Meet the Team
All of our coaches are qualified professionals who donate their expertise to help job seekers feel more confident, and help them achieve their goals.
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With over 20 years’ experience in talent acquisition, Alison has recruited across a broad range of roles and industries, including education, FMCG, healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing. Alison’s passion for talent acquisition stems from genuine regard for each candidates’ career journey, the innate desire to provide excellence in service to her clients and the “challenge of the chase.
Bobby Semple is the Founder of Simplified Recruitment Solutions, and has over 15 years of experience in the industry and have recruited for companies such as Roll's Royce, Goodrich Aviation, Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist and My Beauty Spot. His favourite thing about recruitment is seeing a candidate grow and business grow at the same time – it’s a win-win situation. He loves playing lawn bowls (when he can) and walking my Pomski (half Pomeranian half-husky dog).
Adam specialises in facilitation, coaching, program design, project management and assessment within corporate, government and not-for-profit environments.
In terms of style, Adam has a direct, warm and honest approach, and works with a pragmatic and commercial lens and he likes to challenge individual thinking.
Alex has 15 years IT recruitment experience, running his own recruitment and consulting business for 10 of those. For the past 5 years he has helped owners sell their dental and healthcare practices.
Alex has been a part of the Project Displaced team since we began and has helped hundreds of job seekers.
I have over 10 years experience in the recruitment industry. Based in Sydney, I'm now working within Greenbridge Recruitment - a Recruitment to Recruitment Company (Rec-to-Rec), where I research the best talent in Australia. Talent sourcing is something that I love.
I can help recruitment consultants at all levels who are looking for career help & advice or a new career opportunity. My experience in training & coaching is quite unique for a recruiter, this means you can be sure to get well-rounded advice.
Andrew is a 25-year veteran of Recruitment, Coaching, Business Development, Management, HR and Training.
He’s excited by helping others live their happiest and best working life.
Angela is an experienced educator and wellness coach who enjoys supporting clients through change and helping them gain clarity about their next best step.
Annabelle has over 20 years experience working with people on transitions, career management and executive coaching.
She is accredited by the International Coach Federation and also a
coach with Center for Creative Leadership.
Bobby Semple is the Founder of Simplified Recruitment Solutions who offer a low flat fee and pay monthly membership recruitment services. He has over 15 years of experience in the industry and has recruited for companies such as Roll's Royce, Goodrich Aviation, Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist and My Beauty Spot.
Bobby’s favourite thing about recruitment is seeing a candidate grow and business grow at the same time – it’s a win-win situation.
Brett is an internationally experienced HR Director, who has led HR strategy & organisational change in regional and multinational businesses, transformed HR delivery digital solutions and won national awards for talent development programs in both the UK and Australia. He is a deeply experienced HR executive who brings an in-depth understanding of organisational change & transformation, culture and talent management approaches to his work.
Carol is the principal HR business partner and strength Coach in her consulting business. With 20 years experience in both global organisations and small-medium business, she has a strong understanding of the challenges that people face.
Carol is a certified coach by IECL with a passion to help individuals identify and leverage their strengths and become more effective at work and life. Her approach is open and transparent, strength-focussed, and empowering.
Claire is committed to make a difference in the life of others and helping them achieve their goals. Her strengths lie in her strategic thinking, ability to connect and understand people and her genuine care to help others grow. Claire has a passion for career change and helping people find their life purpose.
Claire has been coaching for 15 years in Europe and Asia Pacific and is passionate about learning, growing and personal development. She has held leadership roles in sales, marketing and key account management in international organisations.
Claire has a master’s degree in business management, is a certified Executive Coach (with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership) and is an NLP Practitioner.
Dana started her journey in recruitment with an agency over 20 years ago and has never lost the passion for matching people to jobs. Dana has been a part of the Project Displaced team since its creation and is one our most popular and sought after consultants. She brings a deep personal connection and level of understanding to all of her sessions that creates spark and confidence in the job seekers that she helps.
Darren has over 15 years’ experience within Recruitment and is currently the Head of Talent Acquisition for Australia, New Zealand and Korea for a Fortune 500 Company. Darren has previously founded and sold his own retained executive search firm and initially started his career within the Forensics Team of a Global Accounting Firm.
