better leaders.

Some of her achievements have included:

  • Successfully coaching executives and those in career transition with over 70 coaching programs, 16 interview training programs, 27 Leadership Development programs and in her former life, over 200 executive recruitment assignments, .
  • Supporting counselling clients via over 700 hours of face-to-face counselling experience covering couples, career, relationships, body image issues, depression, anxiety, and grief
  • Assisting distressed callers and managing staff who do so by supervising/coaching and training for over ten years on the Lifeline and Domestic Violence line telephone counselling services. This encompasses crisis management, staff debriefing and coaching, domestic violence prevention/management and suicide intervention.
  • Co-facilitation of the Suicide Bereavement Support Groups for Lifeline

What she loves doing now:

Tessa enjoys supporting leaders and potentials leaders with individual and team coaching and supporting private clients needing coaching or counselling in their personal lives. A key focus has been on fostering Happiness, Health, Success & Results through relationship counselling, work/life balance, Career Counselling and Leadership Development

Professional Focus and Associations
Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy with a Coaching major,
Graduate Diploma in Marketing
Bachelor of Economics with HR and Psych majors
Completing Masters In Psychotherapy
Clinical member of the Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of NSW
Clinical Member of PACFA (National Counsellors Association)
Member of Australian Human Resources Institute. Board Member of Lifeline.
Professional Member of Career Development Association
Accredited MLQ Leadership, Org Culture, Team Performance Assessments Instrument Practitioner

Qualifications in Coaching/Facilitation & Counselling:

  • 14 years in coaching, training and counselling with Lifeline/Domestic Violence Line/Marshall Coaching Group
  • 10 years in executive recruitment, career coaching and training with Marric, Mondo Search and HJB Group
  • 9 years with McDonalds then British Airways locally and in UK in Training, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing
  • Masters of Psychotherapy, University of Sydney, Current
  • Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy with Coaching Major, Jansen Newman Institute, 2002
  • Leadership/Org. & Team Development with MLQ 2008
  • Coach the Coach Facilitation 2007
  • Group Facilitation Skills Cert IV 2008
  • Career Coaching, Outplacement and Executive Coaching, 2004
  • Gambling Counselling, Wesley Mission 2004
  • Domestic Violence Cert IV, Lifeline, 2003
  • Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 2002
  • Lifeline Supervision and Face-to-Face Counselling 2001
  • Lifeline Telephone Counselling 1999
  • Couples Counselling, JNI 2001 & 2008
  • Graduate Diploma in Marketing majoring in Consumer Behaviour, University of Technology, 1991
  • Bachelor of Economics majoring in Human Resources/Personal Relations, University of Sydney, 1984