Leah Shmerling

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Leah Shmerling

Career counsellor/coach, Course Facilitator, Retirement Coach

Leah Shmerling is the Director and Principal Consultant of Career Coaching and Training, and is a Certified Retirement Coach. She is passionate about education, training and career development. With numerous higher level and vocational qualifications, and over thirty years’ experience in career development, education and training, she brings professionalism and depth of understanding to mentoring and professional development, career counselling and coaching, job seeking and retirement coaching.

Since commencing employment, Leah has undertaken work in complementary areas that includes: corporate training, teaching in the tertiary sector and vocational training, and career counselling/coaching clients from a range of backgrounds and levels.

Leah is a Workshop Leader for Small Business Victoria, facilitating programs across Victoria. For many years, she has facilitated training programs for professional associations that include: the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI), CPA, the Australian Retailers Association of Victoria, and the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).

Leah is the developer, writer and producer of two online short courses: Mentoring and Development, and Foundations in Career Development Practice (incorporating CHCSS00005 Career Development Practice Skill Set).
Mentoring and development supports the professional practice of those who are seeking to unlock their potential for higher level performance. The process enhances professional learning and insight to reach a higher level of understanding to integrate into your work, as a process of continuous improvement.

The Foundations in Career Development (incorporating CHCSS00005 Career Development Practice Skill Set) course. The course provides individuals with a career development framework and ethical standards, designed to complement the professional practice of those who work or seek to work in careers, employment, education and training services, human resources, or industry specialist services.

With a strong writing background, Leah is a published author with Macmillan Education Australia of two books titled: Job Applications: The Winning Edge 1993, which sold nationally and overseas, with a second edition published in 1998, and Communication In The Workplace, 1996, using a competency based approach for the TAFE and professional market.

For many years, Leah has worked as a freelance journalist and has written for The Age – Education, Employment and Business, and is a former columnist and freelance writer with the Herald Sun – Learn. Leah has also written professional and business publications. Currently, Leah is a Published Writer on LinkedIn, and online professional publications.

Leah holds a Master in Professional Education and Training, Graduate Diploma in Career Development, a number of Diploma qualifications in Vocational Educational Training, and Certificates in Life Coaching, Mediation Skills, and Psychodrama.

Leah is a professional member of the Career Development Association Australia (CDAA). She has international accreditation and is Board Certified as a Career Management Fellow with the Institute of Career Certification. Leah is a Certified Retirement Coach with Retirement Options.

The Mentoring and Development program provides a framework for a successful career transition with action strategies to attain your career goals.
Target Audience
All teachers who are seeking a career transition, and require practical tips and strategies to devise a practical action plan.
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The Mentoring and Development program reflects the individual's career journey to reach one's career aspirations, develop skills, and improve performance.
Target Audience
All teachers who are wanting to improve their professional practice to attain their career aspirations.
3 reviews
The challenges of the workplace require high level performance to attain goals, negotiate conflict for positive relationships, and maintain our wellbeing.
Target Audience
Teachers, Graduate Teachers, Senior Teachers and Assistant Principals
23 reviews
Interpersonal skills are the life skills to communicate and interact with other people. People with good skills are usually perceived as optimistic, calm, & confident...
Target Audience
Teachers, Graduate Teachers, Senior Teachers and Assistant Principals
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Mindfulness focuses your attention on the present to develop positive ways of relating in the classroom, regulating your response to stress to increase job satisfaction...
Target Audience
Teachers, Graduate Teachers, Senior Teachers and Assistant Principals
Successful negotiation involves give and take from both sides for a win/win solution to reach an agreement. Negotiation skills are vital to all aspects of life.
Target Audience
Applicable for anyone who is seeking to negotiate situations to attain win/win outcomes. These skills are beneficial for your future career, but can also be helpful in the classroom, and during staff and team meetings.
‘The new retirement is not an ending, it’s a new beginning, the start of a new life journey of vastly expanded proportion.’ Dr. Richard Johnson, Founder – Retirement O...
Target Audience
• Individuals who are planning retirement • Individuals who are retired
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