About Me


På√op Your Career - Bec McFarland

Do you wake up in the morning and dread going to work? Perhaps you’re frustrated because you know you’re not living your purpose?  

I feel you, my friend. I’ve been there. That's why I started Pop Your Career.

I know what it’s like to be in a soul-sucking work environment and to feel like there’s no way out. On the flip side, I’ve also worked in roles where I’ve flourished. I’ve developed long-lasting relationships, felt connected to the work I was doing and have come home each day knowing I achieved something. 

I know which I’d prefer. And if I took a stab in the dark, I reckon I’d guess which you’d prefer, too. 

I’m Rebecca McFarland, but you can call me Bec - that’s what most of my friends call me. I’ll save the boring details about my qualifications and experience for later (they’re down the bottom of the page if you’re interested). What you need to know is that I am committed to guiding you through getting clear about your career goals and then helping you slay them. 

So what’s it like working with me?

Well, although I often refer to myself as a Career Coach, my approach is a combination of coaching and consulting. A coach helps you to find the answers within yourself, whereas a consultant tells you what to do and how to do it. I like to blend the two. 

I know when to be soft and empathetic. I also know when to be a hard-ass and employ a “take no prisoners” approach. I will push you. I will ask the hard questions. But I will also give you space to think, reflect and download, as well as advice, guidance, tools and resources to help you move forward.



I can't highly recommend Bec enough because she is such an amazing career coach. She doesn't only help you with your career but also the way you see things. She has helped me change my mindset and headspace which has helped with my confidence and the way I view things.

Bec is very professional, friendly and detailed in all the work that she does. She also makes things fun so you are really motivated in working towards improving your career pathway. Her workshops are awesome too and lots of fun.

Thanks for all the work you've done with me!

Ina (Public Servant/Photographer)


I engaged Bec to guide me with my potential career choices based on my life experience and found her extremely personable and professional. Bec's attention to detail, certainty and coaching was a confidence booster in gaining clarity in stepping up to all things possible and practical. Her step by step approach was fabulous, in particular for me to see I was progressing.

In summary, Bec's coaching has re-instilled by inner confidence and reiterated my skills and attributes that are worthy of sharing and giving back to the community.

Gabby (Business manager and creator)

Want to take a bit more of a peek behind the curtain?

I’m an open book. If there’s something you want to know, go ahead and ask. In the meantime, here are a few semi-interesting facts about me:

  • I am a hard-core introvert, but I love people and thrive on connection. (I am an INFJ in Myers-Briggs and an S in DISC)
  • I have a wicked sense of humour, but I don’t know any jokes. My humour tends to be a little daggy, but I own it. 
  • I got married to the love of my life in 2014. Our wedding was magical and I wish we could do it again!
  • We have two dogs (Backup and Jasper), a bearded dragon (Jub-Jub) and an axolotl (Joey), who make up our happy little family.
  • I love Mexican food, coconut and anything sweet, but I’m gluten-free, dairy-free and onions make me sick, so I’m a bundle of joy at a dinner party.
  • I enjoy laughing out loud, even though a lot of the time I'm quiet, observing what's happening around me.
  • I am incredibly loyal, but if someone crosses me, I don’t stick around to let them explain.
  • I am super family-oriented, but my husband and I don’t want children (aside from our fur-babies!).
  • I am practical and value actionable steps, but I also adore my essential oils, tarot cards and crystals.

 I also swear a lot (usually only behind the scenes!), hate washing dishes, think afternoon naps are a necessity and really know my stuff when it comes to careers.

And how about that boring stuff?

You got it. Here’s my official profile: 

Rebecca McFarland, the owner of Pop Your Career, is an experienced human resources practitioner, manager, DISC ADVANCED® consultant and facilitator, trainer and coach. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Rebecca has held various roles in human resources management, agency recruitment and in-house recruitment, within corporate businesses, small to medium enterprises and the Australian Public Service. 

Rebecca holds several qualifications including Diplomas in Human Resources Management, Management, and Business, a Certificate IV in Training and Development and a DISC ADVANCED® Accreditation. 

Want to get started working together?

No probs! You can check out my Pop Your Career offerings here

Wanna get to know me a little more first? That’s cool, too. I’m not for everyone. You can jump onto my email newsletter list here – as a bonus, you’ll also get access to The Career Club, which is a secret portal full of valuable content to help you kick butt in your career.

Want to hear more from my previous clients? No trouble - you can view more of my client testimonials here

And, just in case you want to see some pics of my nearest and dearest... 

Pop Your Career - Jasper
Pop Your Career - Backup
Pop Your Career - Jub-Jub
Pop Your Career - The Happy Couple

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