Hi there,

My name is Jess. I am a Mum, a Step Mum, Wife, Business Owner and Career Coach. My business Symes Group is a coaching and professional development consultancy that also publishes a business magazine and podcast called 'The Symes Report'. 


I have a creative background and literally grew up in the world of theatre. After a successful career as a theatre director and acting coach I moved into the corporate space using the transferable skills of getting authentic and purpose driven performances from people.

I am passionate about supporting individuals to realise their potential and be the most confident version of themselves.

My work focuses on self responsibility and ownership, mental toughness, purpose and goals, the science of self confidence, personality, and positive psychology.  The process is focused on evidence based approaches, theories and models that support the individual or group to move them forward in a positive, productive and purposeful direction.


  • Masters of Applied Science, Psychology of Coaching, The University of Sydney

  • Bachelor of Communications, Theatre and Media, Charles Sturt University Bathurst, 2000

  • Graduate Diploma Directing, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), 2005

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