Luminous Consulting Limited

Luminous Consulting Limited is a Wellington-based company offering career coaching and consulting to clients in and around the Wellington region, and elsewhere via Skype. The company was established by Lucy Sanderson-Gammon in 2011, and is an approved provider on the All of Government Consultancy Services Panel. Lucy is also a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of NZ, is a Strong Interest Inventory Certified Practitioner, and an Accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner. For more information about Lucy's qualifications and background, read her Official Biography, below. 

Director, Lucy Sanderson-Gammon, MBA

Career change coach

I'm a Wellington-based career coach helping mid-career professionals who have fallen out of love with their jobs to find meaningful work. I also provide career development for those who want to get ahead at work or make a transition after redundancy.

I am absolutely passionate about career coaching and helping people find what they really want to be doing for a living. Having been through my own career changes and started my own business, I know about the self-imposed barriers that can get in our way if we let them. But it doesn't have to be that hard. Coaching helped me navigate through the transition, and I've helped many others since (see testimonials).

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I have grown in confidence as I’ve realised how capable I am. I’m ready to grab the opportunities that come my way. It’s as though suddenly the world is full of possibilities to me.
— Jacqueline (Coaching client)

Official biography

Lucy Sanderson-Gammon is a career coach and consultant. She is owner and director of Luminous Consulting Limited, an approved provider on the All of Government Consultancy Services Panel.

She has a Master of Business Administration (Merit) and a Diploma in Career Guidance (Distinction), as well as qualifications in adult education and training, professional coaching and mentoring, journalism and PR. In her coaching practice, Lucy also uses her Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training, and is a Strong Interest Inventory Certified Practitioner and an Accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner.

Lucy's coaching clients benefit from her own career change and business experience and 20 year work history. She has held senior leadership positions in the public and private sectors, enabling her to assist others in their own career and professional development. 

Her MBA research project looked at the barriers to women attaining senior leadership positions and she was invited to deliver an expert commentary session on the topic at the 2nd Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit 2015. The session, Challenging institutionalised gender inequity in public service leadership, was based on her MBA research

Lucy has also been extensively involved in supporting professional development within the communications industry and was the driving force behind re-establishing the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in New Zealand. She was the inaugural President of the IABC Wellington chapter and, in 2007, received an IABC Excellence Award for "Excellent contribution to the IABC Asia Pacific Region".

Lucy is a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of NZ and has served on a number of panels and boards, including the:

  • All of Government Consultancy Services Panel: Business and Finance – approved service provider (Current)

  • Council (board) of the Institute of Management Consultants New Zealand (2016)

  • IABC Blue Ribbon Gold Quill Awards judging panel (2013 and 2014)

  • Inaugural President IABC Wellington 2007

  • Editorial Advisory Panel for the IABC’s international communications magazine, Communication World (2008 - 2013)

  • IABC International Growth Grants Committee

  • IABC Pacific Global Development Team (Director)

  • Media Peace Awards (Radio) judging panel.

See also Lucy's LinkedIn profile


I work in association with Melbourne based Cropley Communication Pty Ltd, providing career development and executive coaching to clients via Skype. Director Adrian Cropley, ABC is also founder of the Centre for Strategic Communications Excellence – a global communications training company. Read more, below: 

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Cropley Communication is a Melbourne-based company that provides clients with professional services including internal communications strategy development and consulting, change management services and executive coaching. They provide clients with expertise to develop business communication strategies and programmes to solve a variety of organisational issues.

Adrian Cropley, an Accredited Business Communicator, is director and founder of Cropley Communication and has over 25 years global experience in the professional communication field. He is also past chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) international board.

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