Who Are Your Coaches?

Our coaches are handpicked for their industry experience, slick communication skills and because they are really awesome people who love helping people like you get ahead.

Here's a little information and some stats about our coaching team...impressive!

Coach Facts & Stat’s

  • Members of Career Development Association of NZ (CDANZ)
  • International job market exposure
  • 75+ years combined Recruitment Experience
  • 25+ years combined HR Experience
  • Over 150K Resumes Screened
  • Over 50K Professional Interviews conducted
  • Over 5K Job Seekers supported worldwide!

Meet Our Team!

Emily, Stepping Stone, Recruitment Agent, Human Resources, Dunedin, Queenstown, ChristchurchMeet Emily
Emily has worked globally in the recruitment industry since 1999 across the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Her experience in managing recruitment agencies and consultancies gives her a vast insight into what employers and recruiters really want from job seekers in a competitive market. Emily is a resume connoisseur and an interviewing guru who can give you the inside scoop on job seeking minus the bul*s*it, really preparing you to get ahead of the game.   

Victoria, Stepping Stone, Recruitment Agent, Human Resources, Dunedin, Queenstown, ChristchurchMeet Victoria
Victoria has worked in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, since 2004. With a Graduate Diploma in HRM, and a Degree in Management, business change and transformation, her experience spans over 20 years with corporate entities, small SME, privately owned and independents and multi-nationals, across a variety of industries in an HR, strategy & operations and recruitment capacity.  Used to working to very tight deadlines, budgets and across a variety of stakeholders (internal & external) to achieve and exceed the desired results, Victoria has a personal passion for talent management, developing people, coaching, mentoring and guiding business owners/managers to develop their people to reach their full potential. With a daughter just started school, and living in what some describe as the 'rural' parts of Otago, she lives to the motto of ‘do it once, do it right, do it now’. 

Lauren, Stepping Stone, Recruitment Agent, Human Resources, Dunedin, Queenstown, ChristchurchMeet Lauren
Lauren heads up the HR team under the direction of Directors Emily Richards and Victoria Robertson. Lauren has worked in both New Zealand and Australia, inclusive of global roles covering USA, UAE, Singapore, UK, Ireland & Spain. With a double Bachelors in Management, Economics and Psychology, her experience spans over 12 years with corporate entities, small SME and multi-nationals across a variety of industries in HR, strategy and operational capacities. Lauren has a personal passion for developing people, improving systems & processes and influencing positive change to the work environment.

Gabby, Stepping Stone, Recruitment Agent, Human Resources, Dunedin, Queenstown, ChristchurchMeet Gabby
Gabby also completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Dunedin and loved the city so much she hasn’t left. Gabby has 3.5 years’ experience in HR and Recruitment and has had a large range of exposure across multiple industries within the SME sector. Gabby enjoys building positive relationships with clients and assisting them with their HR requirements. Gabby is a positive and enthusiastic person and thrives off educating clients about the HR sector, legislation and best practice.

Alisha, Stepping Stone, Recruitment Agent, Human Resources, Dunedin, Queenstown, ChristchurchMeet Alisha
Alisha completed her studies in Dunedin and has worked in HR for the last 10 years in both internal and HR consulting roles. Alisha and her partner have recently returned to Dunedin after living in Australia for 5 years and more recently travelling around the world. Alisha enjoys working with clients to implement and refine HR frameworks that benefit both the employer and employee. She also has a passion for creating great workplace cultures.

Lesha, Stepping Stone Career Coach,
Lesha Grey

Lesha worked in senior recruitment roles in Auckland for a number of years.  It was during this experience, whilst conducting comprehensive candidate interviews, she soon realised her passion was to help identify strengths/skills in people and in providing mentoring/guidance to them to reach their career goals, be that a career the candidate originally considered out of reach to them. Her experience working across a variety of companies, from large to small has made her adaptable, flexible and a strong relationship builder. Lesha, her husband and their fur baby moved to Central Otago two years ago and are enjoying their new lifestyle and stunning surroundings.

Meet Angela
Based out of Auckland Ange is our resident recruitment expert with over a decade of international exposure to the job seeker market in New Zealand, Australia & London working for some of the worlds biggest organisations such as KPMG, PWC and ANZ. Ange is a mother of two with a myriad of experience as both a recruiter and a job seeker, making international moves, career changes as well as the challenges of being a return to work Mum, moving from full-time to part-time employment as well as starting her own business as a freelance recruiter. With her friendly and approachable style Ange will make the Job Seeking process a positive learning experience for you.

Meet Emma
Emma is based in Queenstown and has over 10 years experience in Human Resources across a number of industries and the full range of the HR spectrum. Emma has had HR roles across NZ for organisations including Christchurch City Council, Fonterra, Westpac and other SMEs. After being on both sides of the redundancy process and the job search process Emma is able to see the whole story and help you get the best outcome for you. Since moving to Queenstown two years ago Emma has become the Mum of two girls and spends the rest of her “spare time” exploring the amazing place that is Central Otago.


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