An intrepid explorer and fan of sultry climes, Steve once dreamed of being a fighter pilot in the RAF, but now gets his kicks from seeing a person’s face light up when they touch down into a job that really excites them.
Being CEO is more than just a job for Steve. He experienced first-hand the dramatic impact that youth unemployment can have on a family, and is deeply passionate about career coaching and its effect on the social landscape.
He has in-depth knowledge of the Australian employment market and has spent 28 years working in HR and recruitment services businesses across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. One of his proudest achievements has been developing and launching Randstad’s Shaping Young Futures Program, which helps young jobseekers develop practical skills and secure employment.
Steve is a recruitment Top Gun: a Life Member and former President and Board Chairman of the Recruitment and Consulting Services Association of Australia and New Zealand (RCSA), a Member of the Australian Futures Foundation, and a former Board Member of the World Employment Federation
Jannine has a creative side that would have seen her pursuing a career as a famous sculptor had she not been held back by a lack of artistic talent.
After making her way down a career path littered with detour signs, Jannine finally discovered her true calling: empowering people through employment opportunities. She is a counsellor with vast experience coaching people and developing individual strategies to achieve career success; it’s sculpting of a different, more personal kind.
Before establishing Australia’s leading career strategy firm, Directioneering, Jannine was the local marketing director for a global consulting firm during a time of significant ownership change. Her experience is supported by accreditations such as Management Research Group’s Leadership Effectiveness & Personal Directions, Birkman, Targeted Selection and MBTI.
Always unwilling to admit defeat, she still dabbles in pottery on the side.
Ever since 12-year-old Lee got her first job cleaning shelves at her local pharmacy, work has been a really important part of her life. This early experience made her realise what an important role employment plays in people’s lives, and how much it can impact their independence, self-esteem and identity. (The $5 an hour probably didn’t hurt either.)
Lee is now driven by a passion for assisting others to find a career they will enjoy and be successful in. She has more than 10 years’ experience in helping people identify career pathways, achieve goals and fulfil their potential. She is accomplished in providing support to people at varying stages in their careers, including graduates.
Experience in numerous management positions across the employment sector ensures Lee has a well-rounded business acumen and direct experience of recruitment processes. She integrates this into the work she does with her clients, providing them with insight and understanding of what employers value both during the job-search phase and within the workplace.
When Scott was young he wanted to be a printer like his dad, and even got his first job in print – or at least covered in it – delivering newspapers. And in his professional life, Scott is still delivering. He has seven years’ experience helping people make the transition to self-employment, and provides a solid framework to help those setting up small businesses. His expertise in this area is complemented by 20 years of commercial lending experience at the big banks, and vast experience around commercial operations, business start-ups, seed funding, ownership models, business planning and forecasting.
As the father of two teenage children, Scott strongly believes in the importance of helping younger generations find fulfilling employment opportunities.
A numbers man who loves working with people, Paul is an enigma wrapped in a mystery wrapped in a pair of golfing trousers.
Paul has extensive experience across a range of industries, working his way up from his first job putting the sticks into toffee apples to senior finance, sales, commercial and marketing positions at Amcor Australia, where he worked for nearly 16 years. He is also a former CEO of AIW Printing.
Paul also has 10 years of experience in chartered accounting, including working in corporate recovery divisions at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young, where he was responsible for consulting and managing distressed companies across industries including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, hospitality and construction.
With a passion for photography, drawing and poetry, Kristen is a creative soul who works hard to create a welcoming environment for our clients. She has five years’ experience in the career management industry, and loves the rewarding feeling of helping people through what can be a challenging time.
Kristen has a Certificate III Business Administration, a Certificate IV Human Resources and a Certificate IV Frontline Management.
Anton grew up wanting to play professional Australian Rules football and realised his dream, playing for Essendon and then later for West Torrens in South Australia.
Life after football saw Anton continue his sports themed career as a PE teacher while at the same time coaching junior football… roles that led him to his most recent job as the AFL’s Victorian High Performance Manager.
Teaching and coaching young people has been a constant theme in Anton’s life and so becoming a career coach was a logical step for him and he now applies the lessons learnt in high performance environments, to help young people kick their career goals.
Jo grew up wanting to be a marine biologist and she could often be found knocking on doors in her neighbourhood asking people to sign petitions to save the wales or protect baby seals. However her lack any interest in the science requirement of marine biology saw her get her first job, ironically in a fish and chip shop. Realising though that she was more of a people person than a fish person, Jo forged a career for herself in recruitment, helping people across all walks of life to get a job.
Through this role Jo saw firsthand the mistakes people often make when applying for jobs and going for interviews and so she decided to become a career coach, where she now helps people develop the direction, focus and skills they need to find the right career path and the job they really want.
Danijela’s love of history saw her gain a Bachelor of Arts (Archaeology) from Melbourne University but quickly after graduating she realised that the career opportunities for archaeologists in Melbourne were quite limited.
Reflecting on the transferrable skills she developed while studying and working in retail, while at university, Danijela soon identified her communication skills were a strength and these took her on a path to account management and then in to training and coaching.
Having followed her own interests through study and then having had to change direction, Danijela now helps people to uncover the hidden treasure that lie within them and turn those in to career gems.
When her two left feet prevented her from pursuing her dream of becoming a prima ballerina and touring the world, Louise pursued her interest in economics, politics and power. She graduated with an economics degree with honours, and danced her way into a role with BHP as a graduate industrial relations advisor.
Mentoring and coaching people to succeed has been a constant theme in Louise’s life having held Human Resource and other Senior Leadership roles with organisations including BHP Billiton, National Foods and Melbourne University. Working with TwoPointZero, Louise draws on this experience and knowledge to inspire and assist the people she works with to achieve their own career goals.
