Our Team

Highly Skilled, Empathetic and Experienced

Consultants at The Career Consultancy work with your staff on an individual basis – if your staff member is provided with an Individual Career Transition / Outplacement Program, they will never find themselves one of a group of 10 people battling to speak in a session on interview skills, for example.

Each consultant’s client load is typically 10-12 clients at any one time. This means they can respond quickly to urgent needs e.g. hold a refresher session to prepare for upcoming interviews at short notice.

Seasoned Executive Consultants

Significantly, our executive consultants are seasoned executives with exemplary track records of success in commercial enterprises.


Catherine Cunningham

Catherine is a highly experienced career consultant with assignments ranging from individual programs to large factory closures.  Project sites include: Singapore, Malaysia, SA, NT and NSW.  Catherine has worked with a client base across all industry sectors. She has a track record of success with senior executives, government employees and blue collar workers.  Her focus is on delivering a personalised service.
Catherine forms a strong partnership with HR professionals to optimise internal career management of key staff.  Accredited Myers Briggs Type Indicator facilitator.  Accredited in Basic Practicum – William Glasser Institute (Counselling).  Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma of Accounting, Graduate Diploma of Education, Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment.

Jackie Gordon

Jackie is a registered Organisational Psychologist who has consulted in the area of career transition to many organisations across a wide variety of industries and sectors including: Banking & Finance, Aged Care, Construction & Engineering, FMCG, Manufacturing and Education.  
Jackie has outstanding qualifications to support considerable industry and management experience:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts (1st Class Honours) Psychology, Masters in Psychology
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Accredited in Human Synergistics LSI, Humm Wadsworth Temperament Scale, 16PF, 15FQ+, SPQ Gold
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society and APS College of Organisational Psychologists


Pamela Ashman

Pamela is an outstanding Career specialist who harnesses her Communications background and her additional consulting experience with KPMG and senior corporate roles as communications strategist and leader of international projects. 
Pamela specialises in development and implementation of communications strategies in changing environments that support and further the business goals of organisations.  Masters in Communications (PR), Graduate Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Arts.

Melissa Clark

With over 15 years’ experience in Recruitment, Consulting, Training and Management, Melissa has developed extensive career consulting and career coaching experience with a wealth of knowledge and experience in career pathways, training and development opportunities and career direction. Melissa has a strong desire and commitment to assist people in achieving their goals through providing career guidance support.

Melissa’s recruitment and training background has provided her with industry experience across multiple sectors including; Government, Commercial, Industrial, Trades and Call Centre environments.

Melissa is a member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).


Michael Murphy

Michael is an experienced career transition consultant with expertise to prepare job seekers for challenging interviews and for accessing the visible job market. He has significant formal qualifications and accreditations: Masters of Science (Organisational Psychology), DiSC Accreditation, Hay Job Evaluation and Classification, Train the Trainer. Former roles for Michael include:

  • Senior HR Specialist & Staffing Lead/ Human Resources Global Operations at HP (formerly EDS)
  • Senior Consultant - Human Resource Consulting, KPMG Consulting


Helen Wearing Smith


Helen is a versatile career transition consultant with a strong background in the Recruitment Industry. Helen brings skills developed in all avenues of permanent and temporary recruiting from Trades to CEO level, University, schools, manufacturing, professional services, hospitality and property development.

Helen holds longevity in the recruitment space in SA that places her at a distinct advantage, specifically her knowledge of people and companies and her links and networks. She has extensive regional experience including indigenous recruitment.


The Career Consultancy Pty Ltd
Suite 220, 147 Pirie Street
Adelaide  SA  5000
T: 08 8223 6011
F: 08 8223 6411
E: admin@careerconsult.com.au


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