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Carole Brown

Carole Brown is one of Australia’s most experienced career and workforce development specialists with wide-ranging experience in leadership, coaching, facilitation and project management roles. She has worked in government, corporate, community and education settings with a particular focus on leadership development, career transition and manager effectiveness.

As Director of Individual Career Solutions, Carole consults widely to organisations, teams and individuals. She has advanced skills and experience in executive and career coaching, and career transition and outplacement services. Carole also specialises in learning and development design and facilitation in leadership, career management and manager and team effectiveness. Carole is qualified in several psychometric instruments, is the author of 'The Essential Career Guide' and maintains the increasingly popular CareerActually blog.

From 2008-2013, Carole managed the Centre for Career Development, at the Australian National University where she was responsible for staff development of a large and diverse workforce. In this role she led a high-performing team who have developed an innovative, comprehensive and highly successful approach to talent and organisational development.

Carole is a Fellow and Immediate Past President of the Career Development Association of Australia. In this national leadership role from 2009-13, she led an unprecedented period of growth, highlighted by significant business development, financial growth, and successful engagement with government and industry stakeholders, both nationally and internationally.

Carole has been invited to speak at several national and international conferences and facilitates continuing education courses in career and leadership development. She is also regularly called upon for media comment.