Leah Shmerling

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Leah Shmerling

Career counsellor/coach, Course Facilitator, Retirement Coach

Leah is passionate about education, training and career development.
Since commencing employment, Leah has undertaken work in complementary areas that includes: corporate training, teaching in the tertiary sector, and career counselling clients from a range of backgrounds. She is a published writer of two books and freelance writer for newspapers and professional publications.
Leah commenced her career as a teacher in the TAFE system in 1985, and has been training for over 25 years. When facilitating training programs, Leah applies a range of experiential interactive learning techniques to cater to a range of learning styles, participant needs and energy levels. She brings her enthusiasm; empathy and sense of fun to all her training sessions.
Leah is a published author of two books: Job Applications: The Winning Edge 1993, which has sold nationally and overseas, with a second edition published in 1998, and Communication In The Workplace, 1996 published by Macmillan Education Australia.

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.
Leah is a qualified Career Counsellor, Career and Life Coach, assisting individuals to achieve both their professional and personal goals to lead a positive and fulfilled life.
Leah holds a Master in Professional Education and Training, Graduate Diploma in Career Development, and Certificates in Life Coaching, Mediation Skills, and Psychodrama.
Leah is a professional member of the Career Development Association Australia (CDAA), a professional member of Australian Career Professionals International (ACPi-Aus).
Leah has attained international accreditation and is Board Certified as a Career Management Fellow with the Institute of Career Certification.

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Mentoring and Development - Interpersonal skills for life and work
by Rosina Mihajlovic on 07/02/2018

I recommend this course highly to anyone who wishes to examine and/or improve their communication skills. I thoroughly enjoyed this course as the skills involved are useful not only in my professional relationships but also in my personal and interpersonal relationships in general. Once I had started I didn’t want to stop and kept going with it, as I was so intrigued and involved with the entire process, even though I had done lots of exercises relating to clear communication over the years. Such an invaluable course to do!

Mentoring and Development - Dealing with Workplace Challenges
by Michael Cunningham on 09/01/2018

The Mentoring and Development course provided a good range of tools in order to provide understanding to my own approach to mentoring. Additionally, if offered other insights via reflective activities that supported how I might best provide for fellow teachers I work with and alongside.