Authentically you
aligning who you are with what you do

Who we are

Hi I am Gill, welcome to my website.

I have seen how different life can be when you are energised and fulfilled by the work that you do!

I believe that everyone, no matter what age, is deserving of a career that makes them happy. And it's never too late to start listening to your own insight so that you can craft a life that is better aligned with who you are.

Credentials:

  1. BA Child Psychology (UJ)

    Cum Laude
  2. BA Honours Psychology (UJ)

    Cum Laude
  3. Registered as a Psychometrist

     
  4. Industrial Psychology for non-degree purposes (Unisa)

    Undergrad and Honours
  5. MCom Industrial Psychology (University of North West)

    Cum Laude / Student of the Year
  6. Registered as Industrial Psychologist

     
  7. Career Craft Private Practice

     
What we do

Career Craft is a high innovation career coaching consultancy that offers tailored solutions to meet a diverse range of career challenges. Through our assessments, workshops and coaching, clients can better align who they are with the work that they do and thus find more meaning and purpose in their lives.

Services

Each persons’ career challenge is unique, and thus there isn’t a one size fits all process. CareerCraft endeavors to be a partner on YOUR career journey by providing you with multiple access points to a variety of innovative and impactful solutions that will best meet YOUR needs.

All our services (assessments, workshops or career coaching) are effective on their own or in combination. All our processes start with an initial career coaching session, where your career needs can be understood and options and costs can be explored.

Accreditations:

Inner Life Skills Accredited Coach (2017)
Integrative Enneagram Coach and Team Facilitator (2017)
Martha Beck Accredited Coach (2018)
I am a
Corporate
  • Career Coaching
  • Workshops
  • Team Building
  • Psychometric Assessments
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I am a
Learner
  • Career Workshops
  • Career Coaching
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I am an
Individual
  • Career Coaching
  • Career Workshops
  • Professional Development Workshops
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Corporate Services

Coaching Services


Coaching is a solution focused conversation, where the client can begin to access their own insights, truths and wisdom in order to inspire action, remove obstacles and maximise their potential. In better aligning who you are with the work that you do, there is a sense of satisfaction, meaning and joy that can’t be found elsewhere. You feel energised and excited to get to work, it feels like you use less energy but are more creative and productive. Work doesn’t feel like work, but rather an expression of who you are.

CareerCraft’s coaching philosophy: Coaching is a safe space from which to stretch. It creates the base to explore and deepen your self-knowledge, question outdated or unhelpful beliefs as well as show you how to tap into your own unique wisdom. In finding your authentic voice, you can more easily align your choices with who you are, and bring about more meaning, fulfilment and joy in your life.

Coaching can help an individual:

  • Know who they are
  • Understand their strengths or talents
  • Identify interests and passions
  • Know how to best match who they are, with what they do
  • Evaluate career opportunities
  • Manage career progression
  • Find certainty in choices
  • Find better work-life balance
  • Develop a personal brand
  • Manage job search more effectively
  • Feel excited and motivated by their work
  • Have career confidence

Corporate Career Workshops


Workshops are thoughtfully crafted experiences, that encourage individuals to reconnect with who they are in order to observe and manage their behaviour more consciously.

  • Do your staff lack direction, motivation or seem disengaged?
  • Do you need assistance in offering career support to your staff, graduates or CSI beneficiaries?
  • Are you currently retrenching or going through organizational change and want to support your staff through this process?
  • Do you wish that your staff were more self-aware, and better able to manage key relationships?

Wayfinding in a VUCA World - Career Self-Management

WayFinding encompasses all of the ways in which we can orient ourselves in physical space and navigate from place to place - i.e finding your way. By knowing one's self deeply and being aware of how to interpret and manage your reactions, one can direct your actions in a more informed and authentic way. When people have a deeper grasp on what their strengths, interests, values and work needs are, they tend to be more empowered to take responsibility for their career path and progression. In connecting with one's inner wisdom, one can also find a place of stillness amid the chaos, a haven in times of stress. By building your wayfinding skills you build resilience and find more meaning and fulfilment in your choices.

Masterclass in Knowing Yourself

This workshop makes use of the wisdom of the Enneagram, in order to explore, understand and question your automatic or unconscious patterns of behaving. Simply to know your personality deeply. It is a practical and interactive process that shares insights as to how you can be more of a witness and master of your actions rather than on automatic pilot. This process is designed for those looking to understand themselves in a deep and meaningful way as well as to start rethinking what behaviours serve them and which don’t.

MBTI / Enneagram Team Building


Fun and interactive workshops that introduce people to their personality preferences and allow people to explore their own challenges and strengths while also recognising, understanding and appreciating the behaviour of others. Through a relaxed and fun setting individuals can have more awareness of diversity and know how better to manage their own behaviour.

