I just wish to say thank you. You showed me a path that I was not aware existed and yesterday I was offered the Trainee Anaesthetic Technician role at North Shore Hospital!! I could not of achieved this without your help and guidance. I would just like to say THANK YOU, and I am so grateful to you. Nick, Anaesthetic Technician trainee .
Nick was in his 2nd year of university studies and was uncertain about whether the major he was pursuing was something he actually wanted.
Jonathan is a joy to speak with. He has well structured sessions with great worksheets to work on between meetings that really make you stop and think about, you. After our final session I felt clear and focused on moving forward with not only my career but also my life. I would recommend to anyone who needs guidance in life and there[sic] career. Matt, Manager.
Matt ran a successful business but felt restricted by the industry he was in and wanted to explore other occupational options that would generate a greater income.
Thanks for being so generous with your time and expertise it was so helpful and greatly appreciated! Unitec course went well and I have a …. position at … and really like it so far! Adrienne, Ceramics tutor -> Addictions Counsellor
Adrienne was made redundant from a job she held for several years in the creative arts. Finding it difficult to find similar paid work she attended a few career sessions and identified her passion to work in the Addiction counselling field.
Thanks very much Jonathan, I have found the sessions very useful and definitely money well spent from my perspective. As I mentioned in the past I have tried career counselling a few other times and it has never really pulled through to anything solid. But with your approach and very organised resources I definitely feel like I have come out with a much better understanding of my values, motivations etc. I will happily recommend you to anyone that I come across that is in the same position as myself. John, Business Development Manager -> Human Resources Manager
John had been finding it difficult to break-away from an occupational stereotype that he had found himself in over the past years. This had caused him to stay on a ‘career treadmill’ of dissatisfaction and unfufilling work.
Thanks Jonathan, Its been a pleasure working with you. The process has been very beneficial in providing tools to analyse and compare job choices and also to identify strengths, weaknesses and core values. I’m now really looking forward to doing a bit of research and getting stuck in to some study. Thanks again for your help and guidance. Simon, Financial Software Architect -> Computer Science Lecturer or Game Developer
Simon had been so successful as an IT professional that he was able to retire before he hit 30 yrs old. However, after several years of ‘retirement’ he identified a need to contribute to society through work and develop his career further. He had become mentally paralyzed with indecision over so many possible options available to him. By the end of our sessions we had been able to exclude a number of possibilities and come down to a path of study that would give him further knowledge to help him decide which of a few remaining options to pursue.
As a “new kiwi” my career counsellor helped me to migrate my CV, in structure and layout, to New Zealand. He gave me his full personal attention and professional experience, analysed my skills and opportunities with me, directed me to the right and realistic career path with many ideas and mainly: lots of motivation! Finally I found my “dream job” – and I can’t thank my career counsellor enough for his time for me. Astrid, Editor
Astrid moved over to NZ from Europe where she had an executive editorial position in a multimedia company.
Our discussion has helped me to review the way i’m looking at paid work. Good learning. Rene, Aviation Technician -> Counsellor
Rene had training in 2 very different occupations but felt strong conflicts in deciding which one to continue pursuing.
I wish I had done this kind of thing 20 years ago, this is what I really needed back then, this is what I needed now! Your advice and listening is so helpful. I feel like I am finally sorting my life out. Duncan, Nurse -> Medical School.
Duncan had issues finding a job or field of study that he could remain interested in.
Thanks again for meeting with me your input and advice have helped me with my planning for future. Jared, Drainlayer -> Business owner
Jared had the difficult decision to make of whether to inherit his family business or to strikeout on his own.
Being able to talk through my options with someone was really helpful. My counsellor asked me lots of relevant questions and got me to complete a few questionnaires which helped to shed light on my personality and what career I am best suited to. Jonathan offered me helpful suggestions on how to pursue my career and outlined with me the steps I needed to take. I’m happy I did counselling and am now well down the path of achieving my career goals. Em, Managing Director
Em ran a successful technology business but was feeling unsettled and restless and was looking for new challenges.
Thanks Jonathan, I just wanted you to know that I really appreciated our sessions they really changed the way I look at work. I now have a purpose in life and a clear direction to go! Sandra, Business Sales Manager -> Property Developer.
Sandra had been in her job for 4 years and was frustrated with the ever-increasing sales targets expected of her. She had a strong commitment to her family and wanted to find a career path that would allow her flexibility, income and greater interest. After 4 sessions, involving assessments and focussed discussions, we developed an action plan that led her to a career of part-time property development and changing her role within the organisation she worked in.
It was great to work with you, you helped to give me insight into my work values as well as what skills and attributes I have to offer a prospective employer. I have already recommended you to friends so don’t be surprised if one or two of them contact you! Thanks again for all your help. Rebecca, Personal Assistant -> Events Planner.
Balancing family life and work was very important to Rebecca and factored strongly into developing an action plan for her.
Thanks Jonathan, I wasn’t really sure what I needed from today, but have come away with a much clearer sense of what is important to me and a stronger sense of the direction I’m heading in…Rachel, Dance Lead -> Digital Archivist.
A top professional dancer for all her adult life, Rachel had to re-invent her career after a back injury.
My most sincere thanks for the amazing blessing and privilege of your valuable counsel throughout these last couple of months!! Thank you for your patience, listening and your guidance, things have become so much more clear because of that. Dan, Receptionist -> Bible college administrator and Pastoral Student.
Dan had been working in reception jobs for several years and wanted to identify a more meaningful career path compatible with her Christian beliefs.