G’day, I’m


Career Transformation Coach
I help you create a career you love, so you feel like you never ‘work’ a day in your life.

How My Clients Create A Career They Love And Bypass The ‘System’ To Land Their Dream Job… FAST.


Career That You Love

So It Never Feels Like ‘Work’

Create a career by-design, tailored to your life purpose and values. Position yourself as THE expert without sensationalising or bragging.

No 'Icky' Job Search Tactics

Ongoing Rejection By Recruiters? Gone.

Bypass what everyone else is doing to receive direct contact from decision makers. Hiring you becomes a no-brainer.

More Interviews

For Jobs That Matter

Increase calls for interview by as much as 90% and capitalise on a strategic plan that reduces time in the job search by 50% or more.

Transition and Thrive

Into A Job That Fits YOUR Criteria

Overcome perceived negatives and demonstrate your value and ROI so you can negotiate an optimum compensation package.


Learn the secrets my clients use to get into a job they love, without experiencing endless rejection by recruiters.

You’re an executive. A manager.
A consultant.
A high-level professional…

and your career is on hold. Either you can’t find a role that is a match for what you want, or your career path is a little fuzzy and unclear.

Going into work and going through the motions is no longer enough. You long to be in a role that gives you purpose… a role within a company that you would love to work for and where you feel valued. A role where you can make an impact in your sphere of expertise.

Without a clear vision and the right strategies for a steady flow of interviews and job opportunities, your career is in trouble.


We Can Help

Most job search tactics are slow and ineffective. Because they’re tactics, not strategies. Applying for advertised jobs. Expanding a recruiter network. Rehashing the resume (again). Networking. You know, the ‘typical’ stuff.

These may be good for a small portion of your time. You might even get some traction. Eventually. Someday.

But they’re outdated when it comes to accessing the OUTSTANDING jobs that aren’t advertised. The old tactics are also hopeless in leveraging your expertise so you can find and land a job you really love… one that has you excited and challenged every day.

And the old tactics won’t provide you with multiple opportunities and a choice on who you want to work for… so you’re in a role that meets all your job criteria.


Big Oak Coaching is Different

We coach our clients in cutting-edge job search strategies and personal branding and marketing that works… and we provide career transformation for today’s job market; not yesterday.

We give you clarity, the tools, AND mindset support so you can bypass your competition and fast track into a new role… and we’re there beside you all the way.

You want more than just a job. You want a career. One that gives meaning and purpose and where you’re making a greater impact. You’re building a new life… for you, for your family, your team, your company, and the people you serve.

We get that. Which is why we’ve had the honour of working with some amazing individuals and companies in helping to transform careers and lives. Because what we do works.

Check out our About page. Read the results some of our clients have achieved by working with us.

And then watch a complimentary training about the exact process we use to help our clients bypass the system to land a job they love… FAST. Without spending hours on resumes, applying for a ton of jobs, trolling job boards, or outdated networking tactics.



Nik Popovic

High Performance Coach

… was asked to work with 3 separate Chinese basketball clubs and 2 NBL clubs in Australia… decided to take the role with Melbourne United Basketball Club. Thank you so much.

Antonio G

Senior Executive

I won the Deputy CEO role… it’s a role that brings together all of my past experiences and learnings, hence a great opportunity. All the best to you.

Wayne E

Mechanical & Piping Lead Supervisor

Following these discussions and coaching from Tara I have secured a position in Kazakhstan on USD$38B ‘TCO’ Project in Tengiz Oil Fields with management team and key personnel unknown to me previously.

Rolf V

Global Head of Operations

… how to approach the job market through a multi-tier plan, key aspects of successful interviewing, which types of jobs to focus on etc. I received a number of job offers  [and] Tara advised me on which opportunities would suit my skillset better and therefore have a higher probability of long term job satisfaction and career growth.

Juan C

Civil / Project Engineer

I was able to find a job in less than 30 days that was more suitable with my career goals.

Christian N

UI/UX Manager

It took me exactly a week to find a job I really wanted. Not only that but profile views on LinkedIn increased by 30% giving me confidence of my achievement and allowing me to connect and extend my network.

Michael B

Business Development Executive

When one’s age is 50 plus most industries have a prejudice against employing the aged. My interview requests quadrupled and, within two days, I found a Business Development position, with a global company, that paid 6 figures plus.

Robert G

Commercial Manager

My profile went from zero for my target role keywords to 1st position and quick contact from recruiters. Its also good to have a supportive adviser alongside.

How to Bypass The 'System' To Land A Job You Love... FAST

(Without  spending hours on résumés, applying for a ton of jobs,
trolling job boards, or annoying friends)

Learn the secrets my clients use in my free 45 minute Masterclass. It will be the best time you have invested in your career.



Founder & Career Coach Veteran of 27 Years

I truly believe that everyone has the potential to be who they want to be, and that anything is possible when a connection is made between your life purpose, values, motivators, and interests. We spend so much of our waking hours at work that it is imperative to our well-being to be passionate and happy about what we do. When you feel this way, you never have to ‘work’ a day in your life.

From my humble beginnings, I am honoured to have now helped thousands of people from 36 countries via my one-on-one and group coaching programs, job seeker software that I developed, serving as a career expert on numerous web portals, radio and print media, as well as relationships with recruitment firms, job boards, NGOs, and commercial industry.

Tara Michelle West


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