Kaye Avery

Professional Member of CDAA, HRNZ and CATE

CareerEQ Director,  Principal Consultant & Career Specialist.

kaye avery

Since beginning in the careers industry in 2000, 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. Since 2021 Kaye has developed three online career self-assessments, which 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 Breakfast, 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 is a Master NLP practitioner, has a Graduate Diploma in Career Development, 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

Hi Kaye! I saw you post here and I feel compelled to reach out and thank you for the impact you had on my career and confidence. You guided me through the worst situation I’ve been in during my career, and the tools you taught me are still being used! Before we met for counseling after my role was eliminated at XXXX.  I had never truly examined my successes in the roles I had. You were the first one to make me see things I had never seen before in the work I’ve done, and I wanted to tell you that I am better for it! I realized it’s good to acknowledge I have achieved things, and it’s important for my own personal growth too. I see you are no longer coaching, but I wanted to reach out to just really thank you. I remember not wanting to do the counseling but my goodness am I grateful for it! I am almost a year into tourism again in the US – this time for my home state. I miss NZ greatly but still hope to return again for a visit. Sending thanks from XXXX! :)This week, our restructure was welcomed by the parent company and my appointment as acting CEO has been formally announced.

Call Kaye on 0064 21474765