John Wise

John is a career community educator, community development practitioner and consultant.

Through his company John Wise Facilitation he has for two decades provided advice, facilitation and training services to Public and Community Sector clients throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Now “down-sizing” his workload, John is focused on helping community-based organisations to create sustainable strategies for managing change in these scary times.

He is also spending more time with family and catching the occasional trout.

Jenni Tomlins - Career Coach and facilitator


  • Career Practitioners Association of New Zealand (CPANZ)
  • Recruitment Consultant Services Association (RCSA)

Jenni has been working in the area of recruitment and training since early 1997. In her role as an independent contractor she has worked with government agencies, corporate clients and a wide variety of private individuals. Of European and Maori ancestry, Jenni affiliates to the local Ngati Kahungungu tribe as well as Ngai Tahu.

Thelma Metcalfe - Project Worker

Thelma is a registered medical herbalist and has a diploma in naturopathy. She teaches herbal studies at the Lotus Holistic Centre and is employed at CLAD as a project worker focussing on educational research, development and facillitation