Darren enjoys mentoring and coaching candidates so they can achieve their full potential as they navigate the recruitment and interview process with more ease.
Coach & Project Displaced Limited Non Executive Director
David combines 25 years’ experience as a senior leader both in Business and HR roles. He is passionate about coaching people through all stages of their careers to realise their full potential.
David brings a unique perspective to his consulting sessions and job seekers who meet with David appreciate the clear direction that he provides.
Doug’s experience of the workforce solutions industry spans 16 years, covering European and APAC territories; leading programmes in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, China, India, Indonesia and Australia.
Doug believes that continuous improvement should be at the core of an outsourced solution and that there is always #ABetterWay.
Dwayne brings his extensive corporate perspective to help job seekers, with over 20 years developing strategy, executing technology portfolios and major projects. He has extensive experience leading teams and implementing organisational change.
Dwayne has joined Project Displaced to bring an employer's perspective to the table, and focusses on our Skills and Resume review sessions based on his deep practical background.
Elizabeth is a senior HR professional with over 25 years’ experience across various industries including financial and professional services. A demonstrated track record of operating at both the strategic and execution levels as a genuine business partner, through business change, transformation and growth leveraging my commercial acumen which positions me well to provide support in career planning, and search from a strategic and practical perspective.
Heidi has an extensive track record in helping individuals and groups build their effectiveness. She enjoys helping people identify ways to connect and work with one another, grow their own capacity and capability, and make personal decisions that enhance their life and career options.
All of her work is underpinned by pragmatism and appreciation of what "good looks and feels like" in a contemporary workplace.
Ian is a well-rounded ICT Services professional with core strengths in service delivery and commercial management to customers in the ICT services industry in Australia and the UK, with a passion for driving innovation or transformation in Service Delivery drawing on contemporary work practices.
Ian has a rich history in career coaching and mentoring; through Corporate Mentor programs, volunteer mentoring through Mentoring Men, being a crisis counsellor at Lifeline Australia amongst numerous other programs. Past experience included specialised career management, working as a Career Coach to individuals, consulting to companies on setting up career management systems, and as a trainer at the Australian College of Applied Psychology.
James has over 20 years experience managing large multi-national teams for a global IT services company. James is passionate in helping people achieve their goals and career development aspirations.
James is a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience leading business teams in Human Resources, Transformation and Technology.
James has significant experience in HR leadership, coaching, strategy, organisation design, leadership development and change management.
Jo is Corporate Innovation Coach and Director of Entrepreneurship has led her to use her innovation skills to help people apply this exciting way of thinking to their careers.
Jo is one of our most popular coaches and her clients always walk away feeling more confident, energised and ready to take on new challenges.
Jo Gobbo - Jo is a certified Executive Coach, passionate about supporting people to reach their personal and career goals and navigate challenges that get in their way.
Her specialism is empowering future female leaders and helping those facing lost confidence to find their work mojo again.
John's experience is characterised by significant impact and service in mainstream and remote Australia and the Pacific rim complex across leadership, strategy and innovation. He brings an innate capacity to bring disparate partners together to work for the common good.
John has more than 30 years experience, is a Member of the European Coaching and Mentoring Council, and a Member of The Leadership Network.
With over twelve years’ experience across recruitment, HR, and organisational change, Kate is passionate about coaching people through their change journey and helping them land a job they love.
Katie has over 10 years experience working in executive recruitment across a wide range of industries. Working closely with candidates throughout all stages of their job search, she is passionate about supporting people on their career journey and their path to secure employment.
She loves a chat and is well placed to help you with executive career advice, interview preparation and CV advice.
Kellie Wade is a certified coach with the Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership, & a PROSCI accredited change manager with over 25 years experience.
Through her own business Lunico Coaching and Change Consulting, Kellie helps clients distill ideas into action using powerful questioning and deep listening to elicit developmental goals. Examining strengths, relationships & situations, coaching brings about personal growth more quickly & effectively, by creating time, space, self-awareness, and provides accountability of action.
Lauren initiated our Mindset Coaching and Mental Health First Aid practice and has extensive experience in Talent Management, Resource Management and Creative Services. Lauren is solutions focussed, with a passion for creativity and design.
