What our clients say


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Just a shout out to Mark Brand who provided priceless support and guidance every step of my journey to achieve my new role. He helped review each job opportunity and he was very generous with his time from replying to questions via email and follow up phone calls and Webinars in interview techniques and recommendations on cover letters and resumes.

If you need someone on your side to give honest and insightful advice, give Turning Point Partners a call.

Steven Abrey

I was in a senior IT Security role for over ten years before my role was made redundant. That’s a long time to be out of the job market, and I learned very quickly that much had changed through the recruitment process. Redundancy, regardless of how it happens, makes you doubt yourself, that’s why I found the outplacement program and Mark’s coaching invaluable. Mark didn’t doubt me for a second. He took the time to get to know what was important to me and kept me positive every step of the way. 

Offering plenty of encouragement along with practical advice around the structure of my resume and tips on what to say and not say at an interview, Mark helped me transition into my next role confidently. I’d highly recommend the Turning Point Partners outplacement program. Even if you think you have a good understanding of what to do through your job search, don’t underestimate the value in having someone in your corner supporting you through the entire process.


Komatsu has used Donington (Qld) now Turning Point Partners over a number of years to support us with several major downsizing and change management initiatives. In a major restructuring this year, involving approximately 200 employees we engaged the Donington (Qld) to coordinate consultants in various locations around Australia to support our staff. The team was able to do this at very short notice to meet the demands of the large numbers. They provided valuable feedback on a monthly basis which our senior management appreciated.

Following our recent project, I would highly recommend the TPP team to manage any large downsizing project that requires quality consultants in multiple locations.

National People Development and Systems Manager, Komatsu

Queensland Rail has had a long-standing relationship with Donington (Qld) – now Turning Point Partners – who have provided support for significant transformational reform and change. Major restructuring has included downsizing by more than 500 employees, during a challenging period of government mandated ‘no forced’ redundancies.
The team provided support throughout Queensland including remote locations. On short notice, they were able to provide on-site consultants to support our Managers with communicating change during difficult times.
We view the TPP team as trusted advisors who have worked closely with our HR team to manage organisational change. In particular, feedback has been received from staff thanking them for the support they had received.
Turning Point Partners’ consultants are as comfortable working with the Board and Senior Executives as they are with our frontline leaders in the field. Their ability to understand the business imperatives for change and to support our leaders and employees is highly valued.

Director - Human Resources, Queensland Rail

I wish to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the wonderful support you have given me since I was made redundant. You and the team have helped me enormously in finding a new position in the workforce. Not since the late 70s have I had to seriously look for a job, boy have things changed. Your very professional approach has enabled me to gain the skills and techniques necessary to find employment. During this time, I have put over forty resumes into the market and attended over twenty interviews. I have now gained a challenging position that will give me the opportunity to earn more than triple my previous earnings. I have also appreciated the friendly and supportive atmosphere in the office.

Senior Manager, Manufacturing Industry

Turning Point Partners are a high quality organisation with current and relevant advice to both corporates and individuals when considering career change and outplacement.

I have dealt directly with Mark Brand on numerous occasions and would recommend him and Turning Point Partners readily.

Alistair Burton

We’re using our certification process to attract top performers and quickly weed out non-performers. We’re getting feedback from customers that our sales reps are the best in the business. How we love to hear that! Thanks for making a real difference. By the way, congratulations for being selected as our “Vendor of the Year”

VP Sales, Pharmaceutical Company

Just a short note to thank you. I must confess I was somewhat skeptical of the whole Outplacement concept but went along anyway. I couldn’t have been more mistaken. The Turning Point Partners team are professional, competent, have impressive connections and I am not only pleased with the ongoing process but also confident of a good outcome at the end of it. If client satisfaction is a guide then I certainly have received value for money.

Senior Manager, Services Industry

We know, for example, that most of our competitors cannot boast of increased sales for the past two years. We believe our sales people are better trained and are out selling the competition. I have had the opportunity to sample a variety of sales training over the years and rate yours the best. Keep up the good work and thanks for contributing to our success.