Workshops are grounded in either the Myers-Briggs Typology Framework or the Enneagram.

These workshops can also be customised to meet individual requirements.

Psychometric Services


  • Selection
  • Development

A comprehensive range of psychometric assessments and services to assist in the selection and development of staff.

Services include:

  • Test battery selection
  • Test administration and scoring
  • Interpretation and integrated report writing
  • Management and candidate feedback

I am accredited in the following assessment instruments:

  • Cognitive Process Profile (CPP)
  • Learning Potential Computer Adaptive
  • Test (LPCAT)
  • 16 Personality Factor (16PF)
  • Firo-B
  • Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ)
  • WAVE
  • Psytech range (GRT2, CRTB2, TTB, OPP,15FQ etc)
  • Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi)
  • English Literacy Skills Assessment (ELSA)
  • Differential Aptitude Test (DAT)
  • Ravens Progressive Matrices
  • DPSA Accredited
  • Integrative Enneagram
  • Integrative Enneagram Team Facilitation
  • TEIQue
  • Cut-e Range
For more information: Download brochure

I am a learner

Career Journey Workshops


  • One day workshop

Young adults are often under significant pressure to make a career choice. They see this choice as one decision that will affect their entire lives. There are more options and additional pressures than ever before and the numbers of students that drop out after the first year of university increases each year.

What will make a difference?

Supporting and guiding the youth to know what is important to consider when making choices namely to understand themselves better and how to use this knowledge to align it with career decisions.

This workshop is all about understanding “me”, and what is important to “me” in a career. The individuals leave with more clarity around their career needs as well as tips on how to better align who they are with what they want to do.

The process is fun and interactive but also self reflective, the individuals leave with deeper insight into themselves as well as tips on how to turn that understanding into action when making career choices.

For more information: Download brochure

Individual Services

Career Coaching


As adults we often reach a point in our career, where we feel stuck, undecided, frustrated or overwhelmed. There is a longing for more, for work that gets you energised or gives you some sense of meaning and joy. But you are not too sure how to get there and often you will put off considering alternatives because you have thoughts like these: I am too old, not qualified enough, not experienced enough, not rich enough to take the risk.

Many times, we put up with the devil we know rather than the devil we don’t, we stick it out, and do the responsible thing – keep a job that pays. What if I told you that there is another option? A way to start identifying and knowing what works best for you? To have clarity around where you want to be and how to get there? I have found that the more I am able to make choices from a place of authenticity, the happier and more satisfied I am.

Crafting Career Clarity Package:


  • 6 Coaching Sessions (Sessions can be claimed from your medical aid)
  • This option is one on one, face to face or over skype.
  • The setting is supportive, non-judgemental and encouraging.
  • Sessions are 90 minutes long, once a week or every second week.
  • These individualised sessions can be supportive after a workshop or instead of attending the workshop.

Workshops


Thoughtfully crafted experiences, that encourage you to reconnect with who you are and live from a place of authenticity. Workshops are a gentle and accessible way to start exploring.

Crafting your Purpose

The intention of this workshop is to support individuals in knowing themselves and their work needs more deeply, to tap into what brings them joy and to begin to craft choices that align better with who they authentically are.

Masterclass in Knowing Yourself

This workshop makes use of the wisdom of the Enneagram, in order to explore, understand and question your automatic or unconscious patterns of behaving. Simply to know your personality deeply. It is a practical and interactive process that shares insights as to how you can be more of a witness and master of your actions rather than on automatic pilot. This process is designed for those looking to understand themselves in a deep and meaningful way as well as to start rethinking what behaviours serve them and which don’t.

Re-Discover Re-Imagine Re-Connect

In a world of broken communication, a lack of meaningful connections and a perceived amount of available time, we have seemingly lost the ability to connect with one another. Our intentions are not understood, we talk cross purposes and love has become hidden by mixed messages and mixed signals. Four Life Lessons. Three Hours. Two Hearts. One Couple. This is couples workshop, where the focus is on re-connecting.

Professional Development


If you are a Psychometrist, Psychologist or Registered Counsellor and you are looking to enhance your practical skills in Psychometric Assessments Report Writing, Assessment Feedback or Career Guidance Services please contact us for a variety of practical skills based and CPD accredited workshops.

For more information: Download brochure
Our clients
Testimonials
  • BME has used Gillian’s assessment services extensively and we found her ability to understand company culture and job profiles, results in consistently using the most appropriate assessments. Gillian is fast, efficient and takes care to give detailed feedback on applicants or employees enabling the setting up appropriate development plans. I would recommend her services with complete confidence.