The consistent theme for John’s career is “delivery” as his first job as a school student was delivering Christmas parcels for Australia Post and furniture for Myer.
John went on to deliver academic results for HSC students before finding his real vocation as a career coach. John has worked with many people who have come to realise that while they might be good at their profession, it doesn’t really motivate them. Using excellent profiling tools he has been able to deliver motivating career results to a wide range of people, but his most satisfying of all has been helping his own children to turn their passions into successful careers.
Whilst she secretly harboured a desire to become a nurse after watching many hours of “A Country Practice”, Amy’s first job was as a supermarket fast food demonstrator convincing people to try the crumbed fast food on a stick she was cooking up.
She soon realised her marketing and communications skills could be put to better use and after graduating with a degree in business management and marketing she held several recruitment and human resource roles before deciding to put these skills to use as a coach and mentor helping people develop the ingredients to cook up a career with the lot.
Amanda grew up wanting to be a police officer and regrets not following her dream and listening to what she now knows was bad career advice.
However she has put her passion for helping people to use in other ways and has dedicated her career to helping others to avoid bad career decisions by working as a career coach, mentor and counsellor in both her professional and personal life.
Amanda has over 15 years of career coaching experience, helping people to arrest their career slump or nab the right role for them.
Like many young people, Stephanie grew up not really knowing what she wanted to do for a living and got her first job in Hungry Jacks before embarking on a career in banking at Westpac
Eventually Stephanie worked out that what she liked most was helping people and studied counselling and coaching before embarking on a second career as a career coach, where she now helps people to find out what really drives them, so that they can turn their drivers in to meaningful careers they can bank on.
Cassandra’s love of all creatures great and small saw her dive head first into a career in Veterinary Science.
To help her get there, she hit the books and volunteered during high school, doing the gross jobs nobody else wanted to do on farms and in vet clinics.
After working around Australia on everything from pampered pooches to dehydrated crocodiles, Cassandra transferred her people and animal skills from small business to global pharmaceuticals.
Over the next 15 years, Cassandra’s love of learning and STEM saw her branch out into the Energy and Agriculture Industries, working more with the human species as she completed her Masters at The Melbourne Business School, majoring in Human Resources. Her career has taken her in directions she never imagined, including a 2.5 years in a South Korean shipyard. She is now a STEM consultant, mentor and coach based in Melbourne. Cassandra’s passion for supporting other people to navigate their own successful STEM career pathways is infectious.
Jim’s first job at university was selling shoes but a more sophisticated mode of transport beckoned. Since his early years, Jim has loved cars and he followed his passion with a career that spanned 30 years in the automotive industry where he worked in sales and marketing roles before a late career change working with a large not-for-profit which satisfied Jim’s social consciousness.
Through his working life Jim has found great satisfaction working with young people who are exploring their potential in the world and now works as a coach helping young people to get in to gear and drive their own careers.
Adrienne studied psychology at university and was keen to pursue a career in forensic psychology but after a lot or research and even a meeting with a leading Forensic Psychologist she decided it was not the right choice for her. She did however apply her studies to law enforcement working as a career coach within the police force.
Adrienne has drawn on the experiences she gained from her study and during her career with the police and now helps young people to investigate their career options and capture the right job.
Aimée was born in The Netherlands but grew up living in South America until her teenage years. During this time she developed a love for travel and languages and dreamt of being an air-hostess.
After graduating (MA in Spanish & Modern History) Aimée still craving travel went in search of graduate programs within a large international organisation and landed her first job with a wholesaler before working in a leadership role with IKEA & latterly her consultancy business in training, development and coaching.
Aimée still loves to travel but has her feet firmly planted in Australia and now helps others find career options that make them fly.
Karen passionately wanted to work with horses at age 15 but studied French at university in England instead.
After her degree, including a year living in Paris, she worked as a project manager in London. But it wasn’t long before she headed off to Australia for a year of adventure and work. Back in the UK, Karen completed a Masters in manufacturing and changed career, reinventing herself as a management consultant.
In the years that followed, Karen consulted in the UK, USA, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand and Australia and in a wide variety of industries.
Karen now works as a coach and trainer, helping people gallop in to the right career.
Ros’s first job was as a waitress working for a mobile caterer when she was 18 and I loved it! She got to go to all sorts of parties and big events while meeting new people and exploring different environments and getting paid for it!
After a varied career that has included marketing, Human Resources, Recruitment and Management Consulting, for the last 8 years’ Ros has been serving up career advice that helps young people to find the passion in their experiences and taste career success.
Susan wanted to be a teacher but working in the office of her family’s small business after school, she gained a practical insight into business which led her to a commerce degree and then into the corporate world.
Her interest in teaching and her passion for working with and developing people has been a constant focus in Susan’s wide and varied HR career at Ford Motor Company and with CSL Limited. With 2 children at, and just finishing, university, Susan sees first-hand what young people face as they embark on a life after school and draws on her business skills and experience to inspire and motivate other get the career grades they seek.
Wendy always loved art and had a good eye for colour and detail and has continued to use that love and skill in her professional life as a photographer.
Wendy now works with TwoPointZero to capture great personal images that ensure our participants professional social media profiles stand out.
As a little girl Georgie was always posing for the camera and with a photographer mother she had plenty of opportunities.
But it was not long before she moved to the other side of the lens and she now gets others to do the posing, creating great images that help young people show off their personality and their personal brand.
Suzanne was always playing dress up when she was little and she has carried her love of clothes and dressing up in to her professional career where she provides image consulting and style advice to Australian business people.
Suzanne helps young people identify the right personal style for the careers they seek, so that they are always dressed to impress.