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.

Neela Hatangadi
Neela Hatangadi
Practice Manager

CareerEQ Practice manager, Neela Hatangadi is your first point of contact when you get in touch with CareerEQ.  Neela will discuss with you what support you need and connect you with a coach who will best fit what you are looking for. She also takes inquiries from businesses and managers about how we can supporting employees and works behind the scenes to ensure everything that happens at CareerEQ runs smoothly.

Phone Neela: 0064 225611311

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Kaye Avery
Kaye AveryFMCDANZ and Member of HRINZ
Principal Consultant, CareerEQ Director and Career Intelligence© Champion. Specialist in people development, professional supervision, and development coaching for professionals and senior managers.
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
Sam Standley
Sam Standley PMCDANZ
Career Development Consultant, Auckland. Career Coach and Workshop Facilitator. Individual Coaching and Workshop Facilitation both within Education and for Change and Career consultancies.


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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