Hi, I’m Briony – a career and life coach.

What is the life you want to create?

About

Briony Stocker

Are you looking to make lasting change, but are not sure where to begin? As your coach, I will work with you to clarify what is important to you and support you to create the life you want.

My qualifications include Co-Active Coach Training, a Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice, a Master of Arts in Education, and a Bachelor of Arts.

I have lived in Zimbabwe, England and America before deciding to call Melbourne home. My professional experience includes work in careers management, recruitment, family business and, my favourite, a bookstore.

I value kindness, generosity, curiosity, open-heartedness, and courage.

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

Coaching

I offer two types of coaching:

Career

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 at home through a pandemic have prompted many of us to question what a successful career looks like. We want something different for ourselves, yet often don’t have the headspace to find a way forward. Career coaching can provide a space to consciously choose the work you do and your relationship to it.

Life

It is not uncommon for people who appear outwardly successful to feel disconnected from their life. Many of us yearn for a life different to the one we are living. It takes courage to find out what we truly want and what life wants from us. Coaching provides the time and space for you to do this work. Coaching is about getting unstuck, both in how you are and how you act in the world.

Reasons to come to coaching might include:

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

Offerings

  • Career and life coaching – 12 x coaching sessions fortnightly over six months. Support for those looking to make lasting change. We will co-create these sessions depending on your focus.
  • 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’.

Testimonials

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 are seeking and how we might work together. All sessions are conducted via Zoom.

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

© Briony Stocker | 2022 | brionystocker@gmail.com