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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Negotiation skills for win/win outcomes - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

Really interesting

Negotiation skills for win/win outcomes - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

The quality was quite good and the course will be relevant in the future

Mindfulness for Work & Life - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

It was good to be able to access of the reading material.

Mindfulness for Work & Life - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

This course was extrememly relevant for Teachers under COVID-19 stress and teachers in general who struggle with Home/work life balance.

Mindfulness for Work & Life - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

Excellent

Mindfulness for Work & Life - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

Excellent and very relevant.

Mentoring and Development - Dealing with Workplace Challenges - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

The content was excellent and very applicable to my role as a Faculty Head.

Mentoring and Development - Dealing with Workplace Challenges - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

This was excellent and very helpful. Loved the modules on forgiveness.

Mentoring and Development - Dealing with Workplace Challenges - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

The course was extremely relevant for my work and provided many helpful suggestions.

Mentoring and Development - Dealing with Workplace Challenges - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

The course content was meaningful and relevant, however I found it to be quite dry and not particulaly engaging.

Mentoring and Development - Dealing with Workplace Challenges - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

nice range of activities including quizzes, videos, reflections and reading materials.

Mentor Development - Your Career Journey - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

This was an interesting and well presented course. Very relevant.

Mentor Development - Your Career Journey - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

The content was great for a beginner entering into the position of career Adviser.

Mentor Development - Career Transitions and Professional Development - Leah Shmerling
08/07/2020

Interesting insights, although this didn’t really introduce anything new for myself.

Mentoring and Development - Interpersonal skills for life and work - Leah Shmerling
27/04/2020

Interesting no

Mentoring and Development - Interpersonal skills for life and work - Leah Shmerling
27/04/2020

Great content to encourage me to reflect and consider the type of leader I would like to be.

Mentoring and Development - Interpersonal skills for life and work - Leah Shmerling
27/04/2020

Very relevant The PD ‘Mentoring and Development - Interpersonal skills for life and work’ has some excellent advice on how to engage with others, provide positive feedback and have the ability to say no. It is an easy to follow PD and you will benefit from the numerous ideas it offers.

Mentoring and Development - Dealing with Workplace Challenges - Leah Shmerling
27/04/2020

Outstanding and engaging A great insight into yourself as a person and a leader. This course has really set me up to support and mentor my own staff and I would recommend it to any new Head Teacher.

Mentoring and Development - Dealing with Workplace Challenges - Leah Shmerling
27/04/2020

The course was based on workplace, however I found a lot of this course was on a personal level and helped individuals.

Mentoring and Development - Dealing with Workplace Challenges - Leah Shmerling
27/04/2020

Good quality content. Reasonable length.