Welcome to Love Your Work Career Consulting… career coaching, skills training and business consulting… serious about you and your business.
Our philosophy is simple… ‘gain more, stress less’.
Our focus is easy… to provide a positive outcome based experience with ‘tangibles’.
Our delivery is… when you need it and where you need it, we go beyond ‘standard business hours/locations’!
Our approach is… practical, challenging and action orientated with an ‘honest objective voice’ based on over 19 years of industry knowledge and expertise.
Why ‘Love Your Work’? Our passion for what we do is obvious from the first meeting, our support doesn’t stop at the end of your consult and we honestly believe in what we can guide you to achieve.
In addition s a Professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) you can be confident our service and practices are both ethical and completely confidential.
Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches we also cover the North Shore and CBD areas -or wherever you are via Skype!
As for ‘you and me’ we have a number of specialised service areas.
Our focus For You… to ‘be the best version of yourself’ and gain the most out of your career/life.
Our focus for Your Business… to ‘offer training and guidance where you need it most saving you time & money’
Essential Skills Training
For everything practical
Time to Change
From ‘exploration to doing’ career management
For all the mums and dads
For the movers & shakers from UK to OZ and back
Designed to get the best ROI and a happier workplace
As for the founder of ‘Love Your Work’ – Dawn Toynton…
Dawn Toynton – Director
‘When I grow up I want to be …’ I remember the many varied answers … from joining the RAF, actress, nanny, travel writer and social worker! Inevitably, most of these didn’t happen – but plenty of twists and turns through my career and life did. Sound familiar? Many of us don’t get to live out the ‘childhood fantasy’ and ‘make do’ with our circumstances – responsibility and necessity dictates! BUT, I strongly believe we can create enough opportunities in and out of work to feel satisfied and contented – and this has formed the basis of my passion for supporting people to realise their full potential.
Over a career of nearly twenty years (where did that time go!!) I have worked in a number of professional and voluntary ventures within career coaching, recruitment, HR and welfare.
Having coached, advised and recruited across most industries my depth of understanding provides a valuable knowledge bank (and network) for you to draw upon. I am also a strong believer in ‘lifelong learning’ so my experience is compounded with the following formal qualifications;
Professional Membership of the CDAA (Career Development Association of Australia)
Graduate Certificate in Career Development
Graduate Certificate in Professional Recruitment Services
Accredited Practitioner in Employee Attachment Inventory reporting
So back to ‘you and me’ – I know I can help you or at least point you in the right direction!
Let’s chat 0415097345.
What They Say About Us
I highly recommend Dawn, she was a huge help to me when I was transitioning from the corporate world to my own business and really helped me clearly see what I wanted to do.
Whether you are like me and looking for a huge change or looking to get more focused in your current career I'm sure Dawn could add value. Thanks Dawn for everything.
Zoe, from Senior Marketing Professional to Business Owner
'I accessed Dawn's career coaching service in 2016 during an existential career period. I found a lot in common with Dawn and found her really easy to talk to. Dawn draws on her vast experience to provide guidance in a clear yet empathetic way, and also went above and beyond to help with resume rewrites (especially outside of business hours). I found Dawn to be a great sounding board for different ideas too, as well as providing honest feedback. Dawn has a huge network of contacts too. I highly recommend her career coaching service.'
Jonathan F, Project / Program Manager, Sydney
Having known Dawn for many years as an ex-employee of Beaumont we now have a wonderful working relationship where we refer candidates to Dawn for career coaching. She provides an exceptional service to candidates, helping them find a path to achieve their career goals in a friendly, supportive and encouraging way. She's got a cracking sense of humour, is honest yet fair and cares very much about people. We've received great feedback time and time again, I can highly recommend Dawn, she's just great!
Nikki Beaumont, CEO / Founder, Beaumont Consulting (Sydney) - https://www.beaumontconsulting.com.au/
It's rare that you come across someone as devoted to their clients, but that's what comes to mind when I think about Dawn. I initially contacted Dawn to assist me in writing my resume which hadn't been updated in almost six years, and also ended up getting her to provide some interview coaching. I was blown away by Dawn's dedication and passion for helping me find my dream job, and also her ability to boost my confidence and sense of self-worth in the workplace. Dawn is a dream come true for anyone requiring a wealth of knowledge and experience in career coaching and comes with my heartfelt recommendation.
