Hilary Tomkins


Hilary TomkinsCareer Development Consultant, Auckland. Job Search Coach and Workshop Facilitator.

Hilary is a highly experienced practitioner, both in career coaching and as a senior leader in People and Culture. Her expertise extends across coaching, facilitation, leadership development, workforce planning, organisational design, change and transition management, and career conversations. Hilary takes a collaborative approach utilizing her coaching skills to explore and enable individuals to manage their careers and take action. Her skillset, personality, and Clifton strength profile, contribute to her desire and ability to individualize programmes and achieve tangible results. Hilary has worked in career development in NZ and internationally; from secondary school through to executive level. Her corporate People and Culture roles have been across Public, Private, and Not for profit bringing a wide- ranging understanding of corporate work settings. Her community contributions include being a regular speaker at a Youth Academy in Tauranga, a Trustee on a Youthwork Trust, and a member of the Professional standards committee for CDANZ.

Qualifications and Certifications;

While initially training as a teacher with a BA from Auckland University, Hilary recently completed her Masters at AUT, Faculty of Culture and Society. Awarded with First Class honours her dissertation brought together her worlds of Human Resources and Career Development. She is a Professional Member of CDANZ (PMCDANZ), a member of HRNZ, and is certified in Coaching conversations approved by the International Coach federation (ICF). Furthermore, Hilary is an accredited Test User and Administrator in psychometric assessment recognised by the European Federation of Psychologists (EFPA) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Operating as a lifelong learner, to update her facilitation skills, Hilary recently completed the ‘Art of Facilitation’ with Jumpshift and trained in online facilitation with Sysdoc.

Masters dissertation:

Masters – Faculty of Culture and Society. Career Development /Education. Dissertation exploring – world of work awareness and perceptions, career influences, the role of business and the employer in development of talent pipelines which will support raising awareness and the development of more accurate perceptions.