WHY CROWN COACHING AND TRAINING?

Our one stop services provide:
  • career counseling and coaching
  • training in:  careers, business communication/management skills and job seeking skills
  • retirement coaching

How we will work with you?

Counselling Coaching

We offer one hour career counselling/coaching sessions that are face-to-face or online.  We will work with you to understand you, your goals, vision, issues and barriers.  In collaboration with you, we will design an action plan to assist you to meet your goals.  

We apply a range of methodologies to work with you. These include:

  • Questionnaires that scientifically define your profile. A report provides you with results and analysis.
  • Personal insight questions that will frame issues to bring insight to your situation.
  • Creative methodologies that include:
    • Mind mapping
    • Visualisation
    • Positive affirmations
    • Artistic methodologies

Training

When facilitating training programs, Crown Coaching and Training combine theory with interactive activities that draws  on your experiences, to apply your learning to the workplace and to your life.

We apply learning techniques to cater to a range of learning styles, participant needs and energy levels.  

We bring our professionalism, enthusiasm, experience and sense of fun to all our training sessions.

Our interactive approach ensures that you find the training program a meaningful and enjoyable experience.

Testimonials

Training Testimonials

Laura Hewson
Laura Hewson

Team Leader, Melbourne Real Estate Pty Ltd

Thank you so much for coming and training us in Conflict Resolution. The team got so much out of it, and still talk about tools they use.

Gina Liu
Gina Liu

Senior Pathway Advisor

Thanks Leah for having provided fantastic training. I did enjoy the course and learnt a lot.

I am interested in continuing my study in this direction so I will think about taking up further study in Graduate Diploma.

James Alexander
James Alexander

Account Manager

Thanks again for your patience and support throughout the duration of the course. I couldn’t have completed without your support and assistance.

Judith Ayre
Judith Ayre

Senior Lecturer & School of Counselling Academic Head

Leah, this is awesome, something to be really proud of. I am so glad you are here but more than that, that you are offering yourself and your expertise to the world. The world is clearly a better place for your presence. Thanks again for everything.

Janette Brien
Janette Brien

Rehabilitation Consultant

I would like to thank you for supporting me through your extensive supply of resources and experience in successfully completing the Foundations in Career Development Practice, CHCSS00005 Career Development Skills Set.

The facilitated delivery included a blend of monthly webinars, on-line resources and relevant workplace assignment tasks that have built my confidence to coach my clients toward achieving their desired goals.

Your feedback of my work was invaluable as it taught me to work smarter, more efficiently, providing me with more effective results and happier clients.

So, thank you very much for all your input over last 7 months!

Penny Azzi
Penny Azzi

Director, The Kazbah Group

I really enjoyed this training a lot and it was very beneficial not only to me but my organisation.  The course facilitator used her wealth of knowledge and experience to provide us with real examples that I could utilise within my organisation.  The content was user friendly and high quality. The support and guidance was outstanding throughout the program.  I would highly recommend this course and look forward to my next program with the course facilitator and the Team.

Tracey Walker
Tracey Walker

Learning and Development Manager, Ayers Rock Resort

I was lucky enough to have the course facilitator as my TAE trainer.  With a blended delivery of on-line content and weekly Skype one-on-one sessions, I found this learning experience to be one of the best of my adult life.  She set me challenges and workplace assignments that made the learning very relevant and effective.  Her various training techniques were both stimulating and innovative, which was extremely advantageous as I was able to use these same techniques with my Trainees.

Jack L. Harris
Jack L. Harris

Prof Emeritus

With Leah’s enthusiastic approach I was motivated to examine much more than the basic requirements of the course. Her depth of knowledge in this arena not only surprised me but empowered me to pursue all aspects of it to ensure I had a really good understanding of what it entailed. Leah had presented the course in a professional yet warm and personal way and which allowed her students to become closely acquainted with the subject. Her passion for helping others is highly evident and via this avenue she is able to encourage others to be the change they want to see in themselves and in the world around them.

Richard Fowler
Richard Fowler

Student, Foundations in Career Development Practice

I have been able to demonstrate many of the elements of the course immediately, and see the results in provoking the right conversations, as well as providing areas of focus that aid in alleviating tensions, and pointing toward solutions. Leah has pitched the course to comprehensively cover pertinent topics with her own flair, in a manner befitting high quality professional development. I would recommend it wherever applicable.

Timothy
Timothy

Hospitality and Retail

‘The courses are good. I enjoy studying online in my home. It is easier and preferable to going to university. Staff are supportive, assisting me to succeed.’

Adrian
Adrian

Student

‘Leah is a wealth of information and useful in terms of teaching content. It has been vital to how we learn and apply the skills.’

Nikki McCartney
Nikki McCartney

Management Consultant

“I’m blown away! This is fabulous! The Foundations unit I looked at has so many great educational principles built in and all using that digital world so well.”

Counselling Testimonials

SUSAN
SUSAN

Teacher

‘Leah, you have assisted me to broaden my career options beyond what I was considering.’

JOHN
JOHN

Teacher

‘A real insight, I can see how far behind I was – beautiful!’

FRANCES
FRANCES

Teacher

‘Leah, you have been absolutely invaluable today. Worth more than your weight in gold.’

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

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Leah Shmerling is the Director and Principal Consultant of Crown Coaching and Training, and is a Certified Retirement Coach.  She has over 30 years experience in career development, education and training.  

Leah is a Workshop Leader for Small Business Victoria. She has facilitated training programs for professional associations that include:  the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI), CPA, the Australian Retailers Association of Victoria, and the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).  

Leah is a published author of two books titled Job applications: The Winning Edge (1993) which has sold nationally and overseas with a Second Edition in 1998 and Communication in the Workplace (1996), using a competency based approach for the TAFE and professional market. Both books are published by Macmillan Education.

Leah is a former freelance writer for the Herald Sun where she wrote in Education, and The Age where she wrote in Education, Employment, and had articles published in Business. She writes regular articles that are published in The Age – Mycareer (online), Women’s Agenda, and regularly publishes articles in Linkedin.

Leah is the developer, writer and producer of two online short courses:  Mentoring and Development, and Foundations in Career Development Practice (incorporating CHCSS00005 Career Development Practice Skill Set).

Mentoring and development supports the professional practice of those who are seeking to unlock their potential to higher level performance.  The process enhances professional learning and insight to reach a higher level of understanding to integrate into your work, as a process of continuous improvement. 

The Foundations in Career Development (incorporating CHCSS00005 Career Development Practice Skill Set) course.  The course provides individuals with a career development framework and ethical standards, designed to complement the professional practice of those who work or seek to work in careers, employment, education and training services, human resources, or industry specialist services. 

Leah holds a Master in Professional Education and Training, Graduate Diploma in Career Development, Diploma of Training and Assessment, Diploma in Vocational Education and Training Practice, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110, Certificates in Career Coaching, Life Coaching, Mediation and Psychodrama.

Leah is a professional member of the Career Development Association Australia (CDAA).  Leah is a professional member of Australian Career Professionals International (ACPi-Aus). She has international accreditation and is Board Certified as a Career Management Fellow with the Institute of Career Certification.  Leah is a Certified Retirement Coach with Retirement Options.