Lisa is a HR senior leader with over 15 years experience, skilled in all areas of HR including executive advisory, organisational change, talent and career development. With a passion and drive for coaching and developing people to achieve their career goals and ambitions.
Lois is an international non-profit recruiter, outplacement services provider and certified professional career coach.
Her International Coach Federation accredited certifications include resume writing, personal branding and social branding. Lois specialises in career coaching, job search and interview coaching, LinkedIn profiles, resume and cover letter writing. She is also a Certified Asperger's Employment coach, helping individuals with Asperger's , and similar autism spectrum profiles, get hired and stay hired.
Lucy has over 20 years’ HR experience in financial services, retail and government and is passionate about supporting others build confidence and be the best that they can be.
Marina is a senior finance executive with over 30 years of experience in government, higher education and non-profit sectors. She is empathetic and passionate about leadership, mentoring and coaching.
Michael has extensive experience in training and mentoring. He is an associate of The Asian Leadership Institute, a former faculty member of The School of Life, and now runs a Mindfulness-based Leadership and Positive Neuroplasticity outfit called Happy Habits Coaching.
Mike has faced several career challenges and transitions, having lived and worked for employers in several countries across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.
He is an accredited Co-Active Coach and brings a refreshing approach to coaching, putting the client at the heart of the conversation and actively listening with empathy, warmth and no judgement.
Nathan is a Provisional Psychologist, he has completed five years of full time training including a Masters of Professional Psychology and is completing his sixth year internship in order to achieve his qualification as a General Psychologist. Nathan has a broad range of experience working with high risk adolescents, complex family systems and providing a range of therapeutic approaches in order for clients to achieve the best outcomes possible.
Adept in life and leadership coaching, Nerida brings her knowledge and expertise from successful careers in large and small organisations. With diverse professional expertise, combined with a MSc Coaching Psychology, and Yoga Teacher Certification, Nerida integrates her knowledge of wellbeing, in conjunction with the latest academic research from complementary fields, she creatively brings unique perspectives, to any context which supports clients through personal and professional challenges.
With over 25 years of experience, Noel has worked across the globe, helping individuals and teams grow, change and ultimately lead more fulfilling professional and personal lives. She holds a master’s degree in Psychology, a Postgraduate degree in Organisational Development and is a certified Strengths coach. She is passionate about helping individuals find the career path that is aligned to their values, passions and excites them!
Practice Lead - HR and Recruitment
Rachel is our Director of HR and is an experienced HR leader with more than 15 years professional experience in corporate HR including Virgin Australia, and IKEA.
Rachel has been the dynamic force behind our consulting practice since the beginning of Project Displaced.
Rebecca is an experienced HR leader with more than 20 years professional experience. She is known for being approachable and a pragmatic problem solver with a genuine interest in developing and coaching individuals to unlock their potential, personal growth and career success. Rebecca holds a Master’s degree in Commerce and is a certified executive coach with experience in the use of diagnostic tools for high performance, personality profiling and strengths-based leadership.
It brings Rebekah great joy and satisfaction to enable others to discover their unique strengths and purpose, support them through career transition and create a more meaningful future.
With a career spanning over 30 years in the media, publishing, IT, pharmaceutical, and global leadership training industries Rebekah brings a wide perspective on how organisations tick, and the business challenges leaders and their people face.
She is a highly experienced business development professional, consultant, and Executive Coach serving corporate organisations and individuals to build their communication and leadership effectiveness. With a strong background in leadership development she holds qualifications in organisational coaching and mental health.
Riley is a Director at CCGM Business Advisory, a leading Australian firm focussed on leveraging technology to drive 360 degree value for SME's. The broad scope of his expertise, which ranges from starting a business to scaling operations, has allowed him to thrive in a competitive industry.
Riley offers independent, creative and pragmatic advice with a few laughs along the way.
Rimonda comes with a passion for all things people with broad experiences as a People & Culture Leader delivering and leading People & Culture capabilities in large corporations.
Specifically Rimonda has been supporting businesses and leaders to build and foster inclusive environments. Rimonda thrives in diverse environments, with a strategic focus on generating new ideas, whilst collaborating with people to achieve goals and outcomes.
