Alumni Voices

Do You Need A Career Coach? - Karen McLeod [BEd ‘83]

August 14, 2018

Have you ever thought about seeing a Career Coach? UWA Graduate and Career Coach Karen McLeod [BEd '83] has a passion for lifelong learning and helping support individuals reach career success. Karen will provide you inight into her career journey, and offers tips how to find the career that's right for you.


Karen McLeod is a highly skilled and qualified Career Coach with more than 13 years’ experience across a range of industries throughout WA.  After initial qualifications in educational psychology, Karen was successful in being selected for the Graduate Development Program run by the Office of Executive Personnel, a state government fast track program for outstanding graduates.  Karen worked at the Education, Police and Health departments in the human resources policy, equal employment opportunity, recruitment and selection, and research and statistics divisions.

After post-graduate qualifications as a Career Coach and Counsellor, Karen has worked in private practice as well as  representing companies from Perth, Melbourne and Sydney working with clientele from university graduates through to senior executive level in private enterprise, state and federal government and Not-For-Profit organisations. This includes all aspects of career transition, redundancy, counselling, management and coaching as well as presentation of workshops and seminars for up to 250 attendees.  Her significant experience includes providing individual support and group training during ongoing restructures and redundancy in both blue and white-collar industries.

If you would like to contact me for career coaching, counselling or advice, you are welcome to do so via email

You are welcome to connect with me on LinkedIn, just send me a message to explain the connection