Career Development Association of New Zealand


Leanne Buchanan

Leanne Buchanan

Tararua and Manawatu
Vocational Consultant
Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science; Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation; Diploma in Career Guidance
Professional Memberships
Professional Member CDANZ


  • Career Coaching
  • Interview Coaching
  • Job Search Coaching
  • Professional CV Preparation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

I have worked in career guidance and development for the past 9 years, working with adults from a range of backgrounds who are in need of support. Predominantly I have been working as a Vocational Consultant providing vocational rehabilitation to ACC injured clients who are unable to return to their pre-injury job. This role includes creating a career plan, coordinating training and licensing, sourcing and placing them into work experience positions, assisting them with job search skills, cover letters and creating CVs and educating them about the current labor market.

My strengths include motivating and empowering people to see their own potential, seek out opportunities for themselves and to overcome barriers. Having a background in health and exercise, I understand the importance of maintaining a positive mindset in what can be an often challenging time for the individual.

I enjoy meeting new people face to face but am experienced in providing support via the phone or video conferencing which has been an important tool to reach remote clients to ensure they are also receiving the support and guidance that they need. This is especially important to me as I am part of a rural farming community myself.

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