Shireen DuPreez

Executive Search. Recruitment. Career Coaching.


“Everyone needs a coach.” Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google.

Just like athletes have sports coaches to keep them at the top of their game, professionals are increasingly engaging coaches to help them go further, faster.


Shireen DuPreez, Director and Principal Consultant

I’m passionate about helping my clients have a more personally and financially rewarding life and career.

As an executive search consultant, recruiter and coach I’ve been on both sides of the hiring table. This means I’ve gained inside knowledge of how employers make hiring decisions, the advertised and unadvertised (hidden) job market, and ways to better manage your career.

The origin of the word “coach” dates back to the 15th century, which in the literal meaning was to carry someone from one place to another.

Today, it’s a useful analogy because a coach is someone who uses techniques and tools to help you move from where you are to where you want to be!

I listen intently, ask powerful questions and strategise with you. Our coaching sessions are a dedicated block of time where you can confidentially share what you are looking for in your career. It’s a process of discovery of what’s most important for your unique situation.

As your coach I might notice blind spots you can’t see for yourself, or tweak elements of the way you communicate, or polish your personal brand.

Clients often engage me for assistance with specific areas such as:

  • Targeted job search strategies and tactics
  • The hidden job market
  • Networking skills
  • Resume, cover letter and LinkedIn profile improvement
  • Interview practice
  • Negotiation of job offers

I’ve been trained by renowned coach Anthony (Tony) Robbins who for more than 30 years has advised leaders around the world on how to reach and maintain peak performance.

I’m your cheerleader providing you support along the way. Together we will gain forward momentum and make progress towards your goals.

One Power Hour Consult

In this One Power Hour session we will look at the challenges you’ve been dealing with, what’s holding you back and where to re-focus your efforts.

You may wish to address a specific issue or talk broadly about clarifying your “Why?”. Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees.

Sessions are offered in person, phone, Skype or FaceTime.

You will also receive free access to my career resources library which includes my eBooks, online course, spreadsheets and tools.

$500 + GST

Mock Interview Consult

How do you know where to improve your interview skills? Most organisations don’t provide detailed interview feedback which makes it challenging for individuals to know what needs to be fixed. Family and friends may give you well meaning feedback but usually aren’t trained or experienced in hiring methods.

The process for the Mock Interview Consult is:

  • Send me a description/job advertisement of a job you are interested in.
  • I’ll prepare a set of interview questions in advance.
  • We’ll go through a 30 minute mock interview on the phone, Skype, FaceTime or in person.
  • Then I’ll give you 30 minutes of feedback on what you did well and how you can improve. You’ll receive candid feedback from me, an experienced recruiter (it’s better that you practice your interview skills with me than with your ideal employer!).

You will also receive free access to my career resources library which includes my eBooks, online course, spreadsheets and tools.

$575 + GST


“Shireen you have been so pivotal in moving ahead with confidence in my resume, approach, language and performance. So worthwhile investing in your advice.”


Career Coaching and Personal Branding – Package 1.

  • 3 x 1hr coaching sessions.
  • Resume and cover letter review.
  • LinkedIn profile review.
  • Email support.
  • Access to my career resources library which includes my eBooks, online course, spreadsheets and tools.

$1,200 + GST

Career Coaching and Personal Branding – Package 2.

  • 5 x 1hr coaching sessions.
  • Resume and cover letter review.
  • LinkedIn profile review.
  • Email support.
  • Access to my career resources library which includes my eBooks, online course, spreadsheets and tools.

$1,800 + GST

Executive Concierge – Career Coaching and Personal Branding – Package 3.

  • Up to 10 x 1hr coaching sessions.
  • Full resume and cover letter makeover done for you.
  • LinkedIn makeover done for you.
  • Target company list development.
  • On call phone and email support (except when I’m sleeping!).
  • Access to my career resources library which includes my eBooks, online course, spreadsheets and tools.

$5,000 + GST

“It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside the frame.” John Doerr.

Executive Coaching

My executive coaching programs and packages are tailored to suit the needs of individuals or groups.  Please contact me direct to discuss your specific requirements.

Job Search Success – 5 Step Method –  Online Program

For more information visit the webpage here.

Group Career Coaching Program

My next group coaching program is in May 2018. To find out more visit this webpage and  join my email list here.

What are the benefits of working with me?

Shireen DuPreez

Shireen DuPreez

I’ve been recruiting and providing career advice for more than 12 years.

I’m a published author on executive search, recruitment and career management and I stay up-to-date with the latest research.

I’ve worked in the US, UK and Australia across a range of industries. My geographically broad and cross industry knowledge of labour markets can help you with segmenting where to target your job search efforts.

Networking is bread and butter in my business. I’ve developed a large network which is an asset to my clients.