Rimonda’s past experience as a telephone counsellor with Lifeline, brings an authentic and empathetic approach to wellbeing as a coach and guide for people managing challenging life transitions.
Rowena Morais is an editor, writer, marketer and communications professional. The former Founding Editor of HR Matters Magazine, a niche Human Resource publication which ran for eight years, Rowena helps organisations and senior executives with their communication, branding and content development initiatives. Invited to the TEDx stage twice, Rowena delivers workshops on leveraging LinkedIn and has a Skillshare class, Build Influence through LinkedIn.
Sarah is an insightful and driven leader, change agent, and coach with 15+ years’ experience.
Sarah is an experienced coach, who takes a solution-focused, evidence-based approach, drawing from the field of positive psychology. A specialist in leadership and transitional coaching, Sarah’s skills, and experience, combined with a strengths-based approach enables her to assist clients to reach their potential.
Shakira is an entrepreneurial and transformational leader, with extensive experience in corporate, retail and wholesale environments in the Automotive industry in Australia, South East Asia, and the USA.
Shakira has a passion for empowering others and assisting them to unlock their career potential. Her experience allows her to provide advice from a commercial perspective, and insight into large corporate expectations.
Sharon Gerber has over 15 years of experience within Recruitment and Human Resources, having worked directly within FMGC, financial services, retail and wholesale industries.
Coupled with a Bachelor of Commerce/Science, with majors in HR and Psychology, she is well placed to assist those seeking a role and help guide them during this period
Sharon Parcell is the founder of Talent Consortium, a specialist HR and Recruitment Consultancy. Our Why is to connect, explore and uncover our passions and talents to achieve our lives full potential.
Sharon is a qualified Rapid Results Coach and an accredited Performance Consultant of Talent Dynamics.
Sheilah is a Business and Mindset Coach / Mentor to organisations, business owners and individuals.
Through her 20+ years owning and running companies between the US, UK and Australia, Sheilah offers experiential empathy and understanding to all of her clients and mentees. Sheilah attributes her many successes with her empathic approach to empowering the people in the business; always leading and mentoring teams and individuals to their greatest potential.
Steve is an executive leader and coach who partners with leaders through disruption and change. He has worked in leadership and change roles for Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) for over 28 years, in over 40 countries, managing large-scale programmes in volatile and complex contexts. Steve was the inaugural board chair for a global initiative to enable innovation by people impacted by disasters. He has been a faculty member for Deakin University’s ‘Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership’ since 2013. Steve is a keynote speaker on: Adaptive Management, Leading in Uncertainty and Resilience.
Steve has coached leaders globally for over 11 years and enjoys exploring and experimenting to create positive change.
Simone is a business leader who is passionate about unlocking possibility in people and business.
Inspired by building innovative work cultures that enable people to be their best at work and in their personal life.
Simone’s leadership style is built on a genuine desire to understand the needs of others and a passion for empowering others to achieve more than they thought they could.
Supro is a certified organisational coach from the internationally recognized Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL).
Supro has ver 20 years of project delivery experience while working with people from all across the world. His passion lies in a strength-based approach towards looking at any problem. In terms of style, Supro has a warm, and supportive approach, and likes to challenge individual thinking.
Tracy is a director at CCGM Business Advisory, a leading Australian firm focused on leveraging technology to drive 360 degree value for small to medium enterprises. She joined Project Displaced as a way to give back to the wider community after seeing the impact of COVID-19 on people's livelihoods and businesses.
Tracy offers personal and leadership development from the lens of an employer.
Vicki is a Professionally Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and counsellor who supports people with maintaining mental health and wellbeing after experiencing major life changes, adversity and trauma.
Vicki has over 2000 hours of experience in many sectors and her superpower is to provide coaching with a sense of humour and she looks forward to meeting you.
Vivian works as a Recruitment Consultant within the Technology space. In a nutshell, she talks to a lot of people every day to assist them with their next career move. Having been a jobseeker herself, she knows what it is like to be in your position.
Vivian specialises in helping you get noticed by recruiters on LinkedIn, resume advice, and job interview prep.
Outside work, Vivian spends a lot of time in her kitchen trying out new recipes as she is a big foodie. She looks forward to connecting with you!"