About Me

My Background

I’m Hanie Razaif-Bohlender, co-founder and General Manager of Dragonfire Corporate Solutions Sdn Bhd, a management consulting firm, and Dragonfire Academy, a lifelong learning center. Widely known  as “The Career Doctor,” I am an Executive Career Coach serving individuals and organizations. I specialize in sustainable career management & development, learning & development, encore careers, transition and outplacement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

I have used my organizational development (OD) and learning and development (L&D) knowledge and skills in change management initiatives involving several Malaysian PLCs and public sector agencies. I have also worked with organizations and private clients to support their career management initiatives alongside a a team of highly skilled Industrial Relations experts and psychologists.

Over the course of my life, I have co-owned, operated, and managed businesses in the restaurant, food service, entertainment, hospitality, consulting, and training industries. In 2001, I grew my company from humble beginnings into a multi-million Ringgit business. Several years later, I had the opportunity to be trained by and contribute to two Fortune 500 organizations as as an Executive Search, HR, and OD practitioner. Working in this capacity with SMEs provided me with strong knowledge of and grounding in the complete human resource cycle.

My Passions

I have a great passion for charitable causes and have contributed to several talent and capacity building projects involving women, single mothers, and youth. I also contribute my time to providing coaching, mentoring, training, skills development, and motivational workshops to help members of these groups achieve success.

My programs focus on helping individuals identify their ready, marketable skills and use all available opportunities to move forward in their careers and lives.

Photo of Hanie Razaif-Bohlender at a Tulips Malaysia event.


The title “Career Doctor” describes Hanie perfectly. Working with her in the past few months have really opened ways for me in advancing my career. Backed by years of experience, Hanie is able to help me discover skills that I never knew I had, understand the skills that I need to master, determine what I really wanted in my career and guide me in orchestrating my career path. She is kind, warm and passionate in helping other people achieve their goals.

I fully recommend her as a career coach for those in need of guidance in their career, be it fresh graduates or experienced professionals.

Muhammad Reza Zainal Abidin, Senior Process Engineer

I’ve known Hanie for a decent number of years now and the three words that come to mind when I think of her are energetic, passionate, and bubbly. She’s a valuable member of the Monash Business School Industry Advisory Panel – always full of ideas and on the lookout for opportunities to collaborate. Her contributions to the development of our students are too numerous to list here. Though we have not worked directly together, I value her as a good friend, colleague, and University partner.

Ridzuan Repin, Industry and Alumni Engagement Manager, Monash University Malaysia

A prolific personal brand Guru, Hanie is able to guide you to bring out your Inner Awesomeness to project it into the world. Many of us are comfortable helping brand others, but when it comes to one’s self, we are lost due to our nature of humility. So we need Hanie to help us discover our own personal brand proposition. She is also a wizard when it comes to optimizing the powers of LI and is able to make it so simple that everyone can be a LI Hero! Hanie, true to her name is also a sweet kind human being in a sometimes cruel and cold corporate world. She is always welcomed with open arms by any organization as when she leaves them, she leaves them in a better state of mind and performance.

Syed Muhammed Idid, Head of Corporate, Community & Public Engagement, PLUS Berhad.

Hanie is a delight to work with. She has an instinctive grasp of the issues and the ability to communicate that understanding tactfully and effectively. She is enthusiastic, supportive, and constructive and made an enormous contribution to senior students’ learning experience. I am looking forward to working with her again, and to extending our relationship to draw on other areas of her extensive skill set. Victoria Little, Professional Teaching Fellow, University of Auckland

I first came across Hanie’s LinkedIn profile in January this year, two months short from being laid off from my last employment. Allah is all-knowing, He made me cross paths with this brilliant career doctor for a reason. Hanie took me on a total makeover journey, for the purpose of #personalbranding and #careercoaching. She was there all the way to support me through the journey. She channeled me to some people who could possibly offer employment (and, that includes my current employer). She guided me and got me prepared for interviews.

Hanie also went through the list with me to finally decide on which employer to settle for, highlighting #worklifebalance. She’s a Godsent; if it was not for Hanie, I probably would have given up, continued self-doubting, and remained a homemaker (without a home of my own) 😅.

I would recommend Hanie to just about anyone who’s seeking employment or planning a career shift. She will go out of her way to help you realize your dreams.

Dear Career Doctor, THANK YOU!!!

Sharifah Razlin Jamalullail, People & Culture | Human Resources Management | Talent Development & Retention | Talent Acquisition | Learning & Development | Talent & Stakeholder Engagement | Community Engagement

Dear Ms. Hanie,

Firstly, I would like to thank you for your continuous help, guidance, and overall positive and super energetic attitude. I made the right decision to choose you as my career coach. The combination of assessments that you equipped me with, pieced together provides an amazing insight. It was truly a fruitful journey with you from the very beginning of our classes, when I was having a tough time securing a job that I always dream of. You closely followed up with me on my progress especially during all of my interview sessions and my first 90 days after joining my new company. You were always just a call away if I needed help. Today, I am more than happy to secure my dream job with your amazing coaching. I highly recommend Ms. Hanie to anyone who needs assistance in job hunting or feels they are about to give up on their career dreams, because of countless failures. I was once at this point as well. Choosing the right career coach will not only help you reach your goal in the right way but also brings a positive impact on your future working life.

Shalini Chan, Food Technologist | Food Innovation & Renovation

I’ve known Hanie for 12 years. She has played many roles in my personal and professional development. We’ve been in and out of projects to the point that she knows what fits me and what doesn’t. She is up and ready for anything that comes her way. I’ve never seen her back down from anything. Hanie is a straight shooter. There’s no point beating around the bush with her. Tell her straight and give her the arrow, and she’ll find the bullseye, and you come out feeling happy. Her success speaks volumes and the respect she garners is something many would want to learn from. If you want to gird up your loins, then Hanie is the one for you. Be prepared to be whipped into shape. I have a lot of love for Hanie.

Dr. Eric Balan, CEO at Asiatech | Edutechpreneur | Education and Venture Ecosystem Builder

More testimonials are available for viewing on my LinkedIn page. Some testimonials are upon request only as some clients wish to remain anonymous.