Sam is Owner-Director of Enhance Facilitation Limited.  He is a Registered Psychologist, and Associate Fellow and Accredited Supervisor with the International Society for Coaching Psychology.  He specializes in coaching leaders and teams where limited time and information, and high risk, are key features of decision making.  Sam’s approach to his work is based upon the belief that leadership is a team responsibility, where high performance is gained from developing quality relationships leading to productive and meaningful work.

Identifying and working towards their values, Sam collaborates with clients who strive to balance the demands of organisational and interpersonal expectations and dynamics whilst managing constant change. He is acknowledged for his non-judgemental approach and good-humoured ability to challenge clients to draw upon their own, and others’, strengths to engage confidently with the conflicts, expectations and successes that define every workplace.

Consistent with the ethical responsibilities of a psychologist, Sam receives regular professional supervision. His practice is also transparent, collaborative, confidential and clear.

Areas of Specialism

Leadership Coaching

– with diverse leaders across the Corporate, State and Not-For-Profit sectors to enhance their effectiveness, Sam integrates Acceptance and Commitment Training and other strength-based approaches within his practice.  He also designs and facilitates tailored workshops to enhance the skills of teams to support their peers’ experience of a psychologically safe workplace.

Sam is a top-quality coach and facilitator whose insight into others allows him to effectively foster learning and development regardless of level and experience.  Dr Paul Wood, Celebrity Speaker, Coach (Better Never Stops)

Working with Sam has been fantastically valuable for me, personally and professionally and I’d strongly recommend him to anyone seeking greater self-awareness, perspective, and focus in their working life.  Principal Advisor (national advocacy agency)

Psychosocial support

– enhancing the resilience of individuals and teams who work within rapidly changing contexts, including NZ First Responders, and professionals working within, and returning from, humanitarian contexts overseas.

Professional Supervision

– providing a structured place of safety and support that stretches professionals to aspire to the highest ethical standards. Sam works alongside supervisees, prioritising their needs relating to the four key functions of supervision: development, accountability, support and meaning.

Sam provided my external supervision for a number of years. His insight, encouragement and gentle nudging helped me to grow in confidence, knowledge and skill, while remaining grounded in my values and passions, his support enabled me to take on new and challenging projects.  Christina Baird Intern Psychologist,
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Depending upon which of the above specialist services you are needing, the rate normally ranges between $250-350 (+GST).