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Mrs Katherine J. Foster
Blu Ripples (Career Counselling and Consulting Services)
Former Career Development Association of Australia NSW Committee Member
Post Graduate Diploma in Career Education and Development - RMIT
Post Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development - RMIT
Diploma Professional Counselling (Career, Workplace, Abuse, Grief and Loss)
Diploma Business (Human Resources)
Myer Briggs Type Indicator Professional Accreditation
I am a professional Career Development Specialist and registered Counsellor (ACA); located in Port Stephens NSW.
Since 2003 I have provided Career Consulting Services to a diverse client base; in 2009 I rebranded my practice and incorporated Counselling Services (Career, Workplace and Personal) to individuals, organisation and government departments including: -
• High School Students, Teenagers and Youth
• Tertiary Students and Graduates
• Corporate, Retail, Trade and Mining Professionals
• Team Leaders, Supervisors and Front-Line Managers
• Educators (Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary & Tertiary)
• Medical, Allied Health Professionals
• Mid, Executive and Global Management
• Expats and Immigrants
• Defence Personnel Partners through PEAP Program
• Defence Personnel and Contractors (Civilians)
• Businesses, Organisations and Sole Traders
across a multitude of backgrounds and cultures identify and achieve their career and job-search goals.
In 2020, I published a blog article on my website “Career Counselling – CoronaVirus – Impact on Career – How to Manage and Grow Your Career During the Pandemic” and was subsequently contacted and interviewed by Louise Saunders ABC Radio (Hobart) on Career Change.
This interview was my first radio interview and I was nervous - it pushed me outside of my comfort zone. However, I seized the opportunity and ran with it; and although I was not perfect and the nerves came through (I am human after all) it provided me with valuable growth opportunities.
Pushing yourself outside your comfort zone, even if it is one small step at a time with support structures in place, and seizing opportunities is something I emphasise with my clients for growth does not come from staying within our comfort zone.
Together (dependent on your needs and wants) we can identify and explore your professional background to date, labour markets, your personal and workplace strengths and development areas, personality, aptitude, career interests, coping strategies, under-developed skills, innate abilities to help you uncover the hidden self and in turn help you understand you in greater detail. Thus, providing you with a solid foundation to establish plans and take strategic action.
Remember looking at yourself is never easy, that is why many clients have stated to me that they like the fact that I have Counselling qualifications, skills and experience behind me; that is, they have stated words to the effect that I like that you can help identify and explore issues that maybe impacting my career and/or provide me with additional resources.
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