Outplacement and career coaching management team


Our team of accredited outplacement consultants and career coaches are knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate professionals. They all strive to recognise and understand the unique needs of our clients. We have consultants across Australia, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Adelaide. If you need outplacement services, career coaching, resume writing services or ADF Defence career transition programs, please get in touch with Glide Outplacement.

Our senior managers and outplacement consultants

Simon Bennett Glide Outplacement

Simon Bennett

Principal Outplacement Consultant and Career Coach | Managing Director

With more than 15 years' experience in recruitment and personnel consulting, Simon has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in career management and outplacement services. Simon is committed to his clients' success and passionate about helping them gain their ideal career.

Having worked with a large cross-section of private and public sector clients as a consultant for some of the world's largest recruitment and HR consulting agencies, Simon is well placed to assist people from a wide range of industries seeking new direction and/or wishing to achieve successful employment outcomes. With exposure to a broad range of industries and careers, Simon easily relates to many professions and industries and has assisted many people find their career direction and secure work in their chosen fields.

Simon has a strong understanding of the challenges involved in job searching. He provides coaching in career reflection and goal setting, job search strategies, networking skills, resume writing, addressing selection criteria and effective interview techniques. He also has experience in job and competency profiling, personality assessments and psychometric testing and is trained in conducting behavioural interviews.

Simon has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons). He also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Based in our Brisbane outplacement and career coaching office, Simon works with clients throughout Australia and oversees all of Glide Outplacement's assignments.

Perth outplacement and career coach

Darryll van der Westhuizen

Outplacement Consultant | Career Coach (Western Australia)

Darryll has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and more than 35 years’ experience working with successful SMEs and some of the world's largest organisations. Achieving success as a salesman, manager, director and entrepreneur throughout his diverse career, Darryll now provides coaching and mentoring, specialising in goal setting, job search, interview essentials and career advancement. He understands what it takes to find your ideal fit in the working world, and provides the tools to guide you in the right direction. Darryll also works one-to-one with people seeking to make a career change, drawing on his knowledge of human behaviour to help you discover your new path. He is an integral part of our Perth outplacement and career coaching team.

Geoffrey Mitchell

Outplacement Specialist | Career Strategist | Executive Coach (NSW)

Building on more than 20 years as a psychologist in both corporate settings and private practice, Geoffrey now specialises in outplacement, leadership assessment and coaching and senior executive career management. He has worked with more than a thousand individuals, helping them successfully navigate the often emotional journey of career transition and job seeking. Geoffrey has worked with many leading Australian companies including Investec Bank, Tourism Australia, ING, MTU Detroit Diesel, and Suncorp Vero. With a BSc, Psychology and BLitt, Psychology, Geoffrey is a senior member of our Sydney outplacement and career coaching team.

Melbourne outplacement and career coach

Angela Day

Outplacement Consultant | Career Coach (Victoria)

An accomplished outplacement consultant, Angela has more than 15 years’ experience working with individuals and organisations delivering expert career management, recruitment and transition support advice. She has an extensive network of HR contacts and a detailed understanding of the current job market and employment trends. Angela is passionate about ensuring her clients receive a high quality service, and enjoys building strong, productive relationships that achieve results. Based at Glide Outplacement Melbourne, Angela has supported many people following redundancy and helped them reach their career transition goals.

Canberra outplacement consultant and career coach

Marcus Thornton

Outplacement Consultant | Executive Career Coach (ACT)

Marcus specialises in coaching, training and mentoring individuals, from graduates to senior managers and executives. Part of our Canberra outplacement services team, he works one-to-one with people seeking to change careers, helping them to determine and secure a best fit role, or assisting individuals to progress in their current field. Experienced at establishing and growing a SME business, Marcus also advises small businesses, from start-up to change management including coping with challenging business conditions. 

Adelaide outplacement consultant and career coach

Marion Woollams

Outplacement Consultant | Career Coach (South Australia)

Marion has a diverse international professional background in the public and private sectors. She is an experienced outplacement consultant and career coach, assisting people with their job search process. She provides expert advice and delivers effective career transition solutions.

Marion combines her extensive knowledge of the Adelaide job marketplace with a practical and caring approach. This has helped many people successfully find a new role after redundancy.

Donna Hill Director Glide Outplacement and Career Coaching

Donna Hill

Glide Outplacement Director (Qld)

Donna has more than 15 years' experience in a diverse range of industries, with significant specialist knowledge of developing career transition programs, teaching business skills, resume writing, tender submissions and participating in the recruitment process for government and private sectors. A highly effective communicator who easily builds rapport with clients to quickly understand their needs, Donna's long-term industry connections and in-depth knowledge have contributed to her professional success.

Glide Outplacement Resume Writer

Cindy Meakes

Resume Writer | Team Leader

A highly experienced career coach and resume writer, Cindy's 20 years' work experience covers recruitment, management, marketing and creative writing. Cindy is skilled at building a quick rapport with clients, and pays close attention to detail. She combines significant knowledge of digital and business communication for the public and private sector with a strong track record of creating effective resumes and cover letters that achieve top results for job seekers. Cindy leads our resume writing services team. 

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Kasey Daniels

Resume Writer

With significant business experience gained over 15 years, Kasey specialises in producing professional resumes, cover letters, selection criteria and online profiles. Kasey works closely with her clients to develop tailored personal marketing documents that meet the requirements of target jobs, industries and audiences. She is an expert at reviewing a job seeker’s experience, drawing out their skills and highlighting their achievements to make them stand out from the crowd.