Career Transition Services

We can offer you and your organisation support if you are implementing change strategies in 2024. Our career transition services are curated specifically for those in senior leadership positions. 

Sheffield provides customised support to help employees navigate periods of transition or change in their employment. Our solutions offer practical guidance on career transition, as well as in-depth career planning assistance.

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Our approach

We understand that changing jobs can be a daunting experience, especially if it's been a while since the employee has prepared a CV or attended an interview. Our approach is structured, yet flexible, and tailored to the individual needs of each participant. We use our knowledge of the New Zealand job market and our experience in recruitment, selection, and search to provide relevant and practical information, advice, and skill development.

During times of change or restructuring, impacted individuals can often experience feelings of self-doubt, vulnerability, and grief. Sheffield is committed to providing support that enables your employees to retain a positive and confident mindset to their career during this time.

Bespoke solutions

Our approach starts with getting to know the person, their needs and aspirations.
We also incorporate understanding the psychology of change, and how to access support available to them.

The transition coaching is then tailored to meet individual needs and is delivered in four or more sessions, scheduled at the participants convenience. They can choose to meet with the transition coach face-to-face at our offices, or online. We offer tiered packages from Standard to Executive level, including group workshop options. 

They can select from a wide range of topics they want to focus on, including: 

  • Navigating career change,
  • Optimising cover letters, CVs, Linkedin and other online profiles,
  • Job market navigation and support,
  • Defining career values and ‘personal brand’,
  • Identifying transferable skills, and
  • Interview preparation training.

Complementing the transition coaching sessions, Sheffield provides participants with targeted workbooks and resources to support their specific needs, help them work towards their goals, and make the most of their face-to-face time with their coach.

Career success starts with understanding yourself and your impact on others. In addition to the resources outlined above, Sheffield can provide an optional in-depth Personality and Psychometric Assessment reports.

Meet the consultants

We connect each participant with an experienced career coach who can help them achieve their goals. Find below a selection of talent available:

Steffan Brunner
Associate Director, Auckland

Steffan leads our Leadership Development Practice for the North Island and has over 20 years' experience in HR, Leadership Development, Organisational Development, Executive Recruitment and Change Management. 


Rachael Isaac-Kupenga
Consultant, Wellington

Rachael has over 15 years practical experience in Recruitment and Career Transition consulting.

With a genuine passion for helping people, Rachael’s real-world personal and professional experiences puts her in a unique position to help guide others through their own career journey.  

Andrea Bankier
Senior Consultant, Christchurch

Andrea has a 20-plus-year track record of success as a consultant and facilitator across an extensive range of strategic and operational Human Resources and Organisation Development.

Kate Kennedy
Consultant, Christchurch

Kate enjoys collaborating with purpose-driven New Zealand businesses and supporting the development of people, leaders and high-performance cultures.

Having worked in senior leadership roles across various industries, including financial services, recruitment and health, Kate uses her skills and commercial acumen to identify organisational needs, matching skillsets and target candidates.  

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Executive Search and Selection Find people with the best skills, who fit your work-culture and maximise the potential of your business.

Leadership DevelopmentEnsure you have the resilient leadership required today, and can support the leaders of tomorrow. 

Psychometric Assessments Gain insight into strengths and development needs at an individual, team and organisational level.

Career TransitionNavigate change through practical guidance and in-depth career planning assistance. 


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To learn more about how we can help you and your organisation, please contact us