Career Management

Career Coaching and Management

While The Johnson Group does not provide career coaching, we are happy to recommend the following Career Management Coaches who may be able to help. 

Our sister company Project Plus also provide a variety of different courses to help develop new skills. You can visit the courses here;

Susan Handisides

I am the founder and principal consultant of Sea Change Solutions.  I am committed to people having careers which are satisfying to them, using their competencies and meeting the demands of their lives.

I help people explore options and make decisions about where to next in their career.  I work with people who have been made redundant particularly those who are taking the opportunity to re-evaluate their career direction.  I also work with those who have embarked on a career journey and find it is not working for them.

Originally an accountant by profession I have been self employed, worked in the public sector, been employed in large corporates, worked for small businesses, been part of not for profit organisations, and juggled home and work commitments.  I have also experienced redundancy and made a significant career change.

Contact Susan: | (04) 905-2461 | 027-2311-443

Gillian Hellberg

Gillian has been working in career development in both the private and public sectors for the past twelve years. She comes from a background of teaching, recruitment and career development coaching. Prior to setting up her business Gillian was the Graduate Programme Coordinator with a Government Department, a role she took after she established the in-house recruitment centre for the same Government Department.

In both of the above positions, Gillian fully utilised her extensive recruitment, teaching and career coaching knowledge and skills.

Gillian’s ability and expertise in career coaching has developed from the sound training she undertook with the world renowned career coach Richard Knowdell. To fit the specific purpose and person, she utilises a combination of tools and material from Richard Knowdell and Paul Stevens, believing that each individual requires a customised approach within acknowledged guideline.

Contact Gillian: | 021-46-2881

Angela Hauk-Willis

I have been coaching and mentoring people for many years during my career as a senior manager in the state sector. For the past nine years I have focused on governance roles, tribunal work, advice to Chief Executives and Senior Leadership Teams and, increasingly, on coaching and mentoring. Both my Board appointments and my advisory work have enhanced my coaching/mentoring tool kit and I have successfully worked with a range of people, primarily senior managers and Chief Executives in the state sector, in a coaching and mentoring capacity.

I do not perceive coaching and mentoring as entirely separate professional interventions. Rather, each approach sits on one end of a continuum. Mentoring elements usually form part of a coaching assignment, and often there are coaching aspects to mentoring relationships. I also do not subscribe to a specific coaching/mentoring technique or framework. Successful coaching and mentoring, in my experience, relies on a tailored approach specific to the needs of the individual client.

I use a range of tools and exercises to stimulate thinking and their use depends on the client’s preferred learning style rather than on standard templates. Some clients prefer to reflect on issues by themselves, so ‘homework’ between session’s works for them, whereas others like to explore issues on the day on a whiteboard or through explorative discussion.

Contact Angela: | 021-892-113 

Gillian Jones

Gillian is a career and leadership coach who brings more than 20 years’ experience supporting public and private sector organisations and individuals to facilitate growth and change.  Gillian has recently established a new business – Gillian Jones Consulting- having sold her previous, successful company, Change by Design, then taking up an exciting one year role as Rotary District Governor.  Gillian is the essence of her business tagline, “because we never stop evolving” and thrives on supporting people to identify and achieve their career goals following chosen or enforced change.   

She brings extensive experience supporting organisations and their people through change and development, with a key focus being the provision of quality change management and career transition and leadership coaching.  Her consulting focus includes: Leadership and Career Coaching, Career Transition, Change Management, Team Building, Values Alignment, Facilitation and Phased Retirement.  Gillian holds a Master of Education degree, a post graduate Certificate in Counselling gained through Canterbury University and a Diploma in Teaching.

Contact Gillian:  +64 27-443-764.

Michelle Mearns

TruePoint has a nationwide team  of Career Coaches available to support you. We are experts in helping people create rewarding and dynamic careers and in assisting organisations to create an environment where employees can thrive and contribute at their best.

Our programmes are individually tailored to provide you with the best opportunity to clarify what you want in your career, providing support, strategies, resources and coaching on how to make it happen.

Programmes range from impactful single sessions coupled with our online assessment tools, through to a comprehensive series of sessions which help you to systematically discover your career vision and to create a powerful career strategy to achieve your goals.

We also help you with CVs, Interview Techniques and other Job Search Strategies

Contact Michelle: | 021-279-7875 

Yvonne Anderson

Yvonne’s entire career has been about the enhancement and development of other people's lives. She has worked with a full spectrum of people; from those who have overcome life-threatening illness to individuals at the top of their game.

Backed with a blend of nursing, coaching, mindfulness training, adult training and supervision, Yvonne is passionate about working with individuals and teams to mindfully design their lives.

Yvonne works with many aspects of her clients’ professional and personal lives' to increase productivity, effectiveness and resilience by reducing stress, overwhelm and anxiety. She provides her clients with tools and frameworks for ongoing development.

Contact Yvonne: | 021-278-6931

Alan Taylor 

I believe in the potential that an individual has and see my role to assist the individual to realise that potential. This can be obtained by using Vocational Assessment tools or engaging with an individual as they work to find that career path.

One of my strengths would be helping individual with their job search, as I have immense experience in this area as a result of my position at Valley Transitionz and now Red Cross. I also carry empathy for the client because of my experience of successfully changing my career path at forty years old.

Contact Alan: | 027-533-3534 

Alyson Garrido  

Alyson is passionate about helping professionals grow in their careers. As a career coach, she takes a strengths based approach and partners with her clients to create and execute a career strategy. Through her extensive experience supporting clients in job search, networking, interview preparation, salary negotiation and performance reviews, she ensures that her clients authentically present themselves in the best possible light for career advancement. She revels in helping professionals plan for a challenging project or conversation.

Alyson is unfailingly positive and inspires her participants to move forward and put their ideas into action. She values partnership and customer service above all else, creating a customised approach for her clients. 

Contact Alyson: | 022-572-0131 |