Lara Buckley

Associate Director, Client Relations



Lara’s human resources career spans 20 years across various industries including financial services, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, corporate psychology, engineering and higher education. Lara has extensive experience in HR strategy, coaching, talent acquisition, performance optimisation, organisational development and managing change. Prior to joining Directioneering, Lara was Head of Human Resources and a key member of the executive team at Alleasing. Lara has also held roles at Lion and Sanofi. She is currently completing post graduate studies in Careers Education and Development at RMIT.

“I enjoy guiding others along a path of reflection and self-actualisation, with an end goal of achieving fulfilment in their career. Working with individuals at various stages of their career and exploring new opportunities with them is extremely satisfying.”

Coaching Expertise
Lara’s journey as a career coach is enriched by a depth of commercial insight, gleaned through years of collaboration with professionals spanning various levels and industries. Lara’s coaching methodology revolves around crafting strategies that are uniquely tailored to suit the goals and circumstances of her clients. By aligning these strategies with individual aspirations, she ensures that each professional journey is not only navigated but truly thrives in the desired direction.

Industry Expertise

Financial services
Higher education


Master of Business Administration (Strategy and Employment Relations) – University of Technology Sydney
Bachelor of Arts, (Psychology and Industrial Relations), University of Sydney
Graduate Certificate (Careers Education and Development) – Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Psychometric Tools
Birkman Method™
MRG – Personal Directions

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