Our Team

Melissa Johnston - Based in Miranda


Featured as Careers Expert in Cleo, Cosmopolitan, Womens Agenda & Marie Claire

Qualifications in Human Resources & Career Counselling 

With more than 16 years experience working as a HR and recruitment professional, Melissa has a wealth of knowledge across all areas of human resources including recruitment, behavioural interviewing, outplacement, change management and the employee life cycle.

Melissa commenced her career with a consulting company where she managed the end to end process of psychometric testing for a large investment bank. Melissa soon realised her passion for assisting people to achieve their professional goals and continued her career by working as a Senior Recruitment Consultant for Hays Personnel. During this time, Melissa dealt with a wide variety of organisations and individuals and assisted them with their recruitment needs. After completing qualifications in HR, Melissa broadened her experience into HR management and has worked in a range of industry sectors providing advice to leaders and employees on recruitment, industrial relations, performance management, change management, training & development and talent management. 

Since having a family, Melissa has undertaken a career transition herself and is now working as a Senior Careers Consultant.  She has a strong understanding of the challenges involved in changing careers and provides career coaching in a broad range of areas including career direction, job search strategies, resume presentation, job application, effective interview skills and building confidence. She provides practical advice and insight into career transition in a friendly and professional manner. Melissa is a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).


Vanessa Shevelev - Based in Bondi Junction


Vanessa Shevelev is a registered Psychologist and Careers Consultant. She has extensive experience working as a Career Consultant with both students and adults in the University and TAFE environments. Prior to working in the careers field, she worked as an Organisational Psychologist in the private sector, where she was recognised for introducing new online technologies, transforming business processes and increasing employee productivity and satisfaction. 

Vanessa applies comprehensive psychology and career knowledge to each of her Career Counselling clients. Whether exploring career options for the first time, or transitioning to a new career, Vanessa provides expert assistance and strong working solutions to each of her clients. With specialist expertise with respect to careers, education pathways and the employment market, Vanessa is passionate about helping people fulfil their personal and professional dreams.