“Whatever your career throws at you, be it a stone, a ripple or a tidal wave – our career counselling and consulting services can provide you with the tools and self-confidence to manage, cope, accept and confidently move forward towards your individual goals”

Are you struggling with: –


Blu Ripples is a specialist Career Counselling and Consulting (including Resume Writing Services) practice that empowers clients to achieve their  goals; surrounded by natures beauty Blu Ripples offers the perfect escape to simply breathe, contemplate, explore or review your professional history, job-search strategies, career options, pathways, life or soul calling.

Hello, my name is Katherine Foster, I am a nationally registered Career Development Specialist (Professional Member of CDAA) and Counsellor (Member of ACA) I have had the privilege of a listening, inspiring and empowering high school students, teenagers, adults and organisations across a multitude of backgrounds, cultures and locations identify and achieve their career, job-search and personal goals – I can help you too!

As I tell all my clients, at our initial career consultation, I can-not ethically guarantee outcomes; I do not have a magic wand or crystal ball and can-not go abracadabra your wish is granted that is the stuff of fairy tales.  However, the more open and honest you are with me and the process; the more willing you are to take of your mask off, dig deep and delve into your history and take constructive action steps  the more positive the outcomes are likely to be; and many clients have had positive outcomes – click here to read some of my client testimonials.

Thus, what you will find with me, is that I will ask you a lot of questions and listen to you- not to judge you but to help identify and fit the pieces of the puzzle together; I will base my approach on your needs, wants and the scope of my area of expertise.

Blu Ripples Career Counselling and Consulting FAQ’s

Katherine, I have a few quick questions; wonderful, ask away: –

1. What makes you unique – How are you different to everyone else?
Blu Ripples Career Counselling and Consulting Services 

What makes you unique?

Well without tooting my own horn, it is the unique combinations of my qualifications, skills and professional history in:-

  • Career Education and Development
  • Counselling (Career, Workplace (EAP), Personal, Abuse, Grief and Loss)
  • Business – Human Resource Management; and
  • Psychometric Instrumentation

Coupled with rich life experiences that enable me to respond, connect, develop and provide meaningful products and services to individuals just like you.

To read my formal profile click here.

But the more important question is: What makes YOU unique to employers?

and guess what, I can help you answer that question – simply click on our Key Transferable Skills Report or Career Counselling Services to find out more.

2. Who have you helped with Career Counselling, Guidance and Advice?
Blu Ripples Clients

Since 2003, when I opened my first Career Consulting practice and then in early 2009 when I graduated from Counselling (and rebranded my business to Blu Ripples), I have provided a diverse range of Career Counselling and Consulting services and products to: –

  • High School Students, Teenagers and Youth
  • Tertiary Students and Graduates
  • Corporate, Trade and Mining Professionals
  • Team Leaders, Supervisors and Front-Line Managers
  • Educators (Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary & Tertiary)
  • Medical, Allied Health Professionals
  • Mid, Executive and Global Management
  • Expats and Immigrants
  • Defence Personnel Partners through PEAP Program
  • Defence Personnel and Contractors (Civilians)
  • Businesses, Organisations and Sole Traders

from a range of locations including (but not limited to):-

  • Central Coast – Chain Valley Bay, Gosford, Gwandalan, Kanwal, Toonwoon Bay, Wyong and Wyongah
  • Hunter Region (Upper and Lower) –  Aberglasslyn, Braxton, Cessnock, Dungog, Clarence Town, Greta, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Rutherford, Scone, Singleton and Thornton
  • Lake Macquarie –  Belmont, Boolaroo, Charlestown, Cardiff, Cameron Park, Coal Point, Cooranbong, Eleebana, Glendale, Kotara, Rathmines, Toronto, Valentine, Warners Bay, West Wallsend
  • Mid North Coast – Coffs Harbour, Forster, Hawks Nest, Port Macquarie, Taree, Tuncurry and West Kempsey
  • Newcastle –  Adamstown, Beresfield, Broadmedow, Carrington, Elermore Vale, Fletcher, Hamilton, Hamilton East, Hexham, Islington, Lambton, Mayfield, Maryville, Merewether, New Lambton, Stockton,  Wickham, Waratah, West Jesmond and Whitebridge
  • Other NSW Regions – Orana Region – Dubbo, Riverina – Temora and Wagga Wagga, Southern Highlands – Yerrinbool, Sydney Metropolitan and CBD, Warramumbungle Shire – Coonabarabran and Bugaldie
  • Port Stephens – Anna Bay, Corlette, Fern Bay, Heatherbrae, Karuah, Lemon Tree Passage, Mallabula, Medowie, Nelson Bay, Raymond Terrace, Salamander Bay, Salt Ash, Shoal Bay, Soliders Point and Swan Bay

and around Australia.

and finally, but most importantly

3.  How can Blu Ripples Career Counselling & Consulting Services help me with my career goals?
Blu Ripples Career Counselling and Consulting Services.... helping you achieve your career goals

Blu Ripples can help you identify and put together the numerous pieces of the jigsaw puzzle to form a big picture and discuss any underlying or unresolved career or personal concerns, obstacles, incidents or events that maybe impacting your ability to confidently move forward in the direction of your career goals for example the impact of previous workplace bullying, the feelings of distress, anxiety, frustration and/or depression that can accompany the job-search process.

Specifically we can help you:-

and so much more…….

So, if you are ready to take your mask off, to be real, dig deep and explore your past to create your future call me today and let us start this exciting collaborative journey; I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Complementing our Career Counselling and Consulting Services, please be advised that as a nationally registered Counsellor I also provides Personal Counselling Services to help you identify and explore personal concerns, challenges and triggers that may consciously or subconsciously be impacting your career.

Personality Profiling (Testing)

Personality Profiling (Testing)

Helping you understand and accept personal differences:

  • MBTI & Majors PTI
  • DISC Insights
  • Workplace Personality Index

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Psychometric Testing

Psychometric Testing

Providing insight and clarity

  • Aptitude Testing
  • Career Interest Testing
  • Wellbeing

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Outplacement Services

Outplacement Services

Supporting exiting employees through redundancy:

  • Practical
  • Tailored; and
  • Empowering programs

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Career Counselling for DV Survivors

Career Counselling for DV Survivors

Helping you secure your future by

  • Creating
  • Rebuilding; or
  • Re-establishing your career

after leaving a DV environment

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