Dave McKissock

Dave McKissock

Consultants and Coaches

Recognising the huge demand for quality driven vocational services, Dave has many years’ experience providing career counselling for members of the public and for employees of both private and public sector organisations.

Practical, engaging and professional, Dave specialises in career assessment, development and planning. The consulting services that Dave provides ‘do make a difference’.

Initially a qualified and experienced engineer for 14 years, Dave transitioned into the education sector and for the following nineteen years chose teaching as his profession.

During this time Dave gained two Educational Diplomas through the Dunedin College of Education as well as additional qualifications in Human Development from Massey University. Dave also has Practising Certificates in Psychometric Testing and Application.

Due to the demand for services outside of the education sector and the recognition of the lack of quality professional career and consultation in the Southland region, Dave left to form his own career consulting company.

In his role with CDL, Dave provides individual and group focused career and job search coaching for those employees facing workplace change or wanting to examine a change in career direction.

Dave is an active member of the Southland Chamber of Commerce and is also an Engineering Trades Assessor. He also has Professional Executive Membership of both Career and Transition Education (CATE) and the Career Development Association of New Zealand (CDANZ).


  • Career Coaching and Assessment
  • Outplacement
  • Study Skills Training
  • Occupational Assessment
  • Productivity Analysis


  • Manufacturing
  • Trades
  • Print Media
  • Engineering
  • Professional Services
  • Location: Coaches and Facilitators
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