    • ~ Eugene Smit ~
    • Executive Consultant
  • I was referred to Gillian at the beginning of 2014 when I was feeling completely lost and uncertain as to what direction to take with my career. I found Gillian's service to be professional, thorough and insightful. The fact that she had had similar career "crossroad" experience made me feel comfortable that she understood my situation and genuinely wanted to assist. I would recommend her services to all who seek to better understand and address their past, present and future career (and life) goals.

    • ~ Laura ~
    • Private client
  • I found Gillian's help to be invaluable. She is insightful, engaging and friendly. She makes the effort to accommodate her clients and goes the extra mile to provide the kind of assistance you are looking for. I definitely recommend her!

    • ~ Kuba ~
    • Private client
  • Gillian personifies professionalism. She possesses an innate ability to accurately assess ones personality and interests, supported by the application of appropriate assessment instruments. Gillian provides valuable career guidance and I would definitely again make use of her overall expertise as industrial psychologist, whether personal or in professional capacity.

    • ~ Elaine ~
    • Private client
  • Gillian performed psychometric assessments and gave career guidance to two family members. I was very pleased with the level of professionalism as well as the outcome of the results, which in both cases were spot on. Gillian is very accommodating, open to discussions and I was very impressed when she went the extra mile to speak to industry professionals in order to give practical feedback relating to her suggestions. I fully recommend her methodology – PS was great that Discovery paid for most of this!

    • ~ Justin ~
    • Private client
  • Gillian is very passionate about what she does, and it translates so clearly in her work, her professionalism and the energy she displays and puts into her efforts. I think Gillian was born to do what she does and I felt I gained a lot of value from her workshop. Gillian has managed to craft a career exploring experience that is guided, experiential, reflective, useful and practical for addressing those tough to answer career questions.

    • ~ Philip ~
    • Private client
  • I had been going through what I can call my “career mid-life crisis” when my colleague forwarded me an email that was also forwarded to her by a friend. I read the ad and it resonated with what I was going through. We both decided to attend the workshop because I was interested in how exactly does a career crossroads look like. The preparation alone got me thinking that these were the right questions to ask myself about what kind work would make me happy. This workshop and the prep has helped me shift my idea of a career – I can craft my career based on the skills I have and I love using. The fact that Gillian also struggled with these questions in her career, the experience makes all that more a shared and real.

    • ~ Lindiwe ~
    • Private client
  • I met Gillian through my work, she was our Coach and Assessor for all new recruits coming into the organisation. I asked her for a consultation because I was feeling quite lost, demotivated in my work and I felt somewhere along the line life had destroyed my core, my true nature and my calling had gone into hiding. I had worked for a couple organisations prior to joining the current company and the previous organisations had managed to kill my spirit. I felt like I was in a rutt, somewhat of a midlife crisis. It was difficult to sign up for the sessions as I felt so broken and was sceptical if anything could possibly change. I felt comfortable with Gillian which made the sessions easier. Happy to say I found myself again and started being my true self at work and in my personal life. Shortly after meeting with Gillian I got a promotion started a Vlog and started doing the things I love all again and stopped acting small but really woke up to shine at work and personally. One person said to me after a Vlog: ‘I didn’t know you as that person in the video and I love the you I saw’, I also love the me she saw, I have always loved her and I missed her! Thanks Gillian

    • ~ Bertha ~
    • Private client

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More about me

I am an Industrial Psychologist, Martha Beck Accredited Coach and a Facilitator, but more importantly a mom, wife, and an incessant explorer, always in search of more understanding, meaning, connection and contentment.

I came to my profession through a deep desire to understand why others do the things that they do, as well as make choices that either lead them to happiness or not. My own moments of career indecision and uncertainty have fostered a deep and never-ending curiosity about how people make career choices. I also seemed to find myself in work experiences that challenged me to discover how you practically go about finding more meaning and joy in your work. It is this insight from which I grew and continue to grow my practice.

As I further uncover and align with my own authentic needs, I find my career choices smoother and my satisfaction greater. Through the power of the Enneagram as well as Coaching, I have come to tap into my own intuition, foster deeper more meaningful relationships as well as find a sense of fulfilment and joy in each moment.

What I have found, is that it is not about being perfect, or always knowing what to do. But rather about continuing to actively know yourself and trust in your hearts guidance. If you do this, you can make choices that are more aligned with who you are and what will make you happy.

If you feel you would like to start the journey of knowing yourself better, tapping into your own insights and having more clarity and certainty, then make contact with us. I get immeasurable joy from seeing my clients grow into themselves and fulfil their potential.

xxx
Gill