Psychometric Testing

Measure What Matters


Coaching & Team Building

Motivate, Engage, and Develop


Change Management

Prepare, Embrace and Embed Change


Welcome to TalentEdge Consulting

Every business leader understands that success starts with people. 
TalentEdge Consulting can assist with identifying and developing your team’s talents. 
We can help you to achieve your leadership and career goals, and plan and implement your workplace transformation to improve organisational health and performance.

What We Do

Psychometric Testing
& Assessment

  • Assess an individual’s abilities & likely behaviours in a working environment
  • Take the guesswork out of hiring decisions 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your candidates’ personality & abilities

Coaching &
Team Building

  • Develop authentic leadership and resilience
  • Improve team dynamics, communication and decision making
  • Build self-awareness through 360 degree insights, understand strengths, and recognise development areas


  • Prepare and support individuals to adopt, embed, and embrace change
  • Transition your organisation from current state to future state for successful change
  • Use highly acclaimed and trusted PROSCI methodology with TalentEdge accredited practitioners  

Who We Are

Kim Coates

Organisational Psychologist


Kim is a Registered Industrial Organisational Psychologist (MA Organisational Psychology, 1st Class Hons) and PG Diploma (I/O Psychology). She has over 20 years’ experience leading change programmes and designing, developing, and delivering organisational development initiatives. She is also experienced in executive coaching and team facilitation, working with teams and individuals at all executive levels from both public and private sectors.

Kim uses her in-depth knowledge and experience to deliver tailored change and resilience, executive leadership and management development programmes.  She seeks to develop authentic leadership and high performing teams and individuals to improve business and personal performance.  

Justine Winter



A Registered Psychologist, Justine has 18 years extensive experience supporting and leading recruitment projects and psychological assessments for both selection and development purposes. She is also a trained facilitator and has delivered a broad range of workshops focusing leadership development, customer service, and career transition and development.

Justine holds a Post Graduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology (Organisational Psychology); Master of Social Sciences (1st Class Hons) Industrial & Organisational Psychology & HR Management.

Philippa (Pip) Gibbons

Organisational Psychologist


Pip is a registered Organisational Psychologist who has led and managed a wide range of complex organisational development teams, work programmes and processes. Pip has advanced skills in assessment and selection, organisational design, change leadership, facilitation, strategy development, HR management and capability development at a senior/strategic level.  
Pip’s career history demonstrates successful delivery and a breadth and depth in these areas with a range of experiences across Public Sector and Crown Owned Enterprises.

Nicola Campbell

HR Specialist


Nicola has extensive experience in HR and has specialised in working with small-medium size organisations for almost 10 years. Nicola is qualified with an MBA and is a Chartered member of Human Resources NZ.
Nicola is also a certified career coach with Worklife International Pty Ltd and has been involved in coaching people through work and career decisions throughout her HR career. Nicola has worked as a career coach for more than 10 years and has worked with clients from graduates to managers and business owners to help them identify and find satisfying work and make career changes.

Jonathan Black

Chartered Organisational Psychologist


Jonathan is a Chartered Organisational Psychologist (MSc Psychology, Te Herenga Waka--Victoria University of Wellington), and an associate of TalentEdge Consulting. Jonathan provides specialised individual organisational psychology services, focussing on workplace support, occupational health, leadership, and communication. He works with clients large and small in both New Zealand and Australia, and lives in the Hawkes Bay with his family.

Leigh Thurston

Organisational Development/Change Specialist


Leigh has dedicated the past eight years of her career to leading projects and change management efforts related to organisational strategy, design, and improvement. With a BA (Hons) in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Leigh has a solid foundation in understanding human behaviour and optimising organisational effectiveness.  
An accredited Prosci Change Management practitioner Leigh is highly experienced delivering successful organisational change - whether it's new processes, technology, or structural changes.  Her experience spans private, public, and not-for-profit organisations. Leigh is motivated by taking action, delivering results, and adding value through partnership and collaboration with others.


Team Building

“Betta as a nationwide business with 50 licensees based across the country engaged TalentEdge to provide a personality profiles on our Licensees and staff at our conference in August 2021. The aim was to provide a greater level of understanding for each person about how they see the world as a means of making them more effective in working within their local markets. We wanted an informative but fun session to explain the differences, getting people engaged. Kim and Kathy did an amazing job of sharing their skill and insights and getting people to understand more about themselves, we have already see business benefits and have no question in recommending TalentEdge.”

Gavin Sill
Licensee Manager - Betta Group

Psychometric Testing

"TalentEdge adds huge value to our recruitment processes at ELPNZ.  The support and guidance we receive from has always been timely, insightful and tailored to our business, as they’ve really taken the time to understand what we do and who we are.  Their individualised feedback brings the reporting to life so you can make important recruiting decisions with confidence – we wouldn’t be without them!"

Annette Fitzpatrick, People & Culture Manager
English Language Partners New Zealand


“I loved the use of the whiteboard during our sessions and making the conversation more visual. IT was also super useful to receive a summary of this after each session so I could reflect on it and not forget anything we had talked about. I felt supported and encouraged at all times and never felt under threat. There was applied a gentle pressure when needed to, but in the most part met me where I was and inn relation to how I was feeling.”


“Worked with me to re-create my future of work, always objective, excellent models, questions that made me think creatively about new approaches and opportunities. A safe place where I felt trusted to do great work. Thank you.”


“Flexible, tailored approach. Took time to understand me and my needs.”

“Really understood what I needed and how I could get there.”

“Her insight into my coaching needs was brilliant. She went the extra mile to help me.”


“Professional, warm, realistic and an open and safe environment for coaching. Kim is a great leader who took the time to empower me and make decisions for myself. She asked confronting questions rather than just giving the answers.“









Our Clients

TalentEdge is proud to be an All-of-Government (AOG) supplier. To learn more click here.

Our Services

Contact us now to discuss your needs and find out how we can help.

Address: Level 8, Simpl House,
40 Mercer St, Wellington 6011. 



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