CFCD only works with coaches, trainers, and facilitators who are formally trained and have experience in a variety of disciplines including performance coaching, leadership development, career coaching, team building, facilitation, training, and project management. We offer ongoing training, mentoring, and support to ensure consistent quality.
B.A. (Communications), M.A.
Gabrielle Droulers is the Director of the Centre For Career Development. She has a Masters degree in Human Resources and Organisational Career Development and a Bachelors degree in Communications. She has over 20 years of Australian and US corporate consulting and training experience in training design and delivery, 360 degree feedback, competency modelling, facilitation, executive coaching, leadership development, career development, performance consulting, team building, and career transition.
Her customised programs target key people within organisations such as executive management, supervisors, first-line personnel, and all levels of staff to increase productivity, build skills, and help organisations manage change.
After starting and managing a San Francisco-based technical consulting firm for 10 years, Gabrielle expanded the firm to provide consulting to Fortune 500 companies in the area of employee selection and retention, career development, and management development and designed and delivered executive coaching programs to senior and mid-level managers.
She has a wealth of knowledge about group, individual, and organisational behaviour. Her vision is to empower people "to be the best" at what they do and help organisations create a high performance work culture by helping them coach their people to discover and build on their potential. Her highly personalised approach focuses on helping executives understand their leadership strengths and weaknesses within the context of the business challenges they face.
Gabrielle is a member of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Human Resources Institute, and the American Society for Training and Development. She has also lectured at the University of Sydney.
B Bus, Human Resources, Training and Development; Grad Dip Ed Secondary, B.A. Economics, Mandarin, Political Science; Cert. IV Workplace Training and Assessment; TAA 04 Training and Assessment
Susan is a highly experienced facilitator with over 15 years in the design, development and delivery performance management, project management, management and leadership and communication programs.
Susan’s background and experience enables her to build rapport with staff at all levels within organisations. She has designed and delivered training programs across a broad range of industries including government, finance, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and Not-For-Profit.
Her training and development focus is about providing participants with immediate application of new knowledge and skills.
Susan brings to her work credibility and focus and an enthusiasm to meet the need of her clients and exceed their expectations.
M.Ed., B.A. (Psych), Grad.Dip.App.Psych, Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training
Michael Longhurst is a consulting psychologist experienced across a wide range of organisational functions. His expertise includes sales management, staff selection, managing learning/development units, training needs analysis, recruitment and career transition, and staff/client seminar construction and delivery. He is an experienced facilitator of team-building and development programs based on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
Michael is one of Australia's leading experts in the area of adjustment to retirement and has run numerous seminars for those who have either retired or are considering retirement. In July 2000, Hodder-Headline Australia released Michael's book "The Beginner's Guide to Retirement" which is based on his psychological research with 200 Australian retirees. The research examined why some retirees thrive in retirement while others become depressed or anxious. The book was released in the UK in 2001.
Michael has sat on numerous committees of large commercial organisations and government regulatory bodies such as the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), the Investments and Financial Services Association (IFSA), and the Financial Planning Association of Australia.
BCom, Postgraduate Diploma, Human Resources Management; Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Lauren has worked for over 18 years in learning and development with extensive experience in client consultation, design of training strategies and programs and facilitation and coaching.
In these roles she is responsible for designing tailored training solutions to her clients as well as providing strong leadership and direction in her group sessions. She is often required to provide ongoing coaching to participants and assist in the embedding of learnings from the training environment.
She is well experienced in the delivery of training in areas such as Team Development, Management, Supervisory and Leadership Skills, Conflict Resolution, Communication Skills, Influencing Skills, Customer Service, Behavioural interviewing, Assertiveness, Business Writing and Diversity.
Lauren has delivered programs to a broad range of organisations including Railcorp Australia, State Transit Authority, Energy Australia, Atlassian, Metcash and Australand Australia.
B.A Dip Ed, M.Ed in Psychology and Adult Learning , Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training
Maggie is an educational psychologist, facilitator and coach with extensive experience gained working across a broad range of industries including government, pharmaceutical, retail, FMCG, and telecommunications.
Her strengths include management coaching, team building, individual career assessment and planning, and implementing change initiatives.
Maggie has worked with groups and individuals at all organisational levels to evaluate performance, energise personal and professional focus and direction, and enable commitment and alignment with organisation goals.
