Hi, my name is Jane Allen - I'm so happy you have made it to Reframe Careers.
Welcome to a space where careers are reframed and possibilities unfold.
I don’t believe in one right career path or fix-all solutions. Change is everywhere, continually influencing both ourselves and the world around us. I can help you explore your career possibilities and make a decision that is right for you now. I encourage dynamic or "flexible" goal setting so you can notice other opportunities if they arise.
My career path has taken many twists and turns. I've been a primary teacher, ESL teacher, education recruiter, employment consultant and rehabilitation consultant. I used to worry that all these changes would disadvantage me as I had a limiting belief that a career-for-life path is the only measure of success. I later realised these shifts fostered a love of learning and made me more adaptable. We are all a work in progress and the best journeys are not always in a straight line!
I work with
High School Students (Year 10-12)
Young adults (18-25 years)
Individuals seeking a mid-career change
Neurodivergent individuals (ADHD, Autism)
Mums returning to the workforce after a career break
I help people going through career transitions to discover hope and take meaningful action. I do this by combining my qualifications in Career Counselling and Rehabilitation Counselling with resourcefulness, authenticity, empathy, and kindness.
I can help you identify your unique strengths as well consider your drivers, values and interests and how they can help find meaning in a career. If personal career challenges are identified, we can work together to view them differently and creatively. You may recognise ways you are already adapting to change by taking risks, trying things out or learning from mistakes! This approach can help you manage the continual change and uncertainty that we all face in our careers.
My personal and parenting journey involves navigating mental health challenges and understanding neurodiversity. This has shaped my strengths-based and neuro-affirming approach
Graduate Certificate in Education (Career Development), ACU
Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counselling, University of Sydney
Bachelor of Education, University of Wollongong
Additional Training and Education
Simply ADHD course - ADD Coach Academy
Morrisby Accredited Career Counsellor
Orygen Training Module - Vocational Recovery for Young People with Mental Ill-Health
Activating Resilience Course, Purple Co (based on the The Resilience Doughnut, The Resilience Centre)
NDIS Worker Check Clearance number: 61626341
Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA)
Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors (ASORC)