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Claire Oehley

Claire is co-director of Alpha Career and Educational Services. Claire is no stranger to career transition, having originally gained a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging) in Australia, Claire is a recent graduate of NMIT’s Diploma in Career Guidance. She has worked closely with John over the years to develop and refine the Alpha Careers’ process. As a healthcare professional, she brings to the company a wealth of knowledge of working conditions within both the public and private healthcare sector. In addition to this, Claire has lived and worked in Australia, the UK and New Zealand and offers a great insight into living and working as a young professional overseas. She has held Management positions in her working life and now runs her own business. Claire is passionate about helping individuals realise their full potential and is dedicated to assisting clients make informed career decisions and take real and tangible steps towards their ideal future.

Did you know? Claire has travelled to 66 countries so far. Highlights were trekking the Himalayas, hiking the Great Wall of China, and swimming in the Nile.

As of 2018, Claire will be seeing all new clients to Alpha Careers.

John Oehley

Alpha Careers was started more than ten years ago to meet the need for career planning & profiling for adults, young and old in the greater Waikato area.  As Director and Founder of Alpha Careers, John has more than four decades’ experience as teacher, administrator and senior school manager. He has provided academic, career & scholarship guidance to thousands of  people, young and old, over his long career in education.

Did you know? John qualified for the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, where he represented South Africa in Weightlifting. He held the South African record, lifting 147.5kg, a record which stood for almost twenty years.

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Thank you for your time with our son. I think it was more valuable that you might be giving credit. It was timely to link with you and he certainly came away very clean and clear over several areas. His stress was also markedly reduced. He felt comfortable with the action plan that came about and he openly committed to upping his enthusiasm and knuckling down at school so his results meet merit standards. Your comments around schooling made sense to him. He is also excited about making contact to visit the three universities over the next short while, and in particular Lincoln seems to be drawing him.


I have won a significant scholarship and wanted to thank you for your help with my application, CV & knowledge on what employers are looking for. This, no doubt, set me apart from the other applicants. I am looking forward to my career and you had a big part to play in where I have ended up. 


Thank you so much for providing him with a direction, he is well on track. The only thing I am disappointed in is we were so late in seeing you and getting a direction. I am so pleased I brought him to you, it is the best money I have spent. Many thanks.


I came to you without any understanding of what I really wanted to do. Our session together taught me the importance of taking the time to uderstand what my drivers for career decisions are. I know that none of what I have achieved thus far would have been possible without the techniques and mindset learned through my session with you. Thank you.


Just thought you might like to know the outcomes for two of your clients who came and saw you last year and early this year.


J with the aid of some good tutoring re-engaged with schooling at year 12 and went from flunking massively to a merit pass and has carried on with year 13.  He is now using the folder he put together with you to investigate choices for next year and actively engaging with school. 


B has gone from dithering and unmotivated,  to completely engaged in his degree at AUT. He loves it,  is managing a gruelling schedule and achieving A+ passes.  


So thank you enormously, you have been a huge catalyst in these two boys lives so far.


S was absolutely buzzing when he got back from meeting with you so the session was worth every penny!


I saw you last year, and I would just like to thank you for changing the way I look at my lifestyle/career path. After seeing you, I have majorly seen an improvement in my work ethics, I felt more motivated with school, and I suddenly had something to work towards rather than just floating around aimlessly.  Anyways, I just thought I would thank you for helping me in that span of three hours.


Claire:   M: 027 9559 613  E: Hamilton, NZ

John:  T: 07 823 0216  M: 021 725 852  E: Cambridge, NZ

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