Jane Jackson ⭐️ Career Management Coach

One of my greatest pleasures is helping my clients arrive at an 'Aha!' moment in their careers.

My mission is to inspire YOU to take control of your career and create the life you deserve. I'm dedicated to making comprehensive careers guidance and support accessible and affordable to everyone. 

By guiding professionals step-by-step through an assessment and coaching process, when the penny drops, they realise what really makes them tick. With this clarity, they are able to make the right career decisions.

This is why I created The Careers Academy membership site.

My clients have gained the confidence to make successful career transitions into new roles or different industries, from corporate to entrepreneurship or into social ventures they are passionate about.  It's exciting to watch them follow their true passion and direction!

I've gone through many challenges in my career and over time I have found the secret to creating a career that you really love - one that makes you leap out of bed every morning and excited about what you're about to do! I'm delighted to be able to share this secret with you.


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I have two beautiful daughters who thrive in their respective careers in fashion and marketing (it took time, hard work and determination.)  Armed with career clarity and the path to success, they love their work while balancing family life too!) 

My husband spent over 30 years in leadership roles within the media industry in Australia and Singapore and, when he experienced a life changing career transition, despite some trepidation, he needed to reinvent his career in his 50's.

Having a career coach as his wife proved useful, as he leveraged his transferrable skills and passion to help others, into a new career he loves that is totally 'age-proof' (he is now 68 and enjoying what he does so much I doubt he will ever want to retire!)


Work and life harmony is very important to me. I love to play golf, enjoy dancing (especially jazz), yoga, travel and cats. Yes, I love cats! And writing. And lifelong learning. 


I was born in Malaysia to an English father and Cantonese mother before growing up in Hong Kong. Having lived and worked in Hong Kong, San Francisco, London, Singapore and Sydney, I've a solid understanding of the challenges when making a city or country change, reinventing your career and finding the right support at the right time.

With experience in Public Relations, Travel, FMCG, Health & Fitness, Education, Training, Human Resources and Consulting, I have a keen understanding of the importance to tap into transferrable skills to make any career change.

I've also learned a lot about cultural differences in the workplace and, when it comes to entrepreneurship, how to create a successful face-to-face and remote business by leveraging technology and staying up to speed with current trends and market requirements.


Over the past 20 years I've coached thousands of professionals across Asia Pacific to find and follow their true passion and direction. 

Loving my work has made such a difference to HOW I work, I am grateful to have been named a LinkedIn Top Voice in 2020, voted one of the top Career Coaches to follow in 2020, and to be honoured by the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA) with their Excellent In Practice Award for Career Practitioners

I was nominated for Telstra's Business Woman of the Year in 2014 and 2016.

My podcast, YOUR CAREER has been named top 20 career podcast globally by Feedspot, and my book, NAVIGATING CAREER CROSSROADS is a #1 Amazon bestseller and a finalist in The Australian Career Book Awards 2021. 


I am committed to helping professionals gain the clarity and confidence required to take control of their careers and helping to answer what my clients often ask themselves, "What do I want to be when I grow up?" And that's regardless of whether they are in their 30's, 40's, 50's or 60's!


I'm on a mission to inspire every professional who wants to take control of their career so they can create a career that is both personally satisfying and financially rewarding.

This is why I founded The Careers Academy and the Career Success Program and online career courses - to make careers guidance AFFORDABLE and accessible from the comfort of your own home. 


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    I was coached by Jane when I returned back to Sydney after 7 years overseas and wanted to change direction in my career. From the very first session, Jane made, what seemed like an insurmountable task, manageable and exciting. Her warm, thoughtful, motivational, confidence building coaching style was exactly what I needed to make a successful career change.

    Talent Acquisition Leader, David Jones

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    Jane’s an amazing webinar presenter. She’s warm, engaging, focused and really cares about the development of all the people on the call.

    Principal, Nicholson Innovation

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    I recently completed Jane's LinkedIn for Career Success workshop and found Jane to be a most warm and engaging facilitator, with a focused approach in presenting the effectiveness of LinkedIn and how to achieve maximum results from this professional networking service.

    EA to C-Suite Executives

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    I had the pleasure of working with Jane on many occasions over the past several years as my career coach and mentor. I am so grateful for her passion, positive encouragement and ongoing commitment to helping me to improve and getting the most potential out of myself.

    Technical Lead, Ogilvy Australia

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    Jane exudes genuine warmth, positivity and passion for helping others. In a time of transition, Jane helped me to more deeply understand my career anchors and values, and make a critical decision about the next phase of my career.

    Profit for Purpose Start-Up Founder