Career Development Association of New Zealand


Val O’Reilly

Val O'Reilly

New Zealand
Career Professional
The Career Development Company
PhD (Career Development), Master of Career Development (Distinction), BA, Dip Tchg, SDS Certified (NZCER), Occupational Testing Certified (SHL)
Professional Memberships
FMCDANZ, CDAA (Honorary Member), CATE


  • Career Coaching
  • Career Counselling
  • Career Programme Design and Development
  • Graduate Guidance
  • Group Facilitation and Training
  • Interview Coaching
  • Job Search Coaching
  • Personal Branding
  • Personality/Behaviour Profiling
  • Professional CV Preparation
  • Professional Supervision
  • Research and Policy
  • Student Guidance
  • Workplace Career Development

Your career is a life story that unfolds in remarkable ways. Developing your career is a complex process of managing life, learning, and work. As a career professional I am trained and qualified to support your career story understanding so you can explore and design who you want to become.

My career work spans:
• counselling and supporting groups and individuals across multiple cultures, ages and abilities
• course development for a career development degree
• doctoral study in career development
• leadership in a professional career association
• mentoring career practitioners
• one of four founding Executive Directors of The Career Development Company, a for-profit social enterprise
• policy advocacy for professional standards in career development
• presenting at conferences and delivering workshops in NZ and internationally
• published writing in a refereed career journal
• the profile of my practice work with refugees in a book celebrating excellence in career development practice
• writer/collaborator for NZ Country Papers presented at the 2015 & 2017 International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy (ICCDPP) Symposia

But foremost I enjoy engaging with others on their journey to make meaning of their career story, resolve indecision, and effect positive change in their lives. Designing your career need not be a solo project.

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