Career Management Coach | Speaker | Author
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Navigating a career change can be a confusing time. If you are at a crossroads in your career, I’ll help to build your confidence and provide clarity so you can take action to achieve your goals. Over the past 15 years I’ve coached over 1,000 professionals across Asia Pacific and Australia/New Zealand to find and follow their true passion and direction and secure their dream role! I’d love to help you too.
If you need a boost of confidence, to manage your career, find a new job, develop effective communication or presentation skills or simply need to clear your head so you can focus on what is important to you in your life right now, let’s have a chat and find out how coaching can help you.
Who am I?
With experience in industries including travel, health & fitness, public relations, education and human resources in Hong Kong, San Francisco, London, Singapore and Sydney I’m able to draw upon over 30 years of experience and relate to those who are young graduates and entering the workforce for the first time, to those experiencing a career crisis and also those considering a transition to active retirement.
Whether I am working one-on-one with individual clients or conducting presentations to large corporate groups, as a qualified career and life coach, image consultant and corporate trainer, what I enjoy most is being the catalyst to provide that little spark of inspiration that will lead you to greater satisfaction and happiness. My mission is to reach as many people who need guidance as possible and to that end I offer support in many ways through my Careers Podcast, Jane Jackson Careers, by blogging, my book, Navigating Career Crossroads, my online video training series as well as one-on one-coaching, group workshops and seminars.
Over the past 15 years, I’ve successfully guided and coached over 1,000 clients to take charge of their careers. I’ve presented keynote speeches and presentations at:
Reserve Bank of Australia * Rio Tinto * Westpac Banking Group * Sydney HR Leadership Summit * Reinvent Your Career Expos * EAN Congress Conference * Australian Institute of Office Professionals * The Australian Payrolls Specialists Convention * Chicago Booth Graduate School of Management * The Australian Graduate School of Management * Singapore University * ABNAmro * IBM Singapore
Why Do I Do It?
I’ve gone through the ‘tough stuff’ too. I’m from an Western and Asian background, grew up in Hong Kong and have lived and worked in San Francisco, London, Singapore and Sydney. My British father, a Cambridge scholar, died when I was 11 and my Hong Kong Chinese mother who was unable to finish high school due to her ill health as a child, spoke only Cantonese. Although I went to a British International School I had little career guidance in my teens and early twenties and I made choices that were not always wise. Luckily I am a determined student and after graduated from University in Minnesota and my career took an eclectic path.
Along the way I married, had 2 daughters, moved country 4 times, went through a divorce, moved country again and as a consequence had to retrain, up-skill and reinvent my career a number of times. I worked in Public Relations as a PR Officer in Hong Kong and London, client side and agency side, I was a flight attendant for Korean Airlines and British Airways, I was a Montessori teacher in Singapore and a Nike Elite – sponsored by Nike to promote Total Body Conditioning after winning the Silver Medal in the Nike National Aerobics Championship in Singapore.
I ran my own personal fitness training business and a corporate training business providing training for companies including Credit Suisse First Boson, IBM and ABN Amro. I also qualified as an Image Coach and gained valuable presentation and drama skills through being a member of the Singapore Stage Club. My love of dance also saw me as a back-up dancer for Tina & The Turners, a review dance troupe entertaining crowds of between 200 – 500 at numerous corporate events in Singapore.
Finding my Calling
At the age of 40, after a lot of soul searching during my divorce, I found my True Passion and Direction as a Career Transition Coach. Yes, it’s been an eclectic journey! I am so grateful for all the challenges and transitions I’ve been through as they provide me with the empathy and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others who need to find their passion and direction.
So, combined with my corporate and entrepreneurial background, solid understanding across cultures and education in Hong Kong, the US and Asia Pacific, I’ve a unique perspective which makes me a highly effective and empathetic career and life coach. As a working mother with two beautiful daughters, now in their twenties and pursuing rewarding careers themselves, I’m also aware of the high level of clarity, organisation and motivation required to ensure all aspects of our lives are in harmony.
A Little More …
My clients tell me I am compassionate and open minded, with a creative approach and the ability to instill self-confidence in individuals to realise their strengths and achieve their potential.
I’m ACC credentialed through the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Coach U graduate, NLP Business Practitioner, Hogan Assessments Systems credentialed, Extended DISC certified & a qualified Image Consultant. I hold a Degree in Design, Diploma in Education, Certificate IV (Training & Assessment.)
Memberships: International Coach Federation (ICF), Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) and Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).
Group Workshops and Online Training Programs:
7 Steps CAREERS Program ➤ Business Communication & Networking ➤ Yes, I Can! ➤ Get That Job! ➤ Polish Your Professional Image ➤ Dining and Social Etiquette ➤ Stress Relief and Relaxation
Corporate Training ➤ Career Coaching ➤ Career Management ➤ Resume Writing ➤ Job Search Skills ➤ Personal Coaching ➤ Confidence Building ➤ Presentation Skills ➤ Image Coaching
Corporate Clients include:
Read my book Navigating CAREER Crossroads – how to thrive when changing direction.
(No. 1 Best Seller on Amazon (Careers).
Follow my 7 Steps CAREERS program and you’ll secure your dream role quicker than you think.
There has never been a better time to take control and create the life you deserve!
BW Shipping, Singapore
As a Human Resources professional, I employed Jane Jackson as my coach as I wanted to explore coaching as an additional skill to offer in my career. Little did I know that the experience would prove to be so invaluable in every aspect of my life. For the first time in my life I started thinking about me and what I truly wanted. I thought about how I could get to that “perfect” place of happiness and how to find the way to balance my needs with the needs of my family and the demands of my career. This was a life changing experience for me. I attribute this to Jane’s competent supportive coaching ability. The goal of coaching is for the individual to identify areas they want to improve upon, to set a plan and execute that plan. Jane is a master at this! She is truly a professional in every way and I guarantee any time spent with her in a coaching capacity will significantly change your life and lead you to achieving your goals.
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