We believe that leading a fulfilling life
involves doing meaningful work
We see a world where work enriches lives, people feel connected and aligned to their organisation, and know that they are contributing to something greater than themselves. We work with CEOs, Managers and their teams from ASX100 companies through to SMEs, providing a range of specialised career, leadership and team-oriented services from our team of experts across Australia.
National Focus on TransitionsDr Edwin Trevor-Roberts took over the sole running of the company in 2007 and has been instrumental in the rapid growth of the business. It is now a national operation with career support services for clients across 5 key sectors: Health & community services, Engineering, Manufacturing, Government, and Professional services. Our company has expanded beyond handling outplacement and redundancies as a result of the feedback received from those engaged on the career transition programs. The clarity that participants get from their program around who they were and what they could offer was offset by disappointment that they had to lose their job to gain that understanding.
What Makes Us Different?At Trevor-Roberts, a privately owned Australian company, our unfair advantage revolves around beliefs. We believe that each person has a career story, in fact, a great career story. We work with people to uncover their unique story and also to craft a compelling narrative for leveraging their strengths. Our belief in the importance of each individual’s career story is combined with specific solutions to support and guide them through the key inflection points in their career because that’s when they need it most. It’s not about pushing large volumes of people through our programs; it’s about boosting confidence and providing certainty for the future for every individual.
Strong values underpin the relationships we build with clients and customers and are part of what sets us apart from other providers
RelationshipsWorking together collaborating with clients, customers and colleagues in a flexible, enjoyable and responsive way
ResultsAchieving outcomes for individuals and clients. Exceeding their expectations through genuine understanding, tailored support and world-class service
IntegrityProfessional, ethical, and trustworthy
GenerosityKindness, reciprocity, and sharing
Transformational, Not Transactional
Our values-based approach has emerged from decades of working with organisations and individuals in transforming thousands of careers around Australia. Flexibility and responsiveness underpin our approach to business. Our philosophy and approach to organisational and human development is guided by:
- A positive and strengths-based coaching approach
- Sustained behavioural change
- Integrity of relationships
- Latest theory and pragmatic application.
How Trevor-Roberts began
“People would come into the office despondent and then weeks or months later they would walk out with the biggest smile on their face. I thought there is something magical in what we do.”
Trevor-Roberts was started by Brian Trevor-Roberts, a pioneer of the outplacement industry, in 1994. Our business initially focused on providing counselling and outplacement services. This was at a time when redundancies weren’t talked about and people going through the process felt a sense of shame and loss of confidence.
When our current CEO, Dr Edwin Trevor-Roberts, began working in the business in the late 1990s, outplacement was still the primary focus.
Edwin was drawn to offer a more diverse range of services after seeing the dramatic transformations around him.
Offering Better Support for Clients
In March 2015, Trevor-Roberts merged with Macfarlan Lane, a Melbourne-based company focused on executive career transitions. This merger has enabled us to offer a more complete service for our clients from the best of high-end career transition support for senior clients, thoughtful advice and services in relation to organisational change, restructuring and leadership development as well as high-volume career transition support.
Our network across Australia and New Zealand means we can offer local, national, or international programs.All our consultants are carefully selected based on their experience and accreditation. This gives our clients the competitive advantage of specialised knowledge and expertise across a range of industries and a broad spectrum of needs.
Our international presence is extended through our membership to the Global Outplacement Alliance, a worldwide network of career management specialists. Our clients benefit from our ability to confidently partner with career service providers in over 200 locations worldwide, providing support and local expertise to employees wherever they are.