Career and personal development coaching for the life you want to create.

Are you looking to make lasting change, but are not sure where to begin? As your coach, I will support you to create the life you want.

About me

Briony Stocker

I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC). My qualifications include a Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice, a Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling, a Master of Arts in Education, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons).

I have lived in Zimbabwe, England and America before deciding to call Melbourne home. I have worked with hundreds of professionals at all levels, and from many different countries, to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

I look forward to talking to you about the change you seek and how we might work together.

Why coaching?

Coaching is about increasing your self-awareness, reclaiming a sense of agency, and remembering you always have a choice in how you respond to life events.

Reasons to come to coaching might include:

  • Reconnecting with your values
  • Navigating work and life transitions
  • Expanding your sense of what is possible
  • Getting strategic about managing your career
  • Finding purpose and meaning at work and in life
  • Challenging limiting beliefs that sabotage your success
  • Gaining confidence with interviews, negotiating the offer, or stepping into a leadership role.

Career management

Many of us fall into our line of work through a lucky introduction or chance conversation. However, there comes a point in our lives when we want to get more deliberate about the direction our career is taking. You may simply be looking for a change, been made redundant, or no longer see sustainable progress for yourself in your chosen sector. Coaching can help you think strategically about the career you want and how to get it. This includes how your next move sets you up for long term success, how to network, how to ace the interview and how to negotiate the offer.

Work & burnout

Work is central to our lives. For many of us it gives us identity, purpose, and community. It can also be overbearing or lack meaning. The last few years working through a pandemic have left many of us exhausted and questioning how we work. We want something different for ourselves, yet we don’t have the headspace to find a new way forward. Coaching can provide a space to consciously change your relationship to work, and those you work with, without necessarily having to change your job.

Life coaching

Many of us dreamed of a life different to the one we are living. If this resonates, this may be because you have difficulty setting boundaries or are beginning to realise old beliefs and behaviours are no longer working for you. It takes courage to find out what you truly want in life and to act on it. Life coaching is about transforming your relationship to yourself, to others, and to the world around you.


  • Career management – 12 x coaching sessions fortnightly over six months. Support to make a significant and sustainable shift in your career.
  • Work or life coaching – 6 x sessions fortnightly or monthly allowing you to gain clarity on what’s important to you and bringing work into alignment with your life values.
  • Interview ready – 3 x sessions. You’re actively job searching and you need to brush up on your interview skills. This offer includes interview preparation, mock interview, debrief and next steps.
  • Living your values – 1 x session. Extended one-off session reconnecting you with what is truly important to you. Values drive how we act in the world. How consciously are you living your values?
  • Top up – 1 x session. Best suited if you have already done coaching with me and would like to ‘top up’.


I really enjoyed working with Briony. Her open, clear and collaborative approach encouraged me to navigate some tricky barriers preventing me from being my best self. I came away from my sessions with fresh direction, which has led to me feeling more confident, and better equipped to manage everyday challenges.

Sasha, NFP Professional

I worked with Briony after resigning from a company I had been employed with for almost ten years. Briony helped me to understand what I truly valued and from there, the sort of roles that I needed to look for. Our conversations were non-judgemental, strategic, and emotionally astute. Briony’s guidance and direction allowed me to work out my next steps. I am now interviewing for a role that is much more aligned with what I am looking for in my professional life and I would highly recommend working with Briony if you’re looking to do the same.

Madi, Corporate Affairs

Briony is highly skilled at listening to what people are saying (and often, more importantly, what is not said). I have greatly appreciated this skill especially during difficult times when I needed direction and guidance. It was Briony’s perceptive listening, and ability to ask provocative questions, which helped me dissect an initially difficult situation and formulate a clear action plan.

Dale, Senior Project Manager

As a coach, one of the key skills is to be an empathetic listener, which Briony is. She was able to understand exactly what I was going through and listen patiently. Being new to Australia, I may have asked some really basic questions, but Briony clearly understood that people come from different cultures and have different levels of understanding of the Australian market.

Gowtham, Management Consultant

Briony coached me through applying for a job after years of not working. She listened to my concerns and heard the desire underneath to take up this specific role. By encouraging me to give a voice to my fears, she took away their power and helped me to understand why I was drawn to apply to this job. Through the guided conversation, I gained confidence as Briony was able to draw my focus back to my strengths and what I could bring to the role.

Penelope, Student Support Officer

Ready to get started?

I’d love to hear from you. Book a free half hour session to discuss the change you want and how we might work together to achieve your goals. All sessions are conducted via Zoom.

I acknowledge the Boon Wurrung People, First People of the Bays and Southeast Victoria, on whose land I live and work.

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