Our People

Carole Bates

I created Peoplekind Consulting in 2003, after working in human resources in an accounting firm for 8 years. Yes – I’m very experienced! I now work with small businesses and support their success and growth as an expert partner in recruiting, managing and retaining people. In my work, I’ve seen the benefits of a calm, measured and collaborative approach to get the best out of people (kind to people, tough on results).

My approach has also been strongly influenced by working with best practice tools like the Investors in People accreditation, which is recognised around the world as a process for aligning people management with business goals. When helping my clients to build their dream team, I draw on my experience and current best practice approaches to develop solutions that work for a small business.

Carole Bates


  • Chartered member of HRNZ

  • CoachU certified coach

  • Trained administrator of Selector Insight psychometric assessment

  • Bachelor’s degree in languages

  • Graduate diploma in translation

Peoplekind values

Valuing people

Communicate respectfully, accept differences, encourage collaboration, enable others

Best practice

Use evidence to guide strategy, do what works, seek feedback, measure results


Deliver on time, be thorough, act with integrity, safe pair of hands for clients