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Rachel Shepherd

Human Resources

After Rachel gained her degree in Human Resource Management at Massey University, she completed a contract role with the New Zealand Police in Position Management and Job Evaluation. This experience piloted seven successful years in the Recruitment industry.

Combined with seven years as an HR Consultant, Rachel has gained valuable experience in employee/employer relations and provides HR coaching and advice to our clients.

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Her Recruitment and HR experience in Palmerston North has developed invaluable client relationships and a comprehensive understanding of general Human Resource issues.  Rachel now focuses on consulting with businesses on Human Resource ‘best’  practice, while implementing HR tools for all people who work for that organisation.


Job Analysis and writing Job Descriptions, Reviews and Appraisals, Recruitment and Selection, Work Profile Testing, Outplacement Services, CV’s and Interview Coaching, Policies and Procedures, Organisational Structures & Charts, and Workforce Planning.


Bachelor of Business Studies in Human Resource Management


Andy Thompson

Employment relations

Andy has spent the last 23 years working in a range of HR roles in both the public and private sectors throughout New Zealand. He holds a Graduate Diploma of Business Studies [majoring in Employment Relations Management] from Massey University as well as a range of other industry certifications in Mediation, Health & Safety, Industrial Relations and other human resources related disciplines.

Having had many successful years in managing & undertaking internal employment investigations, disciplinary processes and operating employment relations processes, Andy has specialised in Employment and Industrial relations management.  In addition to this experience he has a wide scope of industry knowledge and context in, civil engineering, manufacturing, finance, commercial, transport and more recently the Public Service with the Department of Corrections [NZ Prison Service] and the New Zealand Police.

Moreover, Andy has also undertaken private HR consultancy in his own right and has also undertaken a number of off shore specialist recruitment assignments.

Andy is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Management, and an associate member of the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of NZ Inc.  In his spare time, he enjoys the rural life running his own small lifestyle block at Ballance and also works a part time Human Resources Manager for a local profitable Palmerston North business.


  • Graduate Diploma in Business Studies in Employment Relations Management
  • Associate Member of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand [AMINZ]

Mike Clark

Training & Development

Mike Clark is an exceptional trainer.  Having experienced, worked in and with a huge range of business roles and focuses, Mike has an intuitive understanding for what needs doing in a business to move it forward.  His love of people and his perceptive ability to enable them to see what they can do to lift their game, gives him a definitive edge when training, whether in-house tailoring to the unique challenges each business faces, or in a general training role.

Mike is always working to expand his knowledge and experience and has an absolute love of learning. When working with people and businesses, his diverse experience and relentless focus on taking action has given him opportunity to present around the world. With an emphasis on being intentional towards empowering people to become exceptional, the programmes Mike has written and presented have connected across industries, age groups, roles and cultures.

Business people of all ages and roles relate well to Mike's underlying message of resilience and action, responding positively to his recommendations and learning from experience that has them moving forward refocused, more effective and smarter.  Call today and start the journey!