Migrant Career Advancement

6 Workshops, University of Auckland City Campus
6-8pm every Wednesday from July 24th 2019

learn how to find your dream job, Raise Your Salary and Status as a migrant

Job Hunting,
Career Promotion,
Pay Rise...

Seem to be 10 times harder for a migrant?!

Language, Cultural differences
and Unconscious bias 
are roadblocks for migrants to advance their career!

As a migrant who have been there and done that,
Shelley designed this workshop series with
the most experienced HR and communication professionals in NZ
and Asian Family Services.

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$50/each workshop or $280 for all 6 workshops.

8 takeaways from our workshops

#1: Expand your network: Meet the top HR and Communication professionals in the country.

#2: Understand employers’ mindsets: Be prepared in job hunting by knowing first hand how the best HRs select talents.

#3: Improve your communication: Learn tips of “managing-up” and “managing-down” communications in the office from the most experienced professionals.

#4: Learn from others’ mistakes: Hear real case studies on career related issues in migrants’ lives and apply useful lessons in your career.

#5: Increased self-awareness: Be inspired by personal stories told by successful migrants and gain useful strategies on how to identify your core competitive advantage. Without a strong self-awareness, you can hardly move forward and choose the best strategy for your career success!

#6: Emotional breakthrough: Increased self-awareness will reward you with better EQ to overcome fear, hesitation, overwhelm and other negative emotions and thoughts, but more importantly, it will balance your EQ & IQ to land more opportunities and growth.

#7: Confidence expansion: how to boost your confidence beyond your career is a much bigger success in your life and this is designed in every workshop over the 6 weeks’ time.

#8: Practice, practice, practice! there is no shortcut but more practices to secure your success. We won’t tell you what to do and neither will we do it for you because you have no power in both approaches. We will do it with you so you know exactly when and where you get stuck and ask for help in order to get your power back.

Workshop Topics & Payment Options

July 24: What makes a compelling CV in the eyes of HR practitioners?


July 31: What makes an impressive interview in the eyes of HR practitioners?


August 7: What are the keys to be adaptable in a changing environment?

Digitalisation, AI, globalisation… make this world more volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous(VUCA) than ever before, and that is why people are worrying about changes like restructure, re-deployment, outplacement and redundancy at work today.

How do you deal with changes when you are out of jobs?
How do you manage changes when you still have a job?
What are the opportunities you can see and grab from changes?
What is the secret to take power back from changes?

Let’s hear from the change management expert Melissa Crawford who had enormous changes in her career and she managed to be one of a few female HR leaders in the country! Most importantly, let’s increase your change management skills by practicing it in the workshop!


August 14: How to build emotional strength to deal with failures, setbacks and rejections?

The mix of rapid change and disruption can make people feel more stressful, out of control and overwhelmed than never before! It is also often to have self-doubts, dis-engagement and fear about ourselves!

How can you not be the hostage of your own thoughts and emotions?
How do you get back from failures, setbacks and rejections at work and in life?

Both Kelly and Shelley have hands-on experience in helping people with emotion management and change management. Practical case studies, games and practices will be used in the workshop to demonstrate how to build resilience in day-to-day life so you can empower yourself to be braver, faster and more efficient!


August 21: How to use data and research as your secret weapon in job hunting and career development?

Big data is important and we all know that!
But how to use it help us find an ideal job?
How to use it to win the trust from your manager and colleagues?
And how to use it to win the pitch in critical negotiations?

Who would be better than Dr Andrew Zhu, a research-based marketing strategist in 56 global markets and a statistical advisor for TV3 Political Polling, to talk about marketing yourself using data!

Sounds technical? Dr Andrew will break it down into human language as he does for many clients, and Shelley will guide you to use these skills to advance your career in the workshop. Your benefits will be real-time and effective!


August 28: What makes an effective communication at work?

No matter you are a new-babe in the workforce or an experienced professional, communication is a forever-learning professional and personal development!

How to create a productive conversation with your direct manager?
How to impress C-suite people (CEOs, CFOs etc.) in a meeting or a day-to-day conversation? How to create more opportunities by connecting with industry peers?
How to nurture a persuasive communication with customers and clients?

These are the key successful factors that Craig Dowling, one of the top communication professionals in the country, will share with you. To make it more effective, we will practice these skills with you in the workshop so you can see the effectiveness tomorrow in any communication occasions!


6-Week’s Workshop Package 


The Result?

A Powerful Confidence and Solid Capabilities to
Achieve Career Progression & Life Fulfilment

Who is your workshop designer?

Shelley Huang is a champion who has determination and confidence to tap into people’s vitality and achieve massive results. She is one of the top multi-lingual and multi-cultural career coaches in New Zealand who had benchmarking careers in Media, Government and Business globally. She is also an award winning cultural fusion innovator, change agent and inclusive leadership advocate.

