I'm a career coach with particular expertise in helping candidates prepare for job interviews. I work with individuals to help them maximise their personal presentation and use behavioural interview strategies to demonstrate their capabilities.
In addition to coaching career transition clients, I have interviewed hundreds of candidates, giving me unique insight into the current applicant market.
My background includes more than 20 years working in sales, management, training, counselling and coaching in a variety of organisations.
Master of Science, Counselling
Certificate IV, Training and Assessment
Professional Member, Career Development Association of Australia
Why did I launch the interview coach?
As an assessor on hundreds of Australian Public Service panel interviews, I saw so many excellent candidates flounder. Folks struggle to manage their nerves, understand the APS process, and present themselves confidently at level.
My background in counselling, sales, and as a workplace trainer has served me well to help more than 1000 candidates. Hearing their many success stories is the best part of my job.
are you looking for Good answers to common interview questions?
If a baseline and broad approach is what you're looking for, then my service is probably not the best fit for you.
Working with The Interview Coach is a process personalised especially for you. I work with one candidate and one role at a time. I prepare bespoke questions for each individual job.
If you're invited to an interview, you're likely to be one of many excellent applicants. The panel’s task is to choose who will bring the most value to the role and the organisation. My approach results in a tailored and compelling presentation that allows you to “sell yourself” confidently and be that candidate.
Interview nerves rattle nearly everybody. I can teach you strategies to manage the stress of the interview, and offer you a supportive place to learn new skills. With targeted preparation, practise, and helpful feedback you’ll go into the interview feeling calm and self-assured.
If your goal is for the panel to remember what's unique about you, then please consider working with me.
See what previous clients have been saying about me on Google.
How may I help you?
Below are my main services. Contact me if you have specific needs.
My speciality is public service interview coaching. I work with:
APS levels 1-6
Executive levels 1 & 2
Senior Executive Service Officers
State and Territory officers at all levels.
a client's story; tim, EL1, 2022
"Lisa is an amazing interview coach.
After almost ten years at my current level, I decided to seek a promotion. I applied for a new role and was invited for an interview. But I needed to brush up on my interview skills! In a memorable first call to Lisa, I immediately felt at ease, and felt supported the whole time leading up to, and following my first interview.
During each session, Lisa and I discussed issues and circumstances that I wanted to work on. Lisa prepared bespoke interview questions for each role I had applied for and outlined important interview techniques.
Importantly, Lisa provided a safe and encouraging environment for me to practice. Lisa gave me great feedback on articulating my work history in a way that would be meaningful at an interview. Lisa’s website is a treasure trove of useful information and insights that I took on board.
Lisa helped me to prepare for two interviews held within a short timeframe - I am very thankful that Lisa was more than happy to accommodate extra sessions. I was able to reflect on my first interview and build on that heading into a second interview for a similar but different role.
I highly recommend Lisa for her supportive, informative, and friendly coaching. It made my interview experiences worthwhile, and I was ultimately successful getting a promotion!
I would not hesitate to reach out to Lisa again – it made a dramatic difference in my confidence. Everything I learned was invaluable. Thank you again Lisa!"
Tim, Executive Level 1, 2022