Bachelor of Economics - Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming(NLP) - Certificate IV in Training & Assessment - DISC accredited
Linda is a highly experienced facilitator and a leading consultant in the field of persuasive and compelling communication. Her career spans over 15 years in the design, development and delivery of high stakes communication development programs.
Before moving into consulting, Linda held positions in Sensis of Key Accounts Consultant, Marketing Support Manager, Sales Manager & Training Manager. A top achiever with a track record of success (High Achievers Club for Sales Excellence, Top Divisional Team - Sales Management Excellence) Linda's background and experience enables her to build rapport with clients at all level.
Linda has designed and delivered training programs across a broad range of industries including finance, telecommunications, government, pharmaceutical and NFP.
Her training focus is about providing participants with immediate application of new knowledge and skills. Linda brings to her work credibility and focus and a passion to meet the need of her clients and exceed their expectations. She is passionate about "making a measurable difference".
BA (Education & Maths), Grad. Dip. Ed. Cert IV in Training & Assessment
Peta has over 16 years experience in learning and development with 14 years in director and management roles.
Her skills include training analysis, strategy, design, training project management, facilitation and coaching.
As the Director of Learning and Recruitment for Deloitte Consulting she was responsible for providing national leadership and direction for her group.
She successful established a coaching, counselling and mentoring framework (including executive coaching) and developed a new model for a leadership development path for directors, management skills for managers and a frontline management capability framework for graduates and senior analysts.
As the National Manager of Technology Based Learning for Optus/Singtel, she was responsible for providing national leadership and direction for all technology-based learning as well as the day to day management of a team of 23.
BA, Cert IV Assessment & Workplace Training
Katrina is an experienced facilitator with a diverse background in HR management, organisational development, and career development and transition. She has designed and delivered training programs across a broad range of industries including banking, insurance, and government.
Her background includes diagnostics, design, and implementation of interventions in organisational development and human resources management, change management strategies, and change facilitation.
Katrina's extensive experience has been developed at St.George Bank and the NRMA where she enjoyed contributing to the effectiveness of the human resource functions with her strong recruiting skills and flair in the design of appropriate learning and development programs. Katrina has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sydney University, where she majored in English, History, and Psychology.
BA (Hons) Psychology; MA (Applied Psychology) University of Melbourne; MAPS
Anita Tesoriero is an organisational psychologist with broad experience in organisation development, large scale cultural change, leadership development, coaching, facilitation and counselling.
She has successfully delivered services across a wide range of industries and has worked with many large organisations including BHP, Ericsson, Coles Myer, ANZ and NAB.
Over the past 11 years she has had extensive experience as a workshop facilitator and has delivered many training programs in the areas of leadership development, team building, management skills, communication and change management.
Anita is a registered psychologist and accredited in the use of a variety of developmental tools including the MBTIŽ (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and the TMI (Team Management Index).
BA (Philosophy), Grad Dip (Psychology), Grad Dip (Career Development), completing MA (Organisational Psychology)
Catherine is an experienced consultant with a diverse background encompassing coaching, performance management, change management, career management and transition. She has worked across a wide variety of industries including banking & finance, local government, telecommunications and manufacturing.
An experienced trainer, Catherine has been involved in the development and facilitation of a broad range of programs including targeted selection, change, communication, career management and active retirement.
Currently registered as a Provisional Psychologist, Catherine is working towards full registration by doing a Masters in Organisational Psychology.
Catherine is an Associate of the Australian Psychological Society, and Professional Member of the Australian Association of Career Counsellors.
BA (University of Sydney), LLB (University of Sydney), MEd in Adult Education (University of Technology, Sydney)
An experienced facilitator of programs in written, spoken, and visual communication, Jean has worked with a diverse range of clients, including Optus, Sigma Pharmaceuticals, Sun Microsystems, NSW Railway Employees Fund and medium to large legal and accounting firms.
She has 17 years experience in writing, editing and advising on the presentation of business communication across a wide range of print and electronic media. She works with clients to develop written communication that is clear, consistent and sympathetic to their corporate branding.
Jean is also principal author of Executive Style: Dress Essentials for Men and Women (Prentice Hall), and is currently co-writing Dress for Effect. She has worked in fashion, commercial law, legal publishing and professional services marketing. She has served as a mentor on the Women in Finance Mentoring Program (2004 and 2005).