Your Course Instructors - Why we created this course
Welcome! Thanks for joining us as a student on our course Successfully Navigating Redundancy: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide.
We're really excited to have you here, and look forward to providing you with support and assistance in the coming months.
In the introductory video below you can learn a little bit more about your course instructors, including who we are and why we decided to create this course.
You can also find more information about us below, including links for connecting with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.
Who are your course instructors?
Let us introduce ourselves, and explain how we got together to create this course.
Hi! I'm Leisa Molloy - a business psychologist with a Masters in Organisational Psychology. I'm a registered psychologist and a member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) as well as the Australian Psychological Society (APS).
Now that I've covered the 'formal' stuff, let me tell you a little bit more about what I actually DO.
Since 2004 I've been working in the leadership and career development field, providing a whole range of services to individuals and organisations. One of the types of services I provide for my clients are Career Transition & Outplacement Services.
Basically, this means that part of my job involves helping people whose roles have been made redundant to get back on their feet, work their way through the job search process, and find a new job. I act as a personal 'career coach' for these individuals while they figure out what to do next, typically working with people over a period of several months and providing whatever support they need.
Often this involves a combination of both practical and emotional support. From a practical perspective I help people with activities such as writing their resume, using LinkedIn, developing a job search strategy, and preparing for interviews. From an emotional perspective I also help people to rebuild their confidence, practice telling people about their redundancy, and deal with the 'emotional rollercoaster' that often comes along with being made redundant.
Put simply, I LOVE my job. And because I'd love to be able to help more and more people in this way, I teamed up with Nick and decided to create this course.
Feel free to find me on LinkedIn - and I look forward to meeting you on the course!
Hi - I’m Nick Hughes - the author of "23.5 Things to Do When your Job is Made Redundant", which I decided to write a couple of months after unexpectedly being made redundant myself. I’m keen to provide others who are experiencing redundancy with key tactics, great resources, and clever expert advice, and to save you time in your hunt for the next opportunity.
Leisa and I crossed paths over a year ago, quickly realising that we both had something in common - a passion for helping people to overcome some of the challenges associated with experiencing redundancy.
Armed with the skills, knowledge and wisdom gained from our personal and professional experiences in handling the career transition process, we decided to build this course - with the goal of helping as many people as possible to navigate redundancy effectively.
You can also learn more about me on LinkedIn. You'll see that I also have a history in small business and franchising. No matter which roles I have been in, I have always loved to help people navigate their way through change and growth.
I look forward to getting to know you throughout this course.
In the next section of the introduction we provide an overview of the course, in which you'll discover more about the topics and subjects covered in the course curriculum.