Career Development Association of New Zealand


Joanne Ostler

Joanne Ostler

Life, Career and Executive Coach
Joanne Ostler
BMS (Waikato), Grad Cert Career Dev. (AUT), Dip Sec Teaching (Auck), PCC (ICF), Highly sensitive person (HSP) accredited coach
Professional Memberships


  • Career Coaching
  • Job Search Coaching
  • Personality/Behaviour Profiling
  • Professional Supervision
  • Student Guidance
  • Transition Coaching/Outplacement

Professionally credentialed coach (ICF), with a whole-person strengths-based approach.

I'm a PCC Coach with 18 years of experience working with clients in a wide range of industries and mid to senior management and executive clients. Many of my clients first come to me when they are facing transition, change, or other challenging situations.

I want to help people grow. That's my why. I want to do my bit to nudge the system and help create a higher level of global consciousness. I take a whole-person approach. Humans aren't neuro-biologically wired to solve our own cognitive problems and that’s why our brains need coaches. You are you and learning about you, your life, your talents, drivers, self-sabotage patterns is a critical step for development. As is learning about the value of thinking, reflection and ways of working in our non-stop changing and complex world. I am not a stick to the process coach. I'll challenge and support you in a gentle, warm way - while also inviting you to dig deep and be completely honest.

I was trained in neuroscience coaching and am constantly learning. For example: MBTI, About My Brain i4 360, various Career Related assessments, LSI, HSP/SPS (Highly Sensitive Persons/Sensory Processing Sensitivity), Mindfulness, Somatics, Growth Edge Coaching, Enneagram and I'm Professional Member of the Career Development Association NZ. Transitions and careers being one of my speciality areas.

One of my strengths is in creating a really safe space for being honest. Awareness is our number one tool, but this requires honesty and a sense of safety to explore stuff that may feel deep and a little uncomfortable at times - and that's what I help you to do and to feel better on the way.

Get started with a free discover session with Joanne - go to to book in.


Coach Style: Warm, Whole-person, Empowering

Speciality areas:
Career transitions (CVs, job search strategy, etc)
Wellbeing (resilience, work/life balance, etc)
Personal development (self-management, career goals, etc)

After our calls, I always felt like I could do and be anything!

Jo's insight and experience allow seemingly effortless and natural interactions while achieving significant progress. I really enjoyed our sessions and would recommend Jo to anyone.

I came out more confident with my next steps and I have made some significant changes in my work situation that has re-ignited my passion and given me the self-confidence to believe in myself.

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