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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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.

Retirement planning: Flourishing in retirement - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

Good, but unsure what to do in retirement.

Retirement planning: Flourishing in retirement - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

Good if unsure what to do when retire

Retirement planning: Flourishing in retirement - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

Very helpful

Negotiation skills for win/win outcomes - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

Excellent.

Negotiation skills for win/win outcomes - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

Good

Mindfulness for Work & Life - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

Excellent

Mindfulness for Work & Life - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

Excellent

Mindfulness for Work & Life - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

Very relevant to most aspects of my life

Mindfulness for Work & Life - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

Very good course with helpful resourses.

Mindfulness for Work & Life - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

Thought provoking

Mindfulness for Work & Life - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

Awesome

Mindfulness for Work & Life - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

This was a lovely course to do with very useful strategies to employ both at work and at home.

Mindfulness for Work & Life - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

brilliant

Mentoring and Development - Interpersonal skills for life and work - Leah Shmerling
18/04/2020

The course was varied in content and delivery which made it interesting. It was relevant to my position and useful.