Work fills up a lot of our time. Shouldn’t it be something that you look forward to, that engages you and uses your talents? Sadly, surveys tell us that over half of the working population are actively or passively looking for another role! Why is this? Sometimes your talents don’t match the organisation, sometimes it’s your values, or sometimes it’s simply that you are the wrong person in the wrong place. Maybe it’s now your time – to find better work, or even a new career. You have come to the right place!
We specialise in helping people get from stuck to inspired in their work – at any career stage. You may be reinventing yourself or searching for that “something else”. With 12 years of career counselling, career coaching and consulting experience, I’ve worked with managers, graduates, executives, professional rugby players and dancers in career transition, and have changed career myself.
At Career Wisdom, we support people voluntarily making changes in their careers as well as those affected by redundancy due to restructure and organisational change. Emotional, tactical and practical career support individually tailored to the individual is what we strive to provide.
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About Lois Keay-Smith
Lois Keay-Smith is Principal Career Coach and Founder of Career Wisdom. A career changer herself, Lois had an earlier career in the financial services industry in corporate relations and management roles with AMP, Australian Stock Exchange and Australian Super. She established Career Wisdom in 2005 with a vision to inspire and support those who are seeking more satisfaction and meaning in their working lives.
As a trained career counsellor with a Masters degree in Career Development, Lois has experience in community career development, career transition and corporate outplacement and has worked with a variety of clients including executives, elite athletes, dancers and professional rugby players, as well as young people with cancer.
Lois is a specialist in “tricky transitions” – assisting those who are making career transitions following a career that has been interrupted, whether due to age/injury/contract cessation in sport and dance as well as assisting with the shock of redundancy and finding a new role or changing career.
A natural Connector, Lois loves helping people connect to other people and opportunities, regularly espousing the virtues (and the how to) of connecting, networking and mentoring. Lois provides pro bono career consulting services to West Australian Ballet’s dancers. She is a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia and a Fellow of Leadership Western Australia (2012).
Career Wisdom Associates
Career Wisdom has a number of associates in each state of Australia and works locally, nationally and internationally.