Shelley is widely considered to be one of fewer female Asian speakers in business strategy, diversity and inclusion and personal success by Conferenz, Governance NZ, NZ Asian Leaders etc. Her stories were featured by major international media networks like TVNZ, Maori TV, NZ Herald, Stuff, CCTV international and JSTV etc. (please click the media icons below to see different featured stories reported by print, TV and online media)

As a certified professional coach, Shelley has achieved 99% success rate on clients’ ROI and in-depth understanding of more than 20 industries. She is a renowned industry high-performer and was awarded the 2011 Deloitte Chinese Business Figures Award and was nominated as a finalist in the 2016 Women of Influence Award (Diversity Category).

With a vision of “connecting individuals and culture to empower our future”, Shelley is truly an intrepid traveller of the mind, heart and soul, and a passionate volunteer for YMCA Future Leader’s programme, Age Concern, and the Red Cross. She is an purposeful leader who can bring cultural diversity and capability alive for any audience, with a focus on the business results and building an inclusive future where we all truly contribute and belong.

Shelley Huang was a finalist of 2016 Women of Influence Award in the Diversity category.

Shelley Huang was the winner of the Deloitte 2011 Chinese Business Figures Awards.

Recommendations from politicians, Ceos and Reporters

“I first met Shelley when I worked as Business Reporter for TV3. She was working for Chinese Television here in New Zealand and very bravely asked the Chinese President Hu Jintao a question about Chinese students as he was leaving a press conference. It so impressed me that she had that courage to shout out a question to him (which he answered incidentally) that we put the exchange on the 6 o'clock news that night. Since that time, I have come to know Shelley as a colleague and a friend.”
Sarah Bradley
News Reporter, Television New Zealand
“Shelley has considerable PR and Communication experience as well as natural talent. She was able to take the initiative with flair and style and consult as needed. She also demonstrated a high level of emotional as well as intellectual intelligence and upward management skills. She reads people very effectively. Beneath her effervescence, she is an astute judge of character and situation. This was very important, given the seniority of many of the people with whom she was inter acting. She was a pleasure to have as a senior member of the team.”
Phillip Gibson
Former Commissioner General of New Zealand Pavilion in Shanghai Expo 2010, Ministry of Foreign Affair and Trade
“Ms Huang has impressed Rotorua District Council with her dedication and determination to succeed. She is a competent, articulate and dedicated young woman whose impressive business experience and skills were a compelling reason for employing her to assist us with our international marketing programmes. While we have placed significant expectations on her, she has demonstrated that she is more than capable of meeting those challenges, and continues to do so with professionalism, enthusiasm and good humour. ”
Kevin Winters
Former Mayor of Rotorua
“Shelley showed courage by taking on challenging conversations, listening to opinions from people from diverse backgrounds and identifying the mutual benefits of partnering to bring it to life. This impressed the councillors, stakeholders and industry players in Rotorua. As a result, the strategy won the majority vote from the council and Rotorua Tourism Committee.”
Mark Rawson
Former CEO of Destination Rotorua
“Shelley added huge value in a number of areas, particularly in supporting IAG to diversify and refine its marketing and communications approach in key target areas helping open doors for business, while also helping manage reputation in an 'issues rich' and sometimes challenging environment.”
Craig Dowling
Former Head of Corporate Affairs at IAG
“Shelley is a born grafter and multi-tasker. In order to gather content for ‘China: Off The Beaten Track’, Shelley led a TV crew made up of people from China, the UK, the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand for six months in one of the most remote areas of China where there is no running water, mobile telephone signal or television. I was always impressed by Shelley’s spirited approach to overcoming setbacks. ”
Manutai Schuster
Former Head of Acquisitions & Commissioning, Maori Television

Shelley's work across 20 industries in 3 countries over the last 17 years


Organised "Business Round Table" meeting for New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, 2010

Established the strategic partnership between Rotorua District Council and the fourth largest airline in the world, China Southern Airlines.

Hosted Helen Clark, the administrator of UNDP in the NZ Pavilion of Shanghai Expo 2010

Worked with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on NZ National Day in Shanghai Expo 2010

Interviewed New ZealandPrime Minister Helen Clark, 2003

Interviewed Chinese President Hu Jintao in Auckland, 2003​

Won 2011 Deloitte Chinese Business Figures Award


A finalist of 2016 Westpac Women of Influence Award (Diversity Category)

Delivered 15 live-cross news and 9 feature stories in the Israel-Lebanon war zone, 2006

Public speaking

Participated a panel discussion hosted by Fran O'Sullivan on Asian market digital engagement

Shared NZ's stories with different international media as a senior representative of NZ Pavilion in Shanghhai Expo 2010

Participated Women of Influence panel discussion hosted by Kirsten Patterson, CEO of Institute of Directors

Initiated "Inclusion Challenge 2018" and delivered the presentation in Fonterra for Human Resources Institute of New Zealand

Led the design of the first Cultural Intelligence (CQ) training in IAG, and attracted 20 business units across Sydney, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch along with representatives from PWC, AirNZ, ASB, ANZ and Vector.

Promoted New Zealand Tourism products and services for international buyers in Asia

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