Product and Distribution Manager, Financial Services

I received a glowing commendation from a recipient of Turning Point Partners outplacement services that I thought I’d share:
• Fantastic people
• Thank you to an alternative consultant for stepping in when my consultant was on leave. I wasn’t kept waiting, another consultant with equally excellent expertise stepped in.
• Provided a number of forums on ‘Networking’, all free of charge. These were extremely helpful as most jobs, especially in the current climate, are attained via ‘Networking’. We felt that we weren’t just numbers.
• Sent a much appreciated ‘Congratulations’ card when I successfully employed.
• The service I got was fantastic and worth every cent, multiplied by ten because our former employer paid for them!

Manager, Strategic HR Initiatives, National Science Sector

A very big thank you to the Donington (QLD), now Turning Point Partners, team for the wonderful support you have given me. I find I have gained a lot over the last few months and have a far better perspective on my career and with that greater motivation and drive.

Middle Manager, Manufacturing Industry

To say that yesterday’s workshop was excellent has to be the understatementof the year.
The takeaway’s were daunting (another rework of my CV coming up) but the insights to the current market were enlightening.
Thanks again!

Former Manufacturing Manager, Mining Resources Company

Finding myself out of employment, I was introduced to Turning Point Partners and their outplacement services. My career coach, Kieran, was able to provide useful information about the recruitment process that was relevant to my industry. He helped me to identify the skill gaps that would hold me back in my job search or limit the number of opportunities I was exposed to.

We worked a lot in the area of networking, which wasn’t my strong point, and have developed a strong package that sells my skills and experience that I am confident to present to potential employers.

Blake Jones

Both the quality of the content and the facilitation skills of the program presenter were excellent. The insight and knowledge I gained far exceeded my expectations. I walked away with not only an upgraded set of skills but also a number of thought provoking concepts that are already assisting how I approach the employment market.

HR Manger , Thiess

“I wanted to let you know that for the past two years we have had positive growth and increased sales. Your sales training at our national sales meetings starting in 1997 has significantly contributed to our success.

GM Sales and Marketing, Equipment Manufacturing

Just to let you know I have accepted a job starting 20th of April.Thank you for your assistance with my transition, the work ethic and quality of advice provided inspired me to be thorough and focused in my preparation for interviews. Whilst I came second on a few occasions, your guidance had me ready and able for the next interview and finally a winner. I hope others are as lucky as me to have your guidance. Win, Win!

Store Manager, Utilities Sector

Wyndham has engaged Donington Qld, (now Turning Point Partners) as a transition solutions consultant over a number of years, including several major downsizing events and changes during and after the GFC. This involved the support of over 300 people departing our organisation at more than 14 different sites across the nation. In some of our remote regional locations, Turning Point Partners was able to provide consultants to us on-site at short, which was greatly appreciated by all managers involved. The support provided was across all levels of staff, from senior executives to maintenance personnel and resort administration officers.
As we continue the rebuilding process, we have had the opportunity to approach several of our former senior staff members and welcome them back into the organisation – a positive outcome for all involved.

Senior Vice-President - Human Resources, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Asia-Pacific

From our first meeting it was very clear that my consultant was a person not only of high integrity but also someone who was able to connect and provide a genuine sense that she was there for me. A professional in all respects she knew her business but was also balanced and quickly able to establish my needs. Communication was regular, informative and supportive. Having a positive person supporting me was extremely important. Turning Point Partners has demonstrated a solid knowledge of contemporary issues and experiences. Being told what I needed to hear rather than what I wanted to hear was refreshing. I appreciated the post-employment feedback and followup. I had an opportunity to brief the CEO of the Local Government Association regarding my experiences and advised that I thought all Councils should avail themselves of the services provided and recommended them to other General Managers. As long as Turning Point Partners continues to utilise consultants of this calibre there will be a role for them in Local Government.”

Executive Director, Government