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Career Services: – Online (Skype) Career Counselling Services

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Blu Ripples offers online (Skype) Counselling sessions

 

Blu Ripples® is proud to provide Online (Skype) Video and Telephone Counselling services.

To schedule an Online (Skype) Counselling session, please contact Blu Ripples® via e-mail (info@bluripples.com.au) between 9am and 6pm (AEST) Mon-Fri or Sat 10am to 2pm.

Online (Skype) Counselling sessions are available after hours, however bookings are essential and appointments are subject to availability.

 

 

 


Workplace Counselling: – Workplace Bullying, Abuse, Intimidation & Harrassment Action Plan

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workplace bullying

Are you experiencing workplace abuse, bullying, harrassment or intimidation? Need to talk – call Blu Ripples

At some point in our career we have either directly experienced or know of someone who has experienced Workplace Bullying, Abuse, Intimidation and/or Harrassment.  But how do you help someone going through this difficult period.  Simply follow Blu Ripples® 5 Step action plan and you will be on the way to resolving the presenting concern.

5 Step Action Plan to Address Workplace Bullying, Abuse, Intimidation and Harrassment Read More


Workplace Counselling: – Workplace Bullying – Enough is Enough!

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Workplace Abuse includes (but is not limited to) bullying, harrassment, exclusion, isolation and undermining your work performance by deliberately withholding information

 

Do you perceive that you have been treated less favourably by a colleague or supervisor in the workplace?

If yes, has a colleague or supervisor: – Read More


Career Development Assoication of Australia (CDAA) Membership – Katherine Foster of Blu Ripples

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CDAA - NSW COMMITTEE MEMBER; Katherine Foster - T/as Blu Ripples

Katherine Foster t/as Blu Ripples is a member of the Career Development Association of Australia

Blu Ripples® is proud to announce Katherine Foster has been accepted as a Member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA), the national peak body for Career Development Professionals (Careers Counsellors) in Australia; in recognition of her ongoing dedication to and participation in the industry, professional and academic credentials and commitment to her continual professional development.


Career Counselling: High School Students – Are you ready for work?

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High School Students - Preparing for work

High School Students – Are you ready for work?

One of the major milestones of life is that of Child to Adult and all that brings along with it including entering the workforce.

Blu Ripples question to you is –

Are you ready for this?

Do you know what you want to do in life or are you struggling to find your path? Read More


Career Counselling: Making the Dream Happen (Part 3)

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Career Pathways

Which career pathway will you take to achieve your career goal?

In Blu Ripples previous Blog, Making the Dream Happen (Part 2), one encouraged you to define your rough idea into a SMART Goal both in the big picture and the first small step capacity.

Assuming you have undertaken the first step it is now the appropriate time to determine your path.   Using the example outlined in Part 2, Oncologist, one perceives that you believe that there is only one way to achieve this outcome.  Well I am here to tell you there is always more than one way it depends on how hard we look and investigate our options.

Did one get your attention?  Yes there is always another way to achieve your dreams!

The first step in becoming an Oncologist is to attain your Bachelor of Medicine and then specialise – correct?  Well not necessarily!

What if you don’t get into the Bachelor of Medicine – then what?  What other options are open to you? Read More


Career Counselling: Creativity in the recruitment phase – Is there a place for it?

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Creativity in Recruitment

Blu Ripples Career Counselling Services asks – Is there a place for creativity in the recruitment phase?

A simple and resounding NO!

Now before many of you debate ones response stop for a minute or two and think about the word creativity and/or the word create.  What does this conger up for you? Read More


Workplace Counselling: Managing Workplace Conflict

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Esculating Conflict

How to manage workplace conflict before the flight or fight response kicks in to gear or up a notch

 

Workplace Conflict can arise from the most trivial matter and escalate very quickly thus it is important to remain as logical and objective as possible; in other words separate emotion from fact/s and deal with the facts.

So how do you accomplish the above? Great Question!

  • Start by keeping accurate file notes
  • Review your company’s grievance systems and/or your industrial agreement
  • Review your file notes, analyse the situation and construct a factual case synopsis
  • Schedule an appointment with your immediate supervisor and/or your supervisor’s superior – make sure you request a neutral witness be present
  • Present your case and desired outcomes
  • Listen objectively and respectfully to the other party; negotiate mutually acceptable outcomes and time-frames
  • Schedule a follow up appointment to address actual outcomes and/or non compliance
  • If the above fails seek external support e.g. Lawyer, State or Federal Industrial Relations Officer or Union Representative

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