“The key is to figure what you want out of life, not what you want out of a career.”

- Goldie Hawn


Richard Vernall - Vocational Life Planner.

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Together We Will Unlock Your True Potential

  • Richard established the first independent supported employment agency in NZ operating in a tertiary setting, (Poly-Emp Employment Service  - MIT & UNITEC) for students with learning difficulties which he managed from 1993-1996.

  • Member of Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Rosebank Road Business Association (RRBA)

  • Richard has a Graduate Diploma in Career Development (2004)

  • Professional Member of CDANZ since 2001 (Career Development Association of New Zealand)

  • CDANZ Auckland Branch Committee Member - 2006 -2016

  • Founding Member of ASENZ - Association of Supported Employment - New Zealand 1993


Are you a Student?

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  • I find it difficult to think about what I am going to do when I leave school.  

  • I have ideas about my future life but don’t know how to follow through.

  • I am uncertain about whether I should look for a job or undertake tertiary study.

  • I feel that I have made the wrong choice regards my tertiary education and now feel stuck.

  • As a recent graduate I am struggling to find a job that is in line with my qualification.

Are you an Adult?

  • I just need a new direction. However I don’t know what to do and where I can utilise my current skills and strengths? 

  • After years in the same job I have been made redundant and I am uncertain of what the future offers me.

  • I am returning to work after a period away from the workplace and am concerned that my skills are dated. What do I need to do in order to be seen as employable in today’s competitive labour market?

Do you have a Business?

  • The issue of skilled or unskilled labour shortages is not new and has been a recurring trend for over a decade now and while migrant labour might be a quick fix it does not solve the problem.

  • Employees who see they have a future in the organization are likely to be happier and more committed.

  • Across all industries, the need for employers to invest in the reskilling of current employees as part of their change management and future workforce planning efforts, should be a key priority.

What do clients have to say about Richard?

“Richard is approachable , knowledgeable , helpful and thorough in his work.”

Manurewa High School has used Richard extensively to work in a transition role with groups and individual ORS and Non-ORS students. He has proved to be as valuable resource to these students, their family/whanau, and the staff of the Education Support Centre, providing advice, support, and a range of options for all.

— Clive Bushell – Head of Learning Area – Special Education - Manurewa High School

What You Need To Know About The Changing World Of Work!

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
— Walt Disney