Career Development Association of New Zealand


Hilary Tomkins

Hilary Tomkins

Bay of Plenty
Careers Counsellor
Career Inspiration
BA, Dip Teaching, Grad Dip Business in Human Resource Management, Post Grad Cert Careers,
Professional Memberships


  • Career Coaching
  • Career Counselling
  • Graduate Guidance
  • Interview Coaching
  • Organisational Development
  • Personality/Behaviour Profiling
  • Psychometric Assessments
  • Retirement Planning
  • Student Guidance
  • Transition Coaching/Outplacement

I offer career and transition coaching to individuals, with a particular focus on secondary to tertiary transition and the transition to employment. As a career counsellor I seek to inspire clients of all ages regarding their work and lives. Whether this be working with a teenager as they make their first career decision regarding tertiary study or transition to their first work role, or an adult seeking to make a career change or to downshift. I have worked as a transition management coach, a teacher and Careers Counsellor in secondary schools, and in Human Resources. Having made a number of relocations internationally and within NZ, I have experience and expertise in managing transitions. I also have expertise in regards to applications for overseas Universities, having worked as a Career Counsellor in international schools.