Career Development Association of New Zealand


David Trought

David Trought

Auckland and Waikato
Career Consultant
Clear Path Careers
MSc, DipCG (Careers Guidance), PGCertEd, BSc
Professional Memberships
CDANZ Professional Member


  • 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
  • Retirement Planning
  • Student Guidance
  • Transition Coaching/Outplacement
  • Vocational Assessment
  • Workplace Career Development

David Trought is a well-known career professional with over 30+ years’ experience in New Zealand and the UK.
David has extensive experience in career planning with secondary and tertiary students, and with young people in the workforce. He has worked in schools promoting trades careers in the primary industries. He has also worked at the University of Auckland and AUT University as a Director of Careers.
A driving force throughout David’s career has been his seeing and supporting young people as unique individuals to make informed career decisions, by matching career paths and opportunities that are tailored to each client. This results in realistic and encouraging outcomes.
David is a professional member of CDANZ, the Career Development Association of New Zealand.
In 2017, David completed specialised training with Smithells®NZ in the use of the Smithells® Career Planning System.
David has a passion for running and for exploring our beautiful country.
David and his wife Heather, who is an experienced career professional in her own right, run their own company Clear Path Careers. They see their young clients from offices based in Auckland (South) and the Waikato districts.

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027 420 5451