Empowering change to resolve disputes and develop careers.
Louise Millar-Hoffmann has been in business as an independent professional consultant since 2002 when she established Career Stepping Stones. An allied business, eco people at work, was also established in 2015. These services have now been merged under the common personal branding of Louise Millar-Hoffmann in conjunction with expanded business services into mediation and family dispute resolution.
Louise has provided professional services to the following organisations:
Emverio Workplace Mediation Anytime Mediation
Interact Support Inc Goldberg Family Mediation
Hudson Talent Management Australian Public Service Commission
Environment Institute of ANZ Career Development Association of Aust
Monash University Latrobe University
Rimington Group Return to Work Management
Bayside Careers Group Preston Neighbourhood House
Environmental Jobs Network Waite Group
Passport Careers Inc JA & Associates
Royal Freemasons Aged Care Trevor-Roberts Associates
Bush Heritage Australia Melbourne Water
Louise has also assisted hundreds of individual private fee-paying clients. A selection of client testimonials is available below and on LinkedIn.
Louise is a regular speaker, presenter and facilitator at Career Development Association of Australia and Environment Institute of Australian and New Zealand national and local events and is a Nationally Qualified Mediator (NMAS) and a Registered Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Practitioner (Family Mediator).
Qualified Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner:
Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution
Qualified Career Development Practitioner:
Graduate Diploma of Careers Education and Development
Master of Arts (Environmental Advocacy)
Learning and Development:
Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment
High quality products delivered within scope and on time
Ethics and Values:
Ethical delivery of career and workforce assessments, coaching techniques and confidential mediation
The consultant you brief is the one doing the work
Rapid response tailored to suit your timeframes and budgets
Louise works from a green office and is committed to the responsible use of resources.
Louise has clients from all over Australia (and even some Aussies living overseas who intend to return home soon), most of whom she works with via web-based technology. The business is located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and local clients do have the option of meeting with Louise in person there or by arrangement at a number of other locations within metropolitan Melbourne (NE, SE and CBD).
Failure to attend a session (either online or in person) or failure to give at least 2 business days notice of cancellation will incur a $50 cancellation fee per incident. The cancellation fee cannot be deducted from your program fee. The session cannot be re-booked until payment of the cancellation fee has been received.
When it comes to career choice there is no such thing as what you "should" be doing. In fact, it is not helpful to think in this way. In careers, as in life, it is always about making personally-relevant choices, being open to possibilities and adapting to change. Louise's personalised one-to-one programs are designed to assist you on your career journey - but you will always be in the driver's seat. Louise does not press a button on a one-size-fits-all piece of software and tell you what you job should be for now and evermore. Instead, Louise will guide you on a journey of discovery and provide you with a clear action plan to be the driver of your own career.
Have you ever considered that it is your career and current job that is the enabler of your all your spending choices? Many choose to spend quite a bit of money each year on lifestyle options like coffees, gym or take-aways, etc. Investing in your career is really a wise and valuable enabler of both personal fulfillment and lifestyle choices. Investing in Louise's services has two costs: the initial financial cost, and the subsequent personal effort to implement action plans post-service. In return for the financial cost, Louise is committed to providing you with a personalised one-to-one professional career development service with a clear, practical and doable action plan as the service outcome. Leveraging that into a full value-for-money outcome over time is, of course, up to you.
Career Development is something that only works when an adult client is motivated to take ownership and action for themselves. Even though friends and family members may have well-intentioned motives in seeking out help, there is rarely any long-term benefit if the adult client is not taking the initiative in the process. It is also a confidential process, so it would not be ethical to discuss an adult client's issues through a third person. So please browse the information on this site and pass it on to the person concerned. We would be very happy to answer your friend's/family member's questions directly with them. Bookings can only be made by the person intending to take up the service, regardless of who is actually paying. Parents may, of course, inquire on behalf of their pre-adult school-aged children.