Kaye Avery

Professional Member of CDAA, HRNZ and CATE

CareerEQ Director,  Principal Consultant & Career Specialist.

kaye avery

Since beginning in the careers industry over 20 years ago Kaye’s experience includes HR consulting, career coaching of individuals at all stages of life and seniority, and delivering and coordinating redundancy support and career development programs. In 2021 Kaye developed two online career self-assessments, Career Intelligence for working adults and CareerSmart for students. These assessments offer an opportunity for the user to evaluate their career and to identify what interests and motivates them. They are designed to provide a framework for career conversations to support individuals to make well-informed career and study choices and to help them transition into working roles that suit them best. Kaye has trained many career practitioners in New Zealand and Australia in the use of these online resources.

Being a well-known career specialist, Kaye is often asked to write or be interviewed about current career and job market trends. She has been interviewed by NBR,  TVNZ’s Morning Report, and numerous journals and newspapers. On radio, Kaye has been interviewed by Mark Sainsbury, Radio Live,  ‘Nine to Noon’ by Kathryn Ryan, and ‘Afternoons with Jim Mora’ on topics of career/workforce issues and trends.

On-going learning and development

Being committed to on-going learning and development Kaye has an avid interest in psychology, sociology and the future of work. She has a Graduate Diploma in Career Development, is a Master NLP practitioner, has certificates in Advanced Supervision through NZAC, Enhanced Relationships Skills Training through the Imago Institute and is a Myers Briggs certified practitioner. She completed a research project in 2010 as part of the Master in Career Development.

Kaye is a professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA), Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA), and CATE (Careers and Transition in Education).

CareerEQ today is very different from when it started in 2007. We now have consultants across Aotearoa New Zealand to support our growing number of business clients and individuals (both adults and students) looking for guidance and support. Kaye now leads CareerEQ to remain in alignment with its core principles:

  • We work holistically and are people-centric. Our team believes that our holistic approach to coaching delivers the best outcomes for the people we work with.
  • We make a difference. The people and the businesses we work with matter to us – as does the world we all live in.
  • We are committed to our own learning. All practitioners who work with CareerEQ are committed to their ongoing learning and professional development.


I just wanted to quickly reach out and say thank you for the session we had a few weeks ago. It offered a lot of insight and provided different perspectives which have greatly advanced my professional career development. Jim CEO – Feb 2023

This week, our restructure was welcomed by the parent company and my appointment of acting CEO has been formally announced.

Call Kaye on 0064 21474765