The job market has changed however some people haven’t realised it.  With 50 – 80% of job openings not advertised in the open market you will gain an advantage by accessing the hidden job market. I’ve written a book on the hidden job market (which you will receive free when you schedule a coaching session) and I will help you discover opportunities that exist in the larger part of the unadvertised market.

Job search and career transition can be an emotional and tiring process, sometimes we all need a pep talk. I’ll support you with managing the emotional job search rollercoaster and keeping a positive attitude.

“The best athletes in the day, the Gretzkys, the Michael Jordans, they all had a coach. Still to this day, the best have coaches. Because the coach can see what you can’t see.”

Tony Robbins

My inside knowledge of the recruitment process can help you navigate each stage and negotiate the best possible remuneration package, more than justifying your investment in my services.

Other benefits of my coaching services are:

  • Assistance with achieving professional and/or personal objectives within a specified timeframe.
  • Access to an objective external sounding board.
  • Exploration of limiting beliefs and behaviours that may be holding you back or derailing you.
  • Increased personal brand value in the job market.
  • Help to improve your self confidence levels.
  • A stronger bargaining position especially in salary negotiations.

Check out my Testimonials to hear what others have said about the quality of my services.

“It is so very difficult when searching for a senior role for yourself to get competent unbiased feedback on your resume, interview technique and approach. Unfortunately, and with good reason, most recruiters cannot provide honest and direct feedback on why you weren’t chosen for a role. This makes it difficult to identify areas for improvement and take action. After struggling with a number of failed attempts to secure my desired role, I decided to seek professional help and Shireen was recommended by a colleague.

Shireen was instrumental in building my confidence in my resume, reconfiguring my LinkedIn profile and helping me identify several issues in the language I was using to communicate in interviews. She provided me with tools to assist developing my brand and coached me through a mock interview. The experience was sometimes confronting, but Shireen courageously and competently guided me to an understanding of what I was poorly projecting and how best to develop a better way to truly show my authentic self with the utmost of integrity. I can’t thank her enough for this insight and ultimately, success, in securing the role I wanted.”


“Shireen gave me relevant and practical insights, supporting my transition from employment to developing my own business and self marketing. I appreciate her relaxed, understanding and professional approach.”


“Shireen is a knowledgeable, professional and inspirational business coach I had the pleasure of working with over four sessions. Having been out of the workforce for quite some time on a career break, Shireen’s advice and guidance on areas such as the hidden job market and the importance of building networks was invaluable. In particular, Shireen’s ability to listen and really understand the matter at hand helped me to regain my confidence and really analyse the direction I wanted to take my future career. I looked forward to each session and left feeling energised and focussed. This whole process has given me the tools and confidence to focus on a different career path, something I don’t believe I would have had the ability to do had I not engaged her services. I would highly recommend her services to anyone requiring business coaching.”


“A couple of years ago, Shireen supported me during a recruitment process from candidate to employee with impeccable work ethics, very professional approach and delivered an outstanding service until I was well settled in my job. For the coming years, I continued following her great insight advice on employability improvements and her wealth of knowledge about job market trends and modern job hunting techniques. Recently, I have encountered some difficulties in my career progression and have sought her professional advice. As I expected, Shireen was very attentive to my concerns and provided me with very practical guidance and recommendations that did help me to regain my confidence. Also, she has significantly assisted me to improve my personal branding and Linkedin profile. I very much appreciate her approachable style and dealing with her has been a pleasure.”


“Shireen was recommended to me to assist in reshaping my career after completing my MBA. I have found Shireen to be an excellent coach regarding possible career pathways with a large compliment of excellent resources to assist. Shireen has been accessible all the way through this process by providing guidance on a range of issues through email, meetings and telephone. Her expertise regarding different corporate recruiting practices has been exceptional and along with her tools, I have definitely benefited and seen results in my career journey.”


“I would highly recommend Shireen to anyone looking to take their interview performance to the next level. As well as providing a strong sounding board to focus and refine my preparation, I found her strategies for acting with greater impact and engaging the audience to be a source of advantage. While it may have taken a leap of faith to seek out coaching in the first place, I am really glad that I did and would encourage others to step up as well. You won’t regret it.”


“Got the job, and negotiated an extra $5k. With the salary sacrificing options on offer, I’m very pleased with the net outcome. Thanks again for your help and support along the way! I’ll happily recommend you to colleagues and friends, and may well be in touch down the track to upskill further”


Contact me today on +61 (0)414 767 821 via the webform here or through LinkedIn to schedule a time for your coaching session.

Not sure which package is best for your unique situation? That’s ok, book a free 15 minute exploratory chat by contacting me to make arrangements.

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