About Jacqui

After growing up in Nelson, I spent six years studying in Dunedin – BA (Communications & Film & Media), BCom (Management & Marketing) and a Master of Business (Management, distinction) – I entered the HR world in Wellington, gaining 8 years’ experience in both Public and Private Sectors.


In November 2015, I shifted back to Nelson with my young family where starting my own consulting business was next on the agenda and Abel HR People & Performance was established February 2016.


It’s important to me that Abel HR People & Performance is an approachable and affordable HR Consultancy offering practical and effective HR solutions for small businesses. It focuses on guiding and supporting small business owners with their HR requirements and queries.


Offering a friendly, approachable, down-to-earth service that small businesses need, I strive to decode the world of HR and people management for business owners, getting alongside them in their business and explaining things simply, giving straightforward advice on how best to manage and make the most of their people and implement or improve their people processes.


I don’t see myself as your usual hard-nosed HR Consultant who only deals with the difficult aspects of HR; instead I pride myself on being friendly, approachable and down-to-earth. I am a small business HR specialist.