Leah Shmerling



Member since
31/08/2013

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.


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