Tara Good Work Career Consulting

Hi, I'm Tara

I’m a Career Industry Council of Australia (CICA) Registered Professional Career Development Practitioner and I can help you feel more satisfied with work.

All work is valuable and has the potential to be meaningful, it just needs to be the right fit for you. That’s where I come in.

I want to hear your story and help you build on it.

My Story

My story starts in the public service employment sector where I saw the impact work has on life and wellbeing. After a decade in that field, I took a sideways step, working in admin in a Natural Resource Management organisation.

This role gave me a love for the environmental sector and purposeful work. I did some more study and moved into higher education where I found my happy place helping students to plan their careers. Fast forward to now, and I’m happily working a portfolio career of self-employment and project work.

My experience covers tertiary education options and graduate careers, regional careers, generalist careers, and mid-career transitions. The environmental sector has my heart, and I love helping people understand what that work could look like for them.

I value curiosity, kindness, humour, and balance.

My Approach

I’ll help you develop self-understanding and build the skills to better manage and enjoy your work, and to make well-considered decisions.

I do this through practical discussions and activities focusing on strengths, values, skills, interests, your context and challenges, along with labour market information and career pathways research to enable good choices in jobs, learning, hobbies, and transitions through life.

The technical stuff that I draw from is a range of career development theories, along with narrative counselling, positive psychology coaching, acceptance and commitment therapy, and other techniques.

This is to support you to navigate your own choices.


Good Work Career Consulting was founded on the principle that all work can be meaningful and aims to align our services to the concept of Decent Work, from UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.

The UN defines decent work as work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration (UN, n.d.).

Outside of Work

I am a keen photographer, nature lover, average guitar player, avid reader, and committed dog mum to a lazy bull terrier called Pepper.

I love going bush to camp and explore, especially in remote country, both in Australia and overseas.

I am a strong believer in the benefits of getting outside your comfort zone but equally value the daily contentment of life.

Tara Harold The United Nations. (n.d.). Decent Work and Economic Growth: What it Matters.
The United Nations. (n.d.). Decent Work and Economic Growth: What it Matters.