Working part-time isn't about luck.

It takes self belief, preparation and the courage to just do it.

Hello, I'm Ness

I whole-heartedly relish helping people and businesses thrive.  

As Founder of Job Pair and a Flex Work Coach I help individuals and organisations make part-time work hours possible in all sorts of positions and professions.

 

I’ve spent the past two decades in big and medium-size corporates working in a variety of brand and marketing leadership roles, and have experienced all types of flexible (and inflexible) work practices, cultures and thinking. 

I’ve seen and experienced first-hand the benefits to productivity, wellbeing and profits of flexible working - part-time, flexible hours, different locations, job sharing. 

I’ve also seen the other side. My personal wake-up call came a few years ago when I was driven to resign from work due to severe fatigue and auto immune disorders – the result of exhaustion, stress and being ‘always on’.

My ambition to create more truly flexible workplaces and for Job Pair to touch the lives of thousands comes from my first-hand experience, others' stories and a passion to help people thrive in work and life.

My story

1990
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Grew up in Adelaide, South Australia.

Older sister & bestie to Maddy.

Classic high achiever.

2003
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Gap year working on Hayman Island where I meet Adam.

2011

Dreams come true! Move to Sydney with Adam. First gig in big corporate.

2016
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Health falls again - hard. Told I can't work part-time because I'm not a carer.

I resign & spend the year regaining my wellbeing.

1997
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Started high school.

Passion for learning and equality flourished.

2006
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Graduate from UniSA with my BA and excited to join the corporate world.

2014
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Adam & I marry.

Few gigs later 'always on' is starting to tire.

I'm not alone; I'm hearing & helping others' stories.

2017
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We move back to Adelaide.

I study Art Therapy. Apply to job share a role with friend and Job Pair is founded.

2002
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Study architecture, my lifelong dream.

Don't enjoy. What next?

2009
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Marketing career takes off. Appointed Senior Exec role and lead a big brand project.

2015
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Energy bank low. Sickness high. Take 3 months unpaid leave. Health improves. Persist back at work.

2018
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Charlie is born and so is Job Pair.

Spend 1000 hours researching job share stories.

Qualifications

  • Two decades of working in corporate environment.

  • Years of navigating my career and flexible working, and coaching others in it.

  • Flexible work champion. I have experience in part-time, job share, flexible work hours, working remotely and flexible leave time. 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication & Media Management)

  • Diploma of Art Therapy

  • Autogenic Therapy and Mindfulness Training