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About Us

Career Management Specialists know about careers and career management. We support individuals and the employees of the organisations who use our services to make holistic and well supported career decisions, to be more aligned and successful in their fields of work and to navigate the job market.

Our career consultants are based in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Their experience is extensive, covering career counselling, personal and professional development, career management coaching, job search support, HR and organisational change consulting. All Career Management Specialists are members of the professional body of the Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ) ensuring professional standards, confidentiality and quality service. The link through to the Code of Ethics is here
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Kaye Avery
Kaye AveryFellow Member of CDANZ and Member of HRINZ
Principal Consultant, Auckland.
Career Management and Transition Coach, Master NLP Practitioner and Group Facilitator

Kaye Avery

Kaye is a skilled and experienced career management specialist and transition coach with a reputation for empowering people, stimulating self-insight and providing the practical skills and techniques for greater personal congruence in life and in work.

Since establishing Career Management Specialists in 2007 Kaye has grown and developed the practice. Her extensive experience in the field includes career management coaching, professional development, career counselling, outplacement, coordinating support services for employees affected by restructuring and workshop delivery on all career and career management related topics. She understands the challenges that people face to integrate the complexities of life and work today.

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Qualifications and Certifications;

Grad. Dip.Career Development, Master NLP, Advanced Supervision NZAC, Enhanced Relationships Skills Training, Imago Institute and  MBTI Certified Practitioner. Kaye completed a Post Graduate level research project in 2010 as part of the Masters in Career Development.

Suzanne Perrin
Suzanne PerrinAMCDANZ
Career Development Consultant, Auckland.
Job Search Coach and Workshop Facilitator

Suzanne Perrin

Suzanne is a fully-qualified Career Consultant and workshop facilitator with prior experience in the corporate sector including human resources, client service and finance roles. Her insight from these roles is combined with her enduring interest in people’s unique experiences and potential, as she supports clients in building their vision for a satisfying career.

Suzanne takes a collaborative approach with clients as she works with them to explore their experiences, interests and possibilities. She focusses on anchoring this in practical action so that clients are empowered to make their plans a reality.

Qualifications and Certifications;

BCom (Management & Employment Relations) and Grad Dip Career Dev. Suzanne is an Associate member of CDANZ and has Level B psychological testing registration.

Jennie Miller
Jennie MillerProfessional Member of CDANZ
Career Development Consultant, Auckland.
Job Search Specialist, Workshop Facilitator, Personal Branding Coach

Jennie Miller

As a qualified Career Consultant with 7 years’ experience, Jennie has found a way to support others using her business degree and 20-year history of corporate work in Marketing, Business Development, and Finance. Her refreshingly open, engaging and action-focussed approach is appreciated by clients from a business context.

Jennie is currently Secretary on the National Executive Committee of CDANZ, New Zealand’s professional body for career development professionals. She is also an accredited MBTI trainer. Click here for more information about Jennie.

Qualifications and Certifications;

B Bus, Marketing and Business Psychology, Grad Dip Career Dev. Certified MBTI Practitioner.

Lis Whyte
Lis WhyteProfessional Member of CDANZ
Career Counselling, Transition Coaching, Workshop Presenter

Lis Whyte

Lis has been working in career management since 2004, initially with Careers NZ and then in private practice. She has wide experience working with clients with a focus on self-efficacy and enhancing career related competencies, including decision making, and building resilience in a constantly changing world.
Lis is also an experienced presenter on topics such as CV writing, interviewing skills, job search strategies, identifying and managing stress at work, managing change, bullying and harassment in the workplace, working in an open plan environment.

Qualifications and Certifications;

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology); Certificate in Management studies (MBA papers including Decision Making, Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour); Diploma in counselling applied (Careers).

Joanna Budai

Since 1998 Johanna has been working in the field of career development.  She is skilled at coaching her clients through life changes and career transitions.  Her experience includes facilitating workshops for health organisations on performance development, MBTI, career management, coaching, managing change, building resilience, and recruitment.

Johanna’s holistic approach utilizes her skills in NLP to ensure her clients are empowered to act upon practical goals that are aligned with their values.

Qualifications and Certifications;

Grad. Dip.Career Development, Master NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), MBTI Certified (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), Certified mBIT Coach (Multiple Brain Integration Techniques), PEP Trained (Personal Effectiveness Programme) Professional member of CDANZ for 12 years.

Affiliates and Alliances

Career Management Specialists work with a group of career practitioners in a collaborative practice where the consultants all bring their specific strengths and areas of specialisation. “This enables us to resource large change projects when necessary and refer clients to the consultant with the best background for that client”. All the consultants are highly qualified and the experience in the group is significant – ranging across all sectors; corporate, education, rehabilitation, medicine and psychology. For more information visit our shared website www.careerspecialists.org.nz

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