Julie Thomas

Executive Director


Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. This quote by Theodore Roethke resounds for Julie both literally as a keen tramper, and figuratively for career development. On our lifelong journey through career, work and learning it can sometimes be hard to see the path out of a low point, but through striving a path can be created.

Julie believes every person should have access to the support to navigate on this journey and to find meaningful work (paid and unpaid). She is passionate about the benefits of career development services having worked in the careers field for nearly three decades – as a career practitioner, national trainer, business development manager, programme manager, and corporate services senior leader.

Julie is an active Life Member of the Career Development Association of NZ, and advocates on gender equality and equity issues through the National Council of Women NZ as a member of the Parliamentary Watch Committee.

  • Professional supervision, executive and career coaching
  • Development and roll-out of services and resources
  • Programme and project governance, management and delivery
  • Improving organisational policies and procedures
  • Development of professional standards and competencies
  • Facilitating workshops and meetings
  • Writing and reviewing business reports and technical papers


Qualifications and Awards
  • Master of Business Administration, Henley Business School
  • Professional Supervision and Workplace Coaching, Level 7
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance & Counselling
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Life Member Career Development Association of NZ (honorarium)