Emma Walsh, Managing Director
Emma is a leading HR Specialist, Career Coaching Practitioner and Social Entrepreneur who founded Australia’s first online HR consulting network, Changing Places HR Services Pty Ltd in 2004; uniquely providing businesses with free, on demand access to independent practitioners in the areas of HR, Leadership Development, Career Coaching and Training.
In 2007, after the birth of her twin boys, Emma founded her second business, mums@work, to support parents returning to the workforce and subsequently, Parents@Work to help progressive employers implement family friendly practices.
Parents@work was the first business in Australia to offer a dedicated, integrated return to work coaching, training and information service to parents online and it is now considered the leading ‘voice’ for working parents. Having started her own early career in Superannuation and Sales, Emma is an expert at career reinvention and transition and now, with 3 children and managing two businesses, understands the challenges most parents face when balancing work and family.
Emma’s corporate career specialising in HR, Leadership Development, Career Development and Coaching spans over 15 years. Emma has supported the career transition and growth of many leaders and returning parents largely in the insurance, financial and professional services sectors including companies such as Westpac, Zurich Financial Services, KPMG and JPMorgan in the UK and Australia.
Emma is an author and professional speaker in the areas of career development and balancing work and family and is a regular contributor to news radio and television on such topics including the Today Show and The Project.
2010-2011, NSW President of the Career Development Association of Australia.
2010, shortlisted for NSW Telstra Business Woman of the Year.
Executive Certificate, Positive Psychology Coaching - University of Technology, Sydney
Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Management, Counselling)
Life Coaching Course - Sydney University
Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment
Diploma of Human Resources