Life Member, Awarded 2017
Glenys has over 22 years experience in a wide range of career roles; as a Career Coach, Practitioner, Supervisor, Mentor, and Lecturer in Career Practice qualifications, as well as holding a Programme Leader role in Otago Polytechnic's Capable NZ team.
Glenys has been active in the Career Development Association of NZ since 1999, and served as its President for 2007/2008. Prior to that she held the role of Chair of the Auckland Branch from 2000-2004, and then was elected to the National Executive Committee holding the role of professional development (for two terms) including Vice President. Glenys is the local Chairperson (ten years) for the Otago Southland Career Development Association of NZ and speaks at events about transition, leadership, elite performance and adult learning.
Glenys was the Manager of AUT's Career Centre where staff offered a diverse array of career development services, including New Zealand's first dedicated training programme for career practitioners.
Her qualifications include a recently completed Doctorate in Professional Studies (Adult Learning) Middlesex University, Master of Career Development, Edith Cowan University, Bachelor Applied Management (Strategic Management) Otago Polytechnic, and Graduate Diploma in Career Development AUT. In 2006 Glenys was awarded a scholarship and spent time in Australia at the Victorian (VIS) and Australian Institutes of Sport (AIS).
Her research interests include the professionalization of career practice in NZ, career transitions (including elite sports), personal and professional identity, the impact of career qualifications on self and organisations, and latterly, her focus is around extending learning opportunities (valuing and validating difference), facilitating for transformational learning and assessment for transformation (giving primacy to the learner voice).
Glenys runs her own business, Career Fit, specializing in worklife coaching and all aspects of career planning.