Our Career Specialists

Our career and change management specialists are based in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch – and are all passionate about people development and 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 in the use of our Career Intelligence and CareerSmart assessments.

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

Suzanne Perrin
Suzanne PerrinPMCDANZ
Career development 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.
Adele Carran
Adele CarranICF, Member CDANZ
Career development coaching for all ages and levels of seniority and training and facilitation of career development workshops. Qualified in positive psychology and strong interest in employee development.
Nirmala Solanki
Nirmala SolankiRegistered Psychologist (NZPB)
People and career development, change coaching, executive outplacement / job search and redeployment specialist. Competence in facilitation of resilience, well-being and helping people to grow into their leadership potential.
Lis Whyte
Careers Consultant, career decision-making and workshop facilitator; key expertise in strategic career management, redundancy support, workplace well-being, and resilience.
Debbie Le Cren
Debbie Le CrenAMCDANZ
Career specialist, specialising in career change, redundancy support, career coaching and workshop facilitation.
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.

Our Partners

Michelle Staples
Michelle StaplesHRINZ, PMCDANZ
Career 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.

Practice Management

Kaye Avery
Kaye AveryPrincipal Consultant and CareerEQ Director.
Kaye is a specialist in career development, professional supervision, and development coaching for professionals and senior managers
Neela Hatangadi
Neela HatangadiPractice Manager
CareerEQ Practice Manager, Neela works behind the scenes to ensure everything that happens at CareerEQ runs smoothly and is typically the first port of call for all our clients and licensed practitioners.
Jon Avery
Jon AveryCommercial Manager, Contracts and Partnerships.
CareerEQ’s business strategy, commercial contracts and partnerships are in the capable hands of Jon who runs two ‘social good’ businesses.

Phone Kaye: 0064 21474765

Phone Neela: 0064 225611311

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CareerEQ Principles

  • Whaka Whanaungatanga – Developing relationships that are mutually respectful, understanding, and trusting is important to us.
  • 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 ongoing learning and professional development.
  • Whakahoahoae: We aim to participate as partners and honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
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