Our people:

Our people are based in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Southland – and are all passionate about career coaching. Their experience is extensive, covering coaching, career counseling, personal and professional development, career management coaching, job search support, HR, OD, and organisational change consulting.

All CareerEQ consultants are licensed Career Intelligence Practitioners.

Professionalism is key to CareerEQ’s success so all CareerEQ consultants are members of a professional body, ICF, CDANZ or HRINZ . This ensures we follow clearly defined Codes of Ethics and Professional Standards of Practice.

kaye avery
Kaye Avery
Principal Consultant

Principal Consultant and CareerEQ Director. Kaye is a specialist in career development, professional supervision, and development coaching for professionals and senior managers. She manages CareerEQ with the support of Neela Hatangadi, CareerEQ Practice Manager.

Phone Kaye: 0064 21474765

Phone Neela: 0064 225611311

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Neela Hatangadi
Neela HatangadiPractice Manager
CareerEQ Practice Manager, Neela works behind the scenes to ensure everything that happens at CareerEQ runs smoothly. Neela is Kaye’s right hand support person.
Suzanne Perrin
Suzanne PerrinPMCDANZ
Career Specialist Coach and workshop facilitator; key expertise in career decision-making and understanding ‘best fit’ next career role, redundancy support, CV writing, job search, interview coaching and workshop delivery.
Robyn Bailey
Robyn BaileyPMCDANZ
Careers Consultant and professional supervisor; key expertise in career decision-making, transition and redundancy support, professional supervision, designing, and facilitating training groups in career development and supervision.
John Butters
John ButtersHRINZ
HR Consultant, Leadership Development Coach: key expertise in organisational development, change management, senior-level redundancy support, performance development coaching and employment relations.
Liz Barry
Professional Development and Career Coaching, Certified Life Coach, Group Facilitator Outplacement, Team Development


Lis Whyte
Careers Consultant, career decision-making and workshop facilitator; key expertise in strategic career management, redundancy support, workplace well-being, and resilience.


Alyson Garrido
Alyson GarridoPCC, ICF
Professional development coaching and facilitator specialising in career management, job search, career decision-making, outplacement support.


Michelle Staples
Michelle StaplesHRINZ, PMCDANZ
Careers and People Development Consultant, specialising in career coaching, career transition, training and facilitation.


Jude Mackwell
Jude MackwellHRINZ
Career development and organisational change consulting; workshop facilitation providing insightful training and coaching.

Southland District

Johanna Budai
Johanna BudaiPMCDANZ
Careers Consultant; Key expertise in career coaching and counseling, career decision-making, facilitating career development, managing change and building resilience workshops.

CareerEQ Principles

  • Manaakitanga: We care about the people and organisations we work with.
  • Hanga rerekētanga: We aim to make a difference to people and the world we all live in.
  • Ako: All practitioners who work with CareerEQ are committed to their on-going learning and professional development.
  • Whakahoahoae: We aim to participate as partners and honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
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