Kate, Operations Manager, Health Industry
Dawn was great in helping guide me to better understand my own needs and behaviours. She certainly helped me to look at options and opportunities along with a structure to help move forward and put steps into action. Thank you.
Project Manager, Finance Sector, Sydney
You helped me out so much Dawn when I was making big decisions about my future career and even just with redoing my resume. A big recommendation from me!
Jo from National Marketing Manager to Business Owner
My husband and I had the privilege to meet this lovely lady in person over the summer. Dawn creates the perfect, tailor-made resume. Highly recommended.
Jenny (making the move from the UK to Australia)
For those of you making the big move (to Australia from the UK) without a job to go to and need some help sorting out your resume or CV....I totally recommend getting in touch with Dawn Toynton. Dawn has done an amazing job of writing my resume and a covering letter! I’m really, really chuffed with the final result and will be sending my husband her way very shortly!! One very satisfied customer!! thanks Dawn
Hannah, Senior Project Manager (moving from the UK to Australia)
Where do I start..... There is not enough room on this page to express my gratitude for this amazing woman!! Dawn listens, understands and she guides you to the decision you need to make with support and kindness. After our very first meeting which went well into her Friday evening, I performed one of the very first tasks she asked me to do and that was networking, talk to anybody and everybody about what you want to do and where you want to be. This led to a contact, a phone number and a conversation that led to me creating and achieving my ultimate dream job. During the next few appointments Dawn gave me the confidence with my resume, and with my interviewing skills and I nailed it!! I would recommend Dawn to anyone who needs support, confidence and a push in the right direction - even if you don't know what that is. She goes above and beyond her call of duty for her clients. Thank you Dawn!
Sarah*, Business Manager, Sydney
"A colleague introduced me to Dawn when I was looking to change employer and wanted to revamp my resume. She helped me identify what it was I wanted in a career and guided me in the steps I need to take to get there. Nothing is too much trouble and she went above and beyond. I am more confident and have some great tips to get my next role. I would have no hesitation in referring her to other colleagues."
"I accessed Dawn's career coaching service when I found myself at a crossroads on my career path. Dawn helped me to realise my value and increase my confidence in the workplace. Her advice, knowledge and support was nothing short of amazing - Dawn got me back on track and into a fabulous new job in no time! "
Assistant Director, Public Sector
"I was privileged to work closely with Dawn during my recent, successful job search. Her warmth, approachability and truly personalised approach eased what had been a challenging process, and her honest appraisal of my skill set and situation bolstered my confidence and helped me stay positive. She also provided the tools and a safe space in which to examine my strengths, weaknesses and tolerances in relation to work, and I believe this clarity will serve me well as I start my new job role and beyond. In short, Dawn has the knowledge and skills to help you be your best and make the best decisions as you embark on the next phase of your career, and I can recommend her career coaching services without reservation."
Chryl, Associate to City Executive
"I met Dawn when I relocated from London to Sydney and was considering a career change after 19 years in the same industry. She helped me to identify what it was that I originally loved about my work and helped reaffirm the direction I wanted to take. She also connected me with many other like-minded individuals which was invaluable for building up a new network in a new country. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dawn as an objective career advisor with a wealth of good contacts and a straight-talking attitude."
Wyn, Financial Services Technology Manager
"I had the good fortune to benefit from Dawn’s coaching services at a difficult and confusing time in my career life. I found Dawn to be warm and nurturing and proactively helpful above and beyond the scheduled coaching sessions. Dawn and the inspiring role models she introduced me to helped me find clarity and courage in order to follow my heart and passion and launch myself onto a new path as a business owner. Thanks for the wake-up call Dawn!"
From Sydney Lawyer to Budding Entrepreneur - http://genkiproject.com.au/
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interviewed ten people and I was the only one to have a second interview. I applied all the things you trained me for at
the interview and well I got the job – Hooray! You have made the transition from redundancy to new career a pleasurable, fun process - which I didn't think could be possible. Thank you.
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