Kim brings over 15 years experience managing and delivering both consulting and recruitment services in Wellington.
Throughout her career she has worked with many vastly different Government organisations on large and complex transformation programmes, some include the New Zealand Defence Force, Oranga Tamariki, New Zealand Police, Ministry of Justice.
She is described by clients as authentic, supportive, hard working, dedicated and honest. She is particularly passionate about making a difference, and she isn’t afraid to make the tough calls. Kim is particularly attuned to ensuring there are true values and cultural alignment between the professional and the client, on this a foundation of success can be built.
Outside of work, Kim is affectionately known as the ‘whirlwind’ with all her projects, where she applies her efforts to be a builder, plant propagator, interior designer and mother to Gracie and Tom her babies, both English Cocker Spaniels.
027 3333 624
Jonny is an experienced project professional who has planned and led a wide and varied range of change projects and programmes in both government and private business including ACC, New Zealand Defence Force, Z Energy, Police and Transpower.
His work has seen him lead teams and deliver change across a range of disciplines including operating model design and implementation, business transition, IT infrastructure, end-user computing, software development, logistics, construction and policy and process change.
Jonny has a track record of building and fostering operational to strategic executive-level relationships, and is experienced in working across a range of organisational levels from front line operational staff, technical teams, administration and support or executive leadership and management.
027 441 4513
Amber brings over 20 years of experience working with people around the globe. Her work has seen her manage teams of hospitality professionals, as well as coaching leadership teams to grow their businesses. With an impressive career Amber brings experience in General Management, Recruitment, Project Management, and People and Culture.
Highlights include co-owning and operating ‘The Town Mouse’ which was a hatted bar and restaurant in Melbourne, that was voted in Australia’s Top 50 Restaurants.
With a passion for helping people achieve their best, Amber’s approach to her work is considered and thoughtful. She enjoys building strong relationships and connecting talented people.
Outside of work, Amber enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as sampling the amazing hospitality Wellington has on offer.
021 254 2608
Sean brings a wealth of sales and hospitality experience in both the UK and Wellington. His work has always been focused around going above and beyond for his customers and coaching staff to grow and excel in all areas of their work. More recently, Sean had been working with local brewery JuiceHead as their National Sales Manager, helping navigate life post-pandemic, growing the brewery’s portfolio and developing strong relationships with multiple hospitality venues and supermarkets across the country. He’s now excited to bring his energetic and dedicated work ethic to Likemind.
In his personal time, Sean is a keen footballer currently playing in the NZ Central League for Wellington United, is a keen song writer and enjoys the varied and exciting hospitality scene in Wellington and beyond.
022 349 0589
Emma has recruited, trained and led teams, understanding the importance of investing time through the end-to-end recruitment process as well as connecting the right candidates to clients authentically.
Having worked in coordination, sales, and management positions for over ten years, Emma has worked with teams of salespeople, training and coaching staff, and peers across a variety of industries. She has recently transitioned through coordination and administrative roles across corporate and governmental businesses to take on the new challenge at Likemind. Emma is looking forward to working closely with Kim and the Likemind team, building/developing trusted relationships with all contractors and clients working with Likemind.
Outside of work, Emma is a passionate foodie, loves spending time with friends and family, and exploring Wellington’s extensive regional trails.
022 106 8083
Sarah has a strong passion for helping people and strives to achieve success for candidates and clients alike.
Sarah applies honesty and integrity and through a soft personal touch, quickly forms meaningful working relationships, culminating in quality results. These strengths have been evident through her background to date in coordination and rehabilitation planning.
Sarah is used to a busy schedule and dealing with pressure as a mother to four children. Sarah’s interests are in health and fitness and spending time with her family, including adventures and travel.
022 496 5775
My career within recruitment started in 2006 and apart from a little bit of travel and a few stints of maternity leave, I’ve been in the industry ever since. I have experience recruiting across a range of disciplines, including Business Support, Technology, HR and Business Transformation, spanning both the public and private sectors.
My passion for recruitment is found in connecting with people to create genuine and meaningful relationships. Recruitment is not about numbers, it’s about listening to understand, adding value and making a difference.
I feel grateful to be joining the Likemind team, not only because I’ll be working with Kim again, but because the values they live and breathe align with my own.
Outside of work, I am a busy mum to three young children and an English Cocker Spaniel named George. When not chasing after my kids, I love being in the garden and spending time at the beach.
022 153 6726
At Likemind, we are fortunate to have a team of highly regarded professionals that deliver outstanding contracting and consulting services to our clients.
We have trusted, respected, and strong relationships with our delivery team, many of whom we have worked with repeatedly over a number of years. They understand the importance of carrying our values into every engagement.
Our team have worked in both the public and private sector in New Zealand and internationally. They have worked with a variety of methodologies and frameworks and have the skills and experience to know when and how to tailor their approach to fit both an organisation’s culture and deliver results.
Our team includes professionals across a range of services, including Executive Leadership, Project and Programme Management, Organisational Design, Procurement, Assurance and Risk, Construction, Change Management, Financial Management, Strategy, Information, Communications and Technology and Digital.
Contact us today to find out how you can engage a Likemind team member.
04 260 1149
Gracie is responsible for reminding us all the importance of work life balance at the Likemind office. Whilst normally asleep, snoring, she will occasionally ask to be let into a meeting, and then insist that she has her ears rubbed for the duration. If you stop, she will paw at you. She is skilled at identifying weakness, and by that we mean – who will pat her continuously (she loves Sean).
Her favourite things? Sleeping and eating everything – all of which she would do all day, every day.
Nicknames? Princess Gracie, Bubba
Out of all the recruiting companies I have been through, Likemind has been the one with which I've had the best experience and connection on a personal level.
Thanks to you and your team for the opportunity with your client. You have in place a very professional setup to support prospective candidates. I have dealt with a couple of recruitment companies in past roles, and none come close to the service and efficient, supportive communication you have provided.
It is a pleasure to work with you and I remain hugely impressed with the calibre of people you are finding for our roles in a tight market. You have a real talent for matching people to the roles, both in terms of skills and experience and personality fit for the role. Long may we continue to work together.
It is so nice to be with an agency that actually cares and is real. I want to commend you on the amazing genuine way you have taken me on the Likemind journey. From the constant communication about where the role was at, to checking in with me has been faultless on your part...I will be recommending my colleagues to be part of Likemind.
We can’t sing your praises highly enough! You are landing excellent candidates at speed and we are very grateful
From my perspective you have been an amazing team to work with, communicative, responsive and very pro-active. I couldn’t ask for more.
Thank you Kim! I was so anxious about returning to work as a working mum, at the time when Jonny responded to my LinkedIn post I'd already had potential employers question whether I'd be looking after my daughter while working, or pushing me to accept more hours or less pay. It meant all the world to me to have you two confidently backing me up. I really do appreciate it.
We focus on investing time and effort to authentically engage, understand and collaborate.
If you want to work with a team that aligns people and purpose, experience and knowledge, culture and values, we would love to hear from you today.