Jennifer Manson

Canberra Based

Psychological Strategy & Insight

Jennifer works mainly in the areas of occupational assessment, executive coaching, recruitment, selection, succession planning and career strategy. She has over 15 years experience helping clients in these fields.   Jennifer specialises in individually designed assessment & development of senior executives.   Previously employed by national & international management consultancies to work with corporate clients, Jennifer also worked with the military.  She now works with Public and Private sector clients in Canberra.

Jennifer's Key Skills

Consulting, developing and coaching in the following areas:

  • Executive, leadership & management coaching
  • Succession assessment and succession planning
  • Career assessment & development planning
  • Retention, motivation & performance enhancement of key staff
  • Reviews of recruitment, selection and induction processes
  • Job analysis, design & re-design
  • Recruitment and Selection – selection processes, interview design, psych assessments, assessment centres, coaching managers & HR in selection.
  • Skill based coaching - communication & interpersonal skills, managing conflict, written skills, strategic thinking, critical analysis & decision-making, self-presentation for promotion or improved leadership, job interview and application skills.


Honours degree in Psychology – Macquarie University, 1993
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) – Macquarie University, 1991
Accredited Mediation Course – Australian Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators
Certificate IV in Small Business Management, 2000
Ongoing professional development in psychology, coaching & business as well as formal workshops, seminars & courses in coaching, management, IT, business, accounting, marketing, sales & military psychology. 


Registered Psychologist (ACT & NSW)
Member of the Australian Psychology Society (APS)
Member of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists
Member of the APS Coaching Psychology Interest Group
Member of the APS Ageing Interest Group
Membership of Australian Institute of Company Directors (relinquished)
Membership of Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia (relinquished)

Client Feedback

Testimonial from a Senior Manager, Australian Public Service

Susan McDonald was engaged to provide me with executive coaching.

From the outset I found Susan to be highly professional and very insightful about the issues surrounding my personal management style and those that were inherent in the organisational culture and leadership. I found Susan's advice invaluable and the Agency Executive held her professional opinion and independence in high regard. Susan is very well read and was always ready to draw upon the latest literature and developments in her field.

I found Susan intelligent, professional and stimulating. I unreservedly recommend Susan as a personal Executive Coach and am very willing to provide a verbal referee report if required. (Manager's details available through "Contact Us")

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