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Who we are

Our Career Coaches
Anne Kirby-Fahey
I have had various careers to date (and yet still SO young!) but the past 20 years have been in different facets of human resources. From managing a computer training centre, being a recruitment and HR manager in Hobart, and becoming one of the founders of a consultancy offering outplacement services throughout Tasmania.  I've worked on behalf of many organisations and industry sectors in Tasmania – resulting in a deep knowledge of what works well in managing a workforce and what can go wrong, despite everyone's best efforts. My focus is on supporting each impacted individual with a highly personalised service, keeping them realistic but optimistic -
and having some fun along the way.  I'm a recent convert to Parkrun and love/loathe my Saturday mornings as I jog near the back of the pack around the Queen's Domain in Hobart.
Anne was a godsend. She was able to provide clarity around my situation, providing guidance and direction. I found myself feeling positive about the changes ahead with Anne able to instill a sense of confidence, strength and resolve in me.  Anne’s influence and guidance had such a positive impact on my career, the tools and lessons learnt will stay with me until retirement and beyond.  In an age where career transition is a requirement rather than a curse, Anne's experience is an invaluable tool for all. (JF)
Alexis Dumas
​Prior to becoming a Career Coach I spent many years as a Senior Executive for a Superannuation Fund responsible for the Corporate Services Business Unit encompassing all aspects of Human Resources, Information and Communications Technology, Information Management and Facilities Management.  As a founding director of Outplacement Tasmania, now Career Options Tasmania, I'm passionate and excited to provide career support in any of its many forms. I love working one-on-one with people to help them realise their potential and understand first-hand the value of having dedicated, objective assistance when undergoing an unexpected change in career.
I am living proof of the many benefits that come from actively managing the transition.  I have a keen interest in people and a down to earth approach, tempered with a caring and compassionate nature. I also enjoy making custom leather shoes, journals and botanical dyeing.


The genuine support, listening and guidance I received from Alexis helped me so much at a time when things were difficult. Alexis made the future look brighter and she provided a level of truly professional support. I highly recommend Alexis Dumas to anyone who faces the challenge of career transition. (JB)

Nicola Hunnibell
I’m a psychologist and coach with a passion for helping people grow! For the past two decades I have worked as an organisational development specialist and management consultant, supporting people to respond positively to personal and business change. I have worked with local, national and global organisations across a range of industries in the private, government and not-for-profit sectors. My experience enables me to work with participants from the perspective of their own lived experience to create a future

that fulfils their needs and purpose. I bring empathy, insight and authenticity to my work, with a healthy dose of fun!

When I’m not working, I like to wander the foothills of kunanyi with my family and take every opportunity to jump on a plane to experience new places, near and far.

Six months after having a baby I was made redundant. I decided to welcome the opportunity for a change but with the emotions of having a baby and trying to look for work I was overwhelmed and scared. I had heard that others at work had used the outplacement service. I was reluctant and dubious, but nonetheless I decided to reach out and just give it a go. I am happy to say I am now a very happy working mum whose confidence and self-worth has grown significantly since my first meeting with Nicola and she had a lot to do with me finding the right job. (NA)

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