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Specialist outplacement consultants and career coaches

Looking for an outplacement consultant who tailors career transition services to your employees’ unique needs?

Our team comprises accredited outplacement consultants who are knowledgeable, experienced and compassionate. They all strive to recognise and understand the specific needs of our clients.

We have consultants across Australia, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Adelaide.

Meet our senior outplacement consultant team

Simon Bennett

Brisbane and regional QLD

Managing Director | Principal Outplacement Consultant

With more than 15 years’ experience in recruitment and personnel consulting, Simon has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in 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 and Business Management.

Based in our Brisbane outplacement services office, Simon works with clients throughout Australia and oversees all assignments.

Geoff Mitchell from Glide Outplacement Sydney

Geoffrey Mitchell

Outplacement Consultant
Sydney and regional NSW

Building on more than 20 years as a psychologist in both corporate settings and private practice, Geoffrey now specialises in career transition, 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 change 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 services team.

Reeta Dabydoyal is a Glide Outplacement Melbourne consultant and career coach

Reeta Dabydoyal

Outplacement Consultant | Master Life Coach
Melbourne and regional Victoria

Reeta is a result-oriented career transition coach with more than 10 years experience in the career and occupational rehabilitation industry. She has a track record of successfully working with a diverse range of clients experiencing career change, redeployment, workplace stress and low self esteem, consistently helping them overcome inner conflicts and shift mindset to cope with the transition.

Reeta is a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner, and a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia, Australian Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming and a Fellow Member of Australian Marketing Institute. She heads up our Melbourne outplacement services team.

Gwen Durham

Outplacement Consultant
Canberra and regional ACT

Gwen has broad experience and understanding of career development and career transition services in both public and private sectors. She is a creative and original thinker, with a strong ability to understand client needs and translate these into the delivery of novel and accessible outcomes.

Gwen’s successful track record has seen her support service managers and employees in multiple industries to work through the complexity and diversity of change and re-engage their energy to realise both effective career transitions and to build new business opportunities.She has assisted many individuals to review their careers, identify new roles that aligned their competencies with organisational needs, or provided motivation to transition to outside opportunities. Major clients have included Department of Transport NSW (successfully transitioning more than 1000 staff), IBM Global Services and Queensland Rail. A Company Directors Course Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Gwen also holds a Certificate 1V TAE. Gwen leads our Canberra outplacement services team.

Darryll van der Westhuizen

Outplacement Consultant
Perth and 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 services team.

Ali Hunter is an outplacement services consultant and career coach in Auckland New Zealand

Ali Hunter

Outplacement Consultant
Auckland, New Zealand

With a strong background in recruitment and an in-depth knowledge of the world of work, Ali is a skilled career transition specialist experienced in the design and delivery of effective coaching programs.

Ali holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree majoring in Industrial and Organisational Psychology and is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and HR Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ). She is also trained and accredited in conducting psychometric assessments designed for recruitment, staff and team development. Trained in robust coaching methodologies through the Neuroleadership Group, Ali is an experienced career coach and is practised at preparing professional, effective CVs and cover letters that get results. She supports our clients in Auckland, New Zealand.

Melbourne outplacement and career coach

Angela Day

Outplacement Consultant
Melbourne and regional Victoria

An accomplished career development manager, Angela has more than 15 years’ experience working with individuals and organisations delivering expert career, 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 our Melbourne outplacement services office, Angela has supported many people following redundancy and helped them reach their career transition goals.

Marcus Thornton

Outplacement Consultant
Sydney and regional NSW

Marcus specialises in coaching, training and mentoring senior managers and executives. Part of our Sydney 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. He also leads our transition to retirement practice.

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

Marion has a diverse international professional background in the public and private sectors. She is an highly experienced consultant, 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.

Cindy Meakes

Resume writer

A highly experienced 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.

Donna Hill Director Glide Outplacement and Career Coaching

Donna Hill

Marketing and Communication

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.

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