As a career consultant, mentor and coach I work with people at the more challenging times of their careers.

If it’s more of the same or something completely different – related to career development, job search or career transition + change, I will help you to articulate how and where you add value in an organisation, explore and identify your options, and give you the tools to create a plan for the work and life you really want.

Thanks to my time in executive recruitment, executive education, leadership development and career transition consulting, I’ve worked with thousands of professionals from every imaginable industry, sector, and organisations. I also coach individuals as private clients.

My style is strategic, multi-dimensional and solutions oriented, and I encourage the people I work with to look at the bigger picture as well as their short-term career issues. And as 50-something career coach, I have a special interest in helping women who want to make career moves on their terms, until they decide to glide to retirement.

Whether it’s a complete career change, preparing for a promotion, tackling the job market post-redundancy or transitioning from a corporate position to self-employment, my sessions are tailored, thought-provoking and pragmatic. And I’ll share the secrets and tools for achieving career fulfilment, so you don’t have to worry about your career again.

I’m based in Adelaide, South Australia – where I’m available for in-person coaching, and elsewhere in Australia by arrangement.  Most of my services are delivered via virtual coaching and ecourses.

Please refer to my SHOP page for current service offerings.

For more background information, please see my bio and LinkedIn profile.



Born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia, I started my career as a graduate with ANZ Bank, and eventually left my home town to develop my career with the bank’s Group Human Resources area, in Melbourne. After accepting a redundancy package in the early 1990s, I worked as an executive recruitment consultant, before moving to the UK to complete an MBA.

When I returned to Australia, I joined Mt Eliza Business School - now the executive education arm of Melbourne Business School, where I designed and delivered leadership development programs for corporate and government clients. I left Mt Eliza to join the Leadership and People Development practice at Nous Group, before establishing my own business, Dunelm Consulting, in 2005.

Since that time, I’ve been engaged as a consultant, facilitator, feedback coach and career mentor for various corporate, public sector and not-for-profit organisations. Prior to returning to South Australia in 2015, I was a senior consultant in Right Management’s Career Management practice in Melbourne, and delivered consulting and coaching services on behalf Bendelta, Beilby, iedex, Jo Fisher Executive and Horner Recruitment. I'm currently focused on the development of an online career coaching practice.

My first degree was a BA majoring in Psychology & Geography from the University of Adelaide. I later completed a MA (Modern European Studies) at Monash University, and MBA at Durham University Business School UK.

I’m an accredited facilitator of MBTI, Birkman, and Skillscope.

For more information, please contact me:

Email: mary@careerstylenotes.com

Mobile: 0417 908800 (Australia) +61 417 908800 